Shield Testing Info

April 23, 2021

The Monmouth-Roseville Board of Education is announcing that the partnership with the University of Illinois for the rtPCR test (“SHIELD Test”) for Monmouth-Roseville students will not be implemented this spring and has been paused until further notice.

Edward D. Fletcher
Superintendent of Schools


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April 19, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 The Monmouth-Roseville Board of Education has partnered with the University of Illinois to test high school students, teachers, and staff members for COVID-19 infection using the University of Illinois’ rapid rtPCR test (“SHIELD Test”). The purpose of this letter is to seek your consent to test your child for COVID-19 infection. The Board has mandated this test be given to any student who participates in an extra-curricular activity (see the list below). For students who do not participate in an extra-curricular activity, this 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝.

All Athletic Teams, Dance Team, Cheerleading, Scholar Bowl, Flag Corps/Winter Guard, Marching Band, Student Council, Spanish Club, Art Club, Computer Club, Drama Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America, FFA, German Club, Madrigals, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Newspaper, Yearbook, School Plays, Speech Team, Student Council, Orchestra, School Musicals, Science Olympiad, Academic Challenge, Latin Club, Math Club, Pass Club, Science Club, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Swing Choir, Twirlers, all students wanting to buy a Parking Permit, Homecoming (King, Queen, and Court), Prom (King, Queen, and Court), and students who park on school district property.

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 my 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝?
Your child will be tested at least 1 time per week.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭?
If you consent, your child will receive a free SHIELD Test, which is an rtPCR screening test for the COVID-19 virus conducted by collecting saliva (spit).

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐈 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞?
The University of Illinois will provide all test results to the School District.  If your student’s results are positive, you will be contacted by the School District.  You will not be contacted if your student’s results are negative.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝’𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬?
If your child’s test results are positive, please contact your child’s doctor immediately to review the test results and discuss next steps. Your child must quarantine consistent with guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health.  

If your child’s test results are negative, this means that the COVID-19 virus was not detected in your child’s saliva (spit). Tests sometimes produce incorrect negative results called “false negatives” in people who have COVID-19. If your child tests negative but has symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have concerns about your child’s exposure to COVID-19, you should call your child’s doctor and quarantine consistent with the guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝’𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬? 
Testing results will be available to any employees of the School District with a legitimate educational interest, consistent with the Illinois School Student Records Act.  

If you have any questions regarding this letter, please call Monmouth-Roseville High School at 1-309-734-5118. 

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