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Duneland Schools announces guidelines for face masks

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The Duneland 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.

Face Covering Guidelines

All face coverings:

-- Must securely cover the nose and mouth.

-- May be cloth or disposable.

-- 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 Face Covering

Students refusing 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 model.

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.

 

Posted 7/29/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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