Please complete the following two requirements to have your athlete participate in either wrestling or basketball beginning November 8th 2021.
2. Rapid Testing Link for Sequoyah Middle School: https://simplereport.gov/register/WKBA3
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and Department of Health (DOH) are requiring specific COVID-19 testing twice a week for unvaccinated student participating in basketball, wrestling, and cheerleading. We want to assure the safety of ALL participants while engaging in identified “High Contact” sports or “High Aerosol” activities. The test will be available at school twice a week for unvaccinated athletes who have provided the required consent form. If your scholar is fully vaccinated, meaning it has been at least two weeks since their last dose, he/she does not have to participate in this required testing program. Please remember, if your student is symptomatic, they should not report to practice or games and must notify their coach who can provide further guidance.
In-Person Student COVID Testing:
Trained and validated staff will conduct a screening test for COVID-19 that provides results in 24 hours. The goal of this program is to identify asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, allowing the school to quickly respond by removing the individual before they can spread the virus on campus. Testing will be used alongside existing transmission prevention measures such as masking, physical distancing, improved ventilation, and good hand hygiene. These strategies help provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students and staff.
What do I do next if I show positive on this test?
In the event of a positive antigen test result, parents will be contacted immediately to pick up their student. Anyone who tests positive or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should follow up with their doctor or visit a local testing site for a confirmatory test. Your student-athlete will be provided with a handout that will give you more information.
If you choose to have your student participate in this testing program, you need to complete and sign the consent form no later than the first day of turnout.
What happens with the information? How is my privacy protected?
The FWPS testing staff and COVID site administrator will have access to the results. Test results will only be shared with the tested individual at the building site per HIPAA requirements. Also, according to requirements, all test results will be reported to the state and county departments of public health.
For more information about the requirements see HEALTHY WASHINGTON SPORT AND ACTIVITY GUIDELINES.