Dear Bellmore-Merrick Families:
Around the Clock Testing and Screening Services (ATC) has worked with the BMCHSD to develop a new registration process for our student-athletes. Attached, you will find a form from the laboratory now being used by ATC, ProPhase Diagnostics. Please complete the required fields and have your child bring the completed form on the day they are testing. This will be a requirement for entry to the testing site. It will only be necessary to complete the new form once. You will not have to log-in to the DragonFly portal as it is no longer in use.
After your child’s sample is taken, ProPhase Diagnostics will process it accordingly. From this point forward, YOU WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE. If you are NOT contacted, your child’s sample was negative.
Additionally, it will not be necessary to schedule an appointment for testing. Student-athletes will report to Brookside School to be tested during the times listed below. Kindly, arrive within the timeframe your child’s school is scheduled to be tested. If your child arrives prior to the scheduled time or without paperwork, the wait time will increase.
Testing Times By School (Wednesday)
Calhoun – 5-5:45pm
Mepham – 5:50-6:35pm
Kennedy – 6:40-7:25pm
Testing Times By School (Saturday)
Calhoun – 10:45-11:30am
Mepham – 11:35-12:20pm
Kennedy – 12:25-1:10pm
As a reminder, all student-athletes must be tested weekly to participate in “High Risk” sports. Failure to do so, will result in temporarily being removed from their team until testing has been completed.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work with ATC to provide COVID testing as efficiently and effectively as possible. If you have additional questions regarding the testing process, please contact the Athletic Coordinator in the building your child attends. May you and your family remain safe and stay healthy. Thank you.
Mr. Eric Caballero
Director of Physical Education, Athletics,
Drivers Education & Health
1260 Meadowbrook Road
N. Merrick, NY 11566