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We will be sending free, at-home COVID-19 test kits in a box for every Mission student on Friday, January 7, 2022. Please check your child’s backpack when they get home. One test kit box containing two tests will be available for each student. If you do not want or need a COVID-19 test kit, please send the box back with your child when your child returns to school.
If your child is absent from school on Friday, we will reserve test kits on their behalf. You may come pick up your child’s test kits from our front office. When you arrive, park your car and call (916) 575-2362 and will bring the test kits to your car.
Testing your child at home is voluntary and provided as a way to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The tests included in the kit are nasal swab antigen tests that will provide results in ten minutes. Each box comes with instructions for administering the test and interpreting test results.
We encourage families to use one of the tests this weekend and the second test as needed. If a student has been tested within the last five days, families may also consider saving both tests for later use.
If your student receives a positive test result, families should do all of the following:
- Report the result to your medical provider.
- Contact our school office to report your test result by calling our attendance line at (916) 575-2362 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Keep your student home from school until they are cleared to return. We will advise you of your student’s return date.
- Report sibling exposures to their school attendance office and keep them home until they are cleared to return as siblings and other family members are considered close contact exposures and will also need to quarantine.
Students who have been symptomatic and those wanting to release from a modified quarantine early must have a negative test result from a medical provider or testing site. You can find more information on testing availability at www.sanjuan.edu/covidtest. Home tests cannot be used as clearance to return to school if symptomatic or on a modified or at-home quarantine.
Thank you for doing your part to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff.