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Free COVID-19 Test Kits for Students

Update: Thursday, December 30, 2021

Dear Lamoille North Families/Households with School-Age Children:

This is a follow up to our letter home yesterday regarding free COVID-19 testing for all students. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities as Vermont students return to school, we are encouraging you to have each school-age child in your household take two COVID-19 rapid tests. If you so choose, please have your child(ren) take these tests at least 24 hours apart, starting two days before school begins. So, if your child begins school on January 3, 2022, they should take the first test on January 1st and the second test on January 2nd.

If your child’s test result is positive, please report your positive test results to the Vermont Department of Health (VTDOH) by clicking HERE.

If you do have a positive test result, please click HERE for instructions about isolating, contact tracing, etc. If both of your child’s test results are negative and your child is asymptomatic, your child can return to school.

For additional guidance about COVID-19, consult the VTDOH by clicking HERE.

Any child experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home from school regardless of their test result.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Thank you!

Sincerely,

Flo Kelley, RN, BSN
District COVID-19 Coordinator
LNSU

Catherine Gallagher, M.Ed.
Superintendent
LNSU


Original letter: Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Dear Lamoille North Families,

As part of the efforts to ensure access to COVID-19 test kits for school-aged students across the state, the State will be providing kits to families of school-aged children through locations across the state so they can know their students return to school healthy and ready to start the new year. The tests are not a requirement for students to return to school.

The Vermont Department of Health has distribution sites throughout the state over the next two days (Thursday, December 30, 2021, and Friday, December 31, 2021). Parents and caregivers should register their school-age children to pick up a kit at a site near them. To register for an appointment to schedule a time to pick up your student’s kits, please go to healthvermont.gov/student-testing.

Once you have collected a test kit, please have your student(s) take these tests at least 24 hours apart, starting two days before school begins. So, if your child begins school on Monday, January 3, 2022, they should take the first test this Saturday, January 1, 2022, and the second test on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Thank you, again, for helping keep Vermont and our schools healthy.

Florence M. Kelley, RN, BSN
District COVID-19 Coordinator
LNSU

Catherine Gallagher, M.Ed.
Superintendent of Schools
LNSU