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Social Distancing and Face Coverings

ALL SCHOOLS


Staff members will wear a face covering in common areas, large gatherings, class changes, anytime outside their classroom, and in the classroom when they cannot maintain social distance of at least 6 feet and model those opportunities with their students. Face coverings will be available to every student and staff member in grades 6-12 upon request.


GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 5 (AES & AIS)

Students in grades Pre-K through 5 are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering during congested transitions (changing classes, dismissal) and when working in close proximity to peers and adults.

Every effort will be made in elementary (K-2) and intermediate (3-5) schools to keep students in small cohorts and minimize mixing between groups. Teachers will implement social distancing, strategic seating/grouping, and extra hand-washing/hygiene as often as feasible. Posters will be placed throughout the buildings.


GRADES 6 THROUGH 12 (AMS & AHS)

Students in grades 6 through 12 are expected to wear face coverings when physical distancing is difficult. While the district does not intend to require mask wearing as part of the enforceable dress code, the faculty and staff will make it clear that it is a strongly encouraged and expected practice. When students can be socially distanced of 6 feet within classrooms, then mask prompting and encouragement will lessen. However, in crowded spaces (e.g., transitions between classes, close proximity environments) reminders and prompts to wear a mask will be issued from teachers and administrators. Posters will be placed throughout the buildings.