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This page will be updated regularly as questions come in. Given the fluid nature of COVID-19 and the continually evolving guidelines for schools at the federal, state and local levels, the information in this FAQ is subject to change. Please visit regularly for updates.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • Q. What type of “testing” will be administered if that route is chosen? Swabs or spit tests?
  • A. We administer two types of tests: Rapid Test and PCR. With the rapid test, you receive a nasal swab that goes one inch into the nose. The PCR test is a saliva test, where you spit into a tube. Neither of these tests will be administered without parental consent and notification. Even if we have a consent form on file for your child, we will still notify a parent first. You can find the consent form HERE.

  • Q. Will parents be notified before ANY testing is completed on their child with enough time to determine if they will quarantine at home or continue at school?
  • A. We would not test your child without parental consent. You can find the form here. To that point, even if we have a consent form on file, we will still notify you.

  • Q. Where can I go to get my child tested if I want them to be able to stay in schools?
  • A. Your student can get tested from 5:45 a.m. – 8 a.m. at the Dr. John Burke Learning Center, located at 150 Stewart. For drive-thru instructions, click HERE.