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Polson schools to require masks for students, staff during in-person learning

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 01:24:59-04

POLSON — The Polson School District will require students and staff to wear masks during in-person learning when school begins on Aug. 26.

Superintendent Tom DiGiallonardo says face coverings may include homemade or purchased masks.

He added that students will be required to bring their own masks from home.

Families that choose to keep students home for remote learning must fill out an opt-out form no later than Aug. 12.

DiGiallonardo said families who choose remote learning will have an option to return back to in-person learning after a nine-week process.

“We decided to change that to a nine-week commitment so that students can start remotely, do it for nine weeks, if it’s not working out we will enroll them in our schools,” said DiGiallonardo.

District officials say they will work with the local health department to determine the appropriate time to return to full in-class participation.

Click here to view more information about the Polson School District reopening plans.