August 17, 2021
Keeping students safe and healthy at school is a top priority for the Fairview Park City School District. The district is also committed to having a normal start to the 2021-2022 school year, with five-day, in-person learning for all students, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 delta variant.
To accomplish these goals, the Fairview Park City School District is mandating that all students (Pre-K through grade 12), staff, and visitors wear masks indoors to begin the 2021-2022 academic year. This mandate will go into effect starting Wednesday, August 18, 2021, regardless of the individual’s vaccination status.
In addition, all FPCS students and staff must wear masks while on school transportation as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, students will not be required to wear masks while eating lunch or while outdoors for recess.
Visitors who come to any FPCS building for an indoor event, meeting, or program are required to wear a mask at all times. Visitors who attend any indoor sporting event must also wear masks at all times. However, visitors attending an outdoor event will have the option to wear a mask. We continue to ask visitors to practice physical distancing when possible.
The FPCS will continually monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow all recommendations from the CDC, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and the Ohio Department of Health. If recommendations change in the weeks and months ahead, the FPCS will consider all options before making any future announcement.
The CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and Ohio Department of Health all report that vaccination and masking are the best lines of defense against the spread of COVID-19. For more information on preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov or www.ccbh.net.