Information for Parents

Thank you for your interest in the K-12 Covid-19 screening testing program! The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will offer free screening testing for COVID-19 to all Oregon K-12 students during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Santiam Hospital Scope Laboratory is the region 2 testing partner for this Covid-19 screening testing program.

Folks Creating a Testing Task Force for K-19 Covid Testing

Information for Parents

Thank you for your interest in the K-12 Covid-19 screening testing program! The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will offer free screening testing for COVID-19 to all Oregon K-12 students during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Santiam Hospital Scope Laboratory is the region 2 testing partner for this Covid-19 screening testing program.

Folks Creating a Testing Task Force for K-19 Covid Testing

How to sign up:

If your school/district has opted into the Covid Weekly Screening program you will find a Smartsheet form below. Click on your school and then your language. Fill in a Smartsheet consent form for each student you would like to sign up.

We are offering 2022 summer programs for the Salem-Keizer Public School District, and
will need a section added for this, the links for the Smartsheet sign-ups are as follows:

Summer Programs, Salem-Keizer School District

Smartsheet sign-up links for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:

Eagle Charter
Livingstone
Mt. Angel School District
North Santiam School District
Regis St. Mary Catholic School
Salem-Keizer School District
Silver Falls School District
Silverleaf Private School
St. Paul Parochial

How to register in Labdash.net:

Labdash.net is our online testing portal. If your student is under 16, you will have to sign up with a patient account for yourself and then add your student as a dependent under your account. If the student is 16 or older, they can register for their own account.

Labdash.net Registration and Collection Instructions

Download these PDFs for more instruction on how to register and how to perform saliva collections. If you have trouble viewing PDFs, download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.

After signing up:

Welcome to the K-12 COVID-19 Screening Program

Thank you for signing up for the K-12 COVID-19 screening program. You are helping your student, their classmates and teachers be safe and stop the spread of COVID-19.

What Happens Next?

After your child is signed up through their schools Smartsheet link, you will receive a
welcome email from the scope lab containing:

  • Instructions on how to register for Labdash, our online reporting portal.
  • Instructions on how to collect a spit sample for testing.
  • Spit collection kit (spit sample tube, funnel, etc.) and patient labels.
  • Information on what day of the week to turn it in and where to drop it off.

How Will My Child’s Spit Sample Be Collected?

Each week, you will collect your child’s spit sample. These samples will be collected at home.

  • We will mail you several weeks of collection kits.
  • Your school will provide 4 weeks of collection kits.
  • Follow the included instructions to physically collect your child’s spit sample and then collect the sample into their account on Labdash.net before dropping the sample off at the schools drop-off box on or before the pick-up day for your student’s school.
  • Have your child drop off the spit sample at your school’s collection site.

What Happens to My Child’s Spit Sample?

Your child’s spit sample will be collected by a courier from the Santiam Scope Lab and then delivered to the lab for PCR testing.

How and When Will I Get My Student’s Test Results?

You will get an email from labdash.net notifying you that the student’s results are ready
to be viewed in the labdash.net portal within 24 hours of the samples receipt at the lab

What Do The Test Results Mean?

  • If the results say “Postive for Covid-19”, the Scope lab DID find the virus in your student’s sample.
  • If the results say “not detected”, the Scope lab did NOT find the virus in your student’s sample.
  • If the results say “inconclusive”, the Scope lab was unable to confirm the test results or the sample was too contaminated with food or other substances to be run.

 

What If My Child Tests Positive for COVID-19?

If your child’s test is positive, you will receive a direct phone call from the lab with instructions on what to do next.

What Happens Next?

After your child is signed up through their schools Smartsheet link, your school will give you:

  • Instructions on how to register for Labdash, our online reporting portal.
  • Instructions on how to collect a spit sample for testing.
  • Spit collection kit (spit sample tube, funnel, etc.) and patient labels.
  • Information on what day of the week to turn it in and where to drop it off.

How Will My Child’s Spit Sample Be Collected?

Each week, we will collect your child’s spit sample. These samples will be collected at home.

  • Your school will provide 4 weeks of collection kits.
  • Follow the included instructions to physically collect your child’s spit sample and then collect the sample into their account on Labdash.net in the morning before school on the drop-off day.
  • Have your child drop off the spit sample at your school’s collection site.

What Happens to My Child’s Spit Sample?

Your child’s spit sample will be collected by a courier from the Santiam Scope Lab and then delivered to the lab for PCR testing.

How and When Will I Get My Student’s Test Results?

Your student’s test results will be emailed to you through the Labdash.net portal within 24 hours of sample receipt at the lab.

What Do The Test Results Mean?

  • If the results say “Postive for Covid-19”, the Scope lab DID find the virus in your student’s sample.
  • If the results say “not detected”, the Scope lab did NOT find the virus in your student’s sample.
  • If the results say “inconclusive”, the Scope lab was unable to confirm the test results or the sample was too contaminated with food or other substances to be run.

What If My Child Tests Positive or Inconclusive for COVID?

If your child’s test is positive, you will receive a direct phone call from the lab with instructions on what to do next.

If you have questions about the program or about Covid testing you can call the lab at (503)769-3230.

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