October 28 Superintendent Letter to Parents

October 28, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you are likely aware, the Governor has mandated that all non-vaccinated employees be tested for COVID-19 each week. The mandate also requires schools to offer to parents, weekly testing for students who are not vaccinated.  In order for your child to receive weekly COVID-19 testing, you must go to the testing site of the company that we are using for testing and register your child. The arrangement for testing is between you and the testing company. The school district will then receive your request and consent from Affinity and we will test your child weekly until the mandate ends or until you withdraw consent. It is important for you to understand that if you desire this service, your child will be tested weekly. You may not have them test some weeks and not others.

If you have any questions, please contact me or your child’s principal. I have included the link below. If you wish to participate, go to the site and register, you will need to register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2021. Make sure that you select either Eldred Junior/Senior High School or Mackenzie Elementary school. After you complete the registration process, please contact your child's school nurse to inform the nurse that you have completed the registration. All testing occurs in the nurse’s office at the child’s school. We anticipate beginning student testing on November 16th. You will be notified of any positive result of the testing. You may visit the site to seek your child’s results. If it says “no result” then the *pool of all the tests was negative. If it says negative, then your child’s individual sample revealed a negative result. If it is positive, you will see that and you will likely have already received a call regarding the positive result.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and remember that this is strictly voluntary on your part and in no way will not taking part be an issue.

Pool = all the samples for the testing event are pooled together and the entire sample is analyzed. Only if the pooled sample is positive does Affinity analyze the individual results.

To opt into the program, please visit the following site by copying the link below

 (to search institution, please search by zip code of JSHS - 12732 or GR Mackenzie - 12737)

https://www.assure-eurofins-pooledtesting.com/app/#/state/registration?divisionTypes=%5B%222F5912B1-75A7-44F8-9672-6DE26C126191%22,%224999FBA3-A306-4BE9-8A7B-80CACD38BF90%22%5D

The registration process takes less than 5 minutes.

For a short video guide on “how to” complete the registration/consent, activate your child’s online account to view results: View Video Here.

Sincerely yours,


John C. Morgano Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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