RSD COVID-19 Response
Redmond School District is commited to providing a swift and caring response to students, families and staff members affected by COVID-19. We are partnering closely with local public health officials and they will provide support and direction for managing COVID-19 related scenarios that impact our school community.
When an event occurs in our school or district you will receive information via (email, alert, notification). The district webpage, www.redmondschools.org, will have the most up to date information.
We want our community to protect themselves against COVID-19. Here are some ways to protect your family:
- Keep children who are sick at home. Don’t send them to school.
- Teach your children to wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
- Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
- Teach your children to stay at least three feet away from people who are sick.
- People who are sick should stay home from work or school and avoid other people until they are better. If you have questions, please contact your school nurse, healthcare provider, or your local board of health or check the CDC website.
- Get your family vaccinated. To find a vaccine for your child, go to Bend-La Pine Schools’ vaccine finder, schedule an appointment through Mosaic Pediatrics, or talk to your family’s health care provider.
Interested in learning more about vaccine safety? Check out Safe + Strong Oregon.
More information can be found on the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners page, the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 page and www.redmondschools.org. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERESTED IN TESTING?
The Redmond School District has partnered with the University of Oregon to allow students to participate in a free weekly COVID-19 testing program through the Oregon Health Authority.
Students and families who choose to enroll in this program will pick up their testing kits from school and self-administer the tests at home, then return their tests to their school nurses. This program is entirely voluntary and free of charge.
If you are interested in signing up for this program, please complete these two steps.
STEP 1: Complete the UO K-12 Student Information Survey: https://tinyurl.com/k12covidtesting
The registration survey can be viewed in English or Spanish. It is a rolling enrollment; students can sign up anytime. Testing can be expected to begin about 1-2 weeks after student signup begins.
STEP 2: Complete and return the OHA Consent Form. This form is required for all participating students and must be completed and returned to the school office at the start of the program – plan to bring this form on your first test pickup day. If you don’t have a printer, then your school can provide a printed copy at test pickup. Schools are required by OHA to retain these consent forms.
Ages 5-14: https://tinyurl.com/OHAconsent5-14
Ages 15-18: https://tinyurl.com/OHAconsent
If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact RSD’s Head Nurse Kim Kirk at email@example.com.