Test kit pick up week of Jan. 11-15

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If you have not yet picked up an at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 test kit (one per student), you still can this week between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please ring the buzzer at the Hurlbut St. (playground) entrance and a staff member will assist you. Masks and social distancing are required.  

Test instructions

Please follow these instructions for administering the test at home; these instructions also will be provided with each test kit: 

  • Please use one test the morning of the next school day after you pick up the kit.
  • Read the directions included in the test kit completely prior to using the test.
  • The test will take a little more than 10 minutes to complete. Please plan accordingly.
  • Please note that test results should be read at 10 minutes, and not later than 15 minutes. 
  • If your child tests positive (+), please do the following:
    • Keep your child home from school;
    • Take a photo of the positive test and the test kit;
    • Report the positive case to the Albany County Department of Health, using this link;
    • Notify your child’s school nurse, via email if possible. You can find the email for your school nurse on each school’s web page.