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Mental Health and Student Support (9.10.2020) - In this episode, Superintendent Kim talks with Kristi Elliot and Taylor Hughes about mental health trends they've noticed during the current Covid-19 environment and the start of the 2020-21 school year. They also provide information on how students, parents, and staff can reach out to the support team for additional assistance. 
 
 
 
 
Athletics (9.8.2020) - In this episode, Superintendent Kim talks with Athletic Director Liana Tyler about sports and athletics for the 2020-21 school year. 
 
 
 
 
First Week: Help Desk & Case Management (8.31.2020) - In this episode, Superintendent Kim talks with Executive Director of Safety and Security, Joe McKenna, and Helpdesk Coordinator, Sally McDonald about the first week of school. 
 
 
 
 
Student Perspective (8.28.2020) - In this episode of Comal ISD Radio, Superintendent Kim talks with CISD freshman, Aidan Karr for a special "podcast within a podcast." They talk about different procedures and precautions going back to school. Listen for a student's perspective on the launch of the 2020-21 school year. 
 
 
 
 
Case Management (8.26.2020) - In episode 11, Superintendent Kim talks with Executive Director of Safety and Security, Joe McKenna, and Coordinator for Student Support Services, Ruby Moseley about CISD case management protocols. 
 
 
 
 
Transportation (8.13.2020) - In episode 10 of Comal ISD Radio, Superintendent Kim talks all things transportation with Director of Transportation, Jessica Fischer. Topics include bus schedules, safety, and the importance of carpooling. 
 
 
 
 
Planning and Case Management (8.9.2020) - In episode 9 of Comal ISD Radio, Superintendent Kim talks with Executive Director of Safety and Security, Joe McKenna and special guest David Drastata, President of the Comal ISD Board of Trustees. They discuss what the planning process has been like from first going remote after Spring Break to the relaunch of school for the 2020-21 school year as well as what our case management system looks like. 
 
 
 
 
Special Education (8.8.2020) - In this episode, Superintendent Kim talks with Executive Director of Special Education and Special Services, Michele Martella and Director of Special Education, Shanie Bowers to discuss what special education will look like for the upcoming school year. 
 
 
 
 
Safety and IDO (8.6.2020) - In episode 7, Superintendent Kim sits down with the district's executive director for safety and support, Joe McKenna, and executive director of communications, Steve Stanford. They discuss recent updates to case management guidelines released by the Texas Education Agency as well as when and where parents can make their final decision regarding on-campus or remote instruction for the 2021-21 School Year. 
 
 
 
 
Technology (8.3.2020) - In this episode, Superintendent Kim talks all things Technology with Assistant Superintendent of School Operations, Mike McCullar and Chief Information Officer, Travis Brown. They discuss technology requirements for remote learning and information about the upcoming Technology Checkout Program for the 2020-21 school year. 
 
 
 
 
UIL, Band, and Sports (7.26.2020) - In this episode, Superintendent Kim sits down with Assistant Superintendent of Strategic Initiatives and Programs Mandy Epley, Director of Fine Arts Carla Schumann, and Athletic Director Liana Tyler. They discuss how the recent UIL guidelines will have an impact on Comal ISD's fall sports season and what safety precautions are being put into place for players, cheer and dance teams, and the marching band. 
 
 
 
 
Remote Learning (7.24.2020) - In this episode, Superintendent Kim talks with Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Design Kristen Lueck about remote and on-campus instruction for the 2020-21 school year. Listen to find out how remote instruction will look different from the last 9 weeks of last year as well as recommended technology specs to get the most out of remote learning. 
 
 
 
 
TEA Guidelines and PPE Supply (7.19.2020) - In this episode, Superintendent Kim sits down with the district's executive director for safety and support, Joe McKenna, and executive director of communications, Steve Stanford. They discuss recent guidelines released by the Texas Education Agency involving remote learning options for the 2020-21 school year, preliminary results from the pre-committal survey that was sent out last week, and what types of PPE we have available for students and staff as we begin the new school year. 
 
 
 
 
 
Health, Safety, and Scenarios  (7.16.2020) - Health and safety guidelines and the pre-commitment survey are discussed in this week's episode of Comal Radio. Superintendent Kim sits down with the district's Executive Director for Safety and Support, Joe McKenna, and Executive Director of Communications, Steve Stanford. Talking points include daily health screeners, face coverings and more.
 
 
 
 
 
Basics of Relaunch  (7.13.2020) - In the first episode, Superintendent Kim is joined by Comal ISD Executive Director for Safety and Support Joe McKenna and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Design Kristen Lueck. They tackle the topic of “The Basics of Reopening.”