Collins Cadence

2018-2019 School Year Vol. 92

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Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Sabrina Pomales, Assistant Principal

Emily Hosier, Counselor

From The Principal

Wishing you and your loved ones

Safe travels

Time to rest and relax

Special moments with family and precious memories made

All the joy your heart can hold

Peace, Health and Happiness in the coming year.

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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, December 4

  • Spirit Night - Freebirds 5:00 -8:00 PM

Thursday, December 6th

  • Collins Choir concert 5:30 PM

Monday, December 10th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM
  • Band/Orchestra Full Ensemble Rehearsals During School Day

Wednesday, December 12th

  • Collins Orchestra Concert starts time 6:30 PM @ Collins Intermediate
  • Collins 5th Orchestra arrive to Collins by 5:45 PM
  • Collins 6th Orchestra arrive to Collins by 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 13th

  • Collins 5th Band Concert Start time 6:00 PM @ Collins Intermediate
  • Collins 5th Band students in seats by 5:15 PM
  • Collins 6th Band Concert Start time 7:15 PM @ Collins Intermediate
  • Collins 6th Band students in seats by 6:50 PM

Monday, December 17th

  • Colossal Cobras 6th Grade 3 PM - Generosity Award Recipients

Tuesday, December 18th

  • Colossal Cobras 5th Grade 3 PM - Generosity Award Recipients

Wednesday, December 19th

  • Early Release 12:45 PM

December 20th - January 4th

  • Winter Break

Tuesday, January 8th

  • First Day of Second Semester

Bell Schedule:

8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Lunch Times

5th: 12:00—12:30 p.m.

6th: 12:30—1:00 p.m.

Front Office Times:

8:00 a.m.—4:15 p.m.

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DISTRICT CALENDAR

The District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee of Conroe ISD is responsible for developing the 2019-2020 school calendar to present as a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Please visit this link to the calendar feedback website:

https://www.conroeisd.net/about/school-calendar-process/


The DLPDMC has developed two drafts for the community to review and provide feedback from Monday, November 26, 2018, through noon on Monday, January 7, 2019. The DLPDMC will then review all feedback and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees at their Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 ½ Day Schedule

5th Grade

11:00 – 11:30 Lunch

11:30 – 12:00 Recess

12:00 – 12:35 Winter Party

6th Grade

11:00 – 11:30 Recess

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch

12:00 – 12:35 Winter Party


Dismissal - 12:45pm


Please do not plan joining your child for lunch on this day due to the major schedule change.

Please make all necessary arrangements for transportation on the 1/2 day.

Busses will run at 12:45 and car riders and biker/walker students will be released at 12:45.


First School day after winter break: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Attendance

As we progress through the school year, please continue to remember the importance of school attendance and arriving to school on time. In addition, children who arrive late to school miss the important groundwork that is laid by teachers at the beginning of the day.


The instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a successful life.


As we work to increase Collins Intermediate’s daily attendance – please continue to support your child’s educational process by limiting the amount of school missed except for illness. Collins Intermediate daily goal is 98.4%.

Our current yearly average 97.91%

Second Grading Period

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Hours of Missed Instruction (Early Checkout) as of December 3rd =3012 Hours

N.E.A.T. Kids—Never Ever Absent or Tardy

As we get ready to begin our second nine weeks of the school year, we want to remind everyone of the Never, Ever, Absent or Tardy (NEAT) program. This program is designed to encourage and offer incentives for perfect school attendance and no tardies. Students arriving late to school miss the important groundwork that is laid by teachers at the beginning of the day. The instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a successful life.

PTO

Collins Intermediate PTO Meeting Dates for 2018-2019 School Year- all begin at 1:15pm in the conference room at Collins. Most are on the second Monday of the month but not all so please mark your calendar and plan to attend.


December 10, 2018

January 14, 2019

February 11, 2019

March 18, 2019

April 8, 2019

May 13, 2019

PTO Fundraising Info

Collins Intermediate PTO

Alternative Fundraiser

Who is ready to go door to door selling items to raise money? We didn’t think so! In lieu of that we offer a ONE-TIME donation to the PTO. As a result, we rely on your donations as our “fundraiser” to provide things like field, trips, Chrome carts, tutoring, and many other educational supplements for the classrooms. If we do not meet our goal then those things may be in jeopardy of not happening…OR we will all have to start going door to door!


_____$85 I do not want a freezer full of cookie dough or to bug my friends and neighbors to buy it, collect their money, and then deliver the products. Here is the money instead. (Friend of Collins Maroon Tier- our goal for every student so that we meet budget).


_____$150 I do not want to walk, run, swim, or bike anything that ends in “thon.” Here is the money I would have helped my child raise for a “free” t-shirt. (Silver Tier)


_____$200 I really would not have been able to help in any other way, so here is my $200 to not email me about it again. (Platinum Tier)


_____$Write in your donation amount to express your appreciation for having nothing to sell, buy, or do except fill out this form or donate online.


THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR DONATION!


You can go online using My School Anywhere right now to donate. If you do not have a My School Anywhere account yet, you will need one for many things throughout the year so go to join.myschoolanywhere.com and use “joincollins” as your invitation code.

Seriously, go now!

Thank you,

Collins PTO

*Collins PTO is an IRS 501c3 Organization.

Upcoming Spirit Nights for Collins

Tues Dec. 4th 5-8 pm @ Freebirds

You can earn money for Collins Intermediate just by shopping at Amazon Smile, Randalls and Kroger!

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our school.

1. Go to www.smile.amazon.com.

2. Sign in with your Amazon account email and password.

3. Locate the box “pick your own charitable organization” at the bottom of the page and type “Collins Intermediate” and then click “Search”.

4. Locate the name “Collins Intermediate School Parent Teacher Organization”/The Woodlands, TX and click “Select”.

5. Check the box on the next question and click “Start Shopping”.

6. You have now linked our school to your AmazonSmile account.

7. Bookmark the AmazonSmile website and use it whenever you buy something from Amazon.


Randalls

The Randalls Good Neighbor Program will donate 1% of your total grocery purchase to our school when you link your Remarkable card to our school’s Charity Account # 2826.

1. Go to www.randalls.com/ShopStores/Good-Neighbor.page.

2. Click on the link at the top or bottom of the page to locate the Good Neighbor Program form.

3. Complete the form and return it to the Customer Service Desk at any of your local Randalls stores or you can email the information to good.neighbor@randalls.com.


Kroger

The Kroger Community Rewards Program will donate a percentage of your total grocery purchase to our school when you link your Kroger Plus card to our school’s Rewards Program Account # WD723. Important: You must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for our school.

1. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com.

2. Click on the “View Details” link at the bottom of the page located under “Want to enroll in Community Rewards?”.

3. Sign in to your existing Kroger account or you can create a new account.

4. If you had to create a new account, you may have to click on the “Community Rewards” link located on the left side under “My Account” before completing step 5.

5. Once you are signed in, locate the box that says “Find an Organization” and type WD723.

6. Click “Search” and then click “Enroll”.

Yearbook - Order Now

Yearbooks

The Yearbook can be purchased at www.Jostens.com for $40 until January 1st. After January 1st, the price will increase to $45. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is February 22nd.


Replayit

Using the replayit app, parents can share and upload photos that can be included in the Yearbook. It’s your chance to get your photos in the yearbook! Download the free app today at Replayit.com. Photos can be sent through the app straight from your phone or from your computer to the website. Try it! The password is cobras15.


Replayit will be turned off at the end of February, so get your photos in by February 22nd.


If you have any questions please contact Susan Dupuis at sedupuis@gmail.com


www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1131942/Collins-Intermediate-School/2019-Yearbook/20180810044040240113/CATALOG_SHOP/

Assistant Principal Prose

As we enter into the season of giving its important to remember we all celebrate this season in our own way; Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Three Kings Day, Omisoka, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, or any other celebration. December provides an opportunity to interact with another culture. Take the time to give of yourself to others.

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Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations are open starting October 1st for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program.

Although the testing will not take place until late January, nominations are accepted at this time. Nominations can be made by the parents and/or teachers. If you are interested in nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences.

Nominations will be accepted through December 19. You may request a nomination form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the nomination form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Nomination For GT Screening


If you need more information please contact Mrs. Pomales for questions. 281-298-3807

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Counselor

Character Counts at Collins!

Our goal is to create a culture of kindness where students learn to be caring, respectful and responsible citizens. Positive character traits are fostered through our school rules and expectations as well as character lessons in our guidance curriculum.

We are looking for great character in all of our Cobras. Each month, we will focus on a new character trait, which includes a new principle each week. Students will be chosen from each LC to win our Colossal Cobra Award for this trait every month.

GENEROSITY

*Give to others without expecting to receive

*Look for ways to help others

*Put others first

*Make a positive difference in someone’s life

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Nurse

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Our school will do FIFTH GRADE GIRLS spinal screening December 3 - 7, 2018.


A new State law requires that schools must screen students for abnormal spinal curvatures in accordance with the following schedule:


Trained screeners will check your child for signs of spinal problems like scoliosis.


Catching a spinal problem early can make the treatment much easier. Not treating spinal problems can lead to serious health problems.


The screening is simple. Screeners will look at your child’s back while he or she stands and bends forward.


· GIRLS should wear a sports bra or two piece swimsuit top underneath their shirt


· Girls will be screened individually in private screened areas.


The school will send you a letter if your child does not pass the screening with recommendations to follow up with the doctor. This screening is not a medical exam. Your child stills needs to see a doctor for checkups.

Sincerely,


Nell Kendall, RN 281-298-3809

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From the Tech Coach:


Collins Intermediate is celebrating Computer Science in Education week by participating in an activity called “The Hour of Code” with students and teachers! Computer programming is a career that is in very high demand, and will continue to be in the future. Think about how many “smart” devices and tech driven devices you touch in a day! You can participate at home without any prior coding experience! Visit https://hourofcode.com/us/learn with your students, and you can use any type of device to complete the coding challenges! Give your students a taste of what it’s like to be coding for a career!


Here’s some help to keep your students safe online, whether using an online game, social media, or on web sites. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety/age/tweens

Orchestra

Monday, December 10th, during the school day. Rehearsals will be in the cafetorium. Cello and bass players will need their home instruments. This is our only opportunity to rehearse all of the students together. Attendance is important.

Wednesday, December 12th -- Our formal evening concert at Collins Intermediate Cafetorium. 5th grade should arrive at 5:45 p.m. 6th grade should arrive at 6:00 p.m. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.


All students, including cello and bass players, will need to bring their home instrument. Students are expected to sit QUIETLY during tuning and to be on task during warm-ups. There will be orchestra teachers and high school students from other schools helping with tuning. Silence is necessary so that we can hear to tune and so that students can hear instructions.

Students should wear their formal uniforms for our evening concert. The uniform is a white shirt and black pants. Girls may wear a black skirt instead of pants as long as the skirt is well below the knee.

Thursday, December 13th at 8:45 a.m. -- Concert for Collins students and staff. Students should report to the cafetorium with instruments for tuning and warm up for our 9:30 a.m. informal concert for the school. All students should bring their instruments and their music from home.

Students should wear the informal uniform, which is the burgundy Collins orchestra shirt and blue jeans. Everyone should wear sneakers or closed shoes. Students should wear their uniform to school, as there is not time or space to change clothes before the concert.


Please return the bottom portion of the concert information letter your child brings home with a parent signature. You can get an additional copy in Canvas. Thanks!



Practice Reports are due every Tuesday. Students did a great job with this in the first grading period. For this grading period it is bright purple to make it easy to find. Detailed information about practice requirements is on the form, in the Orchestra Handbook, and in Canvas.


Our calendar is in Canvas, as well as course information. Please check to be sure that you can see your child’s Canvas account. Did you know that you can add contact information for yourself under settings in Canvas and adjust how and when you want to be notified of assignments and information? It’s in Canvas under notifications.


Fine arts tee shirts that were ordered after the original deadline have been sent home with the students who ordered them. If your child still needs an orchestra shirt we have some for purchase. They are $10.



Honor Orchestra rehearsals begin at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Honor Orchestra members, please be in your seat ready to play by then. Please send a note or email if you have an excused absence from Honor Orchestra.

PE

Hello! We hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for the Food Drive donations! We were able to donate 278 lbs of food to the Montgomery County Food Bank! Did you know that 1 in 4 children in Montgomery County doesn’t get enough food? With these donations, we were able to make a difference! This week, we will be learning about Floor Hockey and Health/Skill related components of Fitness! It will be loads of fun!


Band

Sixth Grade Band Concert Schedule

Concert

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

7:15 p.m., Collins Cafetorium

Be in seat at 6:50 p.m. to warm-up.

7:00 p.m. Photo Opportunity

Parents are invited to take pictures.

Formal Uniform

White button down collared shirt, black dress pants, black socks & black dress shoes.


Concert - Collins Student Concert

Friday, December 14th, 2018

9:30 a.m., Collins Cafetorium

8:50 a.m. Warm-up in the Band Room – Wait to be called down

Informal Uniform

Maroon band T shirt tucked into blue jeans with closed toed shoes. (no shorts.)


Fifth Grade Band Concert Schedule

Concert

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

6:00 p.m., Collins Cafetorium

Be in seat at 5:15 p.m. to warm-up.

5:50 p.m. Photo Opportunity,

Parents are invited to take pictures.

Formal Uniform

White collared button down shirt, black dress pants, black socks & black dress shoes.


Concert - Collins Student Concert

Friday, December 14th, 2018

9:30 a.m., Collins Cafetorium

8:50 a.m. Warm-up in the Cafetorium – Wait to be called down

Informal Uniform

Maroon band T shirt tucked into blue jeans. (no shorts.)

Art

Choir

Library

Follow what’s happening in the library on Twitter @ReadingCobras.


The next Book Club meeting has been rescheduled to December 5.


Remember that if you need to pay for a lost library book, you can send exact cash (we are unable to make change) or a check made out to Collins Intermediate. The check must include your driver’s license number and date of birth. Once a book is paid for, it is yours to keep if found at a later date because books are removed from the system when they are paid for.

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Cobra Council Meeting Dates

Each Meeting will be from 8am - 8:30am in the library. T-Shirt Orders are due by November 8th meeting on myschoolanywhere.com. The meeting dates are as follows: November - 8th

December - 13th

January - 10th

February - 21st

March - 7th

April - 11th

May - 9th

Collins Dance Club


We had a fun first meeting on Friday, Oct. 26th. Our next meeting will be on Nov. 9th. The club voted to order dance club shirts. I will be sending each club member a form where they can pick their size. Shirts are $10. Future meeting dates will be Nov. 30, Dec. 14, Jan. 11 and Jan. 25.

C-Cubed Club

C-Cubed is for Rubik’s Cube fanatics!

Who: Club leaders- Ms. Powell & Mrs. Hall

What: C-Cubed Club

When: The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 8:00am – 8:30am

Where: Collins Intermediate- room 609

Our first meeting was Oct. 26, 2018. We can’t wait to see our club members at our next meeting on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8am!


Robotics Club

Upcoming Event


Who: Team Snake Invaders and Team I.S.S.

What: First Lego League Qualifier

When: December 15th

Where: Knox Junior High


We are getting close to compete in the INTO ORBIT Robot Game and are putting projects together for our qualifier.

STEM CLUB

STEM Club is off to a great start! Students are working hard to build huts to help our stranded traveler survive on the deserted island. Future challenges include building a bridge, catapult and raft to help get our traveler back to civilization.


Meetings are held every Monday at 8:00 in room 603 STEM CLUB


Athletic Club

Athletic club is off to a great start! We are working on skills to become a better basketball player. Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 28 at 7:40am. Parents, drop off athletes in the back of the school. See you soon!

Art Club

Art Club encourages and increases creative problem solving for our artistic Cobras. There are two separate sections of art club with Mr. Hunt and Mrs. Ferguson that meet Wednesdays before school from 8:00am to 8:40am or after school on Mondays from 4:05pm to 4:45pm respectively. Students are introduced to a variety of art methods as well as encouraged to explore personal projects of their own design.

Anytime Collins Reminders

2018 Accountability Summary

Students Walking to Kroger at End of School Day

We have been contacted by the businesses around Kroger asking for help. There are so many parents parking at store fronts and behind Kroger there is not space for their paying customers. This is impacting their businesses and they have asked Collins parents parked and waiting for their student's walking from Collins to no longer park in those areas.


We have also been told that students are running in the very crowded parking lot and we are concerned that our children could be hurt by motorists moving in and out of the area.


Please do not move to the neighborhoods - parents parking on lawns of homeowners and blocking traffic in and out of neighborhoods is not an alternate solution for avoiding the car line.


Thank you so much for your help!

Bad Weather Dismissal

Collins Dismissal Procedures During Inclement Weather:

· Collins will make a call by 3:45 p.m. to announce a “rainy day dismissal”

· Bike riders and walkers will NOT be allowed to bike or walk home during extremely severe rain or when lightning occurs within 5 miles of Collins.

· Families of bike riders and walkers should have a predetermined plan that when heavy rain/lightening is present, the student will ride the school bus or be picked up in the car line.

Attendance

As we begin an exciting new school year, I want to remind everyone of the importance of school attendance and of arriving to school on time. In addition, children who arrive late to school miss the important groundwork that is laid by teachers at the beginning of the day. The instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a successful life.

N.E.A.T. Kids—Never Ever Absent or Tardy

Awarded to students each nine weeks who reported to each day of school and all classes on time. More detailed information soon to come.

Dress Code

· The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that are any of the following: lewd, violent, suggestive, offensive, vulgar or obscene, or advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages drugs, or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL).

· Halter-tops, muscle shirts, and spaghetti-straps tops are not permitted unless covered by another shirt.

· Midriff shirts, or shirts exposing the midsection of the body, are not permitted.

· Blue jean cutoffs or unhemmed shorts are not appropriate dress for elementary/intermediate school classes.

· Make-up/cosmetics may not be worn or applied at school.

· Hats are not to be worn inside a school.

· Hair and hairstyle should not be distractive.

· Spandex clothing, yoga pants and leggings are to be worn under other outerwear that are at least fingertip in length.

· Pants/shorts may not be worn lower than undergarments.

· Students who choose to wear shorts to school must wear them at fingertip length when the student rests his/her arms at his/her side.

· Flip flops may not be worn during P.E. classes.

· Girls may wish to wear shorts under their dresses.

Dresses and skirts should be of appropriate length (fingertip) and tights should accompany shorter dresses, skirts or shorts.

Cell Phones, Smart Watches, and Electronics

Students are allowed to bring cell phones and smart watches to school.

· Once a student enters the building in the morning the cell phone/smart watch/electronic device must be turned off.

· A classroom teacher may allow a student to use a cell phone/smart watch/electronic device as an instructional tool. Once the class is over the device should be turned off.

· Once a student has left the building the device may be turned back on.

Tardy

A student is tardy if they are not in the classroom by the 8:50 bell.

A student tardy to class will:

· Have a tardy marked in the computer

· A note placed in the student planner by the teacher

· After the 3rd, 4th and 5th tardy a warning email will be sent home

· On the 6th tardy the student will be assigned a before school detention

· The tardy counts starts new each nine weeks

Some things to remember:

· Dropping students off by 8:30 a.m. is the best way to ensure a student has time to:

· Put instruments away

· Visit Locker

· Participate in KCOL Broadcast, Pledges, and Moment of Silence

· Be in their classroom prior to the 8:50 bell

Morning Drop Off

Please remember students should not be dropped off before 8 a.m.

No adult supervision is present before 8 a.m. Only honor performance groups with scheduled practice are permitted early arrival.

Transportation Changes

Transportation changes should be communicated between the parent and the child prior to coming to school for the day. Should you feel your child needs a reminder you may contact the front office, prior to 3:15, for notice to be delivered to your child. We understand that an occasion may arise when it is necessary to make a last minute transportation change. These last minute changes should be reserved for emergency situations only. For the safety of our children, these changes should be made before 3:15 p.m.

Checking Out Early

Students leaving early for appointments at the end of the day must be signed out by 3:40 p.m.; we cannot call for students during dismissal.

Students will be called for dismissal upon parent's arrival in the front office. We cannot call for students prior to your arrival.

Afternoon—Students Walkers

We have a large number of students that have become walkers in the afternoon. We do not promote the practice of students meeting their parents in the Kroger shopping center, YMCA or community neighborhoods. Student safety is of upmost importance— it is imperative that students NEVER cross Showdowbend in the middle of the street. A cross walk should always be used when crossing the heavy traffic that exists on our main road.

Car-Line Rules and Procedures

· Cars are required to stop behind the stop sign and not proceed forward until the stop sign is moved approximately 3:55 p.m..

· Parents may not park in the small visitors parking lot and wait for your child.

· Be courteous to those waiting in the car line and not pull around those waiting and “cut” in line before we call for car riders.

· We do not want cars moving in the parking lot when we dismiss walkers and bikers for all students’ safety.

· Students leaving early due to appointments MUST be picked up by 3:40 p.m. so there is no interruption to the dismissal process.

· Walkers and bikers are dismissed at 4:00 p.m.

· For student safety—walkers and bikers should only cross the street using cross walks. · · Children should pause and watch traffic carefully to assure it is safe to cross.

· Car riders are dismissed at 4:05 p.m.

· For afternoon pickup process, please approach the driveway from Woodlands Parkway to Shadowbend turning right into driveway. NO LEFT Hand Turn in the PM. This will avoid traffic congestion from the Research direction.

· Parents may not park within the school zone on the sides of Shadowbend to pick up students. This disrupts traffic flow and it is unsafe for children and adults to be on the busy road.

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Bus Transportation

Registration for Bus Transportation

Students who were registered for bus service last year are automatically renewed each year, so only students who are new or have never registered for service will need to register for bus service. http://bus.conroeisd.net/RegisterTrans.aspx

In the coming days, CISD transportation will open the website to confirm and check all students bus information (pick up / drop off times and locations). https://routeinfo.conroeisd.net/infolocatorrc/info.aspx?OrgGuid=ORG-CONROE&profileguid=conroe_1718


Bus Rider Transportation Tags

Any student riding the bus will be issued a bus tag to be placed on the outside of their backpack. Student’s tag will be scanned as the board the bus to leave each afternoon. If a student loses their tag during the year the child should let his/her homeroom teacher know immediately so that we can provide a replacement.


Bus Dismissal At The End Of School

Students will be dismissed from class to report to their assigned bus. As buses arrive the bus number will appear on the screen in each homeroom. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the screen and leave class to load their bus.


Changing Buses

Students may NOT ride another bus except in emergencies and only with the permission of Collins Administration. Parents must submit a written request at least 24 hours in advance of the change. Administration must have time to verify the change with both sets of parents. Riding home with a friend on Friday to spend the night is not a change that will be approved. Once approved the school will notify transportation and the bus driver.

Lunch & Breakfast

Beginning on the first day of school, parents may send money (cash or check) for their child to set up a lunch account. My School Bucks in an online account that may continued to be used from year to year or a new account set up at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home A Parent Access Account allows parents to see the amount of money available to the child. Please visit: http://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/ for menu options and more information. If a student’s account runs out of funds he/she will only be allowed to charge one meal. After the one charge a student will be provided an “alternate meal”. Students are given a reminder to take home to parents when their account is low or out of funds.

Breakfast Prices:

(meal Includes Entree, Fruit, and 1% or Skim Milk Daily)

Full Price $ 1.35

Reduced Price $ .30

Non-student Price/2nd Meal $2.30

Lunch Prices:

(meals include an entree, vegetable, fruit, and 1% or skim milk daily)

Full Price $2.85

Reduced Price $ .40

Non-student Price/2nd Meal $3.55
Entree A la Carte $2.00

Fruit/ Vegetable/ Juice/ Bread A la Carte $1.00

Milk A la Carte $.90

Parents may join their child during their scheduled lunch. We have guest table set up on the back wall for our lunch guests.

Parent Access Center

Collins will send our newsletter and other communication home by e-mail and/or phone messages. In order to make sure that we have your e-mail address, please follow the directions below to either update or add your e-mail address.

Go to the CISD homepage at http://www.conroeisd.net.

Click the “Student/Parent” tab,

Click “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

You will see an application for parents to view their student’s information online. Read all of the instructions. Complete the top few lines of information, making sure you use the official name of the student. Continue reading the parent access registration. Just below this paragraph is “Parent/Guardian Information.” The first item is the e-mail address. If your e-mail information is different, you will be prompted to update your e-mail address. If you do not have an account, fill in that information at this time. The student identification number is their CISD number which also happens to be their lunch number. If you are not sure of this number, please look at a previous report card or call the front office. Don’t forget to click the “I Agree” button.

Visitors/Volunteers

· Parents and family are welcome in our building but must check in and out through the front office with a current driver’s license or other form of identification.

· A new security feature has been added to the front doors. After school begins visitors will use a call box to announce arrival then the front desk will buzz you in.

· All parents must complete a volunteer application on-line before volunteering at the school or chaperoning field trips. The application process must be completed every year.

· We encourage you to complete the volunteer application at the beginning of the year instead of prior to a field trip. The approval process could take up to a week to process ad we would not want any parent missing an opportunity to chaperone a field trip due to the application process not being completed.

· To complete an application please click:

http://www.conroeisd.net/parents/get-involved/

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.