• Staff COVID-19 Testing Program 

    At the Dec. 20, 2021, special meeting, the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education approved the District’s COVID-19 mitigation plan, which will continue the requirement for universal masking to remain in all FFSD buildings and on buses, test to stay program for unvaccinated students, and randomized/pool testing for vaccinated staff.  

    Earlier this month, we announced a staff COVID-19 testing program that would start in the new year. We heard from many of you about your concerns regarding the testing program. We took a pause to address those concerns that were raised especially around the inconvenience that weekly staff testing would bring to entire buildings. In a compromise to help keep the safest environment for staff and students, the District will shift to implementing randomized/pool weekly COVID-19 testing for vaccinated staff. 

    Key points to know:

     

    • Ten percent of fully vaccinated employees in each building will be randomly selected and required to participate in surveillance testing each week starting Jan. 18, 2022. Utilizing a random selection of ten percent should result in an employee only having to be tested twice in this process. 

     

    • Vaccinated staff selected for weekly surveillance testing will be notified the day before for testing the following day. Unvaccinated employees will still be required to submit to weekly surveillance testing unless they show proof of vaccination status then an employee can move to participate in randomized pool testing.

    We continuously monitor our data, and while vaccination rates for staff remain high, our data still shows that 67% of our staff's positive cases are from breakthrough cases. The purpose of randomized/pool testing is to identify potential COVID-positive staff members, some of whom may be asymptomatic, and minimize outbreaks of COVID-19 in our schools and in our community. 

    Utilizing a random testing format will also minimize the disruption of the school day for staff by only being required to test in random intervals. 

    Detailed testing instructions and information:

    • Please create your portal and give consent by clicking the link below and using the access code associated with your home location.

     https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/invite-by-code

    School/Building

    Access Code

    School/Building

    Access Code

    School/Building

    Access Code

    Administration Center

    8C6QZN

    Griffith

    5FTOIY

    Parker Road

    9I4JH4

    Berkeley

    682ROI

    Halls Ferry

    8F4B6Q

    Mark Twain Restoration 

    BDCZJ4

    Bermuda Elementary

    HWB90X

    Holman

    D2YNS2

    Robinwood

    28UQN3

    Central

    O91GK8

    Innovation

    9PRF4U

    STEAM High

    RH1WCU

    Combs

    O6DPLQ

    Johnson-Wabash

    603S8D

    STEAM Middle

    WUNJ40

    Commons Lane

    G8EFM7

    Lee-Hamilton

    KM3NIS

    Transportation

    9PRF4U

    Cross Keys

    5MU4AQ

    Little Creek 

    PFMXAL

    Vogt Service Center

    EOR5CO

    Duchesne

    S612RO

    McCluer

    RA5L3S

    Walnut Grove

    BT7JAS

    Ferguson Middle

    JR9W0T

    McCluer North

    9VFY17

    Wedgwood

    N1VOLN

     

    Testing will be conducted at the following locations and times.

     

    Location

    Day/Time

    Room

    Combs

    Mondays, 8-11a

    Isolation Room

    Duchesne

    Mondays, 8-11a

    Inter Office Conference Room

    Wedgwood

    Mondays, 8-11a

    Conference Room (Rm 142)

    STEAM Middle

    Mondays, 8-11a

    Lobby

    Bermuda Elementary

    Mondays, 8-11a

    Room 211

    Johnson-Wabash

    Mondays, 8-11a

    Gym

    Lee-Hamilton

    Mondays, 8-11a

    Principal’s Office

    Administration Center

    Mondays, 8-11a

    House on East Side of Building

    Commons Lane

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    OT/PT Room

    Cross Keys

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Cafeteria

    Transportation Hub

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Mechanic’s Breakroom

    McCluer 

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Hub Main Conference Room

    Halls Ferry

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Outside AP’s Office

    Little Creek Nature Area

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Brick House/Front Room

    Innovation

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Isolation Room

    Berkeley

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Conference Room

    Holman

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Isolation Room

    Central

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Cafeteria

    STEAM High

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Room 1025

    Vogt Service Center

    Tuesdays, 8-11a

    Gym

    Mark Twain 

    Wednesdays, 8-11a

    Room D114

    Parker Road

    Wednesdays, 8-11a

    AP’s Office

    Robinwood

    Wednesdays, 8-11a

    Work Room

    Ferguson Middle

    Wednesdays, 8-11a

    Isolation Room

    McCluer North

    Wednesdays, 8-11a

    Main Conference Room

    Griffith

    Wednesdays, 8-11a

    Room 2

    Walnut Grove

    Wednesdays, 8-11a

    Stage

    Please note, these testing locations are for weekly surveillance testing only.  If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please go to your nearest urgent care for immediate testing and self-quarantine until you receive your results.