On Friday August 6, Conroe ISD posted a video update on their Youtube channel sharing a message from Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Curtis Null.
In the video, Dr Null shared that after speaking to doctors at Memorial Hermann earlier on Friday August 6 and learning more about the current numbers of COVID-19 in the community, he changed his perspective after he heard that 99% of COVID-19 patients at Memorial Hermann hospitals and intensive care units are unvaccinated people. Dr. Null encouraged parents to talk to their health care provider about immunizing your family.
Dr Null said that while they don’t know the full impact the Delta variant will have on our community, Conroe ISD does know the impact of school closures on our community and our children.
âOur children need our schools to be open for their academic success and for their social and emotional well-being. And we will continue to do all we can to keep our schools open and safe for your children. We need your kids to be in school and your kids to be in school, âDr Null said.
Dr Null went on to ask parents to encourage students to wear masks and explained why he would wear a mask, although this is not a school district requirement.
Dr Null explained how parents and Conroe ISD can keep schools open:
- Do not send sick children to school
- Continued focus on personal hygiene
- Cleaning regime in place in schools
- District continues communication efforts to share positive COVID tests in building and classroom
- New: Free COVID-19 Tests Available for Teachers and Students
- Make protocol changes as needed, due to current levels of COVID in the community
Dr Null also explained that Conroe ISD may need to limit the number of people in schools based on current levels of COVID in the community and may need to make changes in the future, such as limiting visitors, limiting large groups, etc.
Dr Null announced that Conroe ISD will now have a limited virtual program.
âDuring the recent legislative session, the state did not approve funding for a virtual school. Therefore, no virtual school has been established at Conroe ISD for the 2021-2022 school year. “
âIn response to the resurgence of COVID-19 in our community and because students under the age of 12 are not eligible for vaccinations, Conroe ISD will be offering a limited virtual program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. This program is on request only and will be offered for one semester only. The application will close on Tuesday August 10, 2021.
Conroe ISD Website
Learn more about the Limited Virtual Program at https://virtual.conroeisd.net/
See the full message from Superintendent Conroe ISD, Dr. Curtis Null:
Source: Conroe ISD