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Find out the latest about Canyon Lake’s school system.

Comal ISD Trustee Marty Bartlett
Comal ISD Trustee Marty Bartlett says he is expecting pushback on Thursday from parents unhappy with Comal ISD's decision to make masks optional for students and staff. Twitter image from a 2017 Texas Association of School Boards leadership conference.
canyon lake high school patrick fallin
Patrick Fallin teaches engineering and robotics at Canyon Lake High School. Starting Wednesday, masks are no longer required for staff or students at the school. Twitter image.
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Parents were quick to note on Facebook that the new academic calendar does not includes dates for high school graduation.
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Remote teaching kits for "weather-affected teachers" were distributed at Specht Elementary. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
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Comal ISD says Monday, Feb. 22 will be a student holiday and teacher prep day.
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Comal ISD urges students to stay warm and safe. The district anticipates reopening on Monday.
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Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
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Comal ISD said it will let parents know Tuesday whether schools will reopen on Wednesday.
An unidentified student works remotely. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Comal ISD teacher of the year
Comal ISD Board of Trustees President David Drastata, far left, congratulated Comal ISD Elementary District Teacher of the Year Jessica Coleman in December, 2020. In an email to parents on Friday, he said one of the challenges facing the district is remediating the ‘loss of learning’ for students working remotely during the pandemic. From left: Drastata, Freiheit Elementary Principal Shelly Crofford, Coleman and district Superintendent Andrew Kim.
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Canyon High School Cougar Nation
Comal ISD said it will not extend its school break or suspend athletic activities due to COVID-19. A Canyon High School Cougars football playoff game against Katy Paetow was canceled this weekend after someone on that team either contracted or was exposed to COVID-19. Twitter image.
clhs senior jake peters
Canyon Lake High School (CLHS) senior Jake Peters participated in the American Legion's Texas Boys State last summer and was recognized by Comal ISD trustees in November.
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Comal ISD will not close its five Bexar County campuses despite a warning from San Antonio Metro Health that schools are in the COVID-19 "red zone."
Hoffman Elementary teachers
Kindergarten student Charlee Priddy hugged her mom and dad, Kari and Scottie Priddy, goodbye outside Hoffmann Lane Elementary on the first day of the school year. This is just one way that HLES has kept families engaged during this time, and one of the reasons it was ranked as the top elementary school in the San Antonio area by Children at Risk
Madison Crowder
Canyon Lake High School senior Madison Crowder.
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File image by SBG San Antonio.
school psychologist
Comal ISD's LSSP's serve approximately 3,000 special-education students in the district, following them from their initial evaluations to ongoing reevaluations which occur every three years. File image.
Alexis Hettinger
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Mountain Valley Middle School in Sattler.
Canyon Lake High School Auditorium
Canyon Lake High School students who opted to stay home for the first part of the school year returned to campus today. Here, Canyon Lake High School welcomes 'new-to-campus students.' Nine members of the school's "campus community" have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 13, according to emails.
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Nearly 3,500 Comal ISD students will return to campus on Wednesday for the first time since March. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
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Image by Orlando Health.
Canyon Lake High School Hawks Stadium
The game was canceled after someone on Taylor's football team tested positive for COVID-19.
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The USDA program covers meals provided to on-campus students in school cafeterias. Remote learners also can pick up curbside meals. File image.
Dr. Erin Wright
Dr. Erin Wright today said she is stepping down from her role as medical consultant for Comal ISD.
Dr. Erin Wright
Comal ISD announced today that Dr. Erin Wright will replace Dr. Emily Briggs, who served as medical consultant for the last seven years.
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The new tax rate is the lowest in Comal ISD since 1990.
CLHS Aaden Thomas and Josh Gideon
Canyon High School's Aaden Thomas, left, and Josh Gideon placed eighth at a Texas High School Bass Association tournament.
District of Distinction TAEA
This is the second year in a row that Comal ISD received the prestigious art award.
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Joshua Sczech soccer
Canyon Lake High School Senior Joshua Sczech.
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Facebook image of Canyon Lake High School, which reported three new cases of COVID-19 today.
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Comal ISD's board of trustees at their Sept. 10 meeting.
Prize patrol at CHMS
The 'Prize Patrol' awards grants funded by the Parent Teacher Association to Chuch Hill Middle School teachers.
Smithson Valley High School Graduate Caleb Mosley
Caleb Mosley graduated from Smithson Valley High School this year and is pursuing a double major in Theatre and Human Rights at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
depth and complexity symbols for kindergarteners
Kindergarteners in Comal ISD explored "depth and complexity" during their second week of school. Twitter image.
Bill Brown Elementary School teacher
Mrs. Sepeda, a teacher at Bill Brown Elementary School, models ways to think through a story for her remote learners. Twitter image.
Morena Hockley
Morena Hockley, whose two boys attend Canyon High School, tells KENS 5 reporter Henry Ramos that Comal ISD Board of Trustees President David Drastata used racist language in an email that reffered to COVID-19 as 'the China virus.'
Mountain Valley Middle School Boys Athletics
Mountain Valley Middle School makes sure its athletes stay hydrated on hot August days. Twitter image.
Bill Brown Elementary School techers
Pre-K and kindergarten teachers welcome students to first day dropoff.
Canyon Lake Broadcasting
Canyon Lake Hawks take on their arch-rival nemesis, the Wimberley Texans Friday night. The football game will livestream on Youtube.
Ashley Martinez Art class
Comal ISD Art Teacher Ashley Martinez prepares her classroom for virtual students. Twitter image.