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keith valley middle school

COVID-19 Rapid Testing


Dear Hatboro-Horsham Families,

In keeping with our practices to protect our students and staff, the Lacrosse athletes will be required to undergo weekly BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card - Instructions for Use (fda.gov) rapid-result testing.  Test results are available within 15 minutes and the process should only take your student about 5 minutes.  Your student will test at Keith Valley during PACE period. Weekly testing will begin May 3rd, 2021. 

Students must present a photo ID (preferably school ID card) and a print-out of a QR code that they will create and bring to the testing site (see down below for instructions on how to make a personal QR code). They must also complete and turn in the below permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Please review the testing schedule below. 

This new protocol is being implemented to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of students and staff is the #1 priority of Hatboro-Horsham School District, and we will continue to take precautions to safeguard students and staff in accordance with local, state, and federal health authorities.

We also ask that you, as always, vigilantly watch for symptoms of COVID-19.  Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Feeling feverish/temp. > 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shaking for exaggerated shivering
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea

If you or anyone in your household is experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician and stay home.  Also, please remember that COVID-19 testing is free of charge for all HHSD students and we encourage you to notify us of any test-confirmed COVID-19 cases in your household by calling Marguerite Gustafson 215-420-5799.

Thank you for your support,

Scott Eveslage, Ed.D., Superintendent

Hatboro-Horsham School District

 

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Schedule, effective May 3rd, 2021:

Girls & Boys Lacrosse

Dates: Every Monday, May 3rd to May 24th

Start times:

8th graders: 1:30pm

7th graders: 2:20pm

 

Location:

Keith Valley

Upper Gym

1:30 – 3:30 PM

 

Project ACE-IT

School Based COVID Testing

Want to speed up the process?

Make a QR Code for yourself or your child before testing. 

https://register.pennrapidtest.org/

 

STUDENT CONSENT FORM FOR  COVID-19 TESTING

The Hatboro-Horsham School District takes the health and safety of our students and their families very seriously.  As such, in addition to steps to screen for the virus and prevent its spread on a campus, we are adding a voluntary testing of symptomatic student and a mandatory  COVID-19 testing program for students athletes and those participating in extra-curricular activities and rites of passage events.  This program uses BinaxNOW tests provided by the federal government.  We will only test with your consent.  If you are willing to provide consent for us to administer this test on your child or yourself (if student age 18 or older), please fill out this form.

What is the test?

If your child is symptomatic or part of a group that is designated for testing, if you consent, your child will receive a free BinaxNOW rapid test for COVID-19 virus.  Collecting a specimen for testing involves using a swab, similar to a Q-tip, placed inside the tip of the nose.  A school staff member who had been trained to use this test will assist with the specimen collection and a trained COVID-19 test administator will oversee the process.  Test results will be made available to the parent/guardian who signs this form below.  The results will be sent by text message and email within 45 minutes of the test.  This program is entirely optional for symptomatic students, although we hope you choose to have the test to keep our school as healthy and safe as possible.  The tests are being offered in addition to existing safety procotols such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and freguent disinfection of surfaces. 

What shoud I do when I receive my child’s test results?

If your child or you (if student age 18 or older) tests positive for the virus your child will be moved to a room away from other students and staff until you can pick them up.  We ask that you keep your child home until the infection period has ended (typically, after symptoms improve and at least 10 days from date of symptoms first appear) and your child is no longer contagious.  If your child’s test results are negative, the virus was not found in the specimen tested and your child may continue to attend school without interruption.  In a small number of cases, tests sometimes produce incorrect results – showing negative results (called “false negatives”) in people who have COVID-19 or showing positive results (called “false positives”) in people who don’t have COVID-19.  If your child tests negative but has symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have concerns about your child’s exposure to COVID-19, you should call your child’s doctor, a licensed medical authority, or your local health department. 

Known Symptoms:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported-ranging from mild to severe illness.  Symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to the virus.  People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

 

  • Feeling feverish/temp. > 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shaking for exaggerated shivering
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea

Disclaimer:  While we realize precautions will be taken for the safety of students, please understand that neither the test administrator nor the Hatboro-Horsham School District, nor any of it trustees, officers, employees, or organization sponsors are liable for any accident or injuries that may occur to your child or yourself (if student age 18 or older), as a result of agreeing to the test. 


 

DOWNLOAD PERMISSION FORM HERE:

PERMISSION FORM

 

UPLOAD COMPLETED FORM INTO ATS.

1. Login into ATS

2. Click on Athlete Information

3. Click on efiles tab on top right part of the page

4. Click on upload button

5. Name document, select document type (covid rapid test permission form), choose file (make sure it is less than 1mb in size.)


 

All students need to make a QR code before their first appointment. This code will be used each week to register them. They do not need an appointment; they just show up during the time period above to get the test administered.

 

QR Code: https://register.pennrapidtest.org/



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