GREAT FIRST DAY!
Thank you for a great first day of school! Here are a few reminders as the
days and weeks move ahead:
Colina Connection Updates
To stay up to date with PTSA activities, news and volunteer opportunities,
please visit the Colina PTSA website and sign up to receive updates of
our newsletter. While on the site, you can buy membership, send your
donation and participate!
Parent Access to Campus- With middle school comes some natural
anxieties. We have worked hard with WEB to create many opportunities
for making the transition from elementary to middle exciting and
welcoming. Parents, it is best to begin the process of allowing
independence to flourish and perhaps saying goodbye in the car or at the
gate; having your parent walk you on campus is not necessarily the most
popular choice these days. If your student is finding some difficulty and
you need that time to assist them, we will be asking that parents sign into
the office's Raptor System to receive a campus pass. Parents will need
their driver's license to scan in.
Pick Up/Drop Off & Parking Lots – THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
To help expedite the drop off, please have your student sitting on the
passenger side of the car with back pack next to them for a quick and
easy drop off. Please follow the direction of campus supervisors and
leave extra time until routines are in place. Remember, it is
recommended to turn right into Colina from Hillcrest Drive if you are using
the internal drop off/pick up traffic pattern. Alternate drop off/pick up
locations will be along Rancho Road; please do not use any lot at
Ascension, we always want to be good neighbors. Reminder that TOPD
motor enforcement will be out and enforcing speed, cellphones, seatbelts,
as well as monitoring parking and no parking areas. Please be safe and
courteous out there,it will get easier!
Schedules: Please be sure your student has their schedule written into
their assignment notebook for tomorrow as, we had quite a few students
waiting in line for schedule reprints which created some unnecessary
anxiety for them.
ID Cards: Students received their temporary ID Cards today. Students
need to have these with them during the school day. Once school photos
are taken we will issue their permanent 2019/2020 ID.
Lunches- important to remind your child to throw out their uneaten
lunches and not keep them in their lockers overnight! With the heat we
are experiencing, ants will likely be on the move and looking for a meal.
“A” period will start promptly at 7:55 am with period 1 beginning at 9:00
am. Students with a traditional 9:00 am start time can come onto campus
at 8:30 am otherwise they will be directed to the Boys & Girls Club for
supervision. Likewise, students who dismiss at 2:19 pm will need to be
picked up by 2:45 pm or they too will be directed to the Boys & Girls Club
Reminder, electronic devices/cellphones must be turned off and in student
during the school day. Phones must be stored in a locker and may not be
on their person during the school day. Students may use their cell phones
at the blue benches before school and at lunch; Colina assumes no
liability for lost or stolen cell phones. (Please encourage your students to
keep locker combinations secret!)
LATE START Options:
Boys & Girls Club/SPORTS CLINICS
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Tryouts:
Thursday 8/22 All Grade 7/8 only 330-5 pm GYM
Tuesday 8/27 All Grades 6 330-5pm GYM
Once teams are selected practices for Girls Volleyball will be Tuesdays
and Thursdays 330-500 pm. Games for 6th graders will be on Mondays
at the Teen Center and 7/8th grade games on Wednesdays. More
information will come after the fall schedule has been built.
Tryouts are TBD
The Boys Basketball League is a 7th/8th grade league, however Colina
does allow 6th graders to tryout with the 7th graders. In order to fulfill a
space on the 7th grade team, a 6th grade student has to be clearly more
advanced than the lowest 7th grade player.
Thursday, August 22nd
7th grade students will be receiving their text books, please be sure
your child has an extra bag to carry their books home.
Friday, August 23rd
6th graders will be receiving their text books, please be sure your
child has an extra bag to carry their books home.
6th grade Welcome Back Social 330-500 pm lower field. Free with
a Cougar Card $10 without.
7th/8th Welcome Back 600-800 pm lower field. Free with a Cougar
Card $10 without.
Tuesday, August 27th LATE START DAY
Tuesday, August 27th- School Site Council 330-500 Library
Wednesday, August 28th PICTURE DAY
Thank you to the Boys & Girls Club for making these messages possible
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