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YouTube Update Recap – September 30

Anyone unable to join Dr. Null for his update on Thursday, September 30, can view it here or by searching the District’s YouTube channel. To hear information related to specific topics, please see the approximate video times below.

  • 07:20 – Welcome
  • 08:58 – Recap of the Start of Our School Year
  • 13:32 – Social Challenges
  • 15:45 – TikTok Challenges
    • It is important that parents take the time to have conversations with their students about their behavior and how they expect them to treat our facilities and staff members.
    • Conroe ISD will not tolerate any criminal activity. Participating students could have school and legal consequences.
  • 19:25 – COVID-19 Overview
  • 20:02 – COVID-19 Dashboard
    • Total number of active cases is down considerably for students and employees.
  • 22:00 – Positive Reports by Day
  • 23:46 – Isolated by Day
  • 25:44 – Substitute Fill Rate
  • 26:10 – Student Attendance Chart
  • 27:05 – Montgomery County Active Cases
  • 29:45 – CISD Safety Alert Levelpdf
    • Alert level lowered to Level 3 on Monday, October 4.
    • Conroe ISD will begin to resume in-person events and welcome visitors into the building with appropriate modifications. Campuses will communicate plans for this transition.
    • We will continue our regular cleaning and e-misting throughout the schools.
  • 35:12 – IVP Air Purifiers
    • The Conroe ISD Board of Trustees approved the purchase of IVP air purifies for all campuses. This new technology uses a heated filter that will ‘Catch and Kill’ viruses of all species, along with other air pollutants, such as allergens and molds. To learn more about the air purifiers, please visit ivpair.com.
  • 40:15 – Doing More, Carefully.
  • 41:05 – Great Time to Return to School
    • Since cases have decreased, it is a great window to send your students back to in-person school.
  • 42:45 – Substitute Assignments
  • 43:58 – Conroe ISD YouTube Channels
  • 46:13 – Senior Priority Pass
  • 46:55 – Questions
    • 47:02 – Why hasn’t Conroe ISD implemented a mask mandate? There will be no mandate as long as the Governor’s Orders stand. If there are changes, it will be a School Board decision.
    • 47:33 – Why don’t the COVID dashboard numbers match the notices we receive about positive cases? It depends when notices are sent out.
    • 48:51 – COVID Testing: Conroe ISD offers COVID testing at the CISD Police Station. Some nurses can perform rapid testing on campus if resources are available.
    • 49:53 – Homecoming Dances: High schools will begin planning, and information should be sent from your campus in the coming weeks.
    • 50:08 – Are there any plans to address the overcrowded elementary schools in Spring Trails, Harmony, and Benders Landing region? Yes. As part of the November 2019 Bond package, we are planning to build an elementary school in the Grand Oaks feeder that will open in August of 2023.
    • 50:56 – What is being done about overcrowded buses? Due to the bus driver shortage, sometimes routes need to be combined or split which creates overcrowding or routes running behind schedule. We adjust routes that are consistently overcrowded. You may contact our Transportation Department with concerns or questions here.
    • 52:17 – Are we planning to invest in any systems that track our school buses? Yes. We are working on that presently.
    • 52:59 – Why do we sometimes get COVID notifications so late? As soon as we are notified, we notify you. There may be situations where we are notified several days later due to when COVID-19 testing results are received.
    • 54:06 – Virtual Program: Learn more at https://virtual.conroeisd.net/.