coronavirus

Corona Virus Informationn



virtual learning Through end of Semester

November 24 - At the November 23rd Board meeting, citing several important factors, Comstock's Superintendent recommended that the district remain in   virtual instruction through the end of the semester, January 22, 2020. Read the full letter from the Superintendent.



Pause to save lives

November 16 - Last night at a press conference, Governor Whitmer and Robert Gordon, the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, announced a statewide, three-week “Pause to Save Lives.” These directives take effect on Wednesday, November 18, and impact the operations of public schools including Comstock. Read the details in this letter from Dr. Thoenes.



MeAL DISTRIBUTION - NOVEMber, 2020

The return to virtual instruction means that we also have a change in our meal distribution plans. Beginning November 17, we will be distributing meals at three locations on Tuesdays and Fridays (only one location on Fridays). 

Find the details here:www.ComstockPS.org/eat

If you have questions about getting meals for your students, send a note to FoodHelp@ComstockPS.org



COVID-19 caseS discovered

November 30 - A staff member at Comstock Elementary School has informed the superintendent of a positive COVID-19 test result on November 24. Please read this letter from the Superintendent.

November 13 - A positive COVID-19 test result impacts a staff member in the Transportation Department. Through video analysis, we were able to establish that the staff member did not come into close contact with any student or staff member closer than 6 feet for 15 or more cumulative minutes over a 24 hour period on November 9 which was the only day the employee worked prior to their positive test resultPlease see this letter for details.

November 6
 - A positive COVID-19 test result impacts a staff member at Comstock STEM Academy. Through video analysis, we were able to establish that the staff member did not come into close contact with any student or staff member closer than 6 feet for 15 or more cumulative minutes over a 24 hour period on either Wednesday, November 4 or Thursday, November 5Please see this letter for details.



Superintendents' letter to Kalamazoo Families

The Superintendents of the 9 school districts in Kalamazoo County released a unified statement regarding the spike in COVID-19 cases in the county and the state. Click here to see that letter.



Update from KCHCSD - October 21, 2020

The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department has shared a new press release highlighting the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area. Please review their latest communication, and then do your part to make a difference in our community. #MaskUp! 



Letter to Staff & Families - October 20, 2020

The Comstock Board of Education voted at the October 19 meeting to allow students in grades 6 through 12 the option to limited face-to-face instruction. Please read this letter from Dr. Thoenes explaining the board's decision.



Testing Site Locator 


If you are searching for COVID-19 testing locations, use this tool to help find a location near you.



Transportation for in-person learning

With the option for Pre-K through 5th grade students to return to face-to-face learning, it is essential that any families planning on taking advantage of school buses please take a few minutes to read this important information.



Kalamazoo County Health Info

At the September 28 Comstock Board of Education meeting, the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department presented information relating the COVID-19 pandemic. They shared this guidance for parents and students.

pdf Student Health Screening Tool
PDF COVID-19 School Handouts




CPS Return to Learn Plans

Look at CPS District and Building Level Return to Learn Plans

We understand that there are technological challenges out there.  If you missed the distribution date for Chromebooks and WiFi hot spots, reach out to your building to make arrangements.

As the District implements our Return to Learn plan, we will create ways for students, staff, and families to share feedback and report issues that may be unsafe. Any concerns shared will be responded to within 24 hours by the appropriate department/team. E-mail info@comstockps.org with questions and concerns.



Contact Tracing Information

In the event that anyone is suspected of being in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we will work with the Kalamazoo Health & Human Services department following this outline from the CDC.



COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD HELP


The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) provides temporary funding to address emergency food needs for families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is on top of meals currently being provided by our food service department.

P-EBT food assistance benefits will go to Michigan families with students ages 5-18 that are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. This includes families currently receiving Food Assistance Program benefits, as well as those not currently enrolled in the program. No application is necessary for eligible families to receive P-EBT benefits.

pdf Learn more




Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC - National Information)

Michigan.gov/CoronaVirus (Michigan Department of Health)

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department

211.org (if you need help with essential services such as paying bills or finding food,  this is a great resource.)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) information for employees.

 

If your student has positive COVID-19 results or concerns, please contact your building principal by email, or call our COVID-19 Hotline at 269-250-8982 to leave a message with the building principal. These emails and phone messages will be checked seven days a week.

 COVID Hotline
Comstock Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard
 
CPS Return to Learn District & Building Level Plans

Comstock Public Schools Extended COVID-19 Learning Training Report
 
Staff Exposure / Symptoms Requirements

Student Exposure / Symptoms Requirements