Cloth Face Masks
Cloth Face Coverings
Avenue City School is requiring that all students bring a cloth face mask to school. There will be specific activities and times that the district requires your child to wear a mask. (for example: while on the bus or when social distancing guidelines cannot be followed.) If you prefer for your child to wear a mask the entire time they are at school; we support you in that decision.
Have multiple cloth face coverings, so you can wash them daily and have back-ups ready. Choose cloth face coverings that
o Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
o Completely cover the nose and mouth
o Are secured with ties or ear loops
o Include multiple layers of fabric
o Allow for breathing without restriction
o Can be washed and machine dried without damage or change to shape
o Label your child’s face mask with permanent marker.
Practice with your child putting on and taking off cloth face coverings without touching the cloth.
If you have a young child, help build their comfort wearing a cloth face covering and become comfortable seeing others in face covers.
o Praise your child for wearing a cloth face covering correctly.
o Put a cloth face covering on stuffed animals.
o Draw a cloth face covering on a favorite book character.
o Show images of other children wearing cloth face coverings.
o Allow your child to choose their cloth face covering.
Consider providing your child with a container (labeled) to bring and store their face mask in.