• Shoreline Schools staff, students, and members of their families (ages 4 and older) now have access to a FREE and voluntary COVID-19 testing site located at the North City Elementary campus, 816 NE 190th St. (map of location and site entry below). The site is open on school days (M-F) from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and the results are generally available the next morning. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is recommended to shorten the amount of time you’ll need to be at the testing site.

    Our school district is operating the site in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health’s Learn to Return program. This testing program will be incorporated into our existing district safety protocols as a convenient option to further help contain the virus, protect our communities, and keep students and staff safe and healthy. 

    Below is information about the testing site, optional pre-registration and testing procedures. 

    Test Site Access: Teachers, staff, students, and members of their household ages 4 and older who require a COVID-19 test may access a testing site that serves just our school district.  We will offer PCR laboratory COVID-19 tests at no cost, with results generally available the morning after the test sample is collected.

    • Location: North City Elementary School (816 NE 190th St.) See the site map below for entry location.
    • Times: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Days of operation: open school days only (not open weekends or holidays)
    • Availability: Drive up or pre-register through your school or links below

    Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Pre-registration will shorten the time you will need to be at the testing site. Use the links below to pre-register.

    Testing Procedures:

    1. Informed consent: Individuals to be tested (or their parent/guardian, as appropriate) must complete an informed consent form, available online Student Consent Formor Adult Consent Form, at the testing site or at any district school.  
    2. Nasal swab tests: We’re partnering with a company called AtlasGenomics to provide test kits, analyze samples, and provide PCR laboratory test results.  Samples are collected by the individual (or their parent/guardian) using a painless nasal swab, under the observation of a trained test administrator.
    3. Test results: Positive test results will be reported to parents/guardians, students 18 and over, or staff, as well as school nurses (student results) and District COVID Coordinators.  The District will continue to follow the Department of Health flowchart for quarantine and isolation protocols for those with positive test results. School nurses will assist with quarantine/isolation guidance for students, and staff should follow the DOH flowchart found on the district’s website.
    4. Contact tracing: As usual, every positive case will be reported to Public Health – Seattle & King County for case investigation and contact tracing, in order to reduce spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep our schools as safe as possible for students and staff. 

    This testing protocol fits into our larger strategy to contain and control the virus, and all of our protocols are guided by the Department of Health and CDC. Please see our district COVID-19 Safety Guide here. 

    Our goal is to put the best possible strategies in place so that our teachers, staff, students and families feel safe, protected, and comfortable focusing on teaching and learning—and so our students can get the great education they deserve.

     

    Testing Site Map

    Testing site