Collins Cadence

2020-2021 September 27, 2020

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

We look forward to Monday, October 5th, for our Virtual Parent Information Night.


In Person Learning Families (Including families changing to In Person on Tuesday, October 13th)

Start Time 6:30 PM

End Time 7:15 PM


Remote Learning Families

Start Time 7:20 PM

End Time 8:05 PM


Format:


  • Zoom Webinar
  • Meeting ID and Password will be communicated by homeroom teacher
  • Teacher will send reminders regarding changing screen name to your child's name
  • Session will be recorded for parents unable to attend virtually or have children in both 5th and 6th grade
  • Each Learning Community Teacher will present to the attendees
  • Questions can be shared via chat to the meeting host and will be answered at a later time


Wishing you a wonderful and healthy weekend,

Shelli LeBlanc

Upcoming Dates

Monday, October 5th

  • Virtual Parent Information Night
  • 6:30 - 7:15 PM In Person Families (including families joining at second grading period)
  • 7:20 - 8:05 PM Remote Families

Tuesday, October 6th

  • Collins Spirit Night Grub Burger (Research Forest)

Thursday, October 8th

  • End of the First Grading Period

Friday, October 9th

  • Teacher Staff Development Day - Student Holiday

Monday, October 12th

  • Student/Staff Holiday

Tuesday, October 13th

  • First Day of Second Grading Period

Friday, October 16th

  • First Grading Period Report Cards available in Parent Access

Thursday, October 22nd

  • Tentative Date for Student Yearbook pictures for Remote and Virtual (date subject to change)

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • Teacher Staff Development Day - Student Holiday

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)

Collins Intermediate Celebrates

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Counselor Update

Some of you may have experienced some changes in your financial situation due to the current Pandemic. Please make sure to complete the assistance form so we can assist you as needed.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvFXlludKMyfDnG0GrnuSmugkZ2E-7LWRr3lrw9Hp6qTYFEQ/viewform


If you are in need of assistance for lunch for your child, please complete the link below.


https://www.myschoolapps.com/


Friends of Collins

PTO is excited to launch our fundraiser, Friends of Collins!

September 25 thru November 1


This is the only fundraising the PTO will do this fall. We are not asking you to sell anything but only asking families to donate if they are able. We have some fun incentives available whether your student is in person or remote. Our fundraising goals are for each student to have a school Chromebook available to use & for math enrichment programs. You can donate on Membership Toolkit under Store.

Please contact friendsofcollinsintermediate@gmail.com with any questions.

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Yearbook Sale

This year looks different from any other year. Grab a piece of history and buy your yearbook now for $40 (payment plans available). Order before October 23 to get 4 free icons with personalization.

Yearbook Photo Request

~Calling All Cobras~

~We Need your Photos~

~Due Date October 9th~


The Yearbook Committee is looking for two different types of photos:

  1. A picture of your child holding an 8 x 10 piece of white paper with One of the following letters filling up the space - C, O, B, R, A, S (with or without mask)
  2. A picture of your child with their pet(s)…could include them near their new work environment as well!

*Please submit photos to: Collinsptoyearbook@gmail.com


~Thank you, Your Collins Yearbook Committee

*Please note, there is no guarantee that all pictures submitted will be published!

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Arrival

We are so excited to greet our Collins Cobras each morning. When students arrive by 8:30 AM they have time to go to the classroom, to get settled for their day, and to watch our KCOL broadcast each morning.


Upon arrival at the front of the school, students will utilize our side doors to access the 5th or 6th grade hallways. Beginning at 8:40 AM, these side doors will be shut, and all students will then use the center/front doors to enter the building. A student is tardy if they are not in the classroom by the 8:50 AM bell.

Dismissal

Car Rider dismissal update:

Have you wondered who are the amazing Collins staff members who come by each afternoon to scan your barcode for car line?


Mrs. Szalmasagi, Collins Instructional Coach, and Mrs. McCure, Collins 6th grade counselor, vest up each and every day with a smile in their heart and under their mask to scan our cars. Rain or shine they bring joy and positivity to an important yet intense job each afternoon.

We can't thank them enough for what they do each and every day.


We are doing a great job of keeping the scanned cars in line with little to no interruptions from cars moving into the line that were never scanned. If you observe an un-scanned car in front or behind you, please let one of the staff members on the porch know. This will help the flight dismissal move much more safely and quickly.

GT Update - Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing

For information regarding referral process, please see the September 20, 2020, Collins Cadence. Link can be found below in the "Oldies But Goodies" section.

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)

Nurse Kendall Update

Parents, thank you so much for screening your student for symptoms of Covid every day before sending to school. Please continue to do so and notify the clinic if you are keeping your child home with any of the following symptoms: fever; loss of taste or smell; repeated vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain; chills, body aches, sore throat, fatigue; nasal congestion or runny nose; severe headache; cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the clinic - 281-298-3809.

Thank you!


NASN Staying Home When You Are Sick
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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 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

Needing help turning in an image, audio, or video file for a Canvas assignment? Here are three helpful videos, depending on the device your student uses:

Phone or Tablet: https://youtu.be/G_SQNwjWbfA

Chromebook: https://youtu.be/IzS5o1XfqZY

Laptop, Desktop, Chromebook: https://youtu.be/HX9_FIBbmI4


There are many other helpful videos on the Technology Coach’s website: GottaSecTech.com

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 help@conroeisd.net. Canvas users can also click the 'Help' button prior to logging in for assistance.
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Prior Newsletters 2020-2021

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.