Tuesday, September 7, 2021
With regard to the excessive heat exemption for masks, we will be using an outdoor temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit as our cutoff value so that a single approach can be in place throughout the district in all locations for the reason of consistency. We will be using the temperature as predicted on weather.com
. Whenever possible, we will be seeking to make a decision for the entire upcoming week. With that being said, there may be single "outlier" days for which we need to put the exemption into place or put the mask requirement back in for that day. In those cases, that decision will be communicated districtwide the evening before. Please know that, when the exemption is in effect, masks will be optional in an attempt to respect individual comfort levels. On those days when the exemption is in place, masks still need to be brought to school in case they are needed.
This daily information will be posted to the district website (www.clarkschools.org) under the "News and Announcements" section towards the bottom of the page. Kindly look there beginning later in the day tomorrow (Wednesday the 8th) for an update regarding this Thursday and Friday.
In terms of student one-to-one Chromebooks, devices should be fully charged and brought to school each day as students will be using these devices for school-related work both in and outside of school (e.g., in-class assignments, homework assignments, lab reports, and assessments).
As always, thank you for your cooperation. Looking forward to a great first day with our students on Thursday.
Superintendent of Schools