Get COVID-19 test kits starting Tuesday

COVID-19 home test pickup

Starting Tuesday, New Scotland Elementary School will distribute COVID-19 home test kits to parents and guardians of students.

The school will provide one kit for each New Scotland student, and each kit contains two tests. Parents and guardians should report to the main entrance at school, where tables will be set up between the double doors. Parents and guardians be asked to complete a student name card that will help ensure that that every student receives a kit.

The schedule follows:

Tuesday, Jan. 4

  • 2-3:15 p.m.
  • 3:45-6 p.m.

*Please note that we will not distribute kits between 3:15-3:45 p.m., as it is too close to dismissal time and the test distribution setup would block the exit during dismissal.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

  • 9:15-10:30 a.m.
  • 2-3:15 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 6

  • 9:15-10:30 a.m.
  • 2-3:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 7

  • 9:15-10:30 a.m.
  • 2-3:15 p.m.

Instructions for testing

  • Please use one test the morning after you pick up the test kit, prior to sending your child to school. 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:

More information will be forthcoming for any parent or guardian who isn’t able to pick up their child’s test during these times. Please feel free to call the school at (518) 475-6775 with any additional questions.