This is John Grabowski, Superintendent of Champion Local Schools Calling
Champion has recently been notified of new student cases of Covid-19 and a new staff case. Contact tracing is commencing and families are being notified. We are now in a position to begin the rapid testing system that we spoke of in the town hall meeting last week. If your child was in close contact with a student or staff member who tested positive, you will be notified and asked if you would like to participate in the rapid testing system. If your child tests negative during rapid testing, your child will be able to remain in school during the two weeks that a typical quarantine would last. This is NOT mandatory. All students would be tested four times during that two weeks using a non-invasive nasal swab. If they are negative they go to class and will not be quarantined from school. We have added a parent consent form in FinalForms. You do not need to sign this form now. You may make that decision to participate at a later time if it affects your child.
This rapid testing system is not a substitute for practicing good hand hygiene, wearing a face covering, avoiding large gatherings, and social distancing outside of school.
Thank you, and stay safe.