Dear Parents and Guardians with transportation privileges:
The Center for Disease Control (CDS) has issued an order requiring the wearing of masks by people on public transportation, including school buses (section 361 of the public health service act and 42 code of federal regulations).
Students who ride the bus are responsible for bringing their own masks. If you cannot afford masks, we will provide a reusable cloth mask. Please have a discussion with your children about keeping the mask in a safe place while not in use. Many children return to the bus in the afternoon, without their masks. Be sure your child has a second mask tucked away to replace those lost or broken.
We are subject to and are required to observe this order. We ask your patience and understanding of the drivers who are obligated to carry out this order. Drivers must “require all people onboard to wear masks when boarding and disembarking, and for the duration of travel”. Parents must provide their own transportation for children without masks. Effective immediately, wearing masks will be added to our bus rules until further notice.
Columbia School District appreciates your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times.
If you have any questions, please email me at Chris.Lundberg@myeagles.org .