Collins Cadence

2021-2022 - 2nd July Summer Edition

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 6th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade

From the Principal:

The countdown is on! 12 Days until the first day of school. We are excited to go on this great school adventure. The teachers are hard at work in meetings and trainings even before their official first day. Their commitment and dedication to you and Collins is awe inspiring.


If your family has not completed the Transportation survey - please take a quick moment to share dismissal transportation plans for your child.


Also the Collins Student Handbook is now ready and has very helpful information for you and your child regarding all things Collins.


For our incoming 5th grade families - we look forward to see you at our orientation events. And we are all excited for the 6th Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 5th and 5th Meet the Teacher on Monday, August 9th.


We will see you soon!

Shelli LeBlanc

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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)

Upcoming Dates

July 2021

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

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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Please join us for a live update from Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent, on Wednesday, July 28, at 6 PM on the Conroe ISD YouTube Channel. Information will be shared about a variety of topics including the upcoming school year. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPEH-4re_QjZKBNjSUEFMHAhttps://

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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.

New Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.02124, Parental Option for Student Retention

During the recent legislative session, Senate Bill 1697 established new Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.02124, Parental Option for Student Retention, which allows parents or guardians to opt to have their child:

  • repeat prekindergarten;
  • enroll in prekindergarten if the child was eligible to enroll in prekindergarten in the previous school year, under TEC, §29.153(b), and has not yet enrolled in kindergarten;
  • repeat kindergarten;
  • enroll in kindergarten if the child would have enrolled in kindergarten in the previous school year and has not yet enrolled in first grade;
  • for grades one through three, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in the previous school year;
  • for grades four through eight, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year; and
  • for courses taken for high school credit, repeat any course in which the student was enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year.



To learn more, please visit TEA’s Restart Kindergarten https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/restart-kindergarten or Repeat a Grade or Course https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/covid/repeat-a-grade-or-course webpages. Please note: UIL eligibility may be impacted by repeating a course or grade. Check UIL’s website https://www.uiltexas.org/academics/resources/eligibility/ regularly for updates.

Medication Drop Off

If you have medication that needs to be dropped off with Nurse Kendall you can do so during the Meet the Teacher events.



To administer prescription or non-prescription medication at school, the school must receive a written and dated request from the parent or legal guardian. The medication must be in the original container and properly labeled. Only the guidelines printed on the container will be followed unless a physician order is present. Additional guidelines for medication to be administered at school are:

  • All medication must be kept in the clinic during the school day.
  • The District will not purchase medication to give to a student.
  • The school nurse is authorized to train other school employees to administer medication to students during school hours and for off-campus school sponsored activities.
  • Over-the-counter medication dosage must not exceed the dose recommendation listed on the bottle. Exception: If your physician, dentist or orthodontist has directed a certain dosage to be given that is greater than that recommended on the bottle, a written order will need to be included with the written permission from the parent.
  • The use of “sample” medication from the physician, dentist, or orthodontist must have signed written instructions from that doctor accompanied by the parent written permission.
  • Students may not transport medication on the school bus with the exception of asthma, anaphylaxis, and diabetes medications with physician’s orders.
  • Medication required “daily,” or “twice a day,” should be administered at home. Many “three times a day” orders should also be given at home unless the doctor requests a specific time during the school day.
  • A record of each medication given at school is maintained in the clinic.
  • Students that have asthma or are at risk for anaphylaxis may carry an inhaler or anaphylaxis medication to be used when needed. A letter from the physician with complete instructions for use of the inhaler or anaphylaxis medication and permission for the student to carry the inhaler or anaphylaxis medication, must be provided. It is strongly recommended that a spare inhaler or anaphylaxis medication be kept in the clinic for emergencies.
  • Students with diabetes will provide a Diabetes Management Plan developed by the physician and parents. The campus nurse will consult with the student and family to develop an Individual Health Plan for the school year. In accordance with a student’s Individual Health Plan for management of diabetes, a student will be permitted to possess and use monitoring and treatment supplies and equipment while at school or a school-related activity. See the school nurse for information.
  • The Texas Nurse Practice Act allows registered nurses to refuse to administer medications anytime the nurse believes the medication is contra-indicated for the student.

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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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InfoSnap

We are only 140 families shy of 100% completion for Info Snap!


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.

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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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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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

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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.