Removal of Mask Mandate

On May 11, Governor McMaster issued an Executive Order to provide a mask opt out process for families. This order is in conflict with pandemic recommendations from SCDHEC, the CDC, and local/state medical health systems.

Parents may opt to have their child attend school without a face covering if DHEC’s Consent Form is signed and returned to your child’s school.

The link to the Face Mask Opt Out Form is included below.  Copies have also been sent home with students.  Face masks are required when riding on a bus.

Please note - students who do not wear a face mask may increase their chances of quarantine.  Districts must adhere to these actions outlined by DHEC and are not optional.

Parents, we really need your support in this matter.  If you prefer to have your child wear a mask at school please instill in them the importance of doing so.  Thank you!

https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/D-4286.pdf