Schools is announcing updates to the school corporation dress code, to
address the need for face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19, entitled
Dress Code Addendum & Resources Face Coverings.
As a result of the
COVID-19 pandemic, face coverings will be required, at times, during the
2020-2021 school year.
Students must be in
possession of a face covering during levels 2 and 3 of the DSC Reentry Plan.
Designs that show an individualís personality are welcome and encouraged.
However, we must make sure face coverings do not become offensive or a
distraction to the learning process. As a result, the following face
covering requirements will be in effect at all DSC schools.
All face coverings:
-- Must securely
cover the nose and mouth.
-- May be cloth or
-- Must not contain
any messaging (school name and/or logo is acceptable).
-- Must not
distract the learning environment. No references or pictures of the
following: Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gangs, foul or suggestive language or
patterns and/or symbols deemed as a distraction to the learning process. The
building principal will make the final decision as to the appropriateness of
a face covering.
-- Cloth face
coverings should be laundered each day. Students should have access to at
least two clean face coverings per day. Students should place their initials
somewhere inside their face covering.
Refusal to Wear a
to wear a face covering (when required) will be reminded of the expectation
and expected to comply with the request. Failure to do so will result in
exclusion from school. Continued refusal to comply with face covering
requirements will result in disciplinary measures. Students/families that
are unwilling to wear a face covering should opt into the remote learning
Resources used to
develop guidelines include: ISDH - Mask Up 101 ISDH - Mask Information for
Public Interaction Rutgers - A Parentís Guide -- Helping Your Child Wear A
Face Covering ISDH -- Mask Up Hoosier Kids.