Collins Cadence

2020-2021 March 26, 2021

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

We welcome April this week. As we complete the month of March our students focus on the character trait of perseverance. When you consider the meaning - I can only marvel at how the Collins community has been steadfast in our purpose in spite of difficulty or obstacles.


We have eight weeks to continue to work hard and stay focused on learning. The third grading period report card is found in our Parent Access (PAC). We also continue to focus on safety procedures. Thank you for your continued support in doing all the things that keep us all healthy.


Have a wonderful upcoming week,

Shelli LeBlanc

Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 29th - 31st

  • Final Days of Marble Slab Spirit Month

Monday, March 29th

  • Colossal Cobra Awards 6th Lunch - Perseverance
Tuesday, March 30th
  • Colossal Cobra Awards 5th Lunch - Perseverance
  • 6th TELPAS Online Speaking

Wednesday, March 31st

  • 6th TELPAS Online Reading
  • Virtual Colossal Cobra Celebration

Friday, April 2nd

  • Staff and Student Holiday

Monday, April 12th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM

Wednesday, April 14th

  • 5th Science Benchmark
  • Spirit Night - Chipotle (on Sawdust)

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STAAR 2021 Testing Dates

Please place the following dates on your family calendar:


Tuesday, May 11th Math (5th and 6th Grade)

Wednesday, May 12th Reading (5th and 6th Grade)

Thursday, May 13th 5th Science


Virtual Students STAAR Testing Schedule TBA

Mr. Barnhart Updates

Hello everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to give a couple quick reminders about the end of the year. First, as I’m sure you all know, STAAR is coming! I have received a few phone calls about whether or not virtual students need to take the STAAR test and the answer is yes. The data we get from the STAAR test is critical for identifying areas for improvement and with all that has happened over the last year that is more important now than ever before. Second, attendance is also extremely important right now, for both in-person students and our virtual learners. Our teachers are working hard to make sure our students are ready for STAAR and while I know some things are unavoidable I’m asking that we do all we can to make sure our students are at school to receive instruction. Third, I have to thank all of you for your continued support with our safety measures. Our students have done a phenomenal job with sanitizing and wearing their masks. I know this doesn’t happen without your support so thank you!


Please stay safe and help us make it a great end to the 2020-2021 school year!


Mr. Barnhart


Mrs. McCure & Ms. Aymond Counselor Updates

The Colossal Cobra theme for March was Perseverance. 6th grade awards will be during lunches on Monday, March 29, and 5th grade awards will be during lunches on Tuesday, March 30. Virtual Students will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00.


The Colossal Cobra theme for April is Courage.


Guidance lessons for 5th and 6th grade will be during homeroom class the week of April 12 - 16.

6th GRADE PARENTS

6th Grade Parents - Students can see their course in Student Access (SAC) for KNOX. If a student needs to make a change, the student must do so before May 1, 2021.

The parent of the student must email the student’s counselor at KNOX to make the change.

Students with last name


Gingham Girls application deadline has been extended to March 30. Please see the front office for an application.


For students going into 7th grade 2021-2022 and are wanting to do Off Campus Physical Education (OCPE) or also known as Private PE or Off Site PE - parents need to complete student enrollment online by going to Conroe ISD’s website under Physical Education and clicking on Off Site PE. The agency/vendor MUST be on the CISD approved list. The window for enrollment opened March 15, 2021 and closes May 1, 2021. Parents, please know that OCPE is a year long commitment. You can not change vendors without prior approval from the CISD Coordinator of Physical Education. The vendor is responsible for sending your child’s grades on time, or your child will receive a zero for the grading cycle. You can only participate with one vendor - splitting time between vendors is not permitted. Completing the course selection form for Knox does NOT enroll you in OCPE. For questions you may email the Knox Off-Campus Private PE contact, Ms. Laura Olsen, at lolsen@conroeisd.net. Thank you!

Nurse Kendall Updates:

Parents of 6th graders: please continue to send in vaccination records of your students if they received the Tdap (tetanus booster) and MCV4 (meningitis vaccine) at their last check-up. If they haven’t gotten these vaccines yet, make plans to get them done before 7th grade. These 2 vaccines are required and your students will not be able to pick up their schedules until done. This also applies to Conscientious Objector affidavits. If they are set to expire before August 2021, your student will not be allowed to come to school until a new one is filled out and notarized. They are good for 2 years. You can send the record to me and I will input the information and it will move on to Knox at the end of the year. If you’re not sure if your child needs them, please reach out to me, I can check and let you know. nkendall@conroeisd.net


I hope everyone had the chance to view the growth and development videos with your students over spring break. 5th grade parents, your students will view the same material next year as 6th graders. If you missed it, the link to the videos is: https://www.pgschoolprograms.com/Parents

Technology Updates:

Collins Chromebooks:

We are continuing to collect Chromebooks that are owned by Collins Intermediate and were checked out by students who were “virtual” learners and now are “in person” learners. Please help us by returning the Chromebook, along with the charger. Your student can bring it to their Home Room teacher.


Help With Phone Use:

Many parents are struggling with helping their students manage phone usage. Read this article for tools to help them resist the urge to constantly be on their phones. It may also help you!

https://technologyformindfulness.com/addicted-to-your-phone-ask-yourself-these-5-questions-when-you-reach-for-your-smartphone/


Library Updates

National Library week is coming soon. Be on the lookout in Canvas for ways to celebrate the awesome things that happen in the Collins Library. Here’s a great article with some myths about libraries.

https://medium.com/everylibrary/7-insidious-myths-about-libraries-and-reading-the-first-two-kill-me-ec2865358184

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PTO Link

Reward Programs Info, Shirt Order Info, and much much more...

Collins School Supplies 2021-2022

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Lost and Found Items

There are so many good looking jackets, hoodies, etc. in our Lost and Found!

Some were picked up just before Spring Break, but we still have plenty that need their owners! Please look at the 3 photos below to see if you recognize one (or two, or three!)

We would love these items to go back to their original owners by Friday, April 16th!

Items that are not picked up by then will be donated to a local charity so that they can find new owners!


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Nurse Kendall Update

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Collins Remote Week At A Glance

2020-2021 March 29, 2021

Technology Update

No problem too small or too big to address: visit www.gottasectech.com or email Kellie Lahey klahey@conroeisd.net

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Gingham Girls - Drill Team

Off Campus Private PE/Private PE

The application window is now open for Off Campus Private PE/Private PE for the 2021-2022 school year. The application process is entirely electronic and there is no paper application. You can complete the application at https://apps.conroeisd.net/physedoffsite/



The deadline for application submission is May 1. For questions you may email the Knox Off-Campus Private PE contact, Ms. Laura Olsen, at lolsen@conroeisd.net. Thank you!


Knox Counselors

College Park High School - News and Events

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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)
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Prior Newsletters 2020-2021

In Person Protocols

Classroom, Transition, Lunch, Recess, BAMO/PE

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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.