As we transition to a new normal our children’s health and mental health should be at the forefront of everything that we do. As the CDC continues to make recommendations for students to return to school, as a principal and a mother, I could not imagine my teachers wearing masks all day trying to teach. Students trying to learn and communicate without being uncomfortable and distracted. My daughter's first experience of school should be filled with smiles and happy faces from her teachers and friends and not masks.
Schools and other spaces designed for kids need to feel welcoming and safe to ensure students are able to develop and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. PPE gear will help protect our students but it should also not inhibit the environment from being welcoming. Face Shields are an additional option for PPE gear and our goal is to make them friendly. We believe that PPE shouldn't hide your personality.
The toppers are interchangeable, dry-erasable and interchangeable. Our face shield is anti-fog. The toppers can be attached to an elastic band face shield. One of my favorite things about them is that they are dry-erasable, which is perfect for name tags, bus numbers, and class numbers for our little ones. I am a mom and an elementary administrator, I cannot imagine kids not seeing a smile during school and instructional time.