The Harrison Central School District is implementing several strategies to bring more students back for in-person instruction as soon as it is safe for students, faculty, and staff. One of these strategies involves conducting voluntary, non-invasive COVID-19 screening tests for 10% of our students, faculty and staff on a weekly basis.
The Westchester County Department of Health has approved Harrison’s request to conduct these screening tests, but we require your assistance. The District is seeking your advance consent for your child(ren) to participate in free COVID-19 testing provided at school by trained school nurses. If you have already provided consent, you do not need to provide consent again.
The scheduling of on-site COVID-19 screening tests will begin in early March and continue on a weekly basis, with a different 10% of our students and staff tested each week. The COVID-19 test is a minimally invasive nasal swab test that requires swabbing the inside of both nostrils (not the deep nasal swab test). Tests results are available in 15 minutes. Student participation in the testing requires parent/guardian consent. We encourage your participation so we can keep our schools open and make them safer. To see a brief video that demonstrates how the COVID-19 test is administered, click here.
To consent to COVID-19 testing for your child, please complete this consent form (you will need to complete a separate consent form for each child that attends Harrison schools). Your consent is valid for the 2020-21 school year. If you provide consent for testing, you will receive additional information about COVID-19 testing in the near future.
Please note that the information collected in this consent form is required by the New York State Department of Health for the District to participate in free COVID-19 testing.
Thank you for your partnership as we work to keep our school community healthy and safe.