Collins Cadence

2021-2022 - July Summer Edition

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

Are we ready for school? Of course!


Getting ready is a process and we are all in various stages of the process.


This newsletter gives you important updates on the following:

  • Info Snap - Required online verification of registration (We have about 300 families left to complete the process!)
  • Transportation and Afternoon Dismissal Information
  • Required Survey for all families! - Collins Transportation Notification
  • Lunch Accounts and other information
  • STAAR Score - How to access child's STAAR scores in the Texas Assessment Student Portal


We will have the Collins Student Handbook sent to you in the next Collins Cadence at the end of July.


I hope your family is excited for a new school year because we sure are! Please keep enjoying your summer and each other and we will see each other soon!


Warm and Happy Summer Wishes,

Shelli LeBlanc

Times To Remember...

Bell Schedule:
  • 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
  • Students may enter the building by 7:45 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
  • Students are considered tardy if not in classroom seat by the 8:50 tardy bell
Lunch Times (Visitor Procedure Will be Shared in August)
  • 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
  • 3:30 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:30 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:35 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)

Things To Commit To Memory

At school - student ID numbers are used in many different ways. Please help students commit their number to memory.


Other important numbers to know by heart include parent cell numbers. Thank you for also working to commit those numbers to memory as well.

Upcoming Dates

July 2021

  • InfoSnap - all parents complete process on line as early as possible

Monday, July 26th - Wednesday, July 28th

  • Collins Choir Camp 9 AM - 1 PM (more information included below)

Thursday, July 29th

  • Incoming 5th Grade Orientation Last Name A - H

Monday, August 2nd

  • Incoming 5th Grade Orientation Last Name I - P

Tuesday, August 3rd

  • Incoming 5th Grade Orientation Last Name Q - Z

Thursday, August 5th

  • 6th Grade Meet the Teacher 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Come and Go Event)

Monday, August 9th

  • 5th Grade Meet the Teacher 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Come and Go Event)

Wednesday, August 11th

  • First Day of School

Friday, August 13th

  • Robotics Application Due (more information found below)

Thursday, August 26th

  • 5th Grade Parent Information Night 6:00 - 6:45 PM
  • 6th Grade Parent Information Night 7:10 - 7:55 PM

Thursday, September 2nd

  • Destination Imagination Information Meeting 6:00 PM Collins Gym

Monday, September 6th

  • Labor Day - School Holiday

Thursday, September 9th

  • Collins Individual Student Pictures (for Yearbook)
  • College Park High School Homecoming Game


Additional Fall and Spring Semester Dates Found Towards Bottom Of Newsletter

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  • The day of the Meet and Greet you will receive a welcome email from your child's homeroom teacher.
  • When you and your child arrive to the event you will visit your child’s Learning Community and meet their homeroom teacher.
  • School supplies (if ordered on-line) will be in the homeroom class along with a daily schedule. PTO will be available to answer questions about PTO membership, Friends of Collins, and on-line Spirit Wear sales for the upcoming school year.
  • Fine Arts and PE teachers will be present to answer questions you may have about those programs.
  • If you are unable to attend, your child will receive everything he or she needs on the first day of school. We are very excited about the new school year and looking forward to meeting you and your child.
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Conroe ISD will be holding its District-Wide New Student Registration Day on Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This opportunity is for students new to the District. If you know anyone new to the area who is looking to enroll their child, please direct them to https://bit.ly/CISDreg for more information.

InfoSnap

The only way we know your most updated phone numbers, email address, emergency contacts, and people that may pick up your child is to complete the InfoSnap returning student registration. This process does away the with days of filling out multiple forms on the first day of school.


Your student's InfoSnap code and website link have been sent - see sample of email below.

Sample of Email Parents/Guardians Received Beginning of July

Conroe Independent School District - Verification of Student Registration Directions

To the parent(s) of: STUDENT NAME,

We are excited to announce online verification of student registration for the upcoming school year! This process replaces the paper forms sent home at the beginning of each school year. Your verification of student registration for STUDENT NAME at Conroe Independent School District is now available online.

How do I get started?
Click this snapcode link: Personalized Link for your student found here!

What’s a snapcode?
By clicking on the link above, you are automatically entering your child's snapcode. The snapcode is like a key to your child’s verification of student registration for the upcoming school year. You should receive a unique snapcode or snapcode link for each child.

Should I create an account?
- If you’ve never completed an online verification of student registration, you should create an account. This allows you to securely save your work and come back at a later time if necessary. You can use your email address or cell phone number.
- If you already have an account, you can sign in and complete the form. (You should use the same account to complete forms for multiple children.)

Do I have to answer all the questions?
Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change, click on the underlined field or click “< Prev” to return to a previous page.

I’ve completed the form, now what?
When you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.

What if I have more than one student in the district?
Do I need to do this for each child? Yes, because you’ll need to provide information that is specific for each child. We recommend that you submit one verification of student registration and then start another – this will allow you to “snap over” shared family information, which will save you time.

I don’t know what a question is asking.
You can contact your child's school or email at registration@conroeisd.net to ask any general questions about the form or the online verification of student registration process.

Help! I’m having technical difficulties.
For technical support, visit our PowerSchool Enrollment Family Support at https://help.powerschool.com/t5/reg or email support@powerschool.com or call (866) 752-6850, Monday through Friday, 7 AM - 4 PM.

Thank you!

Conroe Independent School District

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TRANSPORTATION & DISMISSAL

Register for Transportation Online

If you did not register for transportation during your child’s initial school registration, you can register for transportation online.

To complete the process you will need


  • your child’s I.D. Number and
  • Date of Birth



IF YOU REGISTERED FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION IN THE PAST YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER EACH YEAR!


It may take up to five (5) business days to process depending on the volume of request. Once in effect, you can find your child’s new route by clicking the “Find Bus Route” Link.


If you have requested an alternate stop location, the Routing Department will process your request and transportation services will start as quickly as possible. This may up to five (5) business days depending on the volume of request. Once in effect, you can find your child’s new route by clicking the “Find Bus Route” Link.


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


Register for Transportation: https://apps.conroeisd.net/AlternativeTransportation/


Find a Bus Route (will not show 2021-2022 route info until Aug 2nd): https://routeinfo.conroeisd.net/infolocatorrc/info.aspx?OrgGuid=ORG-CONROE&profileguid=nextyeartemp

What Bus Do I Ride?

To determine your child’s bus route:

  1. Click the Find Bus Route button to go to the Transportation Portal.
  2. Click the Student Eligibility button and enter your child’s Student ID number and date of birth

Infolocator for 2021-2022 School Year, bus information will be available on 8/2/21

Please click button for a video explanation of the Collins Afternoon Dismissal process:

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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.
  • It is suggested that Make-up/cosmetics not be worn and make-up/cosmetics will not be applied at school.
  • Hats are not to be worn inside a school.
  • Hoods to hoodie sweaters should not be worn inside the building.
  • Spandex clothing, yoga pants and leggings are to be worn under other outerwear (for example a sweatshirt, t-shirt) that covers the torso and approaches midthigh.
  • Pants/shorts may not be worn lower than undergarments.
  • Students who choose to wear shorts to school must wear them so that they approach midthigh. When an oversize shirt is worn with shorts the shorts should be visible.
  • Flip flops may not be worn during P.E. classes.
  • Girls may wish to wear shorts under their dresses.
  • Dresses, skirts, and shorts should be of appropriate length (approach a student's knees) and tights should accompany shorter dresses, skirts or shorts.



If administration determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school and return to the classroom. If the problem cannot be corrected at school, the school will work with the student and parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes loss of instructional time. Until the situation is corrected, the student may be assigned to an alternate setting.

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Student Lunch Accounts

All students in CISD have been issued a six-digit ID number. All Campuses are equipped with computerized point-of-sale stations where students enter their assigned ID number or swipe a card in order to access their accounts. This number stays with the student when they transfer between campuses. Parents may contact the cafeteria manager if they would like to restrict their child’s a la carte purchases or set daily spending limits.


Parents are encouraged to prepay for their child’s meals. Prepayments can be made on-line using the direct link on the homepage or go to https://www.myschoolbucks.com/. Please allow up to 48 hours for payments to be applied to students’ accounts. There is a $2.75 charge per transaction to use the on-line payment system.


Prepayments can also be made in the cafeteria before classes begin. Checks and prepayment envelopes with cash should include the child’s name, ID number and grade to ensure crediting to the proper account. Checks should be made payable to CISD Child Nutrition and include Driver’s License # and Date of Birth. CISD allows students to charge meals if funds are unavailable in a student meal account. Repayment of these charges can be made online by credit card or in the cafeteria by cash/check.

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/getmain.action?clientKey=&requestAction=home A Parent Access Account allows parents to see the amount of money available to the child.


Please visit: https://www.conroeisd.net/department/child-nutrition/ for menu options and more information.


Breakfast Prices:

Meal Includes Entree, Fruit, and 1% or Skim Milk Daily

  • Reduced Breakfast $.30
  • Paid Breakfast $1.50
  • Non-Student Meal/2nd Meal $2.50


Lunch Prices:

Meal Includes Entree, Vegetable, Fruit and 1% or Skim Milk Daily

  • Reduced Lunch $.40
  • Paid Lunch $3.00
  • Non-Student Meal/2nd Meal $3.75
  • Entree A la Carte $2.25
  • Fruit/ Vegetable/ Juice/ Bread A la Carte $1.10
  • Milk A la Carte $.90

FREE AND REDUCED INFORMATION

  • A new application must be submitted each year.
  • Applications may be completed on-line at myschoolapps.com. Paper applications are available at each school campus or at the Child Nutrition office, located at 601 W. Lewis in Conroe.
  • Complete one application per household. Eligibility is based on family income and size, or if the family has a SNAP or TANF number. The guidelines are located on the Free and Reduced Application.
  • Parents will be notified if the students are eligible for Free/Reduced Meals.
  • Students who participated in the Free/Reduced program during the previous year in Conroe ISD may continue to eat at the same Free/Reduced status for the first 30 days of school. When a new application is completed before the 30 grace period ends, the new status overrides last year’s status.
  • Applications may take up to 10 days to process.
  • Foster children are eligible for Free meals. Please contact our office with student information for faster processing or fill out an online application.
  • Parents must pay for student’s meal until the lunch application is processed.
  • You, your children or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply.
  • All student financial information is kept confidential in the Child Nutrition Office.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT NAZIA NIZAM (936) 709-8197 or nnizam@conroeisd.net


A reminder to parents of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch – please make sure to apply for the 2021-2022 school year because if you are eligible for free and reduced lunch it gives your access to a variety of other services (food assistance, clothing assistance, school supplies assistance, etc.).

Free and Reduced Application

Application must be submitted each year.

Collins PTO

Spirit Shirts

  • We have also ordered Collins Spirit Shirts which will be available on Membership Toolkit for purchase soon.
  • Shirts price will be announced soon. and will be delivered to your child’s classroom periodically (depending on how many are ordered in a given window)


Student Planners 5th Grade Only

  • Only our 5th Grade will be using the Official Collins School Planner
  • Planners are also available for purchase and are $5.
  • If you bought school supplies through EPI, you DO NOT need to purchase a planner.
  • Planners will be delivered to your child at a later date.


PTO Meeting Dates 2021-2022

2nd Monday of month at 1:15 p.m.

August 16th

September 13th

October 4th (11th is Holiday)

November 8th

December 13th

January 10th

February 14th

March 7th (14th is Spring Break)

April 11th

May 9th


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


Join PTO

  • Lastly, while on Toolkit, you can also join the PTO.
  • The funds from membership dues go directly to support our students and staff with items such as Chromebooks, software licensing, staff development, musical instruments, PE equipment, staff appreciation meals, and more.


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 CollinsPTOToolkit@gmail.com .


Stay tuned for more PTO information and updates to come!

PTO Link

Reward Programs Info, Shirt Order Info, and much much more...

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TO SUBMIT REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE, EMAIL: supplies@woodlandsinterfaith.org Please include: Your name, address, and phone number Requests Accepted: June 1st – June 29th

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Destination Imagination

If your child and family is interested in learning more about D.I. or you family has participated in years past and wish to do so this school year please complete the brief interest survey below.


Please join us for an informational meeting at 6 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in the Collins Gym.

Collins Robotics

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STAAR Scores

To Learn More about Your Child's Performance or How You Can Provide Additional Support at Home visit http://www.texasassessment.org/


What Families Should Know About the 2021 STAAR


This year’s STAAR results are for learning and recovery only.

  • The scores will not be used to rate schools or districts or to evaluate teachers.
  • They will not affect promotion for students in any grades.

School and districts will use STAAR to identify learning gaps.

  • Teachers will use the scores to better understand how the pandemic impacted learning and develop plans to address
  • learning gaps.
  • District leaders will use the results to ensure the schools and students in greatest need receive the resources they need for recovery.

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Fall Semester

Wednesday, August 11th

  • First Day of School

Friday, August 13th

  • Robotics Application Due (more information found below)

Thursday, August 26th

  • 5th Grade Parent Information Night 6:00 - 6:45 PM
  • 6th Grade Parent Information Night 7:10 - 7:55 PM

Monday, September 6th

  • Labor Day - School Holiday

Thursday, September 9th

  • Collins Individual Student Pictures (for Yearbook)
  • College Park High School Homecoming Game

Wednesday, September 22nd

  • Read for a Better Life

Friday, October 1st

  • Fall Frenzy

Thursday, October 7th

  • End of First Grading Period

Friday, October 8th and Monday, October 11th

  • Student Holiday

Thursday, October 28th

  • Class Pictures & Yearbook Picture Make-Up/Re-Take

Monday, November 11th - Friday, November 26th

  • Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 17th

  • Student Early Dismissal
  • Last Day of Second Grading Period

Monday, December 20th - Tuesday, January 4th

  • Winter Break

Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 5th

  • First Day of the Second Semester

Monday, January 17th

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Holiday

Thursday, January 28th

  • Club and Group Picture Day
Wednesday, February 16th
  • Spring Individual Picture Day

Friday, February 18th - Monday, February 21st

  • Student Holiday (President's Day 2/21/22)

Thursday, March 10th

  • End of Third Grading Period

Tuesday, April 5th

  • 5th STAAR Math

Wednesday, April 6th

  • 5th STAAR Reading

Thursday, April 7th - Friday, April 8th

  • 5th Grade STAAR Make-Up Testing Days

Friday, March 11th - Friday, March 18th

  • Spring Break

Friday, April 15th - Monday, April 18th

  • School Holiday

Tuesday, May 10th

  • 6th STAAR Math
  • 5th STAAR Math Retest

Wednesday, May 11th

  • 6th STAAR Reading
  • 5th STAAR Reading Retest

Thursday, May 12th

  • 5th STAAR Science
  • 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Friday, May 13th

  • 5th and 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Thursday, May 26th

  • Last Day of School - Student Early Dismissal
  • End of Fourth Grading Period
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Prior Newsletters 2021-2022

Are You Following Us?

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account you can follow Collins and see some of the great things our students and teachers are doing. You can also find quick and helpful reminders.

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.