SHIELD Testing Update: November 4, 2021

Dear District 27 Community,

We are one step closer to getting SHIELD Testing up and running District-wide after completing our site visits today. However, there has been a change to the testing schedule. Please see below:

• Wood Oaks: SHIELD Testing will begin tomorrow, Friday, November 5 at Wood Oaks. Testing will start at 8:45 a.m. and will continue to be held each week on Fridays.

• Shabonee: SHIELD Testing will continue to be held on Tuesdays and Fridays until Thanksgiving Break to accommodate the 28-day testing period for recent classroom outbreaks.

• Hickory Point: SHIELD Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 10 and will continue to be held each week on Wednesdays.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This schedule is what works best for SHIELD and our third-party partner, Passport Health. We are grateful for their assistance.

Please remind your children that they should not eat, drink, or chew gum/candy 45 minutes prior to testing. 

What Testing Will Look Like
The SHIELD test is a highly accurate PCR test that requires only a small amount of saliva from an individual and provides results within 24 hours. This video shows what testing will look like

Test Results
Parents and staff will be notified of positive test results with a phone call from the school nurse. We will be making phone calls for positive results only

Thank you for your partnership and understanding.


District 27 Administration