Dear SSCPS Families:
At the South Shore Charter Public School, keeping your students safe has remained our first priority. We are writing to let you know, in accordance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), our school is updating our COVID-19 Testing Program, effective January 31, 2022. We are opting into an at-home testing program that will increase testing of our participating students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
For more information about this update to the statewide testing program, please click here. The at-home testing option will begin during the week of January 31, 2022. In addition to this new at-home antigen test option, we will continue with routine COVID safety checks (pool testing) and symptomatic testing during the week.
As part of this shift in the program, we are discontinuing Test and Stay and contact tracing for in-school close contacts. This means that if your child is a potential contact in school, they may continue to come to school and do not have to quarantine. This new at-home testing opportunity is voluntary and only those who opt-in will receive tests. We are sending hard copies of this form home with your student today. We strongly encourage you to fill out the form by Wednesday, January 26, to opt-in. If you do not opt in by Wednesday, you may opt in for the next round of at-home antigen testing in two weeks. If you have questions, please contact one of our nurses in the Health Office.
COVID-19 Testing Programs in our Schools:
Overview: At-Home Rapid Testing Program
How do I administer the test?
How do I submit results?
Alicia E. Savage
South Shore Charter Public School
781.982.4202 Ext. 101
How to Use the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test