- As a result of the (Delta Variant), COVID cases are back on the rise nationally. Having said this, we will “not” be allowing families to walk their child(ren) to class for the first two weeks of school. Parents/guardians will be expected to drop students off at the front door during the “Back to School Days.” This is to minimize the amount of outside exposure to an age group of children who are not yet eligible for vaccination.
- If a parent needs to visit the school during the day to pick up a student early, drop of lunch, etc. the parent/care giver will be allowed to enter the building and “only” report directly to the Main Office for further assistance.
- We are hopeful that we will be able to welcome visitors back into our building for community involvement events starting in October 2021. An update on this projection will be communicated via DOJO and Robo Call.
- All faculty, staff, students, and visitors will receive a thermal scan (temperature) of their bodies as they enter the building. Any visitor who has a temperature that exceeds 99% will not be allowed to enter the building.
- Any students with a temperature that exceeds 99 degree will be required to home for the day. The student will not be allowed to return to school until their temperature is below 99 degree.
- Facial coverings with a double layer of cloth that are snug fitting to cover both nose and mouth are required at all times. The only exceptions made to wearing face coverings are: while eating; nap/rest for PK students; for individuals with underlying medical conditions who have medical documentation authorizing a face shield or mask and face shield exemption.
Mask/Face Shield Exemption
- As the Buffalo Public School District returns students to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, it is necessary to support students who have a medical exemption from the safety protocol of wearing a face covering.
- Students unable to wear a face mask, for medical reasons, may be permitted to wear a face shield. If the student is unable to tolerate any face covering (mask or shield), other alternatives may be considered. Students unable to wear a face covering for medically documented reasons may be granted an exemption.
- If your child is feeling ill, please keep him/her home. There will be a written sign-off sent home at the beginning of the school year for parents to endorse that they will keep their children home if ill.