No Masks for 3-Year Nursery Students at St. Patrick’s School

No Masks for 3-Year Nursery Students at St. Patrick’s School

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Thomas Farrell started this petition to Mrs. Barbara Pellerito : Principal of St. Patrick's School in Smithtown

Dear St. Patrick’s Nursery Parents,

As you are aware St. Patrick’s will require masks to be worn in the 3-year old program. This is a reversal of the previously communicated policy that the 3 & 4 year old programs will follow NYS guidance for day care centers. As of 1/3/2021 NYS does not require children to wear at day care centers. The goal of this petition is to reverse the mask mandate in the 3-year old program at St. Patrick's school in Smithtown and simply carry on with existing policies that have been in place this school year.

St. Patrick's has 100% control over this policy as the Suffolk County Department of Health has left the decision up to each school. 

There have been 0 cases of students in the St. Patrick's 3 & 4 year old programs that have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 1/3/2021. The current policies have kept our children safe. Several studies, including one by Brown University which specifically draws upon NYS data  (which was positively acknowledged by Gov. Cuomo) scientifically proves that schools are not super-spreaders. Please see article here

Verbal communication and socialization between students, a pillar of 3-year old education is reliant on both auditory and visual cues. Masks muffle our 3-year old's budding voices from peers and teachers, and completely remove the visual aid of reading lips. 

Please help us protect an environment that has already proven to be safe and positive for our children's educational development by keeping 3-year old classrooms mask-free.

Sincerely,

Thomas & Jessica Farrell

 

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