Students in grades Pre K 3, 4 and Kindergarten will be required to wear masks when arriving in the morning, at dismissal and at times when they are traveling as a group from one location to another within the building. We strongly suggest that students in these grades wear a mask at all times while in school. Any parent who wishes to have their child wear a mask at all times, should communicate this to their child’s teacher. To be clear, they are not required to wear a
mask in class at all times.
Please note that face masks are a public health measure that the schools of the Diocese of Fall River are requiring of all students in grades two through twelve.
Here at HFHN, we are requiring students in grades 1-8 to wear masks. We strongly recommend that ALL students wear them. Additionally, all students, regardless of their grade level, are required to wear a face mask during school bus transportation to and from school.
We are following the state guidances issued by MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regarding these requirements of mask/face coverings in our school communities. These coverings must cover both the person’s nose and mouth.
In the event a student is unable to wear a face mask for any reason, our school is happy to provide your child with a remote learning option. All of our diocesan schools are prepared to offer this option as needed.
Face masks may made of washable cloth or a disposable fabric.
Only solid color face masks (student’s choice of color) are allowable daily – except on Wednesdays (see below)
HFHN will have face masks available for purchase (set of 5 for $15).
Students should have a second clean face mask available daily.
Wacky Wednesdays – Except for Mass days, students may wear a print face mask of their choice. Designs must be acceptable for our Catholic school setting – no words, pictures or symbols of drugs, alcohol, marijuana, violence (guns, knives, skulls, etc.) If in doubt, ask!
Bandana face coverings, neck gaitors or hood type face coverings may not be worn at any time.
Students in P3, P4 and Kindergarten are not required to wear face masks however, these students are strongly encouraged to wear them.