AASD Masking Notice - September 2, 2021


Altoona Area School District
Masking Requirement Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021



As ordered by the Acting Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Health on August 31, 2021, all teachers, children/students, or visitors working, attending, or visiting a school entity shall wear a face covering indoors, regardless of vaccination status, except those covered under limited exceptions to face covering requirements. 

Click here to view all exceptions and allowable face coverings as outlined in section 3 of the order.    


All people entering or while inside Altoona Area School District (AASD) buildings will be required to comply with the masking requirement.  Failure to comply with the requirement will result in the following:



  • Non-compliant adults will not be permitted in AASD buildings



  1. Non-compliant students will be offered an allowable face covering to comply
  2. Failure to comply will result in communication with parent or guardian
  3. Continued, subsequent or repeat violations will be subject to disciplinary action according to the Altoona Area School District Student Code of Conduct
  4. If removal is necessary and cannot be arranged, the student will be taken to a designated area until removal can occur



A cyber education option is available to students in grades K-12 through the Altoona Area School District.  If you would like more information, please contact Brad Hatch at 814-946-8218.


We know the community is deeply divided on this issue. Your cooperation in these tenuous times is greatly appreciated.


Dr. Charles A. Prijatelj


Altoona Area School District