We are so excited to welcome our students back to our classrooms next week. In order to keep students and staff healthy and safe, we all need to do our part by practicing social distancing, washing our hands, and wearing face coverings.
All students, staff and visitors will be required to wear one of the following face coverings while in our building or on the school bus:
- Cloth face masks
- Neck gaiters (double layered)
- Disposable masks
- religious fabric garments that cover the face
Every student will be given at least cloth face mask from their school. Cloth face coverings that have been worn must be washed on a daily basis.
Face coverings are for the protection, health and safety of everyone. If someone isn’t wearing a face covering, there is a chance they could be compromising the health of others around them. That’s why all students, even those with special accommodations, will be required to wear some kind of face covering. This is in compliance with Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-81 and the Lakeville Area Schools District has adopted Policy 809 requiring face coverings.
The district recommends that parents/guardians send at least two extra face coverings with their children each day in case one is lost or soiled. If a student forgets a face covering, disposable masks will be available to them on buses and at building entrances.
We expect all K-12 students to wear disposable or cloth face coverings. However, if you believe your student is unable to wear one due to a diagnosed developmental, medical or behavioral health condition as described in District Policy 809, you should fill out the Face Covering Accommodation form for their school. Students with a special education IEP or a Section 504 accommodation plan who may not be able to tolerate any kind of face covering, even a shield, should also fill out this Accommodation Form. Our nursing staff will review requests and reach out directly to families, teachers, and IEP or 504 teams to determine if accommodations are needed, and if so, make appropriate accommodations that are safe for all. If families do not comply with Policy 809 requiring face coverings, they may need to consider the full-time distance learning option.
Face Covering Accommodation Forms
|Elementary Schools||Middle Schools||High Schools|
|Cherryview||Century||Area Learning Center|
|Christina Huddleston||Kenwood Trail||Lakeville North|
|John F Kennedy|
District nurses have provided these resources for families to help students adjust to wearing face coverings:
- MDH Masking Tips for Parents
- WATCH: How to Make a Face Covering
- CDC Illustrations of How to and How Not to Wear Masks
We appreciate the support from all of our community members who are helping us start the school year safely and keep our school buildings open.