Albion Central Schools

ACS Testing Resources

What Happens if ACSD Enters a Yellow Zone?

This document will serve as a location for us to answer the many of your frequently asked COVID-19 questions regarding Microcluster Zones and potential COVID-19 testing in schools.

In a recent letter from Superintendent Bischoping he explained that, if Albion School District were to enter a Yellow Zone, we will be required to test 20% of our in-person students and staff for COVID-19. Testing would only be done if the district is deemed in a Yellow Zone and those selected for testing would be chosen randomly.

This test would be simple and non-invasive, using a swab in the lower nostrils conducted through the health department. The results of the tests will be uploaded to the NYS Department of Health database. Administrator Jennifer Ashbery, with the assistance of some of our students, have recorded a video depicting the testing process. You can access that video below. If our rates of infection are lower than the rate within Orleans County, we would not have to conduct additional tests to continue with our in-person instruction.

We will only allow a student to be tested if permission is granted by his or her parents, look to the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form below. 

For more information on COVID-19 testing in schools, view the informational flyer here. 
 

What Would Testing Look Like?

Here's a quick video depicting what the testing process would be like if the district enters a Yellow Zone.

 

COVID-19 Testing Consent Form:

Please fill out one form for each of your children. 

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.