Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

January 10th, 2021

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Important Dates

1/17: No School MLK Holiday

1/25-1/27: District Benchmark Tests for 3rd-5th grade

2/3: 5th graders visit to middle school campuses

Keeping our Students and Staff Healthy

We are asking parents to please keep their children home from school if they are sick or are not feeling well. It is important that we work together to continue to keep our students and staff healthy. As a reminder, students who have a temperature, persistent cough or are feeling sick, should stay at home. If your child is sick enough that you have taken them to the doctor to receive a Covid test, please do not send them to school while you are awaiting the results.

We have had a number of students arrive to campus without a mask each day. All students and staff are required to wear masks in DVISD buildings. Please send your child to school with a mask.

Water Bottles

We are encouraging all students to bring a water bottle from home every day. This can be as simple as a regular bottle of water from the store that can be refilled throughout the day. Remember, our drinking fountains are still off limits but we do have several touchless water bottle refilling stations on the campus. There is no need to buy fancy water bottles. Something simple, with your child's name on it will do.

School Arrival

This is a reminder that school starts at 7:30AM every morning. Please make sure your student arrives by 7:30AM so they can be on time to class every day. Our doors open at 7:00AM. Please do NOT drop your child off in front of our building before 7:00AM. There is not supervision of students before 7:00AM.

Substitute Teacher Opportunities at Collins!

Help Wanted!!

Whether you are simply looking for a flexible, part-time job or are seeking teaching experience at the beginning of your full-time teaching career, substitute teaching is a rewarding job with many benefits.

If you have a day available each week or each month, we can use you as a substitute!

Apply today to substitute on our campus!


Cold Weather

Please make sure to send your students appropriately dressed for the weather each day! We will have outdoor recess when it is over 40 degrees (with wind chill). Please make sure your child has a jacket for these colder days.

DVISD Covid-19 Communication

Del Valle ISD is committed to maintaining efficient communication to families and staff regarding Covid-19 cases and close contact identification within the district. As you can imagine, it has been increasingly challenging for DVISD’s district nurses to identify all close contacts due to the Omicron Variant. In an effort to maintain the quick communication you have been accustomed to, effective today, the district’s Covid-19 notifications will change. Please review these changes below:

  • Campuses will continue to notify all staff and families of cases on campus.

    • *Please note, messages are only provided if the positive individual was present on a campus.

  • The messages will display the date of the case on campus.

  • Each message will also list the number of staff cases for the day and when possible, list any classroom that had a case.

  • Individuals in affected classrooms will no longer receive an individual phone call.

  • If you were present in a classroom listed, please monitor yourself for symptoms and review the recommendations in the message.

As a reminder, we continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect areas of the building with Covid cases.

Additional information can be found at dvisd.net/covid19.

Covid-19 Symptoms

If you begin experiencing any of these symptoms, we encourage you to contact your physician.

  • 99.6 F or higher for adults (per City of Austin Order),

  • 100.0 F or higher for children (per Texas Education Code and recommended by Austin Public Health Guidelines.)

  • Cough

  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

  • chills, muscle pain

  • headache, sore throat

  • fatigue, congestion/running nose

  • nausea/diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell

If you have any questions please contact your school administration or nurse.


Thank you to all our parents for adjusting to our new dismissal line up for car riders. We appreciate you lining up along Apogee Road as Finnial Road and Moonbeam Road (behind the school) remain closed.

Please make sure you have your student's car tag displayed in your dashboard at pickup. If you need an additional car tag, please visit our front office and present your ID to be issued a new one.

  • If you are going to change how your child goes home, please communicate this with the front office by 2:00PM
  • If you are going to pick your child up from school before dismissal, please pick them up no later than 2:30PM. To ensure the safety of our students and that everyone gets home, we will not pull students from classrooms after 2:30PM.
  • Parents are prohibited from pulling a student off the bus at dismissal.
  • Students will be released during the school day only to persons listed in Skyward.