See the SFSD Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services Plan, as well as the Specific Communicable Disease Management Plan for complete details on the reopening plans for the 2021-22 school year, and check back at this page in the future for FAQ’s and other information as changes occur.

To see archived information for the 2020-21 School Year, see the 2020-21 Planning Updates page.


Q. Will masks be required in schools this year?
A. Yes. Per a state mandate, all persons aged 5 and older (or 2 and older on buses) must wear a mask inside all school facilities.

Q. Will masks be required outside?
A. As of August 24, 2021, Governor Kate Brown issued a mandate requiring masks outdoors in most situations. The mandate went into effect on Friday, August 27, and also applies to schools in many situations where social distancing can’t be maintained.

Q. Are staff and students required to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
A. Teachers, educators, support staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th or six weeks from FDA approval, whichever is later. This requirement applies to all K-12 schools across the state, including both public and private institutions. Religious and medical exceptions apply. At this time, students are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of school attendance.