Covid testing and consent form

January 11, 2021

Dear GESD Families:
As our community continues to address the rise in COVID-19 cases, we are once again reaching out to parents and guardians to seek permission for the district to test students for COVID-19.  Governor Cuomo has repeatedly stated that if a region is designated in a cluster zone and becomes labeled as a yellow, orange or red zone, then schools in those zones are required to test 20-30% of students and staff for COVID-19 each month.  

To date, the district has received several hundred testing permission forms, both on FamilyID, and in hard copy.   If you have already granted the district permission to test your child(ren) then I thank you for your cooperation and you may disregard this letter.  If you are the parent/guardian of a hybrid student, and you have not returned the COVID-19 testing form, I ask that you do so as soon as possible.  You may fill out a form on FamilyID or you may return the attached permission form with your child.

Click here to read more and to view our consent form