• Face Coverings

     

    Face masks are required to be worn properly at all times by all individuals on the school campus, indoors or outdoors. This applies to all students grades K-5, all staff, and any visitors on campus over the age of 2, unless exempted.

    • Masks must be worn over ears or tied. No "gators," bandanas or masks with valves.
    • Make sure that your child’s mask fits snugly against their face.  Gaps can let air with respiratory droplets leak in and out around the edges of the mask.
      • If the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath.
    • Choose a mask with layers to keep respiratory droplets in and other people's out.  A mask with two layers will stop more respiratory droplets getting inside the mask or escaping from the mask, if a person is sick.
    • Face coverings shall not be required for students or staff if there is a medical or behavioral reason for not wearing a face covering. 
    • Students who need a break from their face mask may do so with teacher permission provided social distancing is maintained outdoors, not indoors.
    • If a student refuses to wear a face covering, the teacher will direct the student to put their face covering on and will offer a safe mask break if needed. If the student continues to refuse to wear a face covering the site administrator will be notified. The following steps will be taken:
      • The student will be directed to move to a safe space outdoors. 
      • A mask break will be recommended.
      • Reasons for wearing a mask will be explained.
      • If refusal to wear a mask continues, the parent/caregiver will be contacted to collect their child.