Mask Policy

All K-12 students and all staff members are required to have a mask when social distancing is not possible.

Due to the short time frame and availability of masks, Sacred Heart has chosen not to adopt a strict uniform policy on masks styles for the upcoming school year.  Masks can be of either style (ear loop or neck gaiter) as long as it covers the mouth and nose and meets normal dress down day requirements.  We request that masks be simplistic in nature (have a simple logo or repeating pattern) in order to prevent unnecessary distractions.

All students should keep a clean, spare mask (in a baggie) in their backpack.

Masks’ designs should not be distracting to the educational environment.  Please refrain from wearing masks that mimic faces, have profanity, sexually suggestive themes, rude or disrespectful themes, or the promotion of the use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco.

Cloth masks should be cleaned thoroughly daily before being worn again.  Cloth masks may be cleaned by including in regular laundry on the warmest appropriate water setting for that cloth.  Masks may also be washed by hand by soaking in a color safe bleach solution (4 teaspoons per quart) for 5 minutes.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wash-cloth-face-coverings.html

Face shields do not provide the same level of protection as masks and are not allowed as a substitute.  If your student would like to wear a face shield and a mask they are allowed to do so.

If a defiant behavior occurs, resulting in a student’s refusal to wear a mask, disciplinary action will be taken.

Masks will be provided for students who do not have them, resulting in a fee to cover the cost of the mask.