The following letter was sent last week to the Harwood Union Unified School District by parent and Health Choice Vermont activist Jennifer Stella. Vermont state education officials reportedly met last week to determine masking and social distancing guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year. Recommendations may be announced this week. – Editor
Dear HUUSD Board Members,
I hope you are enjoying an incredible summer. It has been a difficult year+ for everyone, and I know how much work it has been for so many of you. I also recognize that the focus is now on for safely returning in the fall. As a parent with two teens who cannot wait to attend school with their peers, and play sports, again – I am writing to you today with concern about decisions over masks which must be left to each individual parent. Please, may we work together to UnMask the kids. Not vaccinate to UnMask them – but UnMask them to breathe.
We are trying to make final decisions about our children’s education, and do not want our children suffocated by masks. Masks impair communication, breathing and have adverse physiological impacts. Our son played soccer all year wearing a mask – which is neither effective at preventing viral transmission, nor safe for his health.
I believe it is imperative that we UnMask our children. Please, let us let the kids be human and breathe.
For background information, please see attached the Vermont Mask Survey Final report, which explains the biology of respiration, and collected data on mask effects this last year in Vermont. Please also see a good summary (“The Mask Mess”, also attached, by an independent journalist on the subject.
I am also sending you a copy of the notice that I sent to Sec. French, attached. I believe it applies to the Board, as well.
This is a matter of high importance to our family, and so we appreciate your timely response.
All medical interventions must be voluntary.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration, and we look forward to a productive conversation on this matter.
Waitsfield (Harwood Union)