Students at Condit Elementary School will return to virtual learning this week “based on our campus COVID data,” said Principal Dan Greenberg Sunday night (Jan. 17), and he told parents to “treat this coming week like a quarantine.”
“Keep your child as isolated as you are able to ensure we all come back healthy on Monday, Jan. 25, and we are able to stay that way,” he wrote.
Monday Jan. 18 is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday throughout Houston ISD, and Condit will return to distance instruction after the holiday, from Tuesday through Friday.
Teachers will be transmitting the virtual learning schedule Monday to families through the “Class Dojo” information system, Greenberg wrote.
“The HISD Communicable Disease Plan indicates that there may be times when a campus is closed temporarily based on evidence, circumstances and in alignment with federal, state, and local guidelines,” the principal said in his message. “Unfortunately, our community has found itself in one of these times.”
The HISD COVID “dashboard,” which is not always reflective of current conditions, shows Condit with 3 active staff cases and 5 active student cases of the virus.
Greenberg reminded that distance learning still requires students to attend every part of the instructional day and reminded families to “give teachers grace — this decision was made just this afternoon, and the transition will be quick.
“Our teachers are superheroes, but even this is a quick shift for them.”
He urged families to “hang in there. We are never promised an easy go of things. Let’s continue to work together and navigate the path in front of us.”