As you surely are aware by now, all students will be required to wear masks all day, every day while they are at school. They will be able to remove masks for eating and drinking, but the overall expectation is that every student will keep their mask on, covering their nose and mouth for the entire day, including when they are outside.
Every student should come to school with at least 2 masks each day. (Students should always wear a mask, and have a back-up available in case their primary mask is soiled or becomes nonfunctional, etc.) We recommend that each student have five reusable masks, but know that many students find disposable masks more comfortable.
These masks should be considered similar to shirts, socks, and other essential wardrobe items. We know that there are many different options for masks available at this point. We encourage you to work with your child(ren) to determine the best mask choice for them based on comfort, breathability, and relative ease of use. Following CDC, IDPH, and CDPH guidelines, we have crafted our own brief guidelines for appropriate masks at Ancona.