We will use a tiered approach and shift between these depending on different factors, including the number of positive cases in our school and the broader community:
Masks optional indoors for all students, faculty, and staff.
A mask-optional strategy is a more flexible approach to masking, providing families with some choice about whether their child will wear a mask at school. Even while implementing this “mask-optional” policy, there will be specific situations where the school will require students to wear masks, such as while on school buses. Children may also be required to wear masks indoors for a period of time if a classmate tests positive for COVID.
Masks required indoors for all unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff.
There may be times during the school year when we need to shift our approach to requiring masks for unvaccinated students, faculty, staff, and guests. If we change to Tier 2, it’s important that vaccination cards have been shared with School Nurse, Angie Spraberry. If Nurse Spraberry does not have a copy of the vaccination card, then we will assume the individual is unvaccinated, and a mask must be worn indoors.
Masks required indoors for all students, faculty, and staff.
If there is one thing we have learned during the pandemic, things can change quickly. Whether it be cases rise or fall or government guidance becomes more relaxed or restrictive, we will need to adapt.