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  • To avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our community, practice social distancing
  • Avoid going out in public
  • When in public, keep six feet of distance between you and others
  • Follow the guidance provided by local and state officials.
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Superintendent Update April 1, 2020

 

Comfort ISD Update April 1, 2020

 

Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Comfort ISD will extend the suspension of normal district operations through May 4, 2020, in an effort to support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

 

 Our health officials report that cases are continuing to spread in the state, and an increase in confirmed cases in our county seems likely.
We will continue to work with state and county officials and will use the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to guide our decisions on whether a longer closure beyond May 4 will be necessary. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. Our goals are to monitor information, access conditions throughout the state, and provide an update as needed.
Currently, district and campus staff are teleworking, but are available by email or telephone. Teachers have been contacting parents and students; and, as mandated by Texas Education Agency, will continue working to provide instructional continuity. The District webpage has information on how each campus is providing instruction for students. The intent of this instructional continuity is not intended to provide additional stress to families in this time of uncertainty. If any difficulties are being experienced, as always, please contact your child’s teacher or campus principal.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. We want to reiterate a request to our broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:

  • Don’t shake hands
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded places and maintaining 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length)
  • If you are moving around in the community, please don’t congregate in large groups
  • For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms
  • If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice
  • Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care

    Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the community in Comfort ISD stay safe and healthy.

 

Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Comfort ISD will extend the suspension of normal district operations through Friday, April 24, 2020, in an effort to support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.
 
Our health officials report that cases are continuing to spread in the state, and an increase in confirmed cases in our county seems likely.

We will continue to work with state and county officials and will use the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to guide our decisions on whether a longer closure beyond April 24 will be necessary. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. Our goals are to monitor information, access conditions throughout the state, and provide an update as needed.

Currently, district and campus staff are teleworking, but are available by email or telephone. Teachers have been contacting parents and students; and, as mandated by Texas Education Agency, will continue working to provide instructional continuity. The District webpage has information on how each campus is providing instruction for students. The intent of this instructional continuity is not intended to provide additional stress to families in this time of uncertainty. If any difficulties are being experienced, as always, please contact your child’s teacher or campus principal.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. We want to reiterate a request to our broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:
• Don’t shake hands
• Wash your hands regularly
• Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded places and maintaining a 6 ft distance between people (at least an arm’s length)
• If you are moving around in the community, please don’t congregate in large groups
• For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms
• If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice
• Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care

Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the community in Comfort ISD stay safe and healthy.
Comfort ISD will be closed starting March 23 through April 3 to support our community and health care professionals in the ongoing goal of containing the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Additionally, all extracurricular activities, practices, and athletic events are suspended while we are closed. We will reassess our situation on a regular basis as we receive additional information from state and local officials.

We do not make this decision lightly. We fully realize it presents significant difficulties to working parents. However, we are hopeful that these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of children, staff, and the larger community.

Comfort ISD is working on the logistics of distance learning options. Students will be provided with lessons from their teachers through a variety of platforms which can vary by grade level. At-home lessons are intended to allow students and parents to have experiences that are conducive to learning in this setting. Expect more detailed communication regarding our at-home learning in the coming days. We are also working on logistics of distribution of food to address children’s nutritional needs while school is out. More information and guidance will be made available on our website, social media, and email/phone systems.

Additionally, Comfort ISD asks the broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness:

• Don’t shake hands
• Wash your hands regularly
• Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded places and maintaining a 6 ft distance between people (at least an arm’s length)
• If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups
• For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms
• If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice
• Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care

This is a quickly changing situation. We will monitor information, will assess conditions continuously, and will provide additional updates via our website, social media, and email/phone systems.
Thank you for your support and cooperation as we strive to ensure that all members of the community in Comfort ISD stay safe and healthy.
Comfort ISD is monitoring COVID-19. Below is current news, updates, and helpful resources for our families and community.
Dear Parents,
Educational packets for students without internet access will be available for pickup on Wednesday, March 25 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If this time/date does not work for you, please contact your child's campus and let them know. Packet pickup will be curbside at each campus and we ask that you stay in your vehicle while staff members verify student information and bring supplies directly to your car. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your child's school.
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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
 
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June.
P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year.
 
For more information, visit the following websites:
hhs.texas.gov/PEBT
 
To start the application click here