1.22.21 Letter to D53 Families and Staff

1.22.21 Letter to D53 Families and Staff

Dear Butler School District 53 Families and Staff,

We are pleased to announce today that the District is expanding COVID-19 testing opportunities beyond students and staff to include all members of the District 53 community.

Butler School District 53 received CLIA licenses to administer tests on-site. The district administers Rapid Antibody (fingerstick) and Rapid Response Antigen (nasal swab) on-site with dedicated healthcare professionals making appointments and coordinating testing services. Likewise, District 53 offers at-home PCR testing through Ambry Genetics that is provided by the district. To learn more about the different test options, the District compiled an explanation of each available test.

Prior to arriving for testing, each person must fill out the consent form for each test to be administered: COVID-19 Antigen/Antibody Test Consent and Waiver Form and/or
PCR Saliva Take-Home Test Kit Consent and Waiver Form

Once the consent form has been submitted, the District nurse automatically receives a copy of the request form(s) and will be prepared for testing. The nurse will then contact you to set up a time and date for testing.

Testing is available at the Brook Forest Elementary Health Office during school hours of 8:15am-3:00pm. The Health Office is located at 60 Regent Drive, Oak Brook Illinois 60523 and the office's entrance is to the right of the main school door. 

I am proud of our District's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and this step further demonstrates our school district's essential role it plays in keeping our communities safe. Our school nurses have truly gone beyond all limits in responding to this public health crisis and offering COVID-19 testing for our community.

If you have specific questions on testing, please direct them to District Nurse Donna Lichtfuss at DLichtfuss@Butler53.com.

Stay well, be safe.

Dr. Paul O’Malley
Superintendent of Schools