Boone Elementary School

Covid Testing Resources

Covid Testing Resources

On-campus Health Room Testing: 
Rapid tests are currently available in campus health rooms for in-person students and staff that are showing COVID-19 symptoms. The health of our students, staff, and families is the district’s top priority.  School nurses are focused on regular school nursing duties required for the health and safety needs of all students on campus, especially those with complex and chronic medical conditions. At this time, we are prioritizing COVID-19 rapid testing for on-campus, symptomatic students and staff. Testing must be arranged and confirmed with Health Room staff and the consent form must be completed prior to testing. The form must be downloaded, completed and emailed to rebecca.schieck@austinisd.org or printed and presented at the time of testing.
 
 
Pruebas en la sala de salud en el campus:
Actualmente, las pruebas rápidas están disponibles en las salas de salud del campus para los estudiantes y el personal en persona que muestran síntomas de COVID-19. La salud de nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias es la principal prioridad del distrito. Las enfermeras escolares se centran en las tareas escolares regulares de enfermería requeridas para las necesidades de salud y seguridad de todos los estudiantes en el campus, especialmente aquellos con afecciones médicas complejas y crónicas. En este momento, estamos dando prioridad a las pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 para el personal y los estudiantes sintomáticos en el campus. Las pruebas deben coordinarse y confirmarse con el personal de la sala de salud y el formulario de consentimiento debe completarse antes de la prueba. El formulario debe descargarse, completarse y enviarse por correo electrónico a rebecca.schieck@austinisd.org o imprimirse y presentarse en el momento de la prueba.
 

AISD COVID-19 Hub Testing Sites:

Starting Nov. 1, students and staff have access to a free rapid antigen testing program through a new partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo

Why it matters: Research shows that the more people get tested, the safer everyone is from the spread of COVID-19. 

You’ll be able to access rapid antigen or PCR tests (when available) at 11 sites across Austin. Currently, PCR tests are unavailable as we are awaiting the shipment to arrive. 

  • Students and staff can get a test at will for any reason, whether you’ve been exposed or are just looking for peace of mind.
  • Sites include:
    • Travis ECHS, 1211 E. Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
    • Northeast ECHS, 7104 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78752
    • Akins HS, 10701 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78748
    • Norman-Sims ES, 4001 Tannehill Ln, Austin, TX 78721
    • Pillow ES, 3025 Crosscreek Dr, Austin, TX 78757
    • Kiker ES, 5913 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
    • Eastside ECHS, 900 Thompson St, Austin, TX 78702
    • Cunningham ES, 2200 Berkeley Ave, Austin, TX 78745
    • Navarro ECHS, 1201 Payton Gin Rd, Austin, TX 78758
    • Blazier Intermediate, 8801 Vertex Blvd, Austin, TX 78747
    • McCallum HS, 5600 Sunshine Dr, Austin, TX 78756
  • Testing will run 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Yes, but: Only individuals with completed consent forms can get a test. 

  • This is an opt-in program, so no one will participate if they don’t want to.

Completing the consent form takes about five minutes on a computer or smartphone.

Dive deeper: For more information, visit Concentric by Ginkgo’s website, reach out to our Let’s Talk portal or send a text to 512-886-6434.