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Manatee County Mask Mandate and "Opt Out" Information


Attention families of Dr. Mona Jain Middle School, 


This is a CORRECTION to our earlier message. 

The School Board has approved a mask mandate with an opt-out provision effective through next Wednesday, August 25th, at which time the need for the mandate will be re-evaluated 

During the term of this mask mandate, the Department of Health recommends that students and employees are encouraged to wear masks whether or not they have been vaccinated.

In accordance with the Florida Department of Health’s recent Emergency Rule, parents do have the right to “Opt Out” their students from the mask mandate.

To opt out, parents must complete a “SDMC Mask Parental Preference Form.” Those forms can be accessed electronically via your FOCUS parent portal account or via paper forms available in our school’s front office.

 For instructions to opt out using your FOCUS Parent Portal account, please visit the mask opt out page on our district website at In the email version of this message, you can click on the link to go to that page.

In addition, SDMC Mask Parental Preference Forms will also be available in paper form to fill out in the front office of your students’ schools.

To help stem the tide of this current surge, we do encourage all students and employees to get vaccinated if eligible, and we continue to ask that you keep your child(ren) home if they are sick.

I want to thank you all for your constant support of our students and school, especially during these most challenging of days

Parent Opt Out Form

Parent Opt Out Form-Spanish