SAN ANTONIO – This incoming school year will be unlike any other in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and the San Antonio Independent School District has one more reminder to for all students and staff: Face coverings will be required for all.
The school district posted Friday on Facebook, reminding families that it will be providing face coverings appropriate for each grade level.
Students in Pre-K through second grade can choose to wear a face shield instead of, or in addition to, a cloth face covering, according to district officials.
Clear face masks will also be provided to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and parents can use different masks for their children if they choose, the school district says.
The face screens will stay at school in the classroom and will be placed in a bag in the students’ cubbies at the end of each school day. School officials said the face screens will be sprayed down at the end of each school day before being placed in the student cubbies.
Students will need to wear their face coverings on their way to school and then once they’re in the classroom, they can use their face screens and wear it with or without their mask, according to SAISD.
The school year for SAISD is slated to begin August 17th and will open its doors to students on Sept. 8, after Labor Day.
The first three weeks of school will be fully remote, and then after Labor Day, parents have the option of in-person learning or continuing remote.