Student COVID-19 Pool Testing on November 30

On Tuesday, November 30, EPS will operate with a special daily schedule and a staggered start time to facilitate COVID-19 Pool Testing for our student body following the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please see the schedule below to determine the time your child should arrive on campus. (Students should arrive on campus in time for their testing period, but not before.) Following the COVID Pool Test, students will proceed to their next scheduled class.

Period Time Grades Tested on Campus Notes
A 8:30 – 9:05 7th and 8th Graders No in-person classes
No Zero period classes
B 9:15 – 9:50 9th and 10th Graders Classes for 7th and 8th Graders
C 10:00 – 10:35 11th and 12th Graders Classes for 7th, 8th ,9th, and 10th Graders
D 10:45 – 11:20 Classes for 7th -12th graders
MS Lunch/ US E 11:30 – 12:05
US Lunch/ MS E 12:15 – 12:50
F 1:00 – 1:35
G 1:45 – 2:20
H 2:30 – 3:05

Pool testing is anonymous and combines the results of everyone within the “pool” into a single test. Students will be tested by Advisory group; each Advisory group will be a “pool.” Tests are self-administered (under observation) using a shallow nasal swab.  Results are provided only to EPS within twenty-four hours. If any of the pools test positive, we will immediately notify the parents of anyone within that positive pool.  If tests are negative, no further steps will be necessary. If you are not contacted, you can assume your child’s pool result was negative.

If your student has tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days they should not participate in pool testing. Please notify the COVID Task Force for alternative testing.

And as a final reminder, grades 5 and 6 will be attending remote classes from November 30 to December 6.

Please contact COVID Task Force if you have questions or concerns.