Mask Mandate 9.8.2021
September 8, 2021
Dear SAU 58 Families:
We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming all staff and students back to school for the 2021-22 school year. With one week completed, we are settling into daily routines. I want to offer a few friendly reminders. Safety is our number one priority for physical, social, and emotional health. Our School Boards continue to support masks as being optional with the following exceptions:
- Mandatory on all school buses per the Center for Disease Control. This is the same for all public school districts throughout the state of New Hampshire. Please see this link. You must provide your child with a clean mask daily, and they need to keep the mask on their person for their ride home. The bus company cannot provide new masks. If you do not wish to follow this CDC mandate, you should seek alternative transportation to and from school.
- When students are unable to remain three feet apart for longer than 15 minutes (or 15 minutes cumulative) for centers or laboratory work, for example, they must wear a mask.
- If we experience a 5% positivity rate of the total population in any building, you will be notified and we will transition immediately to mandatory mask use.
Thank you for your patience, continued support, and partnership to keep our students in-person in a clean, safe, and healthy environment to the best of our ability. We will continue to have layers of mitigation in place, and we are making plans to welcome families back into our buildings for upcoming Open Houses. There are still many wonderful, new backpacks available at your local schools for students and siblings in need compliments of NHDOE and SEA. As always, please call the SAU with any questions. #roarandsoar
Dr. Ronna Cadarette