PPE/Masks

PPE/MASKS

4.14.21 - PLEASE NOTE: The details on this page are subject to change as NISD receives guidance from state and local authorities or as conditions change.


  • Masks
    • For the safety of everyone, students, teachers, staff, and visitors must wear a face mask indoors and practice social distancing where possible. These times could include entering and exiting the bus, walking during passing periods at school, before-school areas of congregation, etc.
    • Appropriate masks include: disposable masks, washable masks, neck gaiters, etc.
      Face shields may be worn in addition to a mask, however they do not replace the requirement for a mask.
    • Masks with exhalation valves or vents are not a CDC approved mask and are not acceptable.
    • Being 6 feet apart does not negate the requirement to wear a mask.
  • Mask - Exceptions
    • If a student who receives SpEd or 504 services has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, the ARD/504 committee will review the medical documentation discussed with the doctor and other relative data, to determine if accommodations are appropriate.
    • Students who are currently not receiving SpEd or 504 services but have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, should contact their campus 504 Coordinator.
    • Students will not be required to wear face coverings when
      • Eating or drinking
      • Outdoors
      • Participating in certain district approved activities per UIL and TEA guidelines
      • Participating in P.E. activities that are both vigorous and provide a minimum of three feet separation between students.
    • In addition, campus administrators may provide additional opportunities, as needed, for “mask breaks”. These breaks must adhere to a minimum of three feet of social distancing and may include, but are not limited to the following:
      • Designated and monitored time in the hallway, not during passing periods.
  • Masks - Noncompliance
    • Slogans and images on masks must comply with the NISD dress code.
    • If students don’t abide by the face mask requirement for In-Person Learning, they may be transitioned to Remote Learning.