For those that have submitted exemption requests, we have vetted all requests through our solicitor and are responding as to the status of your request. As we have previously indicated, documentation of a medical or mental health condition or disability provided in support of mask exemption must be in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or IDEA. The “Heritage” form or parent exemption note does not meet this requirement. The form below is an example of the information we need to process a medical exemption. This information is required before September 20, 2021. If you require a temporary exemption pending your doctor’s appointment, please complete this form.
Universal Face Covering Order Exemption Request
We continue to ask our entire school community to be mindful of COVID-19 symptoms and, if they exhibit symptoms, to stay home and contact their primary care physician. Symptom screening must occur at home before arrival at a bus stop or the school building.
1 or More Symptoms = Stay Home
2 or More Symptoms = Stay Home
- Fever (100.4 or higher)
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- New loss of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Runny nose/congestion
- Muscle pain
- Sudden chills and sweating
* Some children, such as those with asthma, may cough normally. A child should stay home if they have a new or different cough.
** As always, if your child has a fever (100.4 or higher), vomiting, or diarrhea, we recommend keeping them home from school. These can be symptoms of COVID-19, but they can also be caused by many other common illnesses that children could spread at school.
Staff and Students who are sick must stay home until they are 24 hours symptom free, or have medical clearance to return.
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