St. Mary School Newsletter

Shaping Hearts and Minds in the Service of Christ 9/30/2021

The Barry-Eaton District Health Department Rescinds Two Emergency Orders

Good Evening Parents -

This evening we received notification from the Barry Eaton Health Department that as of 11:59pm tonight the two emergency orders, EO-2021-1 and EO-2021-2, will be rescinded. A link to the press release is located below in a link. Consequently, St. Mary School will revert back to our Health and Safety Guidelines from the beginning of the year. Masks will be optional for staff and students beginning tomorrow, October 1, 2021.

As was written in our August 17, 2021 Newsletter,

..."as an overarching school policy, we will not have a mask policy dictating who needs to be masked. However, we will partner with each of our families to support their individual choice. If your family would like to wear a mask, we invite you to send your child to school in their mask. If your family would not like to wear a mask, we invite you to send your child to school mask free.

Although this is how we will begin the year, if at any point in time a new mandate is pushed out from Eaton County or the State, we will abide by those mandates, just as we did last year.

Additionally, we will continue with many of the safety protocols that we put in place that are good health practices, such as washing hands frequently, taking time to clean the desks at the end of the day or when switching classes, and continuing with the ventilation of our air in the classrooms."

Amanda Wildern