Kathryn Cunningham RN

For the most up to date information or answers to your COVID 19 questions, please email our school nurse at kcunningham@strafford.k12.nh.us .

Latest update on Face Mask Wearing

Face Mask Use in School and Childcare Settings-6-16-2021.pdf

Important Update

June 6, 2021


The Strafford School Board held an emergency meeting on Sunday afternoon, June 6; the emergency consists of the current heatwave and its impact on mask wearing by both students and staff.


The following changes to procedure were unanimously adopted by the Board and are effective immediately; these guidelines will remain in effect for the remainder of the current school year:


- Wearing facemasks while in school is now optional, both in school and on the playground;


- The Board acknowledges that staff may not be able to maintain distancing;


- Masks will continue to be required on school buses, as this remains a requirement of the district's transportation contractor;


- Permission slips regarding masks are not required;


- Personal decisions are to be respected by both students and staff.


Students, staff, and visitors who choose to wear a mask may continue to do so. All members of the Strafford School community are asked to respect each others' personal choice regarding masking. Those traveling to other schools are required to comply with local mask mandates in effect at those schools.


Please call the Strafford School office with any questions.

Care Givers Daily Responsibility for School Attendance



Parent/guardian needs to assess their student at home each morning for the most common symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Fever or chills (100 degrees or more)

  • Cough (not due to other known causes, such as chronic cough or asthma)

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue (not due to other known cause)

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache (not due to other known causes)

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes)

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


If no symptoms: Send your student to school.

If there is any new symptom or a worsening symptom from a known health condition: Do NOT send your student to school. Contact the school and your healthcare provider.