NYS Mask Mandate in Public Schools is being lifted Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Following guidance from NYS, the mask mandate is being lifted in public schools statewide on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. WAJ will allow an individual to choose whether to wear a mask or not, starting Wednesday. This approach will be referred to as “Mask Optional”. 

Please be sure to discuss this development with your children to ensure that they understand your family’s decision regarding wearing or not wearing a mask in school. We will not police mask-wearing options on campus. Additionally, it is imperative that everyone shows respect to the individual decisions made regarding whether to wear a mask or not. 

It is critical that parents continue to monitor your child’s health and please do not send symptomatic children to school. Should there be any future variation to the mask mandate, we will communicate that with you