On March 23, the City of San Antonio and Bexar County issued stay-at-home orders for all its residents through April 9, 2020 as a result of the continued spread of the coronavirus in the San Antonio region. Copies of the orders, which go into effect at midnight tonight, can be found here and here.
Because a portion of Comal ISD sits in both of these jurisdictions, including five of our campuses, we are aligning with San Antonio and Bexar County and extending our closure to April 24. As with the previous closure extension, we are doing this in concert with San Antonio area districts. We will evaluate every two weeks the necessity for any further closure.
While this stay-at-home order in effect requires individuals to stay at home except for certain essential activities, such as getting food or medication, we have confirmed that this order does not restrict our breakfast and lunch meal service at Kinder Ranch Elementary. Parents will be able to continue picking up meals at Kinder Ranch, as well as our other nine distribution sites throughout the district during the closure.
As we continue to extend our closure, one of the questions that we frequently receive is regarding extending the school year into the summer. At this time, there is no intention to have the school year go beyond the current scheduled last day of May 28.
Please continue to visit our Comal Continues: Home Learning Opportunities webpage for learning resources and our Week-at-a-Glance schedule. Tomorrow, we will have at our 10 food distribution sites HLO packets for those families wanting paper packets.
In addition, remote teacher hours will be posted Thursday morning on our HLO and campus webpages. These remote teacher hours will allow you and your child to communicate with your teacher for additional support. Your child’s teacher will send you directions on how to contact them during their remote teacher hours.
Again, thank you for your continued patience and support as we continue to expand our learning opportunities.