Collins Cadence

2019-2020 School Year 3-19-2020 Update #2

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Krystal McCure, Counselor

Email To Reach Collins: contactcollins@conroeisd.net

From The Principal

This quick update I wanted to speak through music! Tuesday I forgot to wish our Collins families Happy St. Patrick's Day. So to honor the day I am sharing Irish Tune from County Derry. A beautiful piece by Percy Grainger. One of my very favorites - I was lucky to play with my university wind ensemble many years ago.


The second piece is full orchestra and is a fun and entertaining piece of music to listen to - but to also see the musicians experiencing such joy to perform.


Stay Healthy - and Wash Your Hands!

GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band - Tour 2018
Gustavo Dudamel - Danzon n°2

From the Superintendent

Join Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent, for the District's second Facebook Live this Thursday, March 19, at 6:00 PM. Dr. Null will give an update on the District, and Denise Cipolla, Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling, will share stress-reducing resources. The video will be recorded and posted to YouTube following the chat. If you missed Dr. Null's first Facebook Live, you can watch it on Facebook or view it on the District's YouTube Channel.
Conroe ISD Update - March 19, 2020

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.

Report Cards

Conroe ISD had a system malfunction and parents received an email stating that your child's report card was ready to view in Parent Access.


Teachers have not been able to verify 3rd Nine Weeks grades and report card grades where not officially generated in the system.


The grades were removed from PAC since the information was wrong.


You will receive updates through Collins Cadence when report cards are ready.


Sorry for any confusion.

Academic Updates

March 19th, after the Facebook Live, the district will share guidance and resources for parents and students to help with our transition in to virtual learning.


By Sunday, March 22nd Collins will begin sharing weekly campus created academic activities for at home learning.

Hard Copy of Virtual Activities

For families unable to access Collins virtual academic activities, the school will provide hard copies of in the form of packets. Those packets will be made available on a table in the front of Collins beginning Monday. There will be a 5th and 6th academic packet.

Mrs. McCure Update

I wanted to say hello and let you know I miss all of you! Some things to do while we are away from Collins are to remember to take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, and eating a well balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, and protein. I know many of you are tempted to stay up all night binge watching television shows/movies, playing video games, and/or eating chips or sugary snacks. I know I have been, but after a few days of not being productive, I got kind of frustrated and sluggish, so I decided to stop that way of acting.


Try doing something different - take a walk, ride your bicycle, clean your room, organize your closet, learn to help with laundry, learn to cook, work in the yard, help with chores around the house, read a book, learn to play an instrument or practice one if you are in band and orchestra - the list is endless. I have seen lots of great social media posts where students from around the nation and world are doing things like this. Personally, I have been learning how to clean our pool and take care of it. This is huge for me to learn all of the mechanics! Also, I have washed all of our downstairs windows, and it is great to be able to see Spring blooming clearly. The weather is fantastic right now, so make sure to soak up some sun. I know I am! So far this week - I have logged 9 miles walking every day!! I am also learning how to play a new song on the piano! Maybe I will perform live at some point.


I can't wait to hear of all the great things you accomplish during this time along with the learning that is coming soon!

Health Service Hotline

Health Services has a hotline staffed by nurses for anyone who has questions about Covid-19 to call and discuss concerns.


936-709-7791 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Library

FAQs

What do I do with my books I checked out?We are looking at options for families to turn in Collins Library books. Right now, just keep them in a safe place and we will let you know when there is plan in place.

Are there going to be late fines if my books are overdue? No. Collins never charges a fee for overdue books.


Where can I find new books to read now? Since the public library is now closed, online books are your best options.


How to access ebooks through your library account


  1. Log in to your district account at sso.conroeisd.net

  2. Choose Destiny

  3. Choose catalog

  4. Under Material Type choose Electronic Book

  5. Hit Enter and all 58 options show up.

If that doesn’t work:

  1. Log into SSO

  2. Choose Destiny Discover

  3. Click log in in upper right corner

  4. Scroll to ebooks


Things to remember about ebooks through Destiny:

  1. If there are unlimited copies, everyone can read it at once.

  2. If it says In, there is just one reader allowed at a time. Once you have finished reading it, please “return” the book. There is a button to do this when you open the book. If you don’t, no one else can read it for 14 days from check out.



EBSCO ebooks

Students can also find hundreds of ebooks through TEXQUEST.

  1. Log in to your district account at sso.conroeisd.net

  2. Choose TexQuest Online Resources

  3. Password is learn

  4. Choose EBSCO ebooks

  5. Search from hundreds of options,both fiction and nonfiction

  6. Books are linked to Google if being used for research.

  7. Can be downloaded or read online


EPIC books online

This is an online program you sign up for. It is free until June 30. A teacher or librarian sends an invite. Parents signup and don’t have to enter any credit card info. There are a large amount of popular titles. If you'd like to get started soon, email mwillingham@conroeisd.net and I will send you an invitation email.

www.getepic.com


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