COVID Testing Kits Provided by District

Fort Edward School District Offers Testing Kits
Posted on 02/15/2022
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February 15, 2022


As February recess nears, we have been thinking about the Governor’s statement that she planned to comment on her ongoing plans for masking shortly after schools February shut-down. In an effort to get a handle on where our student population is with COVID, we plan to make available to ALL FAMILIES in the district a COVID Test Kit for your use at home.

Our intent is to send a sealed test kit home with each district student on Friday February 18th at the end of the school day. Inside of each kit will be 2 separate tests that you can administer to your child should you choose to do so.

I would ask that everyone consider testing children on Sunday, February 27th in preparation for return to school on February 28th. Should your child test negative and has no symptoms, please send them in on Monday the 28th. In the event that a child tests positive, it would be important for that child to remain home for at least 5 days and then return only after symptoms are gone. Additionally, it is asked that positive students be logged into the county portal by a parent at the following


My hope is that we will have a healthy second half of the school year and that the Governor determines that schools can return to normalcy in short order.

Please note, testing your child is NOT MANDATORY, tests are being offered as a convenience to you and as a way of maintaining a healthy population of students, faculty and staff here on campus. 

If you DO NOT want tests to be sent home with your child on February 18th, PLEASE contact the Nurses office or email Kathy Trainor [email protected] and notify her as soon as possible, otherwise tests will be provided to and sent home in a sealed box with your child.

We at Fort Edward hope that everyone has a wonderful February recess and as always, thank you for working with us during these difficult and confusing times.


Mark Bessen