Test To Stay Forum Available to PA School Leaders (December 5, 2021)

Test To Stay is endorsed by the PA Department of Health (PDH) and information can be found on the PDH  website at:  https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Test-to-Stay.aspx

The North Penn School District has been doing Test To Stay since early November.  It is has been extremely well received by all is it safely keeps children in school. Numerous other districts in Montgomery County are also beginning the Test To Stay program as a joint project with the Montgomery County Office of Public Health and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Since early November, The Rockefeller Foundation, joining forces with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been hosting an 8-week learning network for school and district leaders and their invited testing partners to help them start or strengthen Covid-19 screening testing programs. 

To continue supporting school and district leaders and their COVID-19 testing programs, The Rockefeller Foundation along with the White House, USDE, and CDC launched a virtual weekly learning network in early November.

The network is facilitated by nationally recognized school health leader, Diana Bruce, with support from other school leaders who have deep experience doing school-based testing. 
With three weeks left in the series, next week’s sessions will focus on: 

Test to Stay and Close Contact Testing 

This learning network is a forum to ask questions, hear directly from other school leaders who have done this work, and engage some of our nation’s top experts on technical issues. There are two sessions held each week to discuss the same topic Tuesdays: 5– 6 p.m. EST, and Wednesdays: 4 – 5 p.m. EST.  All are welcome to attend any and all sessions and days can be mixed and matched.

Learn more and register here: https://www.openandsafeschools.org/learning-network

For questions about the series, please email: Leah Perkinson at: lperkinson@rockfound.org

Dr. Curt Dietrich, Superintendent of North Penn SD, will be a contributor to the panel and will be sharing information specific to Pennsylvania. Please join the next session of the learning network to learn more about Test To Stay!