Updated Feb. 28, 2022
Beginning Monday, Feb. 28 face masks will be optional for PK-12 students, staff and visitors while in Oakwood Schools’ buildings during school hours.
We know there will be individuals who will prefer to continue wearing masks, and we will support those individuals.
Our goal this year has been to provide continued in-person education, five days a week to our students, while doing our part to protect the health of our students, staff and community. Masks have been one of the effective tools to allow us to keep the learning going.
As promised, we have tracked data regarding our absentee rate for students and staff, the number of positive cases reported to the District for students and staff, vaccination rates in our area, and regional and state numbers of positive cases and hospitalizations. We have also discussed our data and plans with healthcare professionals and believe now is the appropriate time to make this change.
We will continue to track our data, monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in the District and the community. We are prepared to again use mandatory mask requirements as a tool to mitigate COVID19 if necessary.
We ask you to continue to do your part to keep our students, staff and community safe and healthy, including:
- Getting vaccinated and boosted
- Practicing social distancing to the extent possible
- Following hand washing and respiratory etiquette
- Staying home when sick and getting tested as necessary
- Following recommended quarantine and isolation guidelines