Health Update - Covid-19 Testing
Dear families of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s
We are pleased to announce that effective Monday, September 20th we will be rolling out the “Test to Stay” plan. This is a KDHE and Saline County Health Department approved plan that will allow for rapid Covid-19 testing for Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s students who have been considered close contacts.
Testing will be done on a first come, first serve basis and subject to change with availability of supplies. If a student is a close contact from direct household exposure they will follow Saline County Health Department guidelines. Students who are deemed a close contact from school or outside activity exposure will be eligible for testing. Students will have to have a consent form filled out prior to testing and will be tested at their home school. For example, St. Mary’s students will be tested at St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart students will be tested at Sacred Heart. Close contact students will be tested for 7 consecutive school days. If they test is negative they will remain in school. Any positive test will go home immediately for a 10-day quarantine.
St. Mary’s testing time will begin at 7:00am and will end at 7:35am to decrease disruptions to the school day. We understand life happens but we ask that out of respect for the testers and other students, this time frame be met as much as possible. Parents will need to remain at the school until results are obtained.
Sacred Heart will begin testing at 7:15 with some flexibility depending on numbers.
Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s will be communicating daily about testing and results as it pertains to each school.
Golden rule as always; if you or your child is sick, please stay home.
We appreciate all of you and your patience the last two years. We ask for your continued grace and understanding as we navigate this new process, with everyone’s goal of safety and respect to all at the forefront of our mission.
Mr. John Krajicek and Dr. Nick Compagnone