What's New in Comal ISD for 2019-20

Below you will find a summary of what to expect, as well as links to our website for more information and frequently asked questions regarding each topic.

Student Identification (ID) 

Secondary students, grades 6-12, will be issued a student ID much like previous school years. This new ID will act as a student’s access key to daily resources around campus including the library, cafeteria, and transportation. The student ID also helps with school safety by identifying whether or not a student belongs on campus. Since they are essential for many daily tasks, students will be required to wear them at all times. 

Click here to learn more about student IDs.

Transportation Pass (T-Pass) 

The T-Pass, issued to grades PK-5, allows students to easily scan on and off of the school bus, where previously students were accounted for manually by his or her driver. This increases safety and efficiency for all riders, and allows transportation staff and campus personnel the ability to know when and where a student got on or off the bus.

Click here to learn more about the T-Pass.

Bus Routes/Numbers

Starting this year, bus numbers and bus routes will now be unified. This means for example, if your child is on route 407, his or her bus number will also be 407. Make sure to verify your bus route on the Bus Route Locator prior to the first day of school.

Security Vestibules

All Comal ISD campuses have a security vestibule that prohibits campus visitors for accessing the campus without first going through the front office and following standard check-in procedures. Campus visitors will now need to wait in the security vestibule to be buzzed in by a staff member before entering the front office. This is an extra step to ensure the safety and security of all students and campus staff. 

Click here to learn more about our process for campus visitors.

SMS Single Opt-In

Comal ISD utilizes School Messenger to update parents with information regarding important events, weather updates and more. Beginning early September, all parent contacts capable of receiving text messaging will automatically be opted-in to receive text messaging from Comal ISD. Text messaging will be used for emergency communications only. 

Click here to learn more about SMS Single Opt-In.  

Mentor Program

The Comal ISD Mentoring Program is a school-based mentoring program for Comal ISD students. Students are recommended by their campus with parent permission and mentors are matched with students based on schedule, availability, personality and interests. Mentors will meet with his or her student one day a week for 30 minutes during school hours. 

Click here to learn more about the Mentor Program.

 

 

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