Covid-19 (coronavirus) Information

Comal ISD understands that there is a lot of concern among students, staff, and parents related to Covid-19 (coronavirus). District personnel are in contact with local and regional health officials and will follow their guidance with regard to any actions that we may need to take in response to this issue. In the meantime, you can continue to take simple actions to slow the spread of respiratory infections, including:

  • Staying home when sick
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoiding touching your face; covering your cough with your arm or a tissue
  • Frequently disinfecting surfaces.

We realize that this is an ever evolving situation and will continue to provide you information as warranted as we work with our local and regional health officials, as well as surrounding school districts on this issue. In the meantime, please find below helpful information resources about Covid-19.

Have questions? Please use this form to submit your questions regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus).

More information can be found below. Please use the drop-down arrows to expand each section and FAQs.

 

  • Comal ISD is closed through Friday, April 24.
  • All extracurricular activities through the end of April have been cancelled. At this time, cancellation of events scheduled past April have not been determined.
  • The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas. All contests, practices, rehearsals and workouts will remain suspended until further notice. At this time, the earliest games and contests may resume is Monday, May 4th. Prior to this date, the UIL will allow its member schools a reasonable acclimatization period for rehearsals and practices to occur. All decisions remain flexible and will be consistent with the advice of local, state and federal officials. The UIL will continue to provide timely, ongoing updates and is reassessing this ever-changing situation daily. Please continue to check the UIL website  and social media accounts for further updates. 

Starting, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we will begin offering free meals for current Comal ISD students Monday-Friday throughout the duration of campus closures at the following locations:

  • Bill Brown Elementary
  • Clear Springs Elementary
  • Freiheit Elementary
  • Goodwin Frazier Elementary
  • Kinder Ranch Elementary
  • Mountain Valley Elementary
  • Morningside Elementary
  • Rebecca Creek Elementary
  • Specht Elementary
  • Startzville Elementary
 

Starting Tuesday, March 17, we will also start providing breakfast service at the same locations from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Distribution will take place at the front of the campus, allowing parents to drive up and pick up the meals without getting out of their car. 

Please note that if you currently have a modified meal plan for your child, you can call the Comal ISD Food Service Department at 830-221-2051 to arrange an alternate meal for pickup.

We are launching the Comal Continues: Home Learning Opportunities (HLO) resource webpage. The HLO webpage includes resources and activities organized by grade level to help keep your child’s learning moving forward and help structure their day while we are closed. There are also links to resources such as Vocabulary.com and Khan Academy, and guidance on how students can reflect on their learning activities.

The purpose of these resources is not to continue instruction and deliver new material online, nor are these graded assignments. Rather, the goal is to focus on reinforcing the basic foundations so that when our students do come back to school, they are ready to get back into the routine of learning.

All Comal ISD functions including but not limited to extracurricular practices, fine arts events, competitions, meetings, etc. have been cancelled through the end of April.
 
Other event cancellations include:
  • All UIL contests and practices through March 29
  • All Comal ISD Advisory Group Meetings
  • All Intramural Sports through May 2
  • March 23 - Canyon Lake Dance Tryouts
  • March 24 - JRES 2nd Grade Music Performance
  • March 24 - Entrepreneur Expo
  • March 24 - STAR Track Meet
  • March 25 - Canyon Lake Bi-District OAP Competition
  • March 27 - Dance Field Trip to Texas State
  • March 27 - Canyon Middle Choir Concert
  • March 28 - CHS Choir Music Festival
  • March 30 – April 3 Dance Tryouts (PRMS, CHS, DHS)
  • April 1 - CHMS Field Trip to Majestic
  • April 2 - Paradigm Challenge
  • April 3 - UIL One Act Play Competition
  • April 3/4 - CLHS Dance Spring Show
  • April 4 - ACT Canyon High
  • April 4 - Middle School Choir Solo & Ensemble
  • April 4 - PRMS Band Performance & Six Flags Trip
  • April 5/7 - UIL OAP Area Rehearsals
  • April 5 - GRES Choir at Spurs Game
  • April 7 - FES First Grade Musical
  • April 8 - SHAC Committee Meeting
  • April 9 - CLHS Art Show
  • April 11 - Bass Fishing Tournament
  • April 13/14 - 5th Grade Band Instrument Selection Nights
  • April 14 - SVHS Dance Tryouts
  • April 14 - GRES Second Grade Music Program
  • April 14 - CHS Night of Percussion
  • April 15-17 - UIL Choir Concert & Sight Reading
  • April 15 - DMA Darlings at Spurs Game
  • April 15 - SVHS Senior Dance Showcase
  • April 16 - OCES First Grade Music Program
  • April 17 - CLHS Spring Dance Showcase
  • April 17 - Comal Education Foundation Casino Night
  • April 18 - CHMS Trip to Six Flags
  • April 21 - FES Fine Arts Night
  • April 21 - JRES First Grade Music Program
  • April 21/22/29 - Blended Learning Showcase
  • April 23 - SVHS Orchestra Night
  • April 23 - ISES Second Grade Musical
  • April 23 - PRMS Dance Spring Show
  • April 25 - CHS Choir Hosts Schlitterbahn Concerts
  • April 27 - SVMS and SBMS Orchestra Concerts
  • April 28 - ASES Fine Arts Night
  • April 28 - TPES Second Grade Music Program
  • April 28 - DMS/SVMS Band Concert
  • April 29 - ISES Art Shows
  • April 30 - SVMS Pops Concert
  • April 30 - CHMS Dance Spring Fling
  • April 30 - SVHS Dance Spring Show
  • May 2 - SAT Canyon/Smithson Valley High
  • May 2 - SVHS Chess Tournament
  • May 9 - Comal Fit Games
 
Additional closures include:
  • Worth the Wait Parent Meetings
  • Grading Guidelines Committee Meeting
  • AP Super Saturday
  • AP Power Thursdays
  • Ed Camp
  • CIC Meetings
The Comal ISD Student Support Services Department is committed to helping students and families as we navigate the effects of COVID-19 on our community. On our Mental Wellness During Uncertain Times website, you will find helpful links and resources for students and families related to social/emotional supports, mental health, and general mental well-being.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Find updates regarding cases in our area with the links below:

If you are concerned with your health, please contact your primary care physician; they will decide if you meet the the current symptoms and criteria for testing. At this time, testing is limited and can only be ordered by physicians.

If you have other questions related to coronavirus you can contact the Comal County Public Health Department Hotline at 830-221-1120.

Free meals for current Comal ISD students will be offered Monday-Friday and throughout the duration of campus closures at the following locations:

  •       Bill Brown Elementary
  •       Clear Springs Elementary
  •       Freiheit Elementary
  •       Goodwin Frazier Elementary
  •       Kinder Ranch Elementary
  •       Mountain Valley Elementary
  •       Morningside Elementary
  •       Rebecca Creek Elementary
  •       Specht Elementary
  •       Startzville Elementary

Breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Distribution will take place at the front of the campus, allowing parents to drive up and pick up the meals without getting out of their car.

The district has launched the Comal Continues: Home Learning Opportunities (HLO) resource webpage. The HLO webpage includes resources and activities organized by grade level to help keep your child’s learning moving forward and help structure their day while we are closed. There are also links to resources such as Vocabulary.com and Khan Academy, and guidance on how students can reflect on their learning activities.
At this time, this is a question to which we do not have an answer. As soon as we know, we will communicate this information to our parents.
At this time, this is a question to which we do not have an answer. As soon as we know, we will communicate this information to our parents.
We will not be charging staff or parents for tuition-based pre-k or the Pegasus program while we are closed. For employees, we will adjust their payroll deduction on the May check. For non-employees, we will run reimbursements through RevTrak. They can also suspend future withdrawals from the system.
During the duration of our school closure, you will not be billed for services through SACC. The billing of tuition through EZChildTrack has been stopped. Since the week of March 16-20 has already been billed, all families will receive a credit of their weekly tuition per child in their SACC account. If you use automatic payment through your banking institutions, you may need to contact them to put your payment on hold until we resume our after-school care services.
Currently, all Comal ISD related activities through the end of April have been cancelled. At this time future event schedules have not been determined. The status of future Comal ISD events will be posted on this webpage.
STAAR testing for the 2019-20 school year has been canceled.