COVID-19 Rapid Tests Picture

December 30, 2021 

Dear Arkport Families 

This week, Governor Kathy Hochul identified a statewide goal of having as many students as possible tested for COVID as school resumes on January 3.  To accomplish this, the state will be providing enough testing kits to test every single student. The testing kits will be shipped to our BOCES, where they will then be distributed to each school district for distribution to all families. The Governor is asking that these tests be supplied as soon as possible to families.  Our intent is to provide these to you during the week of January 3rd.  However, the exact date will depend ultimately on when our shipment is received from the State. 

To be clear, there is no requirement that families test their children with these test kits, but the State is encouraging families to do so. 

To ensure that these test kits are delivered safely to all students families that would like one, we will be using the following process: 

  • Stop by the district (front circle entrance), between 8:30 AM and 2:00 PM, and pick up tests from the district’s attendance clerk, Mrs. Janet Mikolajczyk. 



  • Call Mrs. Janet Mikolajczyk on 607-295-7471 x1117, to arrange tests to be delivered to your home.  

We anticipate other updates and changes related to the ongoing management of school operations due to the pandemic. Once these are provided, we will send another update. Thank you for your continued support in ensuring that we create the safest school environment for all students to learn, grow, and succeed. 



Jesse Harper 

Superintendent of Schools 

Arkport Central School District