MSD Pledge

Thank you to our MSD team, families and our community. We pledge to work together to stay safe. We created a structure for student learning this year with our Stoplight system. No matter which color we are on your children will be educated by talented, dedicated professionals who want to see your children succeed.

Three student sitting on floor. Smiling. Each holding a book or iPad. MSD of Martinsville


What type of face covering can students wear?

Solid cloth, surgical or disposable face mask

Neck gaiter made from cotton.

Face shield worn with a face mask underneath.

What type of face covering is not permitted?

Per CDC guidelines, a face mask with a valve.

Neck gaiter made from fleece or spandex blend (if you can hold it up to a light and see throughout, it shouldn’t be worn.)


Face shield alone without a mask. (Unless a student has a mask exemption accommodation, per CDC guidelines.) 

Mask Policy Highlights

We are requiring all students to wear face masks even when socially distanced. Students and staff will be required to have masks covering their mouth, nose and chin. 

The requirement for students and staff to carry a mask with them at all times will be mandatory throughout the 20-21 academic year.

Students may remove masks when eating/drinking and when engaging in strenuous supervised physical activity in PE classes or during outdoor recess. 

Our team will provide mask breaks for students throughout the day.

Mask Exemption

We understand that wearing a face covering may not be appropriate for some students with certain physical conditions, mental health concerns, cognitive disabilities or developmental disabilities. To request a mask exemption, please contact your child’s principal. A medical statement is needed stating that your student is exempt and reason is needed if your student does not have a documented medical condition. A follow up meeting will be scheduled to discuss accommodations that can be offered to a student in lieu of a face mask and to develop a plan. Your student’s school will communicate with various school personnel to make sure the plan is followed. Please contact your student’s school prior to the first in-person day to ensure a smooth transition for all involved.

Resources for Families

  • Daily Parent Screening
  • Mask Policy
  • IN Dept of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • World Health Organization FAQ

CHildren's Health and Education

  • Handwashing Videos from CDC
  • Kids Health
  • Academy of American Pediatrics Healthy Children
  • Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring Coronavirus