Remote learning, masks and social-distancing are not on the curriculum for Comal ISD students who head back to class on Wednesday.
Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim emailed parents today to let them know that despite an anticipated increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, students and staff will follow the same health-and-safety protocols as they did in August 2021 — “which means keeping your child home if they are sick or running a fever. Once they are fever-free for 24 hours they can return to school.”
The only change is that students who do test positive for the virus can return to campus after five days if they are no longer showing symptoms, he said.
“Certainly, we encourage everyone to take prudent steps to protect their family’s health by continuing to practice well-established health-and-safety protocols, including the wearing of face coverings if that is something that you believe is the right choice for your child,” Kim said. “Finally, we have received several questions today about the possibility of having remote learning during this seasonal increase in COVID cases. again, we will continue to operate as we did last semester with in-person learning only.
“As we continue to realize the academic, social and emotional effects of remote learning on our students, we are committed to having students attend school in-person,” he said.