• Shawsheen Valley Technical High School

    Mask Wearing Compliance - A Message from Ms. Cook

    Friday, October 8, 2021


    Dear Shawsheen Students,


    Earlier today, Superintendent-Director Dr. Brad Jackson sent a message to all parents/guardians regarding mask wearing compliance at Shawsheen. I encourage you to read that letter: Mask Wearing Compliance Letter from Dr. Jackson.


    I recognize that everything you have had to deal with and continue to deal with as a result of COVID is both frustrating and exhausting - I feel it too and so do all of your teachers, counselors, and coaches. We all want this to be over and wish for a full return to normalcy. Unfortunately, we aren't quite there yet. As Dr. Jackson outlined in his letter, we have concerns at Shawsheen now that, over a month into the school year, we still do not have full mask compliance, and our COVID case number is rising. For this reason, the following will go into effect when we return to school after the long weekend, on Tuesday, October 12:

    • Teachers will be asked to increase their enforcement of the masking rules by increasing their presence in the hallways between classes, modelling proper mask-wearing at all times, and consistently reporting mask violations to the Office of the Dean of Students.
    • We will also be revising the consequences for a mask violation, which will now include detentions or suspension depending on the frequency and severity of the situation.  


    I encourage all of you to follow the mask wearing rules for the health and safety of our community and so that we can ensure our school can remain open for in-person instruction for the remainder of this school year. Alongside that, I assure you that we are committed to providing you with opportunities to fully enjoy this school year - as already seen through the successful Homecoming Dance we had last night and the Pep Rally today.


    Thank you for your attention to this matter and for everything you contribute as a member of this school community. We will get through this.



    Ms. Cook