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LFDCS is among the 134 school districts out of the 403 in Massachusetts to obtain access to the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 tests for students and staff members who show symptoms of the disease while at school.This is an antigen test that uses a nasal swab and test card to return a result in about 15 minutes.

Watch this video to see how this test works.


For more information on this test and its applicability, visit https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/BinaxNOW/.


The Abbot BinaxNOW tests will allow us to rapidly respond to situations where a student or staff member experiences symptoms while school is in session. According to the Commissioner of Education, Jeffrey C. Riley,"By testing students and teachers and getting results within minute, we will be able to identify infected individuals and their close contacts more quickly,and to help stop anyspread.” This testing program will help us continue with in-person learning as much as possible.


Both our school nurses have undergone extensive training and have been cleared by the Department of Health to administer this test. Please follow these steps to provide your consent, which you can cancel anytime.


Consent Form A:  Parent/Guardian Authorization Form for students for the Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen Test

Consent Form B: Staff/Student Self Authorization Form for staff and students over 18 for Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen Test


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(K-1, K2 & Grade 1)
  10 Railroad Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
  (P) 978 258-6210
LOWER SCHOOL (Grades 2-4)
  34 West Street, Lawrence MA 01841
  (P) 978 689-9863  (F) 978 689-8133
UPPER SCHOOL (Grades 5-8)
  400 Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
  (P) 978 738-0609   (F) 978 651-2207