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March 23 Updates: Resources and Information from MCPHD

Conroe ISD Family,

As we begin a new week, I want to make you aware of a few updates and resources and share information that we received today from the Montgomery County Public Health District.

Free Meals
Conroe ISD will be distributing meals to students this week on Tuesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 26, from 10 AM – 1 PM or as long as they last. The sack lunches and breakfasts will be distributed curbside at Austin Elementary, Caney Creek High School, Conroe High School, Grand Oaks High School, Hauke High School, Knox Junior High, Oak Ridge High School, The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands High School, and Washington Junior High. (Please make sure that all children are secured in a car seat or with a seat belt.)

Facebook Live
I will be on Facebook Live this Wednesday, March 25, at 6:00 PM with Mr. Gregg Colschen, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools. If you missed either of the previous Facebook Live chats, you can watch them on Facebook or the District’s YouTube Channel.

Instructional Resources
Anyone looking for activities to do with their student during the closure can visit Conroe ISD’s instructional resources website.

Montgomery County Public Health District Notification
The Montgomery County Public Health District (MCPHD) notified the District that a 13-19 year old student attending school in the Oak Ridge Feeder Zone on Friday, March 6, 2020, has tested positive for COVID-19. According to our local health department, the student was not experiencing symptoms while at school, only developing symptoms during Spring Break, which would make any exposure risk to students or staff on Friday, March 6, 2020 very low. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to provide further details. The MCPHD will continue to manage the notification of any individuals as it pertains to COVID-19 exposure.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through close contact, within about six feet, through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Please contact your physician if you have questions regarding any risk of exposure or if you or your student develop any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Prevention continues to be the best protection for this as well as reducing your risk of contracting other respiratory illness such as influenza.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with the inside of your elbow or a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

You can find more information regarding COVID-19 by visiting the CDC’s website. You can read the full press release from MCPHD on their website.

We continue to find our way through this uncharted situation and are grateful for the continuous outpouring of support from across our community. My pledge continues to be to always make decisions based on what’s best for our students. Thank you for all you are doing!


Dr. Curtis Null
Superintendent of Schools