Face Mask Policy Update: Effective Until November 5th, 2021
Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2021 FACE MASK POLICY UPDATE FROM SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION:
Sunrise Academy takes extensive measures to ensure the school building is prepared, is hygienic, and free of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. We ask families and employees to do their part to keep everyone healthy as the pandemic continues.
COVID 19 – Mask & Face Coverings Policy 2021-2022
This policy is effective from September 1, 2021 and replaces Volusia County School Board Policy 503 (2020-2021):
Face coverings for students are optional. Students are permitted to wear a face mask or face covering that covers their mouth and nose to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. No student shall be subject to disciplinary action for wearing a face mask or face covering.
While the school permits the wearing of face masks and face coverings for public health purposes, the school does not require any student to wear a face mask or face covering. The wearing of face masks and face coverings is strongly recommended and will be encouraged when they are indoors and near other people at school. Sunrise Academy will maintain a supply of disposable face mask for students and staff. Presently, Sunrise Academy is honoring families right to choose the option of not wearing a face covering for their student(s), and no one should be harassed to do so per the FLDOE emergency rule.
Beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021, face coverings (masks or face shields) are required for adults, including employees, parents, volunteers, and other visitors at Sunrise Academy. Only employees with a medical exemption on file are exempt from the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering. This requirement will be in effect through November 5, 2021. It will be reevaluated as new information becomes available and will be relaxed as soon as it is practical to do so.
Sunrise Academy asks students, parents, and employees to stay home if they are sick or experiencing symptoms of illness.
Stay safe, and thank you for your cooperation,
Mrs. Y. Marte Ms. S. Franklin Ms. V. Pellot Ms. C. Bedenbaugh
Head of School Execut. Adminstrative Assist. Director of Operations Assistant Principal