Dear BMCHSD Fall Sport Families:

The BMCHSD requires all coaches and student-athletes who participate in “High Risk” sports to be tested for COVID. Testing is managed by Around the Clock Testing and Screening Services (ATC) and ProPhase Diagnostics. Student-athletes who have previously tested positive for COVID, and are within the 90 day window of the date of diagnosis, will also be exempt from testing. However, once he/she are beyond the 90 day window, they must begin testing on a weekly basis.

There is a link to a portal for the COVID testing registration process in the BMCHSD. In order to expedite the lab results and decrease wait time, it is recommended you access and complete the registration process prior to arrival. You can access the portal by clicking here. For all student-athletes who did not participate in a winter “High Risk” sport, this process must be completed in order to be tested. If you do not register through the portal provided, your child will not be able to complete his/her testing. It is only necessary to complete the registration process once. Therefore, if you have completed this process previously, there no need to do so again.

Should you choose to test your child on your own, you must have a negative PCR COVID test result and the appropriate paperwork should be forwarded to [email protected].  Rapid tests will not be accepted for “High Risk” sports participation.  

After your child’s sample is taken, ProPhase Diagnostics will process it accordingly. YOU WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE. If you are NOT contacted, your child’s sample was negative. Please see the testing times by schools for testing at Brookside School.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work closely with ATC and ProPhase Diagnostics to provide COVID testing as efficiently and effectively as possible for our student-athletes. If you have further questions regarding COVID testing, please contact the Athletic Coordinator in the building your child attends school. Thank you.

Testing Times by School (Saturday, April 10th at Brookside School)

Calhoun – 11-11:40am

Mepham – 11:45-12:25pm

Kennedy – 12:25-1:00pm

Testing Times by School (Monday, April 12th at Brookside School)

Calhoun – 5-5:40pm

Mepham – 5:45-6:25pm

Kennedy – 6:30-7:00pm

Testing Times by School for MS Football ONLY (Tuesday, April 13th at Brookside)

Grand Avenue – 5:00-6:00pm

Merrick Avenue – 6:00-7:00pm

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Eric Caballero

Director of Physical Education, Athletics,

Drivers Education & Health

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD

1260 Meadowbrook Road

N. Merrick, NY 11566

516-992-1049