UPDATE: Mask mandate lifts Monday

A message from Superintendent Dr. Balderas

UPDATE: Due to not enough notice for staff, families and students - the OUTDOOR mask mandate will remain in place until Monday, March 14. We apologize for any confusion.

Please see below for the original message sent to families at 8:05 p.m.

Dear Edmonds School District families, staff and students,

After reviewing the guidance from our state and local health leaders, starting on Monday, March 14, 2022, the Edmonds School District will lift our indoor and outdoor mask mandate in schools and the district offices.

Please remember: Masks are still required indoors and outdoors in the Edmonds School District until March 14.

This morning, the Washington State Department of Health released new requirements and guidance to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in schools. We ask for patience as we navigate these changes and their impact on our daily operations. We plan to provide more details later this week.

The Edmonds School District will continue to recommend masking, however, it will be an individual or family decision and that decision will be respected. We encourage families to discuss and decide if wearing a mask to school is right for your student.

We ask everyone to be respectful and sensitive to the individual needs of our families and staff in this transition. Bullying will not be tolerated for anyone wearing, or not wearing, a mask.

Thank you for your continued efforts to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and families.

In partnership,

Dr. Gustavo Balderas