Conroe ISD Superintendent Updates Parents, Students, and Staff; March 19

By: Rachel Norton
| Published 03/19/2020

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Conroe ISD Superintendent, Dr. Curtis Null, updated the public via Facebook Live March 19 at 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Denise Cipolla, Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling, spoke as well. She gave tips to parents and students on how to cope with the stress of these uncertain times.

Dr. Null said that April 13 is still the intended start date for students to resume school. He also said that there are no UIL activities before May 4.

Students who depend on the school meal program can pick up their meals at designated distribution sites throughout the school district. Students are given multiple days worth of breakfast and lunch to get them through the week. Dr. Null said that CISD has distributed nearly 60,000 meals in two days. He also mentioned that meals can be delivered to houses if need be.

As of now Dr. Null said that there are no cancelations to prom or graduation.

Next week will begin what he refers to as, “the new normal.” Campuses will remain closed to the public, but office staff will be available by phone or email from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. everyday. Starting on Monday each campus website will post the correct phone number and email to contact. All playgrounds and athletic facilities are closed as well.

Dr. Null said that parents will start to receive information about assignments this week. He reiterated multiple times that parents should simply do their best with the material, free of judgment. “These are assignment we hope that you can do, but understand if you can’t,” he said. “You’re going to get way more information than you could possibly use, parents, so don’t let that stress you out.”

He added that for high school students, it is very important that they engage with the curriculum. There are classes that they need to pass in order to graduate, as well as AP tests and dual credit courses.

There will be high tech options and paper copies of assignments. If you need Wi-Fi, Dr. Null said to park in front of any school and use it’s guest Wi-Fi. He noted that most assignments can be completed on a cellphone.

The school district also put up an optional website for parents that includes further teachings. Dr. Null urged parents to share the link with those outside of Conroe ISD so that all children and teens can learn during this time.

His biggest tip: communicate individual needs with Conroe ISD staff.

Click here to watch the full video on Facebook.

The full Facebook Live video will be posted on Conroe ISD’s YouTube page shortly.

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