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What Should Students Bring to School Each Day?




On February 28, 2022, the California Department of Public Health lifted its indoor mask mandate for schools and moved, instead, to "strongly recommending" that students, staff, and families mask in these environments.  On March 3, the Alameda County Public Health Department followed suit and also changed its masking guidance from a mandate to a strong recommendation. 


As such:


  • We strongly recommend that students continue to mask while they are indoors on campus. Masks should comply with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) masks recommendations (e.g., a KF94, N95, or surgical mask).

  • All masks should cover the mouth and nose and fit snugly on your child’s face. 

We have developed a series of FAQs about the transition for families seeking more information.

Students who for medical reasons cannot wear cloth or paper masks are allowed to wear plastic face shields with a cloth drape attached and tucked into their shirt neck. AUSD has these plastic shields available for students who need them.


Sunhat and sunscreen for times when students go outdoors during class. 


Layers of clothing, as classrooms may be cooler than usual because our ventilation systems will be circulating air more frequently.   


Our drinking fountains are open. If you're uncomfortable with your student using a fountain, however, we also have hydration stations set up at each school site, where students and staff can fill their water bottles.

teens with masks