Dear Franklin Square Families,
After a successful testing event in January, we will be partnering again with ATC, a medical group specializing in COVID testing, to offer our students, parents, and staff voluntary testing. Testing for students and parents will be held on Sunday, March 7th, from 11 AM to 1 PM, at Washington Street School. This is not currently required by the State or as a result of any designation. This is an opportunity to provide peace of mind to our families and staff without having to wait in long lines. It will also provide us with the data to remain open should the positivity rate continue to go up.
The staff at ATC are all medical professionals trained in pediatrics using a very gentle process that does not require a deep nasal swab. Although the test results will take 2-3 days to be processed, you WILL NOT have to quarantine, unless you develop symptoms or are designated a close contact by the DOH, as this is considered surveillance testing. This also does not impact your ability to get the COVID vaccine.
Families who would like to be tested will be required to sign up at https://franklinsq-washingtonstreetschool-1.dragonflyphd.com. There is no fee; however, families will be asked to provide individual health insurance information. If you do not have health insurance, a social security number will be requested to bill the CARES Act for the test. Under no circumstances will families be charged for testing!
Dr. Jared Bloom
Superintendent of Schools