From our Superintendent Dr. David Fleishman
COVID-19 Student Testing – Final Weeks
Thank you to all families who have participated in our weekly COVID-19 pooled testing in our schools. The testing program has played an important role in keeping our school communities healthy, especially as we returned more students to our buildings in April. Newton, as a community, has been very successful in achieving high vaccination rates and the incidence rate has continued to drop to very low levels over the past several weeks. Given this good news, and with the end of the year approaching, we are planning to wind down our testing program:
The final week of testing for our high school students will be next week (week of June 7). This includes testing for students who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.
We will be back in touch before the start of the next school year with information about testing for the fall, following guidance from the state and in consultation with Newton Health and Human Services and our Medical Advisory Group.