The Hempfield Area School Board approved the Health & Safety Plan for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, July 19, 2021. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that plans be approved by July 30, 2021. The plan includes the wearing of face masks on school buses as federally mandated on public transportation. Parents have the decision of whether or not to have their child(ren) wear a face mask while attending school. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated their guidance to recommend the wearing of face masks for vaccinated individuals while in schools, as was previously recommended for only non-vaccinated individuals. The Hempfield Area Board of School Directors will continue to consider recommendations and the status of the spread of the virus in our school community. Any decisions to revise the Health & Safety Plan will be shared publicly at future school board meetings. Parents and guardians were provided a survey link to give input when the Health & Safety Plan was in draft form. The survey link will remain active for any parent or guardian wishing to provide input in light of new recommendations and/or community spread.
Link to Health & Safety Plan