Register Now for COVID-19 Screening

Register Now for COVID-19 Screening
Posted on 12/16/2020
Wilmette Public Schools District 39

Wilmette Public Schools District 39
Mikaelian Education Center
615 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
847-512-6000
www.wilmette39.org

Dear D39 Families,

District 39 is excited to launch COVID-19 SafeGuard Screening testing as an additional mitigation procedure within its schools. This saliva-based COVID-19 screening program was recently approved by the Wilmette Public Schools District 39 Board to launch district-wide for students and staff in the first week of January and is already being implemented at New Trier High School. We strongly encourage all in-person students and staff to register to participate in this free COVID-19 screening program using this COVID-19 Screening Registration Form. You will need your student’s ID number for the registration process.

Please complete a separate form for each child. To register, you will need your student’s ID number, a copy of which was provided in today’s email from the district

Screening testing will help contribute to the health of our schools, our staff, our students, and our communities. While the District continues to experience success with its current mitigation procedures to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission within our schools, high levels of external community spread may increase the risk of positive cases within our schools. Screening will assist with this.

A screening testing program during periods of substantial community spread and/or transitional periods back to school after an extended break may further enhance school mitigation efforts by helping to:

  • Identify and isolate potential asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic cases of COVID-19 among students and staff;

  • Provide students and staff with an additional screening tool to further mitigate and reduce the risk of exposure, transmission, and quarantine, especially during times of significant community spread;

  • Assist in screening for and reducing the overall rates of COVID-19 within our community by isolating cases, especially those who may be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic; and

  • Reduce the need for school closures, classroom, and/or individual quarantines.

We encourage all parents/guardians to sign up their students now using our COVID-19 Screening Registration Form. You must complete this form in order for your student to participate. There is no charge for the screening and registration will be accepted now through Monday, December 28. Additional information, including a calendar of test dates, is available here regarding COVID-19 testing in District 39, including SafeGuard Screening and PCR Testing access through Ambry. An email confirming registration will be provided along with additional instructions for our launch in the first week of January.

Thank you for your support of our District 39 school communities.

Sincerely,

The District 39 Administration and Health Services Team


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