PCR COVID Testing for Students
When: Every TUESDAY morning, 7:30-8:30am
Where: Cafeteria, mentor corner
Did you know we are currently at 145 students registered for Ross MS COVID testing! The nasal swab is self-administered and supervised by trained medical staff. The swab only goes into the frontal part of the nose (about 0.5”). While it is minimally invasive, it’s not as invasive as other swabs that go deeper into the nasal cavity. Register your student today.
As a reminder, free COVID-19 testing is available from Metro Health at Farris Stadium (8400 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249) and Inselmann Field (kiosk near ticket booth) at the Hardin Athletic Complex (7001 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238). Appointments must be scheduled.
Health and Safety Update
As you may be aware, we have seen a rise in the number of Omicron COVID variant cases across San Antonio and at Sul Ross Middle School since Winter Break. Northside ISD continues to closely monitor local health conditions and implement measures of safety to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The use of facemasks is still strongly encouraged for all students, staff, and visitors while indoors at all District facilities.
If you or your child is symptomatic or ill, stay home and/or consult with your medical provider.
Individuals who have confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be asked to isolate for a minimum of 5 days or until symptom-free. We will continue to ask that individuals living in the same home as a COVID-positive individual also remain isolated for 5 days depending on vaccination status.
Our Campus Nurse Leah Clark (210-397-6359), a Sul Ross administrator, and NISD will assist in the next steps for Remote Conferencing Attendance and Schoology Instruction for students confirmed COVID positive.
Ross Middle School staff continue their frequent thorough cleaning, sanitation, and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our students and staff members. We ask that you continue to monitor your health daily and encourage you to follow all recommended safety guidelines including the use of face coverings, social distancing, and frequent handwashing.