Additional Round of COVID Rapid Tests Available, ONE PER FAMILY

Good Morning Honeoye!

Many thanks to all of the families who picked up COVID Rapid Test Kits at the district last week and who submitted their consent documents for test kits to be delivered via student backpack.  I am writing this morning to share information about an opportunity for HCS families to secure an additional test kit.

Additional COVID Rapid Tests Available for Distribution by FAMILY 
NYSDOH has procured and provided an additional shipment of rapid COVID test kits for school districts across the state.  Please Note: This second wave of test kits reflects a 50% reduction in quantity for our district. Our transportation department has scheduled a pick up of the test kits for today and as such, HCS will have their allocation in district late this afternoon.

If you are interested in obtaining a COVID Rapid Test Kit (ONE PER FAMILY), please note the following:
  • Test kits have been provided for distribution of one kit per family in grades PreK-12. 
  • Each test kit contains two rapid tests.
  • Test kits are available for distribution via pick up or delivery:
    • One test kit per family may be picked up from Tammy Smith at the District Office entry on Tuesday, 1/18, or Wednesday, 1/19, between 7:30 - 3:00, or
    • One test kit per family may be delivered via student back pack upon receipt of attached consent document (see attached).
  • Note: As applicable, rapid COVID test kits will be delivered to classrooms on Tuesday, 1/17, and Wednesday, 1/18 for distribution to students at dismissal. Test kits for secondary students will be delivered to their EIGHTH PERIOD classrooms.  
 Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts to continue to offer 100% in person learning:
  • Any child/adult who is ill should please stay home.
  • Universal masking is required. "Above the nose is how it goes."
  • Physical distancing must be practiced.
  • Hand washing is an important mitigation strategy to help stop the spread of germs and viruses.
To be clear, there is no requirement to test. This initiative is intended to assist parents with access to reliable and quick testing options as part of the solution in keeping schools open.  As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions about this information or otherwise. Thank you for your continued support of the district and our work in advocacy for HCS students. Be safe and be well!

E. Bridget Ashton

Elizabeth Bridget Ashton
Superintendent, Honeoye Central School District
8528 Main Street
Honeoye, New York 14471
On Twitter: @EBridgetAshton