Statement: Carson schools won’t require student face masks

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Recently, there have been several statements from the Governor’s Office and the Carson City School District relating to the wearing of facemasks to begin the 2021-22 school year. This message supersedes all previous messages and represents the most recent official position of the Carson City School District.
  • Students are not required to wear facemasks inside any Carson City School District building. However, students always have the option to wear facemasks inside district buildings if they or their family elect to do so. Students exercising their option to wear a facemask will be fully supported in their decision by district staff.
  • All school staff must wear face coverings while inside school buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All students in kindergarten through the 12th grade and all school staff must wear face coverings while on school buses.
  • Parents, vendors, volunteers, visitors and guests must wear face coverings inside school buildings and on school buses.
Per the district’s Reopening Plan, the temporary use of facemasks can be employed any time during the school year as part of a multi-layered effort to end a localized outbreak of COVID-19 or one of its variants.
For those interested, Carson City School District has reopened the application and registration process for full-remote learning options through Pioneer Academy. Applications are found on the Pioneer High School webpage at This program serves remote students five days per week in grades 1-12 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. during each school week.
Parents with additional questions should contact their school principal. For more information, review Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery, the Nevada Health Response press release or visit the Carson City School District website at or contact the school district at 775-283-2100.


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