Collins Cadence

2020-2021 November 6, 2020

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

Today, Friday, November 6th, ends the progress report window of the second grading period.

Progress Reports will be available to view in Parent Access by Wednesday, November 11th.


Thank you to all of the families that have participated in the PTO's only fundraiser for the year, Friends of Collins. The fundraiser concludes Sunday.


Wishing you a restful, safe, and healthy weekend.

Shelli LeBlanc

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Upcoming Dates

Friday, November 6th

  • End of progress report grading period

Sunday, November 8th

  • New End Date for Friends of Collins Fundraiser
  • End of Collins Virtual Book Fair

Monday, November 9th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM via Zoom

Wednesday, November 11th

  • Progress Report available in Parent Access

November 16th - 20th

  • Generation Texas Week
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Your feedback requested...

The District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee (DLPDMC) is charged with developing a school calendar to recommend to the Board of Trustees for adoption. The 2021-2022 calendar development process began in October, and the DLPDMC is currently seeking input from families, employees, and the community regarding the current school calendar as well as the importance of certain calendar features. You are invited to complete the linked survey by Friday, November 13.


The DLPDMC will review the results at their November meeting and develop two or three draft calendars to post on the District’s website for feedback.

Counselor Update

The month of November starts the Colossal Cobra trait of Gratitude. Counselors will be going into homerooms and talking about Gratitude with your student. The guidance lessons will be the week of November 16 - 20.


Generation Texas Week will be the week of November 16-20. Join the fun and dress for the days as listed in the newsletter.


On November 13, Ms. Aymond, Mrs. McCure, Mr. Barnhart, and Mrs. LeBlanc will be meeting with students through PE classes to talk about Bullying Prevention and defining cyberbullying.


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Important Reminder About Deliveries

Please ensure students leave home with all the items they will need for the day.

Deliveries to students including lunches are limited and on an emergency basis only.

Students forgetting lunches will be allowed to charge a meal in the cafeteria when necessary, however beginning October 1st, Conroe ISD has been offering 1 Free breakfast and lunch meal to ALL in person students. Meals will be at no cost through December pending funding availability from the United States Department of Agriculture. Parents who need 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 door to retrieve the item. Please wear a face mask and sanitize before coming to the front door.

Assistant Principal Update

Parents,


Hello! Before I say anything else I want to thank everyone for helping us keep Collins safe. We have done a great job so far and trust me when I say it has been a collaborative effort for sure!


I can’t believe it but Thanksgiving is already here! I hope everyone is planning for a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving break, I know I am! However, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I did not ask everyone to please be as safe as possible when making their plans for the break.


What do I do if my child becomes sick during Thanksgiving break?

If your child contracts Covid 19 while we are out for Thanksgiving, please email Nurse Nell at nkendall@conroeisd.net. Nurse Nell will fill out the necessary paperwork and answer any questions you have. She will also let you know when your child can return to school.


Another issue that has popped up recently is our students throwing their masks on the ground when they leave Collins everyday. Mrs. McCure and I both walked the school last week and picked up a ton of masks. Please help us keep Collins clean by reminding our Cobras to hold on to their face mask until they get home.


Thank you!

Mr. Barnhart

Nurse Kendall Update

Please send your child to school WITH a mask on AND at least one extra mask in case the other gets soiled. This task is extremely important for the health and well-being of all of our students and staff.


HealthyChildren.org has an interesting article about mask-wear myths. Please check it out at:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Mask-Mythbusters.aspx


Please remember to keep your child at home and call the school if he/she has been in close contact with a Covid positive person, or exhibits any symptoms (Fever, headache, body aches, vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat/congestion, loss of taste/smell, fatigue).

Collins Clinic

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December 1, 2020 will be the district deadline for declaring in person learning for the Second Semester

The next newsletter will include a survey that ALL remote families will complete to indicate learning type preference starting January 6, 2021

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 so students can check off completed items.

5th Grade

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6th Grade

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Fine Arts/PE

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Technology Update

No problem too small or too big to address: visit www.gottasectech.com or email Kellie Lahey klahey@conroeisd.net


Times To Remember...

Bell Schedule:
  • 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
  • Students may enter the building by 7:35 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
Lunch Times (No visitors at lunch at this time)
  • 5th Lunch A: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 5th Lunch B: 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM
  • 6th Lunch C: 12:25 PM. - 12:55 PM
  • 6th Lunch D: 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM
Front Office Times:
  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:15 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:20 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:20 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:30 PM First Flight (10 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1 - 4 will be dismissed to wait at Car Cones
  • Dismissed after car dismissal begins; 1. Bikers 2. More Car Flights 3. Neighborhood walkers (parents should not be parked in neighborhoods to pick up children - please use YMCA parking lot) 4. YMCA walkers (crossing guard provided for students)
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Prior Newsletters 2020-2021

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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.