Executive Order 2 Regarding Mask

On Saturday, Governor Youngkin issued Executive Order 2 (2022) that states that parents may choose whether their child wears a mask at school or not. We expect that there are a variety of opinions among our families and staff about this new order.

This new mandate is scheduled to go into effect on Monday, January 24. For this week, we will continue to follow all of the health mitigation protocols and expectations that have been in place to keep students as safe as possible in school. This includes the requirement that all staff and students continue to wear their masks for the time being.

Over the next few days, we will closely monitor any possible updates to the executive order, K-12 guidance, and other laws in place that appear to conflict with the order.

The safety of our students and staff will always be our first priority. We understand and respect there are different viewpoints on this issue, both throughout our Commonwealth and our community. Right now, we are focusing on understanding this order and evaluating how best to implement it without compromising our ongoing commitment to safety for everyone in our schools.

We ask for your continued cooperation, grace, and patience as this is sorted out for all schools in Virginia and will provide an update during the week as the situation becomes clearer for any possible changes to our health mitigation plan.

Details of the Executive Order can be found at: