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Frequently Asked Questions

Will Sault Area Public Schools be in person in the Fall of 2021?

Yes, in person school begins September 7, 2021.

Will Sault Area Public Schools offer a virtual option for students?

Yes. We will offer a blend of Sault Schools teacher-led and third-party virtual classes for 9-12; however, we will have a third-party virtual program provider for K-8 with a Sault Schools teacher providing grading and support.

Are face masks required at school?

No. Face masks will be parent/guardian choice for the 2021-2022 school year. * This may change if there is a mask order or mandate. Face masks are required on public transportation including school buses.

Will my child be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school?

No. The COVID-19 vaccine is not listed on the School Required Vaccination List. For more information, please see: School Required Vaccines for Parents by MDHHS.

Will contact tracing continue?

Yes. Schools are required to report communicable diseases to their local health department within 24 hours. Positive or probable COVID-19 cases will be reported to the County Health Department following our Communicable Disease Board Policy 8450 and Michigan Law Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1978.  When there is a positive or probable case within a classroom or on a bus, an exposure letter will be sent home to parents, as we do with other communicable diseases.

Will Sault Area Public Schools quarantine students?

No. All quarantines will continue to be issued by the health department.

Will student-athletes need to be tested for COVID-19 to participate?

No, MHSAA lifted all requirements for athlete testing. Athletes may be required to wear a mask when visiting other schools with a mask requirement.

Will any student need to be tested for COVID-19 to attend school?

No. Testing is a parent/guardian choice. The district encourages parents get their child tested if exposed to COVID-19 or symptomatic.