Miller Schools among several districts to not mandate masking

Kaleena Ricketts

The Miller school district has decided to forego mandating masks for the upcoming school year. However, those who wish to don the face coverings, are encouraged to do so.
Rules and guidelines that were set in place for the 2020-21 school year, will still be followed for the upcoming year, with a few slight exceptions.
Hand sanitizer will be available to students and staff members upon entering the buildings and wellness checks will also be performed, and once students enter school, they will be required to go to their first hour classrooms.
Students will also once again be encouraged to practice social distancing at any time it is possible and will be taught COVID-19 hygiene practices.
Parents are being urged to do temperature checks and health checks with their students before sending them to school. Any student showing signs or developing COVID-19 symptoms at school, will promptly be sent home.
Water fountains will be restricted and students are asked to bring their own water bottles from home to use the automatic water dispensers. Students who are unable to bring a water bottle from home, are asked to tell a teacher and they will be provided one.
These current guidelines are temporarily the new normal for most school districts and are put in place with student and staff safety in mind.
Students in the Miller School District will return to class on Monday, Aug. 23.


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