New Student COVID-19 Testing Option

New Student COVID-19 Testing Option
Posted on 08/26/2021 at 11:35

As published in the August 25 Principal Updates, a new form will be added to the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal effective Thursday, August 26, 2021. The new form will allow parents and students to indicate if they wish to be included in the district’s COVID-19 testing program. All parents/guardians are required to complete the form and indicate whether they choose to participate in COVID-19 testing, or not.

The IT Department will enable the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal effective Thursday, August 26, 2021 for parents to begin submitting their forms. Please do not disable the Parent/Student Portal, as that action will prevent families from accessing this new form. School sites are encouraged to notify their parents and students that the schedules listed in the portal may not be the final schedule.

Parent/Student Portal support for new form:

To assist parents/guardians with submitting the form, a job aid is available with instructions. Parents/guardians should be instructed to login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal at and select Forms from the left-hand navigation, then select the form named School COVID-19 Testing Option. If parents/guardians do not have a Parent Portal account, they may also login using their student’s ID and password. However, please encourage parents/guardians to create their own Parent Portal account in the future.

Any parents/guardians who indicate that they would like to enroll in the District’s COVID-19 testing program will be directed to one or two additional forms based on school of enrollment.  These forms will also show in the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal Forms area if a parent needs to return to them later.

PowerSchool Administrator support for new form:

School staff will also have access in PowerSchool Administrator to view the form submitted by parents/guardians. A job aid is available for schools to assist with using this new feature. Select a student in PowerSchool and then select Forms from the left-hand navigation. If a parent/guardian turns in a paper copy of the form, schools should submit the form in PowerSchool on behalf of the parent/guardian. Schools can view which parents/guardians have submitted the form by using the Form Reports area in PowerSchool Administrator. Please refer to the job aid for additional instructions.