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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.

 

Practice Social Distancing

 

  • 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 guidance provided by local and state officials.
  • Get more information at https://texas.gov/covid19

#covid19 #texasstrong #stayhome

 

Practice Social Distancing

 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 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.

 

Comfort ISD Closure Announcement March 19, 2020


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 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 6 ft of 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.
CES-Front Street circle drive
CMS-Front Street circle drive
CHS-Circle drive in front of high school
 
Tweet from Commissioner Morath regarding STAAR testing
 

CISD Meal Pickup changes.

 

To reduce the necessary number of pickups, CISD meal pickup will be from 8:30 to 10:30 AM Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Monday and Wednesday any child in the car will receive 2 breakfast and 2 lunch and 1 breakfast and 1 lunch on Friday.

 

At Comfort Elementary School via a drive thru only service at the normal parent pick-up area on 4th Street at the back of the school. Any person 18 and under can receive a meal but they must be present at pick-up. To follow social distancing guidelines, you must remain in your car.