Greetings, Alberton Families.
Since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, the Alberton School Board has worked closely with the Mineral County Health Department in deciding on the use of face coverings inside of the school. Over the last six months, our county has experienced a high rate of COVID-19 cases, which has kept the mask mandate within our school buildings active. However, after consulting with the health department about Mineral County’s recent and current trends of COVID-19 and the vaccination rates, our school board has voted to make face coverings optional beginning Wednesday, February 8, 2022. Students, staff, and visitors are welcome and encouraged to continue wearing face coverings if they choose to. We will promote a kind and courteous environment to all as they make their own choices surrounding the use of face coverings. The school will also continue to provide masks to those wanting them.
Should Mineral County experience another rise in outbreaks, Alberton School would discuss reinstating the masking protocol that we have used since the beginning of the pandemic. We also want to emphasize that the Federal Bus Masking Mandate remains in effect, and everyone is still required to wear masks while riding on school busses—this is not a mandate implemented by Alberton School District.
We continue to ask for your help in promoting healthy schools for our students and staff by keeping kids at home when they are not feeling well. The school will remain vigilant in maintaining all other health and safety protocols in place to keep everyone safe.
Thank you all for your patience as we navigate life with COVID-19. We appreciate your support for the school, students, and staff as we continue to work together for our children and the community.
If you have any questions regarding this change, please call the main office during regular school hours at 406-722-4413.