Optional Masking Begins Tomorrow

March 6, 2022

Dear Families:

It seemed appropriate tonight to stay singularly focused on the notable threshold we will cross tomorrow when masks will be optional in most places for most students.  I thought sending an easy to read list of the most important information would be helpful.

Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post Secondary

Masks are optional as of tomorrow, March 7.


Masks are required in the preschool for the time being.  Consideration of removing masks in preschool is on the agenda for Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting.


Masks are required on all buses for now.  The School Committee will discuss the recent CDC recommendation to remove masks on Tuesday night.

Health Offices

Masks are required at all times.

The entire COVID protocol document is updated on the school webpage:  COVID Protocols March 2022

The COVID Dashboard is updated daily.  Last week, we had 21 cases following the break.  We continue to encourage pool and home antigen testing.

As I mentioned previously, inclusion and belonging are core values of our schools.  As personal choice is afforded to all, it will be critical that we act according to those values by respecting and honoring each individual choice.  The teachers and administrators have and will continue to share this message.

It has been extraordinary two years.  We look forward to the partnership in this next step.  Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have questions or concerns.