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Mask Update for 2021-2022 School Year

After much discussion of the impact COVID-19 continues to have in our community and, out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of all, the Board of Education determined the following guidelines for the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year:
 
  • Face masks will be required for all students, Pre-K through 12th grade, in all buildings regardless of vaccination status.
 
  • All staff, both school and district-wide support, will be required to wear a face mask in all buildings regardless of vaccinations status.
 
  • Based upon the guidance of the NC Toolkit and current CDC recommendations, all students will be required to wear face masks on school buses.
 
  • Face masks will NOT be required in outdoor spaces or for outdoor sports.
 
  • We will follow all relevant NCHSAA guidelines for indoor sports.
 
The Board expressed the importance of providing masks breaks for students and utilizing mask-optional outdoor teaching spaces when possible. The Board will review the decision at the October Board of Education meeting.