COVID-19 Testing is one of the layers of mitigation that will maximize the safety of our students and staff during the 2022- 2023 school year. Because testing will need to be performed regardless of a parent or guardian’s availability at the time a test will be administered, consent for testing is required for all students. The testing will be provided for students at no cost to students or their family.
𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐭
The testing method is a quick nasal swab of both nostrils. It is found to be fast and painless. (It is NOT the deep-sinus swabs that some individuals have found uncomfortable.) The testing method involves inserting a small swab, like a Q-Tip, into the front of the nose in both nostrils. Results will be available in 15 minutes. The test is administered by either a Certified School Nurse or the School District’s medical professional testing partners. The type of test being used includes, but is not limited to, Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test. Molecular tests (PCR) may be identified and utilized as necessary.
The parent/guardian listed on this consent will be notified on the day that their student was tested. All results will be communicated to the student’s parent/guardian.
● 𝐒𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: As a reminder, as a parent/guardian you will be required to evaluate your child for COVID-19 symptoms every morning before leaving for school and to keep your child home if they do not pass the morning pre-entry health screening. If your child passes the morning pre-entry health screening you conducted at home and arrives at school healthy, but develops symptoms of illness associated with COVID-19 infection during the school day, your child will be tested.
Symptoms include: Fever of 100.4℉ or greater, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, new or persistent cough, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐮𝐭𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤: If your child is a part of a cohort (for example, classroom, sports team or extracurricular activity) of students with multiple positive COVID-19 cases in the cohort, your child will be tested for COVID-19.
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐧𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬