Article: Tips for a safe return to school - Face Coverings

Tips for a safe return to school - Face Coverings

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2020

District Families,

It will take all of us working together in order to protect ourselves and others and allow for a safe return to school. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Please talk with your child(ren) about the following things so that we can all help to slow the spread. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Maintain good social distance (about 6 feet). This is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

  • Vigilantly Assess for symptoms.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.

Cloth face coverings are most likely to slow the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used in public settings. Wear a cloth face covering when you are around people not living in your household, especially when social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) is difficult to maintain.

We are requiring all students and staff to wear a face covering (face mask or face shields). At a minimum, facial coverings (masks) should be cloth/fabric and cover an individual's nose, mouth, and chin. Mask breaks will be provided. Face coverings must be appropriate per dress code guidelines. Click here for BSS guidance and for more information about face coverings. 

We suggest that you start practicing with your child on wearing a mask and how to properly take it off and put it on. Additionally, we suggest that each child bring a couple of extra masks to school each day and that you try to rotate your child’s masks to help ensure that they have a clean one. 

Click here to learn more about masks.

Click here for a video about masks (55 sec video for younger students)

Click here to learn how to put on and take off a mask (101 sec video for older students)

Click here for previous messages about tips for a safe return to school. 

Click here for our Back to School Plan.

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