Adrian School Masks Required

Dear Parents,

The Adrian R-III School Board voted August 17, 2021 to require masks for all staff and students until the September School Board meeting.  At this time the plan will be re-evaluated to see if changes need to be made.  During the first few weeks of school we will be collecting data to help us determine our next steps.  Just because we are starting out with all staff and students masked doesn’t mean we will be masked the entire year. We will be working on a plan to determine our exit strategy from Plan A.   Plan A is outlined below.

Masking for all 
Face coveringsTo be properly worn by staff and students at all times other than meals and outdoor times
Quarantine-None required for students unless COVID positive or showing signs or symptoms -Staff will possibly have to quarantine depending on social distancing and health department guidelines -With proof of vaccination no quarantine required unless showing signs and symptoms  
Health and Hygiene-Hand sanitizer stations -Structured time for hand washing -Social distancing of 3 feet or more when possible -Masks breaks will be given through out the day when possible  
Facilities and Routines-Group assemblies will be allowed if students are properly masked  -Bottle fillers available  -Public building use for Adrian Youth Sports (coaches masked, no parents allowed at practices) -Lockers will be used during the day -Locker rooms will be used in PE classes  
Arrival and Dismissal-Parents stay in vehicles -Follow existing protocols -Students report to classroom upon arrival -PK, K, 1 – report to commons -Grade 2-12 report to home room or first hour class  
Bus Transportation-Additional cleaning/sanitizing protocols in place -Driver and all riders wear face coverings at all times (federally mandated)  
VisitorsLimited visitors or parents during the instructional day as scheduled (properly masked).
VentilationContinue to increase air filter systems  
Cafeteria Procedures-Hand washing before meals -Students eat breakfast in classrooms grades 2-12, -PK, K,1 will eat breakfast in commons -Students eat lunch in assigned groups/areas (alternating schedule)  
Recess-Students sanitize hands before and after -No face coverings required on the playground -Recess groupings will be grade level only  
Activities-Masks HIGHLY recommended for spectators at all extracurricular activities -Students and coaches will be masked on the bench while not participating in the game/event -No masking will be require during physical activity or when outside
Specials Classes-Students attend all special area classes in appropriate classrooms

The district will not be holding a meet the teacher night this year.  Kindergarten students can drop off supplies outside the elementary office Thursday from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM or bring supplies on the first day of school.  Students will be given time the first day of school to locate and organize their lockers.


Don Lile

Adrian RIII School Superintendent