HEWLETT-WOODMERE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
All students and staff should plan to wear masks for the majority of the school day.
All students and staff will be required to wear masks when entering and exiting the school buildings, while riding the school bus, at bus stops, while in hallways, bathrooms, and common areas, while in cafeterias (except when eating), in the classroom, and whenever on school grounds.
Mask breaks for students will be at the teacher’s direction and primarily occur when socially distanced and seated while working/listening independently within the classroom. At the elementary level, a mask break will occur at least every 30 minutes. At the secondary level, there will be one break during each class period.
During mask breaks, students should lower the mask from the face when safely socially distanced. This could be done using a lanyard or keeping the mask hanging on the ears, lowered to the chin. Masks should be easily accessible during mask breaks and students should be prepared to put masks on if someone comes within 6 feet of them unexpectedly.
Students who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Staff will work with students to help them learn mask etiquette and become familiar with the reasons masks are necessary.
Teachers/Principals will consult with elementary students who do not comply with the wearing of masks. Repeated offenses will require a parent consultation and/or may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct.
Secondary students who refuse to wear a mask, or continually remove their mask, may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct.