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Holy trinity episcopal academy
Health and Safety Portal

Face Covering Policies

Updated 8/14/20

For those who plan to return to campus on September 2, please take a moment to review our updated face covering policies. These policies were developed based on the nature of each campus/classroom setup and taking into account the age of the children on each campus.

Students may select a face covering that fits comfortably on their face and of a style in which they feel most at ease (gaiter style face coverings will be permitted if worn appropriately, but bandanas and scarves will not be allowed). If face shields are used, they must be worn in addition to a face covering.
 
The CDC recommends that all cloth face coverings be made of multiple layers of fabric. The color/style of the face covering can be of student choice; however, face coverings cannot contain disruptive or inappropriate content. To prevent unnecessary distractions, and keep the students and school day focused on learning, face coverings may not be reflective of current political or social movements. When there are varying interpretations of appropriateness, the administration is sanctioned to make the final determination of acceptable and appropriate dress. If the final determination is that the face covering is not acceptable, the student will be asked to use a mask or face covering supplied by the school.


Lower School

Students in grades one through six will need to wear a face covering while entering, exiting, or traveling on campus, during restroom use, and while using lockers (sixth grade). In classrooms, students in grades one through six will be permitted to take off their masks when physical distancing is achieved. However, students will need to wear their masks when working together in groups or when physical distancing is not possible. Masks are not required at recess or during physical education classes, but students and teachers will need to be mindful of physical distancing guidelines. In addition, physical education faculty will be planning lessons and activities that promote physical distancing and utilize outdoor spaces as much as possible. Students will wash and/or sanitize their hands both before and after recess and physical education.
 
Early Childhood Division students will wear face coverings while entering, exiting or traveling on campus and during restroom use. Face coverings for Early Childhood students are not required in the classroom. Students will wash and/or sanitize their hands before transitioning to a different location on campus and upon returning to their classroom.
 


Upper School

Due to the nature of our classroom spaces, and the need of our faculty to actively engage students by moving around and encouraging peer-to-peer interaction, we recognize that physical distancing will not be possible in a majority of our class spaces. As such, students will be wearing face coverings while entering, exiting or traveling on campus, while attending all indoor classes and chapel, during restroom use, and while using lockers and locker rooms. Opportunities will exist during the day in which students will be outside and physically distanced (i.e. break time and lunch), and can, therefore, remove their face coverings. Masks are not required during physical education classes, as the physical education faculty will be planning lessons and activities that promote physical distancing and utilize outdoor spaces as much as possible.
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LOWER SCHOOL
1720 Peachtree St., Melbourne, FL 32901
P: 321.723.8323 | F: 321.723.2553

UPPER SCHOOL
5625 Holy Trinity Dr., Melbourne, FL 32940
P: 321.723.8323 | F: 321.241.6422
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