Masks are now optional for students and staff of AGWSR. At graduation ceremonies held Sunday, before the official change of policy, some students kept their masks on, while other chose to go without.

The change became official on Monday, with IDPH correspondence dated Friday, May 14.

AGWSR has followed guidance provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health throughout the duration of the pandemic. That guidance continued with the May 14 correspondence from the IDPH urging schools and child care settings to provide parents and students to make their own decision about mask usage.

The district informed parents and guardians of their options in regard to masking via the district message service on May 16. Masks became optional for students and staff, including on school transportation and at school events began Monday, May 17.

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