General surveillance and Point-of-care testing will begin after Thanksgiving break. All unvaccinated students (with parental or guardian consent), faculty, and staff will be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.
Point-of-care testing will be conducted using rapid molecular testing involving the same shallow swab as the rapid antigen test. This will provide a quick result in the case of a student or staff member who began presenting symptoms while at school.
We are asking parents and guardians to please indicate their consent for these tests. Please fill out the form below. You may consent to one, both or none. The form is fillable and can be returned via email. Please return by November 29th.
Members of our school staff along with Questar III BOCES nurses will oversee all testing, which involves gently swabbing the inner part of the lower nostril. Regular testing will help protect everyone against COVID-19.