Mask Guidelines


  • Masks required indoors for students in PreK-6
  • Masks required indoors for staff working with PreK-6students when 6 feet of distance is not possible
  • Masks strongly encouraged indoors for staff and students in7-12th grades
  • Masks optional for all outdoors
  • Masks required for all on buses
  • Masks required for school visitors

CURRENT AS OF 8/23/21. Mask requirements will be updated as necessary in response to pandemic conditions in our region and school buildings.


girl wearing mask                     In accordance with CDC guidance, a well-secured cloth or mask that fits snugly against the face, covers an individual's nose and mouth, and is secured under the chin will be accepted.
boy wearing mask  

  • (BEST) Cloth masks that fully cover nose, mouth, and chin
  • (GOOD) Disposable cloth mask
  • (OKAY) Neck Gaiters (as long as they cover the nose andmouth and are secured under the chin)
  • (OKAY) Bandanas (offers the least protection becausethey do not fully secure under the chin)
girl wearing a mask


  • Face shields (unless combined with a cloth mask)
  • Masks with exhalation valve or vent
  • Masks made of mesh, lace or other similar fabrics
  • Knitted masks
  • Masks with profanity or imagery that violates the student dress code

FHSD's guidelines on acceptable masks may change as the CDC and other medical organizations release new guidance.
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