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Lewis Cass Schools implement mask mandate

Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Cass County Online

In an e-mail to Lewis Cass parents and guardians sent Thursday, Sept. 9, Superintendent Dr. Tim Garland said the Lewis Cass School Board met in a regular session on September 8 to discuss, hear community comments and address concerns pertaining to students and staff wearing masks while in school.

“In order to keep our kids in school we are going to follow the Indiana Department of Health COVID -19 Control measures.,” Garland said. “The school is under a mask mandate for grades K-12 but still allows parent choice if they want their child to wear and mask.”

Additional information is available on the Lewis Cass website here. (PDF)

Garland’s e-mail further states:

“In your email or on the Lewis Cass website you can find the Lewis Cass Return to School Plan, which has the links to the Powerschool Parent Portal or you can log into the Powerschool Parent Portal directly. Within the Power School Portal you can locate the Mask Opt in/Opt out form button in the upper left hand corner. Once you select the button a form will appear and through parent choice you have the ability to opt in or out for your child to wear a mask while in school. This form must be completed for each child by the parent/guardian by September 16, 2021 to signify if they are opting in or opting out of mask-wearing. It is up to the parent/guardian to determine what is in the best interest of their child in regards to wearing a mask. As well, per the Federal mandate, masks are always required for all students on the bus. Please visit your email or our website for the full details on the mask mandate, quarantine and close contact procedures. To help the school please do not send your child to school if they have a fever or have multiple COVID symptoms.”