Temporary Adjustments to Mask Protocols

Dear Howell Township Public School Community: 


Due to the forecasted excessive heat on Monday, September 13th through Wednesday, September 15th, the Howell Township Public Schools will be adjusting masking protocols to help maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff. We are fortunate in Howell Township as all of our classrooms are climate controlled; however, we recognize that intense heat does impact the effectiveness of our systems. To that end, the following protocols will be in place for the above referenced dates.  


  • While strongly encouraged, face coverings will be optional on school buses.
  • As determined by building leadership, in non air-conditioned environments (i.e. gymnasiums) and areas where air-conditioning is not effectively reducing the heat or humidity, students and staff may remove their face coverings when seated and when socially distanced to the greatest extent practicable. 
  • While students and staff are moving throughout the building face coverings are still required.
  • In areas where air-conditioning is effectively working, face coverings remain required and we will continue to grant breaks upon request and as scheduled.
  • Face coverings will continue to be optional while outside or when participating in physical activities. 
  • All individuals are encouraged to continue wearing face coverings and may still do so in all settings.


Thank you for your partnership as we all work to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff.


Be Well,

Joseph Isola

Superintendent of Schools