January 16th Principal's Update

Dear OBE Families,

This long weekend we are given the opportunity to reflect on the immense contribution to American life made by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He lived his life in accordance with his convictions and in turn made our nation a better place for all. I am grateful to work in such a truly diverse community such as Ocean Beach, which gives all our OBE students a chance to connect with others who may live differently than they do. Our community truly embodies many of the qualities Dr. King espoused, and for that we are all better off. I hope you and yours will enjoy the long weekend and also take time to acknowledge and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.


  • Beginning on Tuesday January 18, 2022, all employees must comply with the updated mask requirement that includes the following:  
    • Wearing a 3-ply surgical-type mask with a nose wire; OR
    • Wearing a higher-level of PPE (e.g., KF94, KN95 or N95 respirator masks). Fit testing for KN95 and N95 masks is generally not required (Fit testing is only required for specialized employees exposed to specific hazards).
    • Employees may no longer wear a cloth mask by itself, cloth masks can only be worn over a surgical mask.
    • Employees with mask accommodations issued by Human Resources, may continue to follow their accommodation.
  • Students are still required to wear a mask and are now strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a well-fitting, non-cloth mask of multiple layers with a nose wire. 
  • Masking is required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, indoors and outdoors except when eating or drinking. Masks will be provided to students and staff in need of one at their campus.

In parternship,

Marco Drapeau

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