LEAD to Begin 2021-2022 School Year with Masks
On Tuesday, August 10, each LEAD campus will begin a new school year. In effort to keep everyone safe and engaged in learning even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, LEAD Public Schools will follow these safety guidelines:
- Everyone on every LEAD campus will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be worn in ways that completely cover your nose and mouth any time you are indoors or on a bus. Anyone who arrives at school without a mask will be given one.
- Upon arrival at any LEAD campus, you must check your temperature. Students pass through high-volume temperature checkpoints as they enter the building. All families and visitors must check their temperatures and sign in.
- Any meetings with school faculty and staff must be scheduled in advance.
- To the extent possible, students and staff should try to maintain at least three feet of social distance between themselves and others.
- Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout each building. Whenever possible, utilize the hand sanitizer and wash your hands with soap and water to help stop the spread of germs.
- If you or your student experiences ANY symptoms of COVID-19, do not report to a LEAD campus.
“As the school year progresses and as we learn more about having full classrooms in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our safety protocols might change,” said Dwayne Tucker, LEAD’s CEO. “We continue to consider the suggestions of Tennessee’s department of health, the CDC and MNPS as we determine the best safety practices for LEAD Public Schools. Our goal at LEAD is to provide the academics to prepare all of our students for college and life in a safe educational environment.”