Dear WASD Community:
I want to thank all of you for your efforts in helping to make our first week of school successful. Although we have only completed one week of school, I see our students, staff, and parents giving their best.
As most of you know, the PA Department of Health issued a mask mandate beginning September 7, 2021. As a school entity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we will follow the current mandate. That stated, all students, staff, and visitors must wear a mask in school buildings unless exempted based on the Order.
The following links provide the Order from the Secretary of Health and Facts about the mandate:
- PA Department of Health “Order...Directing Face Mask Coverings in Schools” https://5il.co/yb8i
- PA Department of Education “Masks/Face Coverings in School Entities“ https://bit.ly/3kP9spj
A student will be exempt from wearing a mask if they fit the criteria to do so. WASD has provided the following form for student exemption: “https://5il.co/yg8x”. Only the form provided by the WASD will be accepted. All students and staff are still required to wear a mask on all WASD transportation due to federal regulations. Please note that a student who refuses to wear a mask and is not exempt will be sent to the Principal’s office. The parent or guardian will be contacted as soon as possible.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of you in advance for your cooperation.
Jeffrey Matty Ed.D.