Collins Cadence

2018-2019 School Year Vol. 91

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Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Sabrina Pomales, Assistant Principal

Emily Hosier, Counselor

From The Principal

November is a great time to be reminded that an Attitude of Gratitude makes life better!

Do you have a moment to send a quick thank you note or email to a staff member at Collins Intermediate?

Expressing gratitude can fill your cup and other’s cup. Positive connections between home and school foster mutual respect, in turn creating a rich learning environment. You can send a TAE (Teachers Achieving Excellence) or use this link to find a staff member’s email http://collins.conroeisd.net/department/faculty-staff/ . Thank you for taking a moment to share a quick thank you with someone that has a positive impact on your child.

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Thank You Parents!


We are truly thankful to partner with such supportive, kind, and caring parents. Thank you for providing a safe and nurturing environment at home that values education provides a solid foundation for us to build on. Our work together nurtures a team of support for your child that allows great learning to happen academically, socially, and emotionally. Thank you for your commitment, dedication, and support for the work we do at Collins.

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Crossing Guard Change

CISD police informed Collins on 11/12/18 that the crossing guard at Panther Creek and Lake Woodlands will no longer be there after the Thanksgiving break. Please plan accordingly.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, November 13th

  • Spirit Night Black Walnut
Wednesday, November 14th
  • Turkey Trot - During PE classes throughout the day
  • CISD Community Input for Attendance Boundary Committee for New Suchma school - Knox 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 15th
  • Progress Reports Sent Home
Friday, November 16th
  • Full & Normal Day of School
Saturday, November 17th - Sunday, November 25th
  • Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 26th - 30th

  • Generation Texas Week

Monday, November 26th
  • 5th Field Trip George W. Bush Library LC 1 and LC 3
Tuesday, November 27th
  • 5th Field Trip George W. Bush Library LC 2
Wednesday, November 28th
  • 5th Field Trip George W. Bush Library LC 5
Thursday, November 29th
  • Parent Presentation - Flipping the Switch on Anxiety - CPHS 6:30 PM
Friday, November 30th
  • 5th Field Trip George W. Bush Library LC 4

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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Flipping the Switch on Anxiety

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 6:30pm

3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Defining anxiety

Pinpointing the area of the brain producing anxiety

Giving parents simple, easy to implement interventions

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Proposed Scenarios - New Suchma K-6

Proposed Scenarios for Feedback

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 98.11%

Second Grading Period

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Hours of Missed Instruction (Early Checkout) as of November 12th =2360 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.

Coin Drive

The Laughing Lemons, Collins DI Team is doing a coin drive for a community service project.

We want to help the military dogs and send them things to help them!

You can help by bringing money to lunch Monday, and Tuesday and dropping it off in jars that will be in the cafeteria.

This week there will be donation boxes in the front where you can drop off items we can send to the military.

Thank You,

DI The Laughing Lemons


5th Grade Field Trip

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Monday, November 26th - Friday, November 30th

Generation Texas Week

Monday

Just play, have fun, and enjoy the game:

Dress in your favorite team or as you favorite athletic/sports player

Tuesday

College Day – What’s next on the road to college?

Wear a college t-shirt or jersey

Wednesday

Non 4-year options (two year schools, technical/trade schools, military, online schools)

Hats off to the military – wear your favorite hat

Thursday

The Arts Make You Smart:

Dress up as your favorite musician, actor, or artist

Friday

Explore Careers:

Dress as your future career

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. Nov. 13th 5-9 pm @ Black Walnut

Tues Dec. 4th 5-8 pm @ Freebirds

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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/

TURKEY TROT FOOD DRIVE

Preparation for Turkey Trot

Hello, Collins Parents! As we prepare for our 3rd Annual Turkey Trot, we are beginning a food drive to donate to the Montgomery County Food Bank. If your student brings in a non-perishable food item, they will receive a button to wear the day of the Turkey Trot! If they bring in items on multiple days, they will receive a button for each day they bring an item(s). Please consider sending canned/boxed food items to help our community this Thanksgiving season!

Where to deliver items:

Any of the Coaches during PE or mornings!

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When to deliver items:

Anytime between now and the day of the Turkey Trot!

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Remember: Turkey Trot is Nov. 14th!

Assistant Principal Prose

As we approach the Thanksgiving season there is so much I am thankful for. As an administrator I am blessed to interact with your children on a daily basis. Many blessings to you this Thanksgiving. Mrs. Pomales

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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

All over Texas, students are stepping up, finding their voices, and fueling the movement called Generation Texas. Generation Texas connects us to each other and clarifies the steps that we need to take on the path to college and career education. Generation Texas will be celebrated November 26-30th through fun dress up and discussions about the future. Students will hear college information from several different teachers on KCOL morning announcements, and are encouraged to join in celebrating college and career readiness at Collins:

Monday

Just play, have fun, and enjoy the game:

Dress in your favorite team or as you favorite athletic/sports player

Tuesday

College Day – What’s next on the road to college?

Wear a college t-shirt or jersey

Wednesday

Non 4-year options (two year schools, technical/trade schools, military, online schools)

Hats off to the military – wear your favorite hat

Thursday

The Arts Make You Smart:

Dress up as your favorite musician, actor, or artist

Friday

Explore Careers:

Dress as your future career

Nurse

Howdy from the Collins Clinic!


Howdy from the clinic! Cold and flu season is upon us. Please remember to keep your kids home if they have a fever greater than 100 degrees and they must be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin before they can return to school. If your child needs cough drops, please come fill out a permission form in the clinic. We cannot give out cough drops without the proper permission form on file.


The State of Texas has changed the rules for scoliosis screening to include 5th grade girls on our campus. The 6th grade girls will be screened next year as 7th graders and the boys will be screened in 8th grade. The screening must take place in the fall, therefore we will be conducting spinal screening the week of December 3-7 for all 5th grade girls. We will send home a letter when the days get closer.


Nurse Kendall


Thank you,

Nurse Kendall, R.N.

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From the Tech Coach:

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

Congratulations to the orchestra students who auditioned for CISD Honor Orchestra Friday evening. We are proud of how hard everyone worked and how well each of the Collins students represented our school. Twelve Collins students were selected to be in the 2019 CISD Honor Orchestra.


Violin 1: Inu Baek, Ivanna Vargas, Rachel Su, Gwendolyn Butler, Henry Aceves.

Violin 2: Sri Kumbham, Caitlyn Corrales, Fiona Sammer.

Viola: Praseedha Maddipatla (first chair), James Gerhard

Cello: Arturo Gonzalez, Matthew Dean


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 add our performance dates and information to your family calendar. 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

Parents! We have been having a BLAST learning about Basketball skills and the skeletal system! We are now beginning on Four Square! Don’t forget the Turkey Trot is THIS WEDNESDAY during every PE class! It will be very cold, so please remember to bring jackets and sweatshirts! We will have an alternate activity in the gym for those who cannot participate or forget a jacket. Also there is still time to donate to the Montgomery County Food Bank! We hope to see you there!

TURKEY TROT SNACKS

Parents, please consider donating individually packaged Goldfish or Cheez-its for the students. We will provide water. We appreciate your contribution
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Band

Winter Concert 5th Grade

Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 pm

Collins Intermediate

Attire: Please check your child’s band handbook for a detailed description of our formal concert attire.


Winter Concert 6th Grade

Thursday, December 13th at 7:15 pm

Collins Intermediate

Attire: Please check your child’s band handbook for a detailed description of our formal concert attire.


Congratulations to our 6th grade band students who made the CISD Honor Band!


Sandul Manage

Mae Cooper

Emma Gratland

Isabella Miatello

Elizabeth Dillard

Abeeha Rafique

Ellie Marascio

Hemaile Bolinder

Paige Crosby

Sydney Feliciano

Daniel Alvarez

Evan Bebak

Morgan Peuplie

Johann Quashie

Dylan West

Sydney Avila

Diego Chapellin

Clayton Boyter

Luka Schmucker

Blake Dubose

JD Matthiesen

Owen Horn

Max Chan

Kelan Wood

Palmer Roberger

Catie Talley

Ella Lothringer

Jacob Carlin

Art

Hi Collins Parents!

Thank you so much to those parents who have paid for their child's art fee for art class. If you have not had a chance the easiest way to pay your child's art fee is through school cash online:

Step 1: Register Online: http://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/

Step 2: Register by selecting the “Get Started Now” and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, select the “click here” option, login, and add each of your children to your household account.

If your child is in music right now, please wait until after December to pay your art fee.

These art fees are used towards purchasing all the art materials we will be using in class. We are looking forward to an exciting year of art!

And if you have any of these items you could donate to art for a toy still life project we will be working on, it would be much appreciated!

  • Marbles and Jacks

  • Wooden ABC blocks

  • Dice

  • ABC Plastic Magnets

  • Small Sized Playing Cards

  • Solid Colored Bouncy Balls 1” - 2” diameter sized

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Library

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


The next Book Club meeting has been rescheduled to December.


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.


Artist Spotlight: Olivia Scank!

Subject: Dragon

Media: Colored Pencils


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Destination Imagination -Upcoming deadlines

Team managers-teams must be registered by Thursday, November 15 in order to participate in the regional competition. Appraisers may be registered any time up until December 14. If you need help getting your team registered contact sbogenrieder@conroeisd.net


The final team manager training will be held at Oak Ridge High School 9th grade campus on December 1, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.


ZUMBA CLUB

Hello Zumba Parents! Club is going FABULOUSLY! Unfortunately, it will be cancelled this week due to Turkey Trot! You are invited to join us during your students PE classes! See the PE section above for more details! Have an AWESOME Thanksgiving!!


~Coach Mickey


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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.