John Glenn Schools to require masks for students, staff

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Starting Wednesday, Sep. 1, John Glenn Schools will require all students and staff to wear masks when social distancing of six feet is not possible.

Superintendent Christopher Winchell issued the following statement to families:

Dear JGSC Family, Despite all of our very best efforts regarding COVID-protocols, we have unfortunately seen an additional seventeen COVID-positive cases since I last wrote you only five days ago. This continues to result in numerous close contacts, and many children are unable to attend school at this time.

As I have stated previously, after the safety and wellbeing of all students, staff, and community, our number one goal is to keep students in school for on-campus learning.

Thus, beginning Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, JGSC will require mask usage for all students and staff when social distancing of 6 feet is not possible. We will use tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31st, 2021, as a transition day to support and prepare students for this change.

It is our hope that this will be a temporary change to our COVID-protocols. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely. Please continue to support the layered mitigation strategy of:

Physical distancing
Masking while unable to distance 6ft or more
Hand washing and respiratory manners (i.e. cough/sneeze into your elbow)
Staying home if sick and consult your family doctor
Follow contact tracing guidance

Thank you for your continue support!

Yours in Education,

Christopher Winchell

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