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COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program

AXIS International Academy takes the health and safety of our students and their families very seriously. As such, in addition to steps to screen for the virus and prevent its spread on a campus, we are participating in CDPHE's weekly COVID-19 testing program for students and employees. The testing will begin on Monday, November 29, and occur weekly for the remainder of the school year. 
 
This program is completely voluntary. All students must have a parent/guardian consent on file in order to participate (regardless if you completed an opt-in form previously). 
 
Participating students may be eligible for incentives for weekly testing (including $25 the first test, and up to $10 weekly for each additional test, see below for more information). Even if your child is already vaccinated, they may still participate in this weekly testing program and receive the incentives.  
 
Testing will be done on Monday mornings, if your student does not typically attend on Monday (i.e. part-time preschool), you may schedule a time to come by the office during the testing window to have your child tested. 
Testing is quick, painless, and easy! These tests take only seconds to administer, and are painless. Most students refer to the test as a "nose tickle."
testBenefits of Participation in the COVID-19 School Screening Program:
  • This extra layer of COVID-19 prevention will allow AXIS to detect infections early, including in asymptomatic individuals, and help prevent outbreaks so students can safely continue in-person learning.
  • Students of all ages who are actively participating in at least weekly serial testing may not be required to quarantine following typical classroom exposures to a positive case of COVID-19.  
  • If AXIS reaches at least 70% of their unvaccinated students and staff actively participating in serial testing, students and staff should not be required to quarantine following a typical classroom exposure to a case of COVID-19!
 
Student Participation and Incentives:
  • This program is voluntary, and students under the age of 18 are required to have parental or guardian consent on file in order to participate.
  • All students in participating schools with parental consent on file for this COVID-19 school testing program are eligible to receive monetary incentives regardless of their current vaccination status. 
  • A participating student will receive $25 for the first COVID-19 test that is administered through this program. Students then receive $10 for every subsequent test administered each week (at a maximum of one incentive per week). The student will receive a gift card monthly and retroactively. For example, if your student is tested in January they will receive a gift card loaded with their total incentives for January in February.
 
To read more about the program on CDPHE's website, click here.