At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits for Students

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits for Students
Posted on 12/17/2021
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Dear Rondout Families:

The Rondout Valley Central School District has received COVID-19 tests from the Ulster County Department of Health for distribution to our students. These kits are free, at-home, rapid tests. Each kit contains two shallow nasal tests, which produce results in about 15 minutes. Instructions on how to administer the test are included in each kit.

Families will be allotted one test kit for every two RVCSD students in their household. Please see the chart below to view test kit allotments.

# of Students Attending RVCSD

# of Test Kits Allotted










Test kits will be available for pick up at the District Office between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on the following dates:

-Tuesday, December 21st
-Wednesday, December 22nd
-Thursday, December 23rd


The District Office is located at 122 Kyserike Road, Accord, NY, 12404. Please use the Third Street Entrance.

At home rapid tests that produce a positive result need to be reported to the Ulster County Department of Health by calling (845) 443-8888 or online by visiting Students who test positive will also need to be reported to their school nurse.

As a reminder, all students and staff with new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 must be excluded from school, regardless of vaccination status, and either: (a) provide a negative PCR* COVID test result, or (b) remain excluded from school for a minimum of 10 calendar days from symptom onset, prior to returning to school. *The NYSDOH’s expectation is that all schools require a negative NAAT [Nucleic acid  amplification test] result for people with new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 to return to school.

These free at-home, rapid tests are NOT a PCR test and can not be accepted for symptomatic students to return to school.  

The health and safety of our students is our top priority. It is our hope that these test kits will allow our families peace of mind during the winter break and help us keep the spread of COVID-19 out of our schools as students return to the buildings in the new year.


Joseph Morgan, Superintendent

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