Dear Parents, Students, Staff, Coaches, and Substitute Teachers,
I am excited to share that Centennial is enrolled in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s free, voluntary, and statewide COVID-19 school testing program for the 2021-22 school year. This 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.
All students under 18 must obtain parental/guardian consent to participate in this voluntary program. This permission is different from the testing question asked during the enrollment process. Through Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Reopening Schools award funds, students are eligible to receive an incentive, regardless of their current vaccination status. A participating student will receive $25 for the first COVID-19 test administered to them through this program. A student can then receive $10 for every subsequent test that is administered each week (at a maximum of one incentive allowed per week). Parents may choose to opt-out of the individual student incentives.
To register please click https://trackbynovir.com/register, to register and consent. At the bottom of the first page of registration, you will be asked for an organization code, please use:
Register yourself first, as the parent (head of household), then add your children (members of your household). If your child is not registered with consent on file, they will not be able to be tested.
We hope to begin testing on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 9:30-11:00 and continue each week at this time, but we need at least 40% of students, staff, coaches, and substitutes registered to begin.
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.
I’ve linked 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 don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for helping keep our kids and teachers safe.
Mrs. Kimba Rael