Updated Jan. 1, 2022
In an effort to keep our students in school and able to learn, our staff as safe as possible, and contribute in a positive way to the health of the community, Oakwood Schools will be requiring all students (PK - 12th grade) and staff to wear masks in all buildings during school hours effective immediately through Jan. 30 (19 school days).
After reviewing various recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Ohio Health Department, area health professionals, Dayton Children’s Hospital, the Governor’s office and our nursing team, and considering the District’s need for subs and our current sub shortage, and the foreseeable uptick in cases, requiring masks for all students and staff is the best option for our District at this time.
We believe requiring masks, along with students and staff implementing “multiple prevention strategies” as outlined by the CDC, will help assure we remain in school, in-person five-days a week.
- 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.
The District will continue to monitor guidance, regulations, recommendations and mandates from PHDMC, Ohio Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control for future guidance and possible changes to the above procedures.