Dear Beamsville Secondary Families,
To support the safe return of students after the winter break, the Ministry of Education, in partnership with Ministry of Health, Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), will be providing public schools with rapid antigen screening kits for students in Ontario.
Before the winter break, each student will have the opportunity to receive a BTNX rapid antigen screening kit that contains five tests. These test kits will support voluntary screening at home, prior to students’ return to the classroom in January 2022. If you have any trouble accessing the site, you can call Liz Felker at the school to make a request for one. Beamsville Secondary will distribute kits to students on Wednesday, December 21, 2021.
Please click on the link below to fill out the google doc to let us know if you would like your student to have a test kit if you have not already done so through School Cash. Please complete the google doc by Monday, December 20th.
It is recommended for students to conduct rapid antigen tests every 3-4 days over the holiday break (every Monday and Thursday beginning Dec. 23rd, until all five tests have been used). If a student receives a positive test using the rapid antigen screening, they should contact Niagara Region Public Health, isolate, and get confirmatory PCR test at a local testing site as soon as possible.
For families who choose to use rapid antigen screening kits, here are two links that provide instructions on how to use the kits:
Matt Wilson, Principal