COVID-19 Information » School Screening Testing Program

School Screening Testing Program

 
 
school buildingDear Parents/Guardians and Staff,
 
Bayfield School District and each family has the option to enroll students in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) free, voluntary, and statewide COVID-19 school testing program for K-12 during the 2021-22 school year. This voluntary program is a critical step to keeping our students and teachers healthy and allowing us to continue in-person learning. The safety of our students and educators is our top priority.
 
This program is designed to offer weekly testing to students and to staff to more quickly identify a potential case of COVID-19. This extra layer of COVID-19 prevention will allow Colorado schools to detect infections early and get ahead of outbreaks, including asymptomatic spread, helping students to safely continue in-person learning. This program is at no cost to schools and provides all of the resources necessary to run a successful screening testing program.  Furthermore, participants in this testing program do not have to isolate while testing negative for COVID, even when they have a close contact with a person who is COVID-positive.
 
All students under 18 must obtain parental/guardian consent to participate in this voluntary program. The Bayfield School District has opted into this program, but will not take any of the incentives that are offered by CDPHE.
 
ENROLLMENT IN PROGRAM
To enroll your child, please visit the portal according to the school building each child attends:

•    High School:  English  |  Spanish
•    Middle School:   English  |  Spanish
•    Intermediate School:   English  |  Spanish
•    Primary School:   English  |  Spanish
 
TESTING DAYS
•    High School:  Wednesdays from 7am-11am, first day of testing on 10/20/2021
•    Middle School:  Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm, first day of testing on 10/20/2021
•    Primary School:  Tuesdays from 7am-11am, first day of testing on 10/26/2021
•    Intermediate School:  Tuesdays from 1pm-5pm, first day of testing on 10/26/2021
 
The COVID-19 testing program is available to all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status or presence of symptoms. School testing will be implemented with the help of a state contractor and all necessary resources for schools to implement the weekly screening testing.
 
In the side menu are additional materials for your consideration, including:
 
  • Facts on the program with additional information.
  • FAQ to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
 
For additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Foutz via email at tmfoutz@bayfield.k12.co.us.
 
Thank you for helping keep our kids and teachers safe.
 
Sincerely,

Dr. K. Kevin Aten
Superintendent of Schools
Bayfield School District