After careful consideration, North Platte Public Schools has decided to lift restrictions on face-coverings from required to highly recommended for all students and staff effective Wednesday, May 12th for the remainder of this school year. We encourage students, staff, and families to continue wearing face-coverings if you have any uncertainties or you have underlying health conditions, participate in ongoing spring sports, or are uncomfortable sending your student/s to school without them. Moving forward, we will continue to follow strict hygiene requirements for all students and staff.
As of this Wednesday, we have five school days remaining. We are excited to lift the face-covering restriction from required to highly recommended allowing our students and staff a sense of normality for the balance of this school year. This being said, we will support your decision to do what is best for your student/s regarding face-covering as we complete in-person learning for all students and staff.
We will continue to network with our health care advisors regarding COVID-19 and the variant of the virus as we develop our plans for the upcoming school year. Over the summer, district leadership will evaluate the spread of the virus and its variants before launching new recommendations for the 2021-2022 school year.
Finally, as vaccines become available for younger age groups, we want to encourage you to consider having your student/s vaccinated before starting the new school year.