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DRIVE-THRU TESTING

JCPS offers drive-thru COVID-19 testing at 50+ sites across the district. The testing runs from 3-7 p.m. every Sunday-Thursday at most locations, but make sure to check the list below to see what time your specific site offers testing. SphereDX, the testing company, will have same-day test results. 

SphereDX highly recommends pre-registering for the test to ensure you will be tested. Register ahead of time. Please ensure you enter the correct information like name and birthday, or your test results won't be available. 

SphereDX’s customer service representatives are available to answer questions and troubleshoot registrations at (502) 830-9503. The phone line is currently open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You can also email questions, concerns, or requests for results to info@SphereDXLab.com 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  

Here's a list of our testing sites and times:

  • Academy @ Shawnee, 4001 Herman St. (3:00-7:00)
  • Alex Kennedy Elementary, 4515 Taylorsville Rd. (4:30-8:30)
  • Atherton High School, 3000 Dundee Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Ballard High School, 6000 Brownsboro Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Barret Traditional Middle School, 2561 Grinstead Dr. (3:00-7:00)
  • Brandeis Elementary, 2817 W. Kentucky St. (4:30-8:30)
  • Butler Traditional High School, 2222 Crums Ln. (3:00-7:00)
  • Camp Edwards, 701 S. Hancock St. (4:30-8:30)
  • Carrithers Middle School, 4320 Billtown Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Carter/DuValle Education Center, 3610 Bohne Ave. (4:30-8:30)
  • CB Young Service Center, 3001 Crittenden Dr. (4:30-8:30)
  • Central High School, 1130 W Chestnut St. (3:00-7:00)
  • Chancey Elementary, 4301 Murphy Ln. (4:30-8:30)
  • Conway Middle School, 6300 Terry Rd. (3:30-7:30)
  • Crosby Middle School, 303 Gatehouse Ln.  (3:30-7:30)
  • Doss High School, 7601 St. Andrews Church Rd. (3:30-7:30)
  • DuBois Academy, 3307 E. Indian Trail (3:00-7:00)
  • Eastern High School, 12400 Old Shelbyville Rd. (4:30-8:30)
  • Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Farnsley Middle School, 3400 Lees Lane (3:00-7:00)
  • Fern Creek High School, 9115 Fern Creek Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Frost/Stuart Middle School, 4601 Valley Station Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Grace James Academy, 1615 W. Broadway (3:00-7:00)
  • Highland Middle School, 1700 Norris Pl. (3:00-7:00)
  • Iroquois High School, 4615 Taylor Blvd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Jacob Elementary, 3701 E Wheatmore Dr. (4:30-8:30)
  • Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, 1418 Morton Ave. (3:00-7:00)
  • Jeffersontown High School, 9600 Old Six Mile Ln. (3:00-7:00)
  • Johnson Middle School, 2509 Wilson Ave. (3:00-7:00)
  • Kammerer Middle School, 7315 Wesboro Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Knight Middle School, 9803 Blue Lick Rd. (4:30-8:30)
  • Lassiter Middle School, 8200 Candleworth Dr. (3:30-7:30)
  • Male High School, 4409 Preston Hwy. (3:00-7:00)
  • Manual High School, 120 W. Lee St. (3:00-7:00)
  • Marion C. Moore School, 6415 Outer Loop (3:00-7:00)
  • McFerran Elementary, 1900 S. 7th St. (4:30-8:30)
  • Meyzeek Middle School, 828 S. Jackson St. (3:00-7:00)
  • Minor Daniels Academy, 1960 Bashford Manor Ln. (3:00-7:00)
  • Minors Lane Elementary, 8510 Minor Ln. (4:30-8:30)
  • Newburg Middle School, 4901 Exeter Ave. (3:00-7:00)
  • Newcomer Academy, 3741 Pulliam Dr. (3:00-7:00)
  • Olmsted Academy North, 4530 Bellevue Ave. (3:00-7:00)
  • Phoenix School of Discovery, 502 Wood Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Pleasure Ridge Park High School, 5901 Greenwood Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Ramsey Middle School, 6409 Gellhaus Ln. (3:00-7:00)
  • Seneca High School, 3510 Goldsmith Ln. (3:00-7:00)
  • Shelby Elementary, 735 Ziegler St. (4:30-8:30)
  • Southern High School, 8620 Preston Hwy. (3:00-7:00)
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 1501 Rangeland Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Waggener High School, 330 S Hubbards Ln. (3:00-7:00)
  • Western Middle School, 2201 W Main St. (3:00-7:00)
  • Western High School, 2501 Rockford Ln. (3:00-7:00)
  • Westport Middle School, 8100 Westport Rd. (3:00-7:00)
  • Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Hwy. (3:00-7:00)

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MOBILE TESTING SITES | We've also added multiple mobile COVID-19 testing sites to provide more options for families and staff. The sites will be open Sunday-Thursday every week. Here are the locations and times:

5:15-6:00 PM:

  • Portland Elementary
  • Foster Academy

6:15-7:00 PM

  • Byck Elementary
  • Wheatley Elementary

7:15-8:00 PM

  • King Elementary
  • Mill Creek Elementary

Click here to register. Registrations are strongly encouraged ahead of time. 


VOLUNTARY IN-SCHOOL TESTING

Our schools and district offices offer weekly voluntary COVID-19 diagnostic screening testing. 

TEST RESULT NOTIFICATION UPDATE:

The testing company, SphereDX, will notify you of your student's test results (positive & negative) by 10:00 p.m. the same day they are tested. The results will be emailed to you.

QUESTIONS?

SphereDX’s customer service representatives are available to answer questions and troubleshoot registrations at (502) 830-9503. The phone line is currently open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You can also email questions, concerns, or requests for results to info@SphereDXLab.com 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR TESTING?

To participate in this testing, staff must complete a consent form. Access and fill out the form. The process is quick, easy, and painless. Don't just take our word for it though. Hear from our students directly about the testing experience:


FREE VACCINATIONS

COVID-19 vaccinations are available across Jefferson County to anyone 5 years of age or older. Find locations providing the vaccine near you.


WHAT HAPPENS IF MY STUDENT HAS TO QUARANTINE?

Students who test positive for COVID-19 or are considered close contacts will be quarantined and required to stay home from school unless they are fully vaccinated or participate in the Test to Stay program.  If the student is a close contact, not fully vaccinated or participating in the Test to Stay program, this short video explains what happens next for your child if they are quarantined.  

Information on how students who are quarantined will continue learning

More information about our back-in-school plans can be found in A New Way Forward: Next Steps.


COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDELINES

The Jefferson County Board of Education has opted to follow the most recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Board of Education. 

The guidance includes:

  • Masks are required in all JCPS buildings, regardless of the vaccination status of the student, teacher, staff or visitor
  • Masks are required on all school buses, regardless of vaccination status
  • Waivers to the mask policy are available for students with medical issues 
  • 3 feet distance between students in classrooms, when possible, to improve contact tracing
  • Social distancing will be promoted in hallways and common areas 
  • COVID-19 tests available in schools
  • In the cafeteria, students will have assigned seats to facilitate contact tracing. In an effort to provide some spacing between students, some schools may find other areas for students to eat, such as a gymnasium, empty classroom or outside. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the school and students will have plenty of handwashing opportunities

Students or staff will be excluded from school and sent home if they have any of these COVID-19 symptoms including:

  • Fever or chills
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Other symptoms can be found at this CDC website

When a student displays signs of COVID-19, tests positive or is deemed a close contact of a person who has COVID-19, JCPS has a number of steps it follows to ensure the student, classmates, teacher and family are well-informed and safe. See more information about the protocols we're following, contact tracing, and quarantining. 

Families with students in a class where there is a case of COVID-19 will be notified with recommendations from health officials. Families can also find the number of positive cases and quarantines at each school on the JCPS COVID Dashboard. View the CURRENT counts of positive cases and those who are currently in quarantine. The information included in this COVID-19 in JCPS dashboard reflects the total number of students and staff that have ever tested positive or were quarantined since the start of the 2021-22 school year which began on August 11th.