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Temporary Mandatory Masking at All GIPS Schools to Start (Jan. 14)

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Due to rising medical/illness related absentee rates and confirmed COVID cases, we wanted to bring an important update to your attention: 

Effective tomorrow January 14, 2022, all GIPS buildings will be implementing a five week temporary mandatory masking protocol.

We will continue to monitor and evaluate the conditions and provide an update to the community on or before February 18, 2022 with a decision on whether or not the protocol will extend. 

With these measures in place we are continuing with in-person learning. 

The next weeks are critical in terms of decreasing the medical/illness related absentee rate. A temporary period of mandatory masking in all district schools will aid in those efforts and help us continue with keeping all schools open for in-person learning.

Please note a few additional friendly reminders:


Students and staff that are sick and/or exhibiting symptoms are encouraged to stay at home.

The temporary mandatory mask protocol includes all district events.

Please refer to the Safe Return to School One Sheeter for more helpful information.

Ultimately, we share the same primary goal — keeping our buildings as safe as possible so that in-person learning may continue to take place each and every day in our schools. 

Should you have any questions about school precautions and operations please reach out to the District Office. For medical related concerns please contact your primary care provider or CDHD.


The safety of GIPS students remains one of our highest priorities and we appreciate your continued support as we navigate the pandemic.

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