The district's Superintendent made the announcement in a letter to parents.

On July 13th, the Superintendent for Holly Area Schools sent a letter to parents and staff regarding the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The letter addresses the concerns and questions from families about returning to a normal school environment and routine.

Back in June when the epidemic orders and mandates were rescinded, immediate changes were made to the summer school program, and students and staff were no longer required to wear masks. Those changes will continue on into the 2021-2022 academic school year.

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The Holly community has a vaccination rate of nearly 70% of its residents. As of last week, the seven-day average case count is less than 20 (with zero from the school district.)

With this positive news, we support our families and staff to make the personal choice of wearing a mask at our school buildings and school events. We will not establish a COVID-19 vaccination requirement to attend or work at Holly Area Schools. We know that choice is important to our parents
with the planning for a return to a normal school year...said Superintendent Scott M. Roper.

Holly Area Schools will continue to reinforce healthy hygiene habits, practice thorough cleaning and sanitizing, and improve ventilation systems in the facility.

See the full letter to the Holly Area School parents and staff here. 

I know I don't need to ask your thoughts on this topic as I know you will voice them in the comments. All I ask is that you don't be a jerk no matter what side of the fence you are on.

Source: Holly Area Schools

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