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Mask Requirements for staff and students

Dear Tiger Families and Staff

The LTISD Return to School Protocols for COVID 19 have been updated on the district site. I want to encourage you to read the entire document. However, over the next several days you will receive a message (like this one) from me highlighting a specific section explaining how it will pertain to our campus. Today's topic is face coverings.

Future topics include:

Disinfecting & Hand Sanitizing - Friday, August 28th Newsletter
Meetings, Hallways & Common Areas - Monday, August 31st Newsletter
Classrooms - Tuesday, September 1st Newsletter
Cafeteria - Wednesday, September 2nd Newsletter
Arrival & Dismissal - Thursday, September 3rd Newsletter
Specials & Recess - Friday, September 4th Newsletter
1st Day of In Person Learning at WCHE - Friday, September 4th Newsletter
Visits to the Nurse - Monday, September 7th Newsletter

I hope you find these messages helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

Melanie Beninga, Principal of WCHE

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LTISD is required to comply with the governor’s executive order and Travis County’s orders regarding the wearing of face coverings. ***Face shields may not be worn in these settings.

  • All face coverings, including masks, must cover the nose and mouth.
  • Individuals will appropriately wear face coverings when required.
  • Disposable masks will be available upon request if a student, staff member, or visitor forgets to bring their mask.
  • Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents him/her from wearing a face covering may be exempted with appropriate documentation. Individual needs regarding face coverings will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Requests for accommodations should be submitted to campus administration.
  • Parents may elect to have their Pre-K through 2nd grade students continue to wear a face mask or a face shield in the classroom by communicating such requests to the classroom teacher.
  • LTISD will provide face shields for all students to use in the classroom. Parents may also send students with a face shield. However, face shields may not be worn in lieu of masks except as permitted in the classroom or by explicit directions from their teacher, coach, director, sponsor.
  • In grades 3-5, with certain exceptions. Students may use a face shield instead of a mask while in the classroom and will receive explicit directions from the teacher.
  • Students will need to provide their own masks and families will be responsible for cleaning the face coverings daily.
  • Students will be permitted to safely take mask breaks throughout the day when social distancing is possible.