Pembroke Public Schools Covid-19 Pool Testing Survey
Good Afternoon Pembroke Families,
We are excited to share that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is launching a six week, free Pool Testing program for all school districts. For those who are not familiar, pool testing is an opportunity to "batch" individual COVID-19 swabs together and test them as a group, dramatically lowering testing costs. Here is the linkto the FAQs posted on the DESE website.
Pool Testing is most effective when we can screen as much of our population as possible. DESE recommends 80% or greater consent to test to optimize the program's benefits. As we evaluate this program for Pembroke Public Schools, we are trying to gauge if families will consent to have their students tested. Here is the link to a three-question survey designed to determine interest in Pool Testing.