FRIDAY 8/20/2021 11:18 a.m.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) will require all students, staff, and visitors to wear face coverings inside all district buildings from starting Monday and lasting through Friday, October 1.
OASD announced Friday due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county, they have decided to mandate masks for all individuals inside their district buildings until October 1. District officials say they will continue to monitor the situation and keep in close contact with local health departments in the weeks ahead.
“We are excited to have our students and teachers back in school, learning and collaborating in their classrooms. We also want to make sure everyone is safe as we see a rising number of positive cases, especially among our student population,” Superintendent Bryan Davis told families in a letter Friday. “We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our mitigation measures and safety protocols.”
UW-Oshkosh and the City of Oshkosh have also placed face-covering mandates inside their buildings with the requirement from the City of Oshkosh set to expire on October 1. For a list of Northeastern Wisconsin school districts and their decisions to mask or not to mask, click here.
Original Story: Oshkosh School District releases 2021-22 school year plans, face coverings optional
THURSDAY 8/5/2021 5:48 a.m.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) announced their COVID-19 plans for the upcoming year.
In a release, the OASD has revised their COVID-19 protocols and included optional face coverings and a regular review process throughout the school year.
The OASD also does not expect to have multiple learning models for the upcoming year. Students will have access to in-person instruction and for those looking for virtual learning, the OASD says its eAcademy is an option.
“As we prepare for the 2021-22 school year, our District priority is to have students in schools, even as we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Superintendent Dr. Bryan Davis.
Officials say they will continue to review the protocols as the year goes on and as the pandemic situation evolves. Some of the options they will consider are:
- Required face coverings
- Extended quarantines
- Capacity limits
- Increased sanitization protocols
The OASD is also encouraging people to get vaccinated and provided a list of vaccination clinics in Winnebago County.
Currently, the OASD has the following guidelines in place for the upcoming school year:
- Field trips will be allowed for the 2021-22 school year
- All OASD athletic teams will follow all WIAA requiremenets related to COVID-19
- No capacity limits for spectators at school events
- Assigned seating will conintue to be used in the classroom
- There could be additional and more restrictive meeasures for elementary students
For more information visit the OASD’s website.