COVID-19 testing provides an important extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19. Learn more from the letter from the Superintendent Paris.

 

What kinds of testing are now included in the LPS COVID-19 Testing Programs?

  1. NEW At-Home Rapid Antigen Testing every week, schedule to be shared by your school (sign up here At Home Testing Opt-in Testing Form; a paper sign-up form is also available online here in English Paper Opt-in Form and here in Spanish Paper Opt-in Form, as well from your school office)
  2. Pooled testing every week, as currently scheduled by school (If you have not yet signed up, click here to sign up for COVID-19 Testing Consent for Massachusetts Schools, or English paper consent form / Spanish consent form
  3. Symptomatic Testing, as needed (If you have not yet signed up, click here to sign up for COVID-19 Testing Consent for Massachusetts Schools, or English paper consent form / Spanish consent form)
     

Overview: New At-Home Rapid Testing Program

  • About the Test: iHealth is a 15-minute at-home FDA-approved rapid antigen test.
  • Opt-In: To participate, you must opt in by completing the LPS opt in online form. By opting in, you will agree to review the training materials for test administration, report positive test results to your student’s school, and administer the tests according to LPS guidelines.
  • Weekly: Every two weeks your child will receive an iHealth at-home rapid test kit. Each kit contains two individual tests. Your child will administer one test each week according to the schedule shared by your school.
  • Reporting Positive Test Results: If your child tests positive on an at-home antigen test, you will inform their school of the positive result using the Positive Test Result Reporting Form. The school will keep the results confidential and will not make individual results public. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you inform your healthcare professional of the positive result.
  • Statewide program update: You can find more detailed information here about Massachusetts’ update to the statewide testing program.
     

How do students take the test?

How do I submit results?

  • Submit Results: Only positive test results must be submitted to your child’s school. You can do so with the Positive Test Result Reporting Form.
  • Confidentiality: Positive test results are shared with the district for informational purposes only. Individual results will remain confidential, and they will not be made public.

     

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact your school nurse. Thank you for helping keep our school community healthy and safe!