Collins Cadence

2020-2021 August 28, 2020

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

This week we begin our Ramp Up for all In Person learners. We are excited to welcome students back to campus. Our small groups give us the opportunity to warmly welcome our Cobras to the new school year and to show them how all parts of their day will look and feel as they return to school.

Monday 8/31

Students with Last Names A - C

Tuesday 9/1

Students with Last Names D - J

Wednesday 9/2

Students with Last Names K - Q

Thursday 9/3

Students with Last Names R - Z

In Person parents need to visit the links below found under "Ramp Up" and "In Person Learners." You will find protocols for every part of your child's school day. You will also find Information about what to bring during Ramp-Up and beyond as well as protocols for visitors, dropping off items and much, much more.

There is also a change to the Remote schedule for all learners starting Monday, August 31st. This schedule will also be for Remote Learners starting on August 31st and beyond.

Wishing you a wonderful and restful weekend.

With Warm Regards,

Shelli LeBlanc

Upcoming Dates

Every Tuesday & Thursday

  • Curbside Meal Distribution - back of Collins (see newsletter 8//14/2020 for details)

Monday, August 31st

  • In-Person learners with Last name alphabetical group... Only A-C on campus with regular school hours (transportation/lunch/masks worn)
  • New Remote Learning Schedule Begins

Tuesday, September 1st

  • In-Person learners Last name alphabetical group... Only D-J on campus with regular school hours (transportation/lunch/masks worn)
  • Collins Spirit Night: Chipotle 4PM - 8PM See flyer in PTO Section

Wednesday, September 2nd

  • In-Person learners Last name alphabetical group... Only K-Q on campus with regular school hours (transportation/lunch/masks worn)

Thursday, September 3rd

  • In-Person learners Last name alphabetical group... Only R-Z on campus with regular school hours (transportation/lunch/masks worn)

Friday, September 4th

  • All students online in remote instruction

Monday, September 7th

  • Labor Day - Student/Staff Holiday

Tuesday, September 8th

  • All students enrolled in Traditional In-Person Instruction - On Campus (transportation/lunch/masks worn)
  • All students enrolled in Remote Instruction - continue Online/Remote Instruction

Monday, September 14th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 via Zoom
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Please Visit The Following Links to View Important Information

In Person Protocol

How will the Classroom, Lunch, Bathroom, BAMO/PE, Library, Recess areas work when we return to school... Click Here!

In Person - Need To Know Items

Items to bring, Clinic, Screening, Masks, Visitors, Checking In/Out, Deliveries, and Dismissal (Biker, Car, Walker, Bus)

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New Remote Learning Schedule

Starting Monday, August 31, student schedules will change in order to meet the needs of both in person and virtual learners. All teachers will have a NEW virtual learning schedule on their CANVAS page with zoom times and links. Students who are at home are invited to have face to face time with their core teachers at least twice a week on assigned days. Students in Band, Orchestra, Art and Music will also have assigned times to meet with their teachers and will be divided by instrument to provide more focused instruction.

In order to make these times meaningful and engaging, students will need to watch the recorded lessons on their teacher’s web-page and work on the appropriate assignment(s) before logging into their live class. Live classes will be a continuation of the recorded lesson where students will engage in meaningful discussions, chats, showing examples, notebooks and products, live practice, sharing their work, participating in high level thinking, and asking questions if needed.

In person learners will follow this new schedule during the week of August 31 to September 4 except for the day they are on campus for their alphabetical ramp up day.

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At Home Learning Calendar

This calendar is a quick reference guide of assignments and/or activities to help parents and students stay organized. Many find it helpful to print and post somewhere in the house so students can check off completed items and parents can see what is happening in classrooms and check student progress.

5th Grade

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6th Grade

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Fine Arts/PE

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In Person Protocol

How will the Classroom, Lunch, Bathroom, BAMO/PE, Library, Recess areas work when we return to school... Click Here!

In Person - Need To Know Items

Items to bring, Clinic, Screening, Masks, Visitors, Checking In/Out, Deliveries, and Dismissal (Biker, Car, Walker, Bus)

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Please See New Remote Learner Schedule Above

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Counselor Update

Mrs. McCure (6th grade) and Ms. Aymond (5th grade) are here to assist virtually! If your student would like to contact his or her counselor, please have them fill out a counselor contact form and we will be sure to get in touch.

Counselor Contact - 5th

Counselor Contact - 6th

Interfaith of the Woodlands - Clothing Assistance

Collins Counselor Assistance Form - Collins Assistance

Nurse Kendall Update

From Conroe ISD Roadmap to Reopening:


  • Nurse and Principal will determine separate areas for well and sick student visits. (Collins has 2 separate clinic areas)

  • Physical distancing in the clinic area will be implemented as space allows.

  • Any person entering for a sick visit will have his or her temperature taken.

  • All persons will wash/sanitize hands upon entry/exit of the clinic area.

  • Clinic staff will wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to the task.

  • To minimize loss of instruction time and unnecessary exposure to illness, well students will remain in class as much as possible.

  • Considerations for classroom-based care to well students by nurse or trained designated personnel may include scheduled medication administration and minor first aid.

  • Teachers are encouraged to contact the school clinic prior to sending students.

  • Any student with a temperature greater than or equal to 100°F and/or showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be masked as developmentally appropriate, isolated, and the parent/guardian notified for pick up.

  • All multi-use equipment will be sanitized between uses.

  • Any medications used to treat symptoms consistent with COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, and body aches will not be administered without a current healthcare provider’s note. This would include metered dose inhalers, cough and cold medications, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen. At this time, nebulized medications will not be administered during the school day.

  • Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to contact their student’s healthcare provider to obtain metered dose inhalers rather than nebulizer medications.


I hope everyone has had a chance to visit the library canvas course. It explains the procedures for checking out and returning books. Once the orientation section is complete other modules will open up for students to explore as they wish. All library assignments are optional and meant for extension and fun. Check back weekly to see what gets added. Feel free to message Mrs. Willingham through Canvas or regular email if you have any library related questions. Happy reading!

Technology Update

Parents wanting assistance with technology should visit the Collins school website, and click on the button “Technology Help Information.” You will find helpful videos and documents. Complete the form if you want the Tech Coach to help you through a problem.

Conroe ISD Technology Help Desk

Conroe ISD will have a Technology Help Desk to assist teachers, students, parents, and guardians with Canvas, Seesaw, Parent Access, or Student Access. The Help Desk is available weekdays beginning Monday, August 10, from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM. You may reach the Help Desk by emailing Canvas users can also click the 'Help' button prior to logging in for assistance.
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PTO Update

Please see prior newsletter for details for:

Spirit Shirts

Student Planners

Join PTO

Please see the link below to order items through Membership Toolkit. When you first get on toolkit, please remember to assign the homeroom teacher for your student(s). This will make delivery of items easier and faster. If you have any problems in Membership Toolkit, please contact the Membership Toolkit Chair at .

PTO Meetings will be on Mondays at 1:15 p.m. on Zoom until further notice. Most meetings are on the second Monday of the month but not all, please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

  • September 14, 2020
  • October 5, 2020
  • November 9, 2020
  • December 14, 2020
  • January 11, 2021
  • February 8, 2021
  • March 8, 2021
  • April 12, 2021
  • May 10, 2021

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