Jan. 12 COVID updates

Dear families,

We hope your week is off to a great start. We would like to share the following updates with you.

Additional rapid tests available 

We have received another supply of rapid tests from Governor Hochul. We have received about half as many tests as last time, so each student is eligible to receive an additional free rapid test kit (each test kit contains two tests), while supplies last. Kits will be available for pick up tomorrow and Friday, Jan. 13 and 14. If you would like a test kit for your child(ren) to screen for COVID-19, you can pick up a kit at the following locations:

  • QES K-1 Office: 8-8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • WHBI Main Office: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. 
  • QMS Main Office: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. 
  • QHS Main Office: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Drive-Thru pick up – backside of QES from 4-5 p.m. 

If you have more than one child, you can pick up your allotment of kits at one location. If you are unable to pick up a rapid testing kit(s) at the following times and locations, please contact your building’s front office:

  • QES K-1 Office:      518-824-1631
  • WHBI Main Office:  518-824-2600
  • QMS Main Office:   518-824-3600
  • QHS Main Office:   518-824-4626

WCPH announces online reporting tool for positive home test results

Warren County has created an online reporting tool for Warren County residents to report positive home test results. If your child has taken a home rapid test and has tested positive, please notify your school nurse and Warren County Public Health. You may report the positive through the new online portal or by phone at (518) 761-6580.

Vaccine and booster clinic tomorrow, Jan. 13; appointments available 

QUFSD will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, Jan. 13 in the Queensbury Room from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for students ages 5 and older. There are still appointments available for first dose vaccinations, as well as booster shot appointments for eligible students over the age 12. If you are interested in an appointment for your child, please sign-up using the appropriate link found on our website. 

All of this information can be found on our website, including the latest updates to COVID guidancePlease continue to monitor your child(ren)’s health. If your child(ren) exhibit(s) any COVID-like symptoms, please do not send them to school and contact your primary health care provider.

As always, thank you for your continued partnership and support!