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Proper Mask Wearing

Mask Policy Aug. 1, 2021

Adult-Student interactions & Student-Student Interactions

  • At Smith, Harman & Lange:
    • Due to the unavailability of vaccines for this age group, students and staff will be required to wear masks in school buildings and school vehicles.
    • Individuals taking part in outside activities and events are not required to wear masks as long as social distancing is maintained as much as possible.
    • Six weeks after the availability of vaccines for children under 12 years of age, mask wearing will be highly recommended, but not required.
    • We know there may be students, families and/or staff who believe it is in their best interest to continue to wear a mask after it is no longer required.  Mask wearing will be acceptable and supported.  
    • It is up to each of us to manage this decision for ourselves and our families as well as the consequences and benefits of those choices.  
       
  • At JH & HS:
    • Due to the availability of vaccines for this age group, mask wearing will be highly recommended, but not required, in school buildings.
    • We know there may be students, families and/or staff who believe it is in their best interest to wear a mask.  Mask wearing will be acceptable and supported. 
    • It is up to each of us to manage this decision for ourselves and our families as well as  the consequences and benefits of those choices.  
       
  • In School Vehicles:
    • Students of all ages and all staff members will be required to wear masks while being transported in school vehicles as required by federal order.
       
  • During extracurricular activities:
    • District will continue to follow OHSAA guidelines and will implement future decisions as necessary.
    • Clubs and co-curricular activities will follow each building’s and/or advisor’s guidance.

Adult-Adult Interactions

  • Adults interacting with other adults on school premises are highly encouraged, but not required, to wear masks.
  • If in the presence of students required by the District to wear masks, adults will be required to wear masks while in buildings and school vehicles.

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