Make Masks Optional in the Pewaukee School District

Make Masks Optional in the Pewaukee School District

May 3, 2021
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Pewaukee School Board
Signatures: 796Next Goal: 1,000
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Started by Nicki Witek

To: Pewaukee School District School Board and Superintendent Dr. Mike Cady

From:  Parents of Children Attending Pewaukee School District

Date: 5/10/21

Re: Elimination of mask policy and a revision to the quarantine policy effective immediately

We the parents of children who attend Pewaukee School District are requesting you immediately remove the requirement for airway coverings (i.e., masks) in our schools.  It is unlawful and unhealthy to continue to require our children to wear masks.  Children should be allowed to breathe fresh air.  Parents should be the ones making decisions regarding the safety and well being of our children.  We have legitimate medical, religious and philosophical reasons for wanting our children free of masks. 

Cloth masks were emergency authorized products for medical use in a declared state of emergency. Masks are not FDA approved medical devices.  The state of WI and Waukesha County are NOT under a public health emergency order, mandate, or law. 

Federal law title 12 U.S.C 360bbb-3 reads the emergency use authorization states all unapproved products are optional.  This includes tests, masks not used as PPE in clinical or surgery settings, and shots.  This is a LAW and if you are not making masks optional you are breaking the law.   By law you must allow students, staff, parents, and visitors while on public tax-paid school property the option to wear or not wear a mask.  We are asking that Dr. Mike Cady and the Pewaukee School Board immediately start upholding the oath you took and start following the law. 

There are many documented studies questioning the efficacy of masks as well as the negative side effects.  Most recently some masks have been recalled because they had been coated in Graphene, which allows them to be waterproof and COVID resistant.  We cannot tell which masks have been coated.  Graphene (carbon nanotubes) are shown to cause malignant mesothelioma.  There are indeed unintended risks.  As parents, we do not need studies to tell us of these negative effects because we are seeing them in our children every day, including headaches, sadness, regression in talking, breathing issues, fearfulness, anxiety, skin infections, increased allergy symptoms, increased asthmatic symptoms, social problems, and psychological damage to name some.  We are taking a stand for the mental, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of our children.  The liability for the damage these masks are inflicting on our children lies solely in our hands, yet we are left with no voice in these decisions.  In addition, it is well documented that children are at very low risk for serious complications from the disease COVID-19, even lower than the yearly flu.

Our district made a wonderful proactive and wise decision when Plasma Air bipolar technology was installed.  These systems are "neutralizing particulate matter, bacteria, and virus cells" in all buildings, according to the Safety Spotlight communication on August 14, 2020.  We are grateful that PSD has already gone to such lengths to improve air quality to limit viral spread in our schools.  With this added security measure, students and staff are extra protected while in our buildings. These air quality systems should significantly help reduce unnecessary masking.

We the undersigned, believe that parents should solely be making the medical decisions for our children.  No medical device or intervention should be forced upon students by entities outside of their guardians.  Families should be able to utilize their own risk assessment, considering all physical, social/emotional, and mental health risks and benefits when it comes to making medical decisions for our children, including masking. 

By signing this petition, we officially and respectfully ask you to IMMEDIATELY end the requirement of masks and to revise an overreaching quarantine policy in Pewaukee Schools.  We remind you to uphold the oath you took and follow the law as it is written.

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Signatures: 796Next Goal: 1,000
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