Collins Cadence

2020-2021 Start Of Year Update #1

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

Collins Cobras are getting excited about the 2020-2021 school year!


Collins teachers start back on Wednesday, August 5th. We have lots of planning and preparing to do to make the school year start off GREAT!


There are many questions about the virtual start of school and the upcoming "In Person" start for about 60% of our students on September 8, 2020.


We are still placing the finishing touches on what day-to-day "In Person" school will look and feel like - so when we have it all shined up and ready we will be sharing the details in an upcoming Collins Cadence parent newsletter.


Virtual Learning... what does that look like?

The teachers will be working and communicating with families regarding the delivery of instruction to students. Most instruction will be asynchronous... meaning recorded lessons for children to watch on a schedule that works for the family. Students will check-in and engage in learning activities in all classes daily but there will be flexibility as to when that occurs during the day.


Teachers will also provide time for live learning - but if a student isn't able to attend they can watch the recording later in the day.


The teachers will also share a "Week At A Glance" document that will be sent the Friday before and it will outline the learning for the coming week.


Placement of students

  • Each teacher will have a class of students that will include both "In Person" and "Remote" learners.
  • Based on parent selection we anticipate each homeroom class to have between 15 - 18 "In Person" students and the remaining students will be "Remote" learners.
  • The Learning Community and homeroom teacher that your child is initially placed will be the same throughout the school year regardless of remote or in person learning.

Welcome Call

On Friday, August 7th your child's homeroom teacher will be calling home to introduce themselves and welcome you to their homeroom. During this call teachers will check to make sure you have all that you will need to make the start of "Remote" learning successful. This would include making sure you have the computer you need to "Log On" on Wednesday, August 12th. This is just an introductory call - the Learning Communities will share videos from all teacher to share a warm welcome to Collins on the following Monday.
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We will be virtual this year!

Our teachers are excited to reach out to all Collins families via videos to welcome your child to their learning community. You may even see messages from the counselors and other surprise guests. There will be more information about how to order spirit shirts, join PTO and other important updates that will be shared by the learning community.

Meet The Teacher

Monday, Aug. 10th, 3pm

This is an online event.

Teachers will send an email with welcome and introduction videos at 3 PM on Monday, August 10, 2020

First Day Of School

Wednesday, Aug. 12th, 9am

This is an online event.

Homeroom teachers will call the first day of school to give a big welcome to 5th and 6th grade. We will start calling around 10:00 AM. What a great way to start a first day - a personal phone call from teacher to student (& family).

What if I want to change the instructional option for my student?

Parents declared remote or in person learning through completion of Info Snap. Changes to the selection can only be made by emailing the Collins Registrar, Mrs. Glaser, at dglaser@conroeisd.net .
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In Person Learning

Families that ordered a Collins School Supply pack from EPI and have chosen "In Person" learning will have the supply pack placed in their child's homeroom class. We are excited that the supplies will be waiting our your Cobra for the first day of "In Person" learning on September 8th.

Remote Learning

Families that ordered a School Supply pack from EPI and have chosen "Remote" learning will receive notification from the school through the parent newsletter. We will share the date and window for distribution of purchased supplies. It will be a system similar to technology distribution.
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Chromebook Distribution

First, I hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy!


I cannot tell you how much I miss our students and how ready and excited for the new school year. We will be online until September 8th so anyone who needs assistance with technology we want to help in whatever way we can. For those of you that have signed up to receive a Chromebook, we will hold our Chromebook distribution on August 10th from 1:00-4:00 PM. If you have not had a chance to fill out our survey, please let me know if you need a Chromebook and I will make sure we have one ready for you by emailing cbarnhart@conroeisd.net . I have included directions for our Chromebook distribution below.


I look forward to seeing all of you soon!


Stay safe!


Christopher Barnhart

Assistant Principal

cbarnhart@conroeisd.net

Distribution of ChromeBooks will be on August 10th from 1:00-4:00 PM

Front of Collins Intermediate

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If you need a Chromebook - please email cbarnhart@conroeisd.net

Counselor Update

Welcome back Collins’s students! We are excited to be ramping up for school to begin on August 12. We have great news! We now have two counselors on the campus. Ariel Aymond is the 5th grade counselor, and Krystal McCure is the 6th grade

Counselor. You can reach Ariel Aymond at 281-298-3813 or aaymond@conroeisd.net , and you can reach Krystal McCure at 281-298-3812 or kmccure@conroeisd.net.


We are excited about the upcoming school year and meeting you virtually until September 8. We have lots of exciting things planned for all of you. We can’t wait to hear how your summer has been, what great movies you watched, and what things you accomplished - big or small.


Nurse Kendall Update

Hello from Nurse Kendall! I have missed the students tremendously!!! Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff are my TOP priority! The clinic phone number is 281-298-3809. Email: nkendall@conroeisd.net


  • The State of Texas has not waived immunization requirements, therefore, if your child is needing any immunizations, please get in touch with your health provider to get caught up as soon as possible. This is valid for both in-person and remote learning. If you have a conscientious objection affidavit, you may contact me to make an appointment to drop it off beginning August 5.

  • If your child is going to require prescription medication at school, please email or call me to make arrangements to drop it off and fill out the required paperwork. This will be by appointment only.

  • Over the counter medication, such as ibuprofen and Tylenol, and other medications that treat Covid-19 symptoms, such as cold and cough medications, will require a physician note to administer at school.


I will continue to keep you all informed as much as possible.

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