Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing Clinic at Clarington Central Secondary School
The school board continues to support the Targeted Testing in Schools Program under the direction of Ministry of Education representatives, along with local Medical Offices of Health. Testing clinics are being offered on a rotating basis throughout the board and are run by LifeLabs, Canada’s largest medical laboratory, to provide free COVID-19 testing for all students and their family members, teachers, and staff. COVID-19 testing is voluntary and only for asymptomatic individuals (those who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).
A voluntary COVID-19 testing clinic will be available for students, staff and their family members in your area on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
If you are interested in participating, testing will be available:
- Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
- Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Location: Clarington Central Secondary School, Cafeteria, 200 Clarington Blvd. Bowmanville, ON
- Please enter through the main doors. LifeLabs’ staff and signage will be onsite to help direct you.
There is no pre-registration for this clinic, participants will be registered upon arrival. An Ontario Health Card is required to participate in the testing.
Shorter swab = less discomfort!
The test process is very simple and safe and the collection site will be staffed by professionals who will be following a multitude of safety parameters. The test is less invasive than previous options and uses a shorter nasal swab (like a Q-tip) that doesn’t reach as far back in the nose. After the sample is collected, the test results will then be available within 24-48 hours at https://covid19results.ehealthontario.ca:4443/agree.
In accordance with Public Health guidelines, all attendees are screened and required to answer three questions upon arrival at our clinics:
- Are you presently in self-isolation / quarantine due to travel history or have you been told to self-isolate by public health?
- Do you have any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19? These include: fever or chills, cough, sore throat, extreme fatigue or tiredness, body aches, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, loss of appetite, headache, nausea or vomiting.
- Have you had or been recommended to have a COVID-19 test by a medical health professional or public health within the last 14 days?
Anyone who answers YES to any of these questions will be turned away and directed to a COVID-19 assessment centre for testing.
If a student or staff member is part of a class (or cohort) that has been dismissed from school, and has been told to self-isolate due to potential exposure to a COVID positive person in their class, they will not be allowed to come into the clinic for testing. They should utilize the public system and obtain testing at an alternate location, like a hospital-run assessment centre, that has been established to handle symptomatic individuals and those with known exposure to COVID positive individuals.
Click HERE for a link to our Covid-19 School Protocol
Daily Self Screening
Please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening to complete the screening online. Be sure to self-screen every day.
For more information about the Board’s Illness Protocol, please visit the COVID section of our website at www.kprschools.ca.
Virtual High School Quad 4
Students interested in transferring to the Virtual High School or back to their home school for quad 4 should contact their home school’s guidance department between March 15-25. The deadline to apply to VHS for quad 4 is March 25 @ 2 p.m.
CCIS, or Clarington Centre for Individual Studies, is an alternative high school within the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Our goal is to help students graduate high school and achieve a successful transition to college or work.
Who is eligible?
Anyone 16 years of age or older and living in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board boundaries is eligible to attend CCIS. Its broad and flexible programming is ideal for anyone who
· is ready to finish high school;
· has work or family commitments that would make attending regular school difficult;
· needs a quick upgrade for college, apprenticeship or work;
· is a young mom;
· has been previously unsuccessful in a traditional school setting;
· prefers to work at an individualized pace; and
· is over sixteen years of age.