Parents and Guardians,
We understand with Governor Holcomb’s announcement on masks many questions have been raised on the times masks will be “required” for students and the cost of the mask. We will be giving more information as the executive order is released with greater detail. I wanted to give a general overview at this point with the information we have from the announcement.
● Masks will be provided to students at no cost. No parent will be required to purchase a mask unless you choose to do so on your own. All masks must be school appropriate like any other dress code item.
● From the executive order children grades 3-12 will be required to wear a mask on the bus, at school during certain times, during co-curricular and extra curricular activities. These currently exclude times of strenuous activity, while eating and drinking, and when social distancing is possible.
● Any student with a medical condition preventing you from wearing a mask may be excluded from wearing a mask also. (A doctor’s note will suffice in proof of condition)
We as a school system understand the importance of slowing the spread of the COVID-19. As this order is signed our guidelines are being updated. We have learned over the course of the past few months that a few weeks can carry a lot of information in regards to COVID-19 and the requirements to help slow the spread of the virus.
We want parents to know we are currently still starting Aug. 12th with students. We are going to provide a mask for every student, and we are going to provide a water bottle for every student at no cost. We are taking multiple safety measures to help ease the transition back to school. As the details of the governor’s plan is released we will get more information out to our parents and students next week.
In an effort to help staff our classrooms and online school properly we are encouraging parents to enroll or update registration as soon as possible. You can enroll or register through your Skyward Family Access account or the link on our school website.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you Aug. 12th.
Mr. Rod Hite, Superintendent Switzerland County School Corporation