Policy for Unvaccinated Students in English and Spanish
New Mask Protocols as of February 28, 2022
Update to the COVID-19 Testing Program for districts and schools
On January 18, 2021, DESE, EOHHS, and DPH announced an update to the COVID-19 Testing Program for districts and schools. Specifically, districts and schools participating in symptomatic and/or pooled testing may choose to continue those testing strategies and discontinue contact tracing and Test and Stay.
We are discontinuing our test and stay with contact tracing; and are electing to stay with symptomatic testing and add “opt in” test at home antigen testing. Here are the two options:
At-home Rapid Antigen Testing:
Participation in the At Home Testing:
In order to receive the “opt in” testing you must first fill out the opt in authorization form as well as have filled out completely the parent student handbook acknowledgement.
Here is the link for participation in the “Opt In” antigen testing.
Once we have record of you filling out the “Opt in” form your child can pick up at test kit.
Here are the resources for training on how to administer the tests:
If you test positive, please let one of the nurses know. When reporting the positive please send a photo of the test that indicates a positive.
City of Boston Vaccine Sites: https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-health-commission/covid-19-vaccine-boston
City of Boston Testing: https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-health-commission/covid-19-testing-sites
Protocol for Close Contacts _ updated January 18, 2022
Protocol A: For individuals who test positive for COVID-19_Updated January 18, 2022
Protocol B* for asymptomatic, unvaccinated individuals identified as close contacts outside of school settings _ Updated January 18, 2022
Protocol C for symptomatic individuals: Return to school post-symptoms with optional test _ Updated January 18, 2022