Student COVID-19 Testing and 287 Vaccination Clinics


Dear 287 Families,

This message is to provide information about weekly COVID-19 testing for students and upcoming vaccination clinics happening at District 287 schools.

We are pleased to partner with the Minnesota Department of Education to provide optional weekly COVID-19 testing to unvaccinated District 287 students at school. Given additional resources, we may be able to expand testing to vaccinated students in the future. Please take this 1-minute survey to help us understand how to best offer this option.  

Survey: Do you want your student to receive weekly COVID-19 testing at school?

We know families will have many questions about how optional weekly testing will take place. Once we understand how many students will participate in weekly testing, we will be able to provide more information and answer questions.

World to local health experts agree that weekly testing is one of the best safety measures we can implement to keep COVID-19 from entering our sites. This measure especially protects our students and others who are unvaccinated, many of whom are not eligible or able to receive a vaccine for a multitude of reasons. By implementing this safety measure and many other layers of protection, we provide the best chance of a safe in-person environment. 

We are pleased to be able to partner with Hennepin Health to provide free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for all District 287 families and staff – anyone ages 12 and up.

287 Vaccine Clinics – SAVE THE DATE!
These clinics are for your first and second dose, not a booster shot

All District 287 families and staff are invited to get the free vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is for those aged 12 and up. 

North Education Center in New Hope – more information
Friday, September 10th, 2021
3:30-6:30 p.m. (appointment hours)
Second dose: Friday, October 1, 3:30-6:30 p.m. 

OR

South Education Center in Richfield – more information
Monday, September 13th, 2021
3:00-6:00 pm  (appointment hours)
Second dose:  Monday, October 4, 3:00-7 p.m. 

Sign up for a vaccination appointment: Call 612-348-8900 (open M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm). View the flyer for more information.

Haven’t yet decided if you want to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Getting vaccinated will help keep you, your family, and your community healthy and safe. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated and information about vaccines for children and teens.

Sincerely,

Sandy

Sandy Lewandowski
Superintendent