The 2021-22 school year begins Monday, August 16th and we are excited to welcome our owls back to Oakwood Elementary for in-person learning. As with last school year, Granite School District will follow guidance and direction from state and local health departments. Please refer to the following information as it pertains to COVID protocols at Oakwood Elementary. We at Oakwood are focused on providing a safe and clean learning envirionment for our students. We will remain flexible and we ask the same of our patrons as changes are expected. Updates will be posted here.
Per health department recommendations, masks are strongly recommended for all students, staff, and volunteers while indoors.
Students who are demonstrating any symptom of COVID-19 are to remain home until symptoms stop. Please contact the main office to excuse your student for the day.
The following items come from the State of Utah and we recommend all parents and students read and discuss the prevention strategies. All school volunteers are recommend to follow the strategies when visiting our school. For more information, select the COVID Link here.
Message to parents from Granite School District as it pertains to face coverings in school (Friday, August 13, 2021)
Dear Granite District Patrons and Staff,
As you may be aware, there has been much communitywide discussion this week regarding masks in schools. As we have previously indicated, the district and our schools have no authority under state law to require masks in schools. Regardless, we will continue to highly encourage mask wearing in our schools. When a student comes to ride a bus or enter a Granite District school next Monday, they will be offered a mask and reminded of proper hygiene and sanitization. This is just a small part of a layered approach of protocols and protection that we are initiating to keep our students and staff safe. You can read more about those protocols at www.graniteschools.org.
We look forward to the start of school on Monday and will continue to monitor the situation closely with our partners in public health and implement the best practices within our authority to do so.
We fully recognize the many impassioned individuals who share opinions on these critical issues. We would encourage everyone to model civility and kindness in our conversations so we can set the appropriate example for the children we serve.
We appreciate your ongoing patience and support as we work to keep our students safe.
Granite School District