Based on HCS’ facial covering matrix, facial coverings are currently optional for students, staff members, and visitors. While we are thankful for the declining trend in cases in our school community, please know that HCS' protocols are subject to change if our district’s seven-day percentage of positive cases goes over 1% for two consecutive weeks. You may view HCS’ Covid-19 reported numbers on our website.
As we move forward this school year, it is extremely important that we work together for our students, staff, and community. We ask that you partner with us and monitor your child each day before attending school. Parents are encouraged to take their children’s temperatures daily and determine if signs of illness exist. Students and staff who have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, are exhibiting signs of being ill, or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, should not come to school.
Homewood’s district leadership team will continue to monitor Covid-19 data according to the district’s matrix procedures and will notify parents and staff of any future changes related to facial coverings.
Dr. Justin Hefner
Facial covering requirements will be determined by reviewing HCS’ weekly Covid-19 cases:
When the district’s seven-day percentage of positive cases reaches 1% or below for two consecutive weeks, facial coverings will become optional for students, staff members, and visitors. Facial coverings will be required for students, staff members, and visitors when HCS’ seven-day percentage of positive cases is over 1% for two consecutive weeks. Any changes in facial covering protocols will be emailed to families and posted on the HCS website on Friday afternoons.