23 November 2021

Pool Testing/Updates

Dear BPS families,

Thank you for your participation in our Routine COVID Safety Checks (pooled testing). This is another important measure we have implemented to keep our community safe and in school. REMEMBER.. NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!

Routine COVID Safety Checks will not be performed the week of Thanksgiving.  Test and Stay will continue to be performed as needed. This decision is in line with DESE guidance November 8, 2021 FAQ.

We encourage students and staff to participate in the testing program regardless of vaccine status. Please click here for the consent form.


Belmont Public Schools will implement the take-home nasal swab collection throughout the district. Burbank Elementary School will switch from the in-school double nasal collection to the take-home nasal swab collection. Testing status updates and more information will be provided the week after Thanksgiving Break.

Thank you,

Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Rumley, M.Ed.,BS,RN
Director of Nursing
Belmont Public Schools