Collins Incoming 5th Grade
Collins Welcome and Electronic Packet Information
From The Principal
We are so very excited to welcome our incoming 4th grade Dolphins, Challengers, Panthers, Greyhounds, and Bears to Collins Intermediate. The transition from elementary to intermediate is an important time. We want to ensure that your child and family have all the information and tools you need. For many families this transition may be a return trip that older siblings have already experienced. For others, this is a new frontier. Please be assured that, at Collins, we will work to make the next two years positive ones for your child. The transition process for fourth graders and their parents can be filled with questions and concerns. The administration and counselors at Collins will be communicating with the fourth grade teachers and counselors from each of the feeder schools to learn more about our new “Collins Cobras.”
Mrs. LeBlanc will visit all of the fourth graders on their home elementary campus. She will share fun information about being a fifth grader and all the wonderful things Collins has to offer. Each child will be given a packet of information that outlines our Fine Arts and PE programs, school supplies as well as other information that will assist in the transition.
After a fun and restful summer vacation, you and your child are invited to attend both a 5th grade orientation and "Meet The Teacher”. The 5th grade orientation will be an opportunity for administrators and counselors to share information for the family as well as provide a brief tour of the building. Meet the Teacher is a “Come and Go” event. Dates and times for both of these events are listed below. 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.
Recording from Incoming 5th Parent Meeting 4-22-2021
Recording from Band Parent Information Meeting 4-20-2021
Fill out our band specific form. This is where you will put your child's first, second and third choice instrument. Be sure to check out our instrument information page to see and hear the different options.
After we receive your information, you will receive a link to a Sign Up Genius for you to sign up for a one-on-one zoom with our band directors. During this zoom we will evaluate your student and discuss their final choice.
Thursday, April 29th, 4:30-9pm
6020 Shadowbend Place
The Woodlands, TX
Recording from Orchestra Overview Meeting 4-21-2021
Incoming Orchestra Parent Information Night
Thursday, May 6th, 7:30pm
This is an online event.
Join Zoom Meeting
This is recommended before attending Instrument Selection/Sizing on May 8.
Instrument Selection/Sizing By Last Name
Saturday, May 8th, 9am-2:30pm
6020 Shadowbend Place
The Woodlands, TX
Students will get sized for their instrument, and I will give parents useful information about the Orchestra program, where to rent instruments, supply lists, etc
Please come to Collins at the time noted by student Last Name
T-Z- 12:00- 1:00
If you are unable to make it during your time please come between 1:00-2:30
Voice Over of Student Presentation for Collins
The electronic version of the Collins 4th to 5th grade student packet.
June 1st - Deadline for Ordering School Supplies
Collins Incoming 5th Grade Fine Arts Selection Form
5th Grade Fine Arts Selection Form ** DUE **
Monday, April 26th, 6pm
This is an online event.
All 4th Grade Families Complete This Form
School Cash Online is an online parent portal that oﬀers a safe, fast and convenient way to pay for school activity fees.
- Pay for your child’s school fees online. Anytime, anywhere.
- Stop sending your child to school with money.
- Get automatic email notifications about upcoming school fees and activities.
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 will be sent to you via email in July.
Our annual fundraising efforts include “Friends of Collins” (a monetary donation to PTO), Fall Frenzy (a fun event for the students after school one Friday in September/October), Box Tops, spirit nights and grocery store rewards programs. If you would like more information about the Collins PTO, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTO Welcome & Membership Toolkit
PTO Positions and Openings as of 4-26-2020
Collins Questions and Answers
How are the students placed in classrooms?
Students are assigned to a Learning Community (LC) typically consisting of three teachers responsible for each of the content areas: reading/writing, math, science and social studies. Each LC is balanced with children needing a variety of instructional services, which include gifted/talented, special education, and Section 504. Also, we make every attempt to evenly distribute students from each of our feeder elementary schools.
Do the teachers coordinate assignments and test dates?
Every PLC (Professional Learning Community) and LC is required to conduct weekly meetings to review integrated activities, test dates, campus activities, homework, and to discuss the progress of their students. Assignments and test dates will be posted on CANVAS.
How can students make a fine arts decision if they are unfamiliar with the program?
Fourth grade students will attend a presentation by the band/orchestra teacher on their home campus during the middle of April. Band and Orchestra will also host informational parent meetings April 20th and 21st. In the “Incoming 5th Student Packet” you will find information regarding the Fine Arts classes, which includes a QR code that directs ALL parents to a required Google Form to indicate the fine arts interest for their child. Families will receive information from the band and orchestra teacher regarding upcoming interview opportunities for placement purposes based on what interest is indicated in the form/survey.
If a student enrolls in Band or Orchestra, will they have an opportunity to take Art?
No. They will not have the opportunity to take Art. Band/Orchestra is taken for the entire year.
Can a sixth grader enroll in band or orchestra if they took art/music in the fifth grade?
No. The next opportunity to start Band or Orchestra as a beginner is in 7th grade.
Can my child take advanced math if they aren’t identified gifted/talented?
Yes. Students identified gifted/talented are placed in the program based on their content area of eligibility. Occasionally a child will demonstrate a strong aptitude for a content area in which they have not been identified. Collins will review the following data; 4th Grade Math and Reading STAAR tests, All Conroe ISD Benchmark tests, BAS (reading level assessment), and grades from all four grading periods of 4th grade. Parents will be notified during the summer if their child is eligible for the advanced math class.
Do the children have Physical Education every day?
Students attend P.E. five days. On the sixth day, the students rotate in to the Library for a lesson that supports their core curriculum class. Students also have 20+ minute recess before or after lunch each day.
Will 5th grade students have lockers?
No. Students will not be assigned lockers. All students will utilize their backpacks to keep their belongings with them during the day. Things to keep in mind when preparing for the new school year; select a lightweight or string backpack, and large zipper binders are not recommended. We ask that students not use rolling backpacks due to classroom configurations.
What are the school hours?
Classes begin at 8:50 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. However, all students need to be in the building no later than 8:30 a.m. to prepare for the day.
Supervision begins at 8:00 a.m. for students attending before school activities or tutorials. We ask that students not be dropped off in the front of the school until 8:00 a.m.
Lunch schedules will be reviewed this summer. During the 2020-2021 school year our campus hosted four lunche blocks. The first two lunches are 5th grade and the final two lunches are 6th grade. Many factors will be considered as we set our lunch schedule for the upcoming school year. We will communicate the official lunch times during the summer.
How do I find information about my child’s bus number and the bus arrival and departure time?
Visit the Conroe ISD Website at http://www.conroeisd.net/ and click on “What Bus Do I Ride?”. 2021-2022 bus route information will not be loaded until beginning of August.
How do I make sure Collins has the most current contact information for my child?
At the end of July you will receive an email with your INFOSNAP log-in information. It is very important to take time to review and submit this information prior to school starting. This is a critical process that must be completed every year. A help document can be found in the incoming 5th grade packet.
Cool Collins Facts
- Dr. Donald R. Collins was a graduate of Texas A&M University with many degrees in veterinary medicine. He became better known to the children in CISD as the “Snake Man”, taking his collection of snakes from school to school explaining the safety and dangers of the snake world. His presence was strongly felt in our school system as a member of the CISD Board of Education from 1979 to 1988 and as its President from 1986 to 1988.
- Collins opened in 1990
- Collins mascot is a Cobra
- The school colors are Maroon, Blue and Silver
- Announcements are broadcast live every morning at 8:40 a.m.
Collins Twitter Account
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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.