Collins Elementary School
as a Professional Learning Community will provide
all students the necessary instruction and support
promote exemplary student achievement.
WELCOME TO COLLINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The teachers, staff and administration at
Collins strive to provide an atmosphere where all students can develop and
maintain a high standard of achievement.
We believe that success in school is shared responsibility. The school, parents and students working
together, will succeed in attaining a positive atmosphere. We want you to know we are happy to have your
child at Collins Elementary.
Prekindergarten Kindergarten – 5th
– 10:45 A.M. 7:45 - 300
12:00 – 3:00
tardy students must report to the office for a tardy slip before entering the
classroom. It is important to be in the
classroom on time to receive instruction.
Children, should not be on campus before
7:15 a.m. All students are to be at
their designated place in the morning.
In the afternoon when they are dismissed it is necessary that they leave
promptly. There is on-site daycare
available after school. Primary students
are not to wait for older siblings.
Students who remain at school too long will have parents notified, and necessary
Child Protective Services or the police.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD AFTER SCHOOL UNSUPERVISED AS IT IS UNSAFE.
Attendance is important at Collins. We work hard to keep our attendance above 97
percent. Our school goal is to have
every student in class every day, except when illness requires absence. Those children who have perfect attendance
will receive recognition each nine weeks.
If a child is absent, parents are asked
to contact the attendance office between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. on the day he/she
must be absent and contact the student’s teacher fro make up work. Students are responsible to make-up all
State law (TEC 25.092) requires that
students attend classes for at least 90 percent of the days the class is
offered. Otherwise, the student will not
receive credit for the class except as provided by (TEC 25.092). Students absent more than eight days a
semester, EXCUSED or UNEXCUSED, may not receive credit for the school
year. Students who are in danger of
losing credit due to attendance will be placed on a Principal’s Plan to meet
the instructional requirements of the class.
If the absence is not called in the actual
day the student is absent, it will be unexcused unless a doctor’s note is
brought in the next day. (On the third
unexcused absence parents will receive a court warning. If a court warning is issued any absences
thereafter must be accompanied by a doctor’s note. Paperwork may be filed for court after
further unexcused absences.)
A requested absence which cannot be
classified as excused but for which in the judgments of the principal is
necessary may be allowed. Requests
should be submitted in advance. Requested
absences may include but not be limited to the following: Requested absences are limited to 3 a year.
psychological, or dental care
Attendance at a funeral
Note: Written verification of the above appointments
in activities sponsored by civic or other outside
organization for which, in the opinion of the principal, there is an educational value related to the student’s academic program.
must have prior principal approval.
(Limited to 3 days per school year)
4. Court appearance
6. Family emergencies
After 3 unexcused tardies students will
serve after school detention. The
detention will be served every time there is an unexcused tardy after the three
first unexcused tardies.
Please note attendance is recorded at 10:00
a.m. Students present at 10:00 are
considered present all day. Students not
present at 10:00 are considered absent all day.
If a student starts the school day and leaves for an appointment or
returns after an appointment, a note from the health care center is necessary
in order for your child to be marked present for that day.
If here is a family emergency that
involves leaving town, emergency absence request must be approved by the
principal or assistant principal before leaving town. Any student leaving the school during school
hours must be signed out in the office by a parent or guardian who is listed on
the emergency card. A picture ID is
necessary. Absolutely no student is to
leave the grounds without permission from the office.
This year we will have several types of
emergency drills. Children will be
taught how to stay safe during a variety of emergencies.
A parent or guardian must come to the
school to pick up and sign out a student.
Students cannot be sent home alone.
We will not release children to persons not listed on the emergency card
or pick up list unless the parent has notified the office in advance. A picture ID will be required for persons
picking up children.
IMPORTANT CHANGES DURING BREAKFAST
Breakfast will not be served in the
classroom from 7:45 to 8:00 a.m.
will no longer be served in the cafeteria.
Lunch is provided free of charge for all students.
students may choose to bring a sack lunch.
in the cafeteria.
quietly in line to get our food and sit at your assigned table.
in a quiet voice and stay seated.
good manners while eating.
up after yourself.
all others with respect.
carefully! When packing school lunches,
glass containers are not permitted. All
food must be kept in the cafeteria. No
left over food may be taken from the cafeteria.
Collins School follows the mandatory
discipline code. At the beginning of
school, parents receive a copy of the school district’s policies, Discipline
Management Plan: A Student Code of
Conduct. Parents are asked to sign the
acknowledgment page, indicating they are aware of its existence and have read
the code of conduct. Please return this
page to your child’s teacher so that it can be kept on file for the school
year. Teachers will utilize a discipline
plan in each classroom. The plan shall
consist of class rules, consequences for severe disruptions, and rewards for
Collins School is committed to the goal of
providing students with a quality educational program which encourages the
acquisition, exchange, and application of ideas. We believe that all students can behave
appropriately and we will work cooperatively with parents and students to
achieve this goal.
La Escuela Collins sigue las reglas de
diciplina. Al principio de ano, los
padres reciben una copia de las polizas, Plan de Diciplina: El Plan de Conducta Esudiantil. Se le require a los padres que firmen la
ultima pagina verificando que han leido y comprendido el Codigo de
Conducta. Por favor regrese la forma a
la maestro/o de su hijo/a lo mas pronto possible.
La Escuela Collins se compromete a darle a
sus hijo/a una education de calidad para intercambiar ideas. Esta meta se cumplira solo porque se lo
merecen. Las maestras usaran el plan de
diciplina en cada clase. El plan consite
de reglas, consequencias de interupciones y premios por buen comportamiento.
Creemos que todos los estudiantes pueden
comportarse apropiadamente y nosotros trabajaremos con los padres y los
estudiantes para llegar a nuestra meta.
Students will be held responsible and
strictly accountable for any damage or destruction to furniture, books, or any
part of the school buildings or property.
Parents will be charged for damage or destruction caused by
students. Acts of vandalism are
punishable by law and parents are held responsible for damage or destruction
caused by their children.
School board policy gives parents the
responsibility of deciding what is appropriate wear, but also charges the
administration and teachers with banning any clothing that is considered
indecent or suggestive, which constitutes a health or safety hazard, or which
would interfere with the instructional program.
We ask your cooperation in helping students develop appropriate
standards of dress and grooming. Shorts
are allowed. Walking shorts or Bermuda
shorts are the acceptable length. The
following are not allowed: shirts with
inappropriate slogans or advertising, tank tops, heels, halters, make-up, short
shorts, high heels, extra-large pants, or shirts. Piercing is only allowed on ears.
YOUR COLLINS T-SHIRT ON FRIDAYS TO SHOW SCHOOL PRIDE!
quietly and directly in an orderly manner.
on time and prepared to work.
courtesy and respect to everyone.
property and keep our school neat and clean,
to and follow directions.
hands, feet and all other objects to yourselves.
believe that our teachers motivate children to be successful and help them
think positively about themselves and the school. Self-respect and respect for others are our
- Parents should call the office on the day of the absence. Students should bring a written excuse for
the absence to their teacher.
– Animals are not permitted on campus.
This includes leashed dogs.
– No bicycles, rollerblades or scooters are allowed on campus.
– Students are to exhibit their best manners in the cafeteria. The rules are posted. Use the restroom before going out to the
playground to play. Students will be
required to call home before borrowing money for lunch.
WEATHER - During inclement weather, all students should enter the cafeteria in
– Supplies are to be kept in the classroom.
No supplies are to leave the classroom, especially scissors and writing
– Students are not permitted to use the telephone except in the event of an
emergency. Students are not allowed to
call home for forgotten books, homework, or supplies.
– All textbooks must be covered.
Students will be fined each day books are not covered. Fines will be charged for lost and damaged
books. Lost books must be paid for
before a new book is issued.
Paso Independent School District system has a numerical grading system for
90 - 100 A
- 89 B
75- 79 C
- 74 D
70 is failing
Frequent contact and cooperation between
the home and school are important factors in a student’s success. Parents are encouraged to visit the school
throughout the year. Making an
appointment with the teacher is least one day in advance is not only a
courtesy, but also enables you to schedule the visits for maximum benefit. When your child’s academic grades have
dropped below passing, you will be notified in writing by a three week progress
report send by his/her teacher. A
parent/teacher conference can be arranged and is encouraged. Each teacher has a 45 minute conference
period. Teacher conferences may be
scheduled Mon., Tues., Thur., and Fri.
Teachers cannot stop to confer with parents during their instructional
time. Should you need, or wish to see a
teacher, please call the school office to arrange and appointment. Teachers are asked to have at least one
conference per semester with each student’s parent.
Our academic program is based on these
characteristics of a Professional Learning Community
for struggling learners
At Collins school we have students in the
pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. In
addition, the special education program consists of BIC, speech & resource
classes. Our school also serves
bilingual students. Students qualified
for gifted instruction are eligible for the School wide Enrichment Program. Our DRD Program (Dyslexia and Related
Disorders) serves eligible students in grades 2-5. Students have instruction in language arts,
math, social studies, science, music, art, and physical education. The library-media center and computer lab are
a vital part of all our programs.
We ask that you notify the school office
at least two days prior to departure so that the necessary paper work may be
OF ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, EMPLOYMENT
It is extremely important that we are able
to reach you when necessary. Always keep
your child’s emergency card current.
Please notify us immediately of any changes in your address, telephone
number, employment, work telephone number, or emergency number.
Two classroom parties are allowed per
year. Classes usually have a winter
vacation party and an end of the school year party.
Parent cooperation in limiting the amount
of unnecessary items brought to school, such as toys, dolls, music equipment,
recorders, sunglasses, etc. is greatly appreciated. These tend to interfere with the learning
process. Items brought to school will be
collected by the teacher or administrative staff. These items will be returned to parents
coming by to retrieve them. No bicycles,
roller blades, scooters or skateboards are allowed at school.
Each child must assume responsibility for
all school supplies and books assigned to him/her, as well as all of his/her
personal belongings. Parents are
encouraged to label all items, including lunch boxes. If your child has lost an item, please check
the Lost and Found in the front office.
Collins School has a very active
Parent/Teacher Association. We encourage
all parents to become members and active participants.
The P.T.A. meet each month in the
cafeteria. All meetings are at 5:30 p.m.
unless otherwise noted.
- There is no time or facilities for students to change before or
after P.E. Students should dress in clothing that allows for maximum
participation in the classes. Appropriate shoes need to be worn.
Providing sun screen for your child is a good idea as most of our
classes are held outside. Wearing hats during P.E. Is allowed when
needed for sun Protection.
excuses – A student may be excused from P.E., if necessary, for a
maximum of 3 days, with a written note from the parent. A doctor
excuse is necessary for a period of more than 3 days. A Student with
a P.E. Excuse will also be required to remain indoors during the P.E.
period and lunch break.
NURSE AND MEDICATIONS
nurse is on duty to attend to those children who become ill or
injured during school. Time. If your child is ill, it is wise to
keep him/her at home until he/she is feeling well enough to attend
inform the office, the nurse, and/or teachers if there is a health
problem of which we need to be aware so that proper precautions can
must keep all medication in the office. A signed medication for must
be completed for each medication brought to school, authorizing
school personnel to administer the medication. Only medications
prescribed by a licensed United States physician may be administered.
All prescription medication must be kept in the original container.
Students needing medication during the school day are required to
bring the medicine at the beginning of the school day to the school
nurse or the office. Please stress to your child that he/she is not
to keep any drugs in his/her own possession. This is for your
child's and other children safety. Children are responsible for
taking medication on time.
the beginning of the year, parents will be supplied with a list of
items needed for their child's grade level. Students are expected to
have the necessary supplies for school each day. These supplies
should be clearly labeled with the child's name.
AND LIBRARY BOOKS
Textbook are state owned and
issued to the students free of charge. Students are required by law
to keep their issued textbooks covered at all times. Failure to have
books covered can result in a fine. Lost textbooks will be paid for
in the office. If a book is damaged, the student may be assessed a
fine or the full price of the book.. Once a textbook is issued to to
a student he/she is responsible for what happens to that book.
The Volunteer Program is
designed to have parents participate in the education process of our
school. VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) are used to help in the
classroom, in the office, and serve as auxiliary campus aides and
tutors. This greatly helps functioning of the school Parental
involvement at all levels of public education enriches learning
experiences for our children.. Hourly employees of EPISD are not
eligible to volunteer.
Visitors to the campus must
check in through the office. For the security of our students and
staff, outside doors remain locked from the outside.
The library is open from 7:30
am. To 4:00 pm. Daily. Students in first through fifth grades may
check out books to take home. Parents are also encouraged to check
out books. Two books may be checked out at a time and there will be
a fine for damaged, or lost books.
The El Paso ISD does not
discriminate in its educational programs or employment practices on
the basis of race, color religion, sex national origin, age
disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other
basis prohibited by law. Inquiries concerning the application of
Title VI, VII, and IX, and Section 504 may be referred to the
District Compliance Officer, Patricia Cortez, at 230-2033, 504
inquiries regarding students may be referred to Cecilia Whiteman at
El Districto Escolar
independiente de El Paso no discrinima en los programas de education
o en practices de empleo basando se en la raza, color, religion,
sexo, origin nacional , edad, encapacidad, estado military, u otra
prohibido por la ley. Preguntas acerea de la aplicacion del titulo
VI, VII,y IX, y la Seccion 504 Puend ser referidas al official de
cuplimiento del district, Patricia Cortez, al 230-2033: preguntas
sobre 504 tocante a estudiantes pueden ser referidas a Cecilia
Whiteman al 230-2836.