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This message was emailed to all families on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Dear Families,

We continue to see the impact of the omicron variant throughout the region and state, and the difficulties it has caused in obtaining tests and timely results for our students. Beginning February 1st, we will offer point-of-care testing in our nurse’s offices for students who present COVID symptoms during the school day. This testing will only be conducted for students with parent/guardian consent on file.

Please fill out this short Google form by Tuesday, January 25, 2022, to provide the district’s licensed medical professionals with consent to test your child for COVID-19 infection.

While we are prepared to offer COVID testing for students who become symptomatic at school, under no circumstances should you send a symptomatic student to school to be tested. If your child is symptomatic before coming to school, you must seek medical care and testing from your physician as recommended. Should your child be given a point-of-care test at school, you will be contacted directly from the school regardless of the test result.

We ask for your continued cooperation in following our established COVID protocols, including mask wearing, physical distancing, and staying home when sick. We will continue to keep you updated with any changes to conditions or protocols. Thank you for your continued partnership and patience.


John Carmello
Superintendent of Schools