Face Covering Policy

Face Covering Policy

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-51, all students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face-covering any time they are on campus with the following exceptions:

  1. when on the playground while able to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet apart from others
  2. during assigned breaks where the face-covering may be safely removed.

A “face covering” is any fabric made of a soft material that covers the nose, mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face.  A face covering may be a surgical mask, cloth mask, bandana, scarf, or any other material that adequately covers the mouth and nose.  Design, graphics, and colors for face coverings are subject to the same dress code requirements as other articles of clothing.

Face coverings are not required while eating but must be worn immediately after finishing a meal if otherwise required.  Teachers will be directed to provide for and allow breaks for students to safely take off the face coverings outside.

If a student continually violates the face-covering policy and does not have an approved accommodation due to a disability, the student may be reassigned to the online learning program due to the direct threat to the health and safety of others when not wearing a mask.

Detailed information regarding face coverings in school can be found here or on the Maricopa County Public Health Website.

Additionally, the Arizona Department of Health Services wants every student and staff member to have access to face masks, so they have partnered with Hanes to provide 5 free cloth masks to schools and their families. You can get free masks by visiting azhealth.gov/ordermasks.