Posted Date: 08/19/2021
The Kansas Department of Education (KSDE), in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Health (KDHE), will now offer free COVID-19 testing at your child’s school as part of our efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic in our state.
Testing will be available to all students and staff at your child’s school until the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
Tests will be performed using the BinaxNOW COVID 19 Rapid Antigen Test and Covid 19 Rapid PCR. This consent will also give permission for Influenza A&B and Streptococcus group A testing as needed. For each test, your child will receive one nasal swab and the results will be available within 15 minutes. You will be contacted before your student is tested and you will be notified of the results. If you have any questions about testing through this program, please reach out to your child’s school.
USD 357 needs your permission in order for your student to participate in this testing program. Please complete this form if you would like your child to participate in COVID-19 testing. It is important to note that the test results will be shared with the Sumner County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Thank you for your support of this new program and our efforts to expand the prevention, detection, and testing of COVID-19 in our state and within our schools. Click for Stay to Learn and Play Guidelines.
Rigaile Lawless, RN Dr. Kelly Arnberger
USD357 School Nurse USD357 Superintendent