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12-9-20 COVID-19 Testing Update to Families

12-9-20

Dear Williamsville Central School District Families and Staff,

As we begin the process of testing for COVID-19 in our schools, we wanted to share with you the presentation from Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, which includes examples of what the notifications and alerts for random testing selection look like on WITS and in a text.

COVID-19 Micro-Cluster Presentation: What will it look like when notified of random selection for testing?

During the testing period, the District will be sending a daily text message reminder at 12:00 p.m. (noon), asking staff members and custodial parents of students to check WITS to see if they have been randomly selected. If a staff member or custodial parent of a student declines to participate in testing, our system is designed to randomly select the next individual.  In addition to this, building principals and assistant principals will be reaching out to staff members and custodial parents of students who have been randomly selected but have not responded or scheduled a COVID-19 test. Sending a daily text message reminder and reaching out to families and staff members directly are proactive ways to ensure our process continues to move forward as we work diligently and efficiently to meet the New York State Department of Health testing guidelines.

If you have any questions about testing, please be sure to review the District’s Testing Procedures along with our  Micro-Cluster Frequently Asked Questions document.

Thank you for your continued cooperation during these challenging times.

Sincerely,

The Williamsville Central School District