Triad schools selling face masks; proceeds support district needs

Triad Local School District is hosting a fundraiser by selling face masks with proceeds going back to the school for items related to the coronavirus, the district’s superintendent said.

“I am selling masks since they will be required for face-to-face instruction next year,” said Superintendent Vickie Hoffman.

When school reopens in the fall, Triad’s face mask guidelines will depend on what level the pandemic is in, Hoffman said.

She said in a drafted plan to the school board that masks will be required for all students while on buses, in hallways, in classrooms if social distancing cannot take place, and may be required during small groups, but students in K-2 are only encouraged to wear masks in classrooms and hallways.

The face masks cost $12 each and some of the proceeds will go towards the Boosters and extra costs associated with COVID-19.

“The money will go right back into the things we need for this pandemic,” Hoffman said. “The $3 proceeds go toward buying things like disposable masks, cloth masks for those that cannot afford them, extra hand sanitizer, etc.”

The face masks are being made by Hometown Roots by MJ, which is owned by Jenna Hoffman (no relation to Supt. Hoffman), a Triad graduate and Mandy Higbee. The company based in Milford Center provides mostly any type of custom item that vinyl can go on such as shirts, mugs and masks.

“We wanted to give back to the community and help out our local schools,” Higbee said.

The two contacted Hoffman and decided to help with the fundraiser, which was up and running in a few days.

“Triad is a small community, close knit community, and hopefully with them going back to school they are going to need some assistance and have that mask in place. So, we decided to touch base and give them masks but also donate back to them so they can use that money how they see fit,” Jenna Hoffman said.

Customers can choose between two colors - red and black; two designs to be placed in the coroner of the mask - the mascot or “T”; three design colors - red, black or white; and an initial or number can be included for an additional $1.

Orders must be placed by Aug. 3 for a guaranteed delivery by the first day of school, and all orders must be paid in full by cash, check or PayPal to process the order.

Those who purchase a mask have the option to pick them up in the classrooms on the first day of school or at the district office the week school starts.

Forms and more information about buying a mask can be found on Triad’s website. If you would like to order or work with the company, email

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