Back-to-school changes at CISD


registration just around the corner


The first week of August is going to be a busy one for students and parents in the Comal Independent School District with registration beginning August 2 for most CISD schools.

Students new to the district must be accompanied by their parent or guardian and have the following documentation to register-two proofs of residency, immunization record, last report card, birth certificate and social security number.

Parents must also bring custody papers, if required.

The registration details, a list of school supplies, list of immunization clinics and times, bus route information, academic calendar, and the backpack rules, are available on the district's Website at Select the back-to-school link in the upper right hand corner or call your child's school.

New Braunfels-Canyon High's returning students, including incoming freshmen, can pick up registration packets July 19- 22 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. They need to return the packets from 1-7 p.m. according to the following schedule:


July 26 --Seniors

July 27 --Juniors

July 28 --Sophomores

July 29 --Freshmen


Canyon High's immunization clinic is July 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Fish Camp for freshmen and new students is Aug. 6 at 1 p.m.

Canyon High's new students should pick up registration packets Aug. 3 and 5 from 8-11:30 a.m. and then Aug. 4 from 1-6 p.m.

Aug. 2 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. is the registration make-up day for returning students.

Smithson Valley High's returning student registration is Aug. 2-6 from 8-11:30 a.m. or 1-4:30 p.m.

The registration schedule is as follows:


Freshmen A-L --Aug. 2

Freshmen M-Z --Aug. 3

Sophomores --Aug. 4

Juniors --Aug. 5

Seniors --Aug. 6


New student registration at Smithson Valley High is Aug. 10, 12-13 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Smithson Valley's immunization clinic is Aug. 6 from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Fish camp for freshmen and new students is July 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.


Change in food

Students can expect a few changes in the schools' cafeterias as well. The changes are a result of a Texas Department of Agriculture policy, however, the policy does not affect students who pack their lunch. Food portion sizes are decreasing. The biggest change students will notice is in the amount of French fries and the frequency they are served. At the elementary level, the serving size will not exceed 3 ounces, and French fries will only be served once a week. At the middle school level, the serving size will not exceed 3 ounces and students will only be able to buy French fries three times a week. At the high school level, French fries will be served everyday. However, students will only be allowed one 3-ounce serving at a time.


The candyman can't

The amount of candy is also being limited. In the elementary schools, no candy will be allowed during the school day. In the middle schools, candy is not allowed until after lunch. And, in the high schools some candy in smaller portions will be allowed during the day. For more information on the new policy parents and students may visit or call the district's Child Nutrition department at (830) 221-2067 or (830) 885-1791.

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