42 – COVID-19 Update – Face Coverings Communication

May 18, 2021

On Monday, May 11, 2021, the Board of Education approved making face coverings optional starting June 4, 2021. This means that we will continue to require face coverings for the remainder of our school year (through June 3, 2021).

Please note that even though our Board has made face coverings optional in the buildings, the TSA and CDC have extended the requirement of face coverings on public transportation through September 13, 2021. Our buses are considered public transportation, therefore if your child will be riding the bus for summer school, athletics, or other activities they will be required to wear a face covering. Please see the following webpages for more information. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html)

As we receive further guidance from the CDC, we will keep you informed as to if/how it may affect our current operational practices. Please note that we appreciate your support as we continue to take actions in what we believe to be the best interest of our students, staff, families, and the communities that we serve.

Dean Hess