Dear Parents and Guardians,
With the second semester approaching, the Cameron R-1 School District plans to offer both on-line and face-to-face education options. Students requesting on-line instruction second semester will be asked to complete an application. The application will be available on November 30 and will close on December 11. To ensure the student's academic success, students currently participating in on-line instruction will be asked to prove active participation and passing grades before being allowed to enroll in second semester on-line courses. Students in jeopardy of failure or retention will return face-to-face instruction where we can better meet their learning needs.
Recently, we received information regarding the types of mask deemed most effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Although gaiters, face shields, and bandanas provide some degree of protection, they are not on the list of approved masks provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Clinton County Health Department. To be proactive, effective Monday, November 30, unapproved masks including gaiters, face shields, and bandanas will not be allowed for students or staff use without a note from a physician requesting an exemption or when seeing the mouth is essential for learning. We are hoping that continued mitigation strategies and use of approved face masks will further our chances of slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and will increase our chances of continuing with face-to-face classes second semester.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate this school year. We realize there have been a lot of changes as we constantly adjust to new guidelines and recommendations from local, state, and federal agencies. We appreciate your flexibility and ability to adapt to the situations caused by the pandemic. COVID-19 has caused all aspects of our lives to change, but regardless, our greatest priority remains to be the health and safety of our students, staff, and community.
Dr. Laurie Mefford