In Person "Need To Know" Items

Bell Schedule:

8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Lunch Times

5th Lunch A: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

5th Lunch B: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

6th Lunch C: 12:25 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.

6th Lunch D: 12:55 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Front Office Times:

8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Items To Bring To School

  • Chromebook - if your family checked out a chromebook from Collins please have your child bring it with them their Alpha Ramp Up Day. This item will return home with the child at the end of the day.
  • Personal Technology - if your child has a personal chromebook or laptop they may bring the device their Alpha Ramp Up Day.
  • A water bottle or water bottles to school. Please make sure to put their name on it in case it is misplaced. This will keep them from having to touch our water fountains many times throughout the day to stay hydrated. If you do bring a water bottle we ask that it be plastic, one that does not have a permanent opening on the top like a Yeti, or one where you would have to unscrew the top to drink from it.
  • We also recommend that students bring their own personal hand sanitizer with them. Each classroom will have hand sanitizer in it, but they may have a personal preference. Bath and Body works or other heavily perfumed sanitizer are not recommended.
  • A bag with a few extra masks in it. Please place the child's name on the zip lock bag. If a mask is damaged or lost during the day they will have a replacement readily available.
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Clinic

Student Nurse Visits

  • Teachers need to call or text Nurse Nell if they need to go to the clinic, DO NOT SEND STUDENTS!

  • Student will wait in hallway until Nell or Janet arrive to assess him/her


Student COVID Procedures

  • A student displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 will be immediately sent to the nurse for isolation and assessment.

  • Students who are ill will be isolated, masked when developmentally appropriate, and cared for by school personnel until the parent/guardian retrieves them.

  • Parents/guardians are asked to pick up ill students within one hour of notification by school personnel.

  • Parents/guardians should have alternative arrangements if they are unable to pick up their student within one hour.

  • Other students will be removed from the classroom and taken to an alternative location on campus to allow the classroom to be cleaned

Screening

Students will not be screened before entering the building. For this reason, we ask that you carefully read the questions below and if you answer "Yes" to either PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME AND CONTACT NURSE NELL OR A CAMPUS ADMINISTRATOR.


1. Does your student currently have a temperature at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or any of the following symptoms that are not normal for them?

  • Loss of taste of smell
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Chills or shaking with chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Significant muscle pain or body aches
  • Have a new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or individuals with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in your cough from baseline.
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID - 19


2. Are you waiting for COVID - 19 test results for your student due to symptoms that began less than 10 days ago?



We ask that you repeat this process daily.

Masks

The use of face coverings will be determined by the rate of community transmission of COVID-19 and the health recommendations associated with each level. The District will rely on guidance from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Montgomery County Health Department, as well as any executive orders or directives from Governor Greg Abbott, to determine the community transmission level and use of face coverings. The District will determine the use of face coverings based on the COVID-19 Community Alert Status.

STUDENTS

  • CISD Level 1: Face coverings worn by students are optional.
  • CISD Level 2: Face coverings worn by students are strongly encouraged.
  • CISD Level 3: Students in grades 3-12, as developmentally appropriate, are required to wear face coverings in all areas, including classrooms, and when social distancing of at least 6 ft. is not possible. Students in grades PreK-2 are asked to wear face coverings. All students (PreK-12) will wear face coverings, as developmentally appropriate and feasible, on buses, during transitions, and in school common areas.
  • Students’ individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

STAFF

  • CISD Level 1: Face coverings worn by staff are optional.
  • CISD Level 2: Face coverings worn by staff are required.
  • CISD Level 3: Face coverings worn by staff are required.
  • Staff individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

VISITORS

  • Conroe ISD campuses are closed to visitors. Anyone needing to conduct essential school business will be required to wear a face covering upon entering the building.


Right now Collins is at a Level 3 so we will follow Level 3 protocols for students, staff, and visitors. However, there may be times during PE wear students may not wear a mask but that will be decided by the PE staff and dependent on the activity.

Dr. Null's Description of wearing of masks

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Visitors

  • Conroe ISD campuses are closed to visitors with the exception of those needing to conduct essential school business.
  • All visitors are required to pre-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a District facility.
  • All visitors entering a District facility will be required to wear a face covering. Individuals who proceed beyond the reception area will follow specific guidelines for visitors.
  • All visitors entering a District facility will be required to sign-in and are subject to a COVID-19 screening before accessing the building beyond the reception area.
  • All visitors will wash/sanitize hands upon entry to a District facility.
  • Only visitors essential to school operations will be permitted to enter CISD facilities.
  • Schools will utilize virtual meeting options when possible to reduce the number of campus visitors.
  • All individuals entering the building must wear a facemask covering their mouth and nose.
  • Visitors and staff will maintain appropriate social distancing for ARD and other meetings.
  • Parent organization meetings will be held virtually to minimize outside contact.

Checking Students In/Out of Collins



  • When dropping off or picking up a student, parents will need to be buzzed in the front door so they can enter the Foyer area.
  • Parents will not be allowed inside the building without a mask. Once inside parents will be asked to social distance (signs are on the floor for help with where to stand).
  • Parents will follow the same procedure as before using the touch screen to check out their child. We ask for your patience in advance because we will need to clean the screen between uses. Gloves will be available by the touch screen, but we will clean it between uses either way.
  • For parents picking up, once they have completed the check out process, we ask that they wait outside the front door for their child.
  • For parents dropping off, we ask that once you have completed the checking in process you exit the building as soon as possible.

Deliveries


  • Deliveries to students including lunches will be limited and on an emergency basis only. Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to charge a meal in the cafeteria.
  • Parents needing to drop items off for a student can do so by ringing the bell at the front door and then a staff member will come to the front door to retrieve the item. Please wear a face mask and sanitize before coming to the front door.

Lanyards

Student will receive a Collins Intermediate Lanyard that they will wear all day. It will have a school issued student ID, with their bar code included, and a clip to hang a mask on. The student ID will be used for touchless lunch, Library, and for Bus Riders. Lanyards will be collected at the end of each day and then returned the following morning.

Dismissal Protocol

  • Calls to change transportation will end at 3:15 PM
  • Early Check out of students will end at 3:20 PM
  • Cones for car rider dismissal will be set at 3:25 PM
  • First Flight (10 cars ) will move forward at at 3:30 PM


Key Reminders

  • No Left Hand Turns in the PM – only a line of cars turning right in to school drive
  • Upon exit only Right Hand Turns Towards Research
  • No cars parked on shoulders of Shadowbend in front of school or shoulders in the school zone
  • No cars parked at Kroger or in adjacent neighborhoods
  • If students do not make it to their flight/car in time – parents will not be able to wait. They will have to move to end of the line and come back through.
  • Parents that forget their sign with bar code may use bar code found in PAC. A name could be manually entered in to the system, but this would slow down the line.


Order of Dismissal

4:00 PM Car Rider Dismissal will Begin

4:04 PM Bikers released

4:06 PM Walkers - walking to home in nearby neighborhoods

4:15 PM Walker to YMCA will begin

Car - First Dismissal

Parents
  • We will move parents waiting for car line into the first flight (10 cars) at 3:30 PM.
  • The Collins Car Scanner team will begin scanning cars prior to 4 PM.
  • Parents will have their Car Rider sign scanned and shown where they will be (1 - 10).
  • A Flight is a set of 10 cars.
  • Each flight will be released once all 10 cars have students loaded safely.
  • Lead Flight Director will release the flight - cars will only turn right towards Research to exist Collins.
  • The Lag Flight Director will indicate when it is time for the next 10 cars to move forward.
  • It is very important for a student to leave the classroom timely, move quickly to the front, and be waiting for their flight. Cars are existing as a flight, and if the student is unable to load, the car may have to go to the end of the line to come back through car line.

Students

  • Each classroom will have an electronic display of a flight and a car number with a student's name.
  • The student will write down their flight number and car number.
  • Students will leave lanyard with teacher.
  • Students exit from the outside doors and the end of the LC hallway.
  • The student will move directly to the corresponding cone to await their flight.
  • The school's goal is to have at least four flights always waiting to load.
Car Rider Tags


  • Each family will receive a car rider tag with a student bar code.
  • For those families that carpool a combination tag will also be provided.
  • Collins staff will use your car rider tag (with bar code) to scan in student(s) and identify the student to car.
  • If you lose your sign with the bar code, a parent can log in PAC and print the bar code found at the bottom of the screen under Meals: Print Curbside Meal Card.
  • Last effort would be a manual entry from the staff member "Collins Car Scanner".
Collins Car Dismissal 2020-2021
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Biker

  • Leave lanyard with teacher
  • Students will line up and exist from the outside doors and the end of the LC hallway.
  • Students will proceed to bikes to unlock, load, and leave for the day.
  • Students must wear mask and socially distance as much as possible
  • Students will exit toward the back (Gosling) or front (Lake Woodlands)
  • 5th grade students parked on 5th grade side will use Collins front porch to move towards Lake Woodlands

Walker

Walking to Neighborhood Home - 3rd Dismissal
  • Leave lanyard with teacher.
  • Students will line up and exit from the outside doors and the end of the LC hallway.
  • Students must wear mask and socially distance as much as possible.
  • Students will exit toward the back (Gosling) or front (Lake Woodlands).
  • 5th grade students will use Collins front porch to move towards Lake Woodlands.
  • Students on Shadowbend are walking towards homes and not parents waiting in local neighborhoods.

Walking to YMCA - 4th Dismissal

  • Leave lanyard with teacher.
  • Students will line up and exit from the outside doors and the end of the LC hallway.
  • Students must wear mask and socially distance as much as possible.
  • 6th grade students will use Collins front porch to move towards cross walk found towards middle of the YMCA building.
  • No parents or students will cross in the middle of Shadowbend. All foot traffic must use cross walk found towards the middle of the YMCA building.
  • There is no parking on shoulders in the school zone of Collins as well as no parking at Kroger.

Transportation

Thank you for all the patience and support that you have given the CISD Transportation Team over the years. Driving a school bus takes dedicated and caring employees that love their students and are thrilled to be making a positive difference in students' lives. Our school bus drivers and monitors have been conducting practice runs in order to make the start of school as safe and smooth as possible, and we thank those of you who have contacted us with kind words about seeing buses rolling again.


We are seeing a number of students who have signed up for remote learning, and we are adjusting routes when and where possible.


The current environment is creating a shortage of school bus drivers for this upcoming school year so we are asking for your help and consideration in a couple of ways:


  • If your child is scheduled to attend campus instruction in person and you plan on driving them, we are asking you to please visit our website at https://www.conroeisd.net/transportation/ and select the Register for Transportation link:
  • This link will take you to https://apps.conroeisd.net/AlternativeTransportation/
  • Please select "No" for transportation.
  • This will make your child inactive for transportation services.
  • Parent/Guardians can always go back in and change it to "Yes" at any time if your child needs to start riding the bus again.
  • Making your child inactive for transportation services helps us better identify which students will be using buses thus allowing us to be even more efficient with our routes, keeping numbers as small as possible per run, and assists in managing our current driver shortage.
  • This will also enable us to be more responsive to calls since we have to rely on certified office staff to drive when faced with bus driver shortages.
  • Please note in advance to complete any of these online requests please have your child's C.I.S.D. student I.D. number and birth date available before starting the process.


  • Should your child be attending in-person instruction and you plan for them to ride the bus, we are asking you to please visit Register for Transportation and check Yes again to ensure we have your child selected for a route.


For complete information on bus transportation, including bus numbers and stop times, please visit https://www.conroeisd.net/transportation/ .


If you are new to C.I.S.D. this fall it is required to sign your child up for transportation. This can be done by accessing https://apps.conroeisd.net/AlternativeTransportation/ .

Collins Transportation Notification/Survey

Collins Intermediate is asking all parents, both In Person and Remote families, to complete the following form. This information will help us identify the four different methods a student could access to get home each afternoon.


Thank you in advance for assisting Collins in the planning of a safe and efficient dismissal process.

Bus

  • Coach Henry will post busses on bus hub as soon as bikers are dismissed.

  • Students riding the first bus listed will line up in front of the double doors on the 6th grade side.

  • The second bus posted will line up in front of the double doors on the 5th grade side.

  • Two duty spots will be scanning students before they get on the bus and collecting cards.

  • Two more duty spots will be holding signs on the inside of the gym by each door so the students know which door they need to use to get to their bus.

  • We will load two at a time, send them, and then load two more.

  • Daycare busses will line up on the inside loop and be escorted by crosswalk. Bus duty teachers will collect lanyards after they are scanned.

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.