As Governor Hutchinson announced the lifting of the statewide mask mandate, the guidance for schools from the Arkansas Department of Health or the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education did not change. In late summer, Southside School District adopted a Ready for Learning Plan in accordance with those recommendations. With these procedures in place, Southside Schools has been able to remain open and safely serve students.
To continue learning in a safe environment, Southside School will continue to adhere to mask recommendations from ADH, CDC, and ADE. We will review our plan again after seeking public comments. The updated Ready for Learning Plan is linked here. Please comment on our updated plan.