Lewis HS To Host SAT

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR SAT TESTING ON SAT., 6/5

 

Lewis High School will be following all health protocols required by the state of Virginia, Fairfax County, and College Board.  Please be aware of the following protocols prior to arriving to test on June 5th:

  • Masks will be required, at all times, for both testers and SAT staff.

 

  • Social distancing will be practiced to the best of the SAT staff’s ability -- so, testing rooms will be limited to ten (10) testers per room, and testers will be strongly encouraged to maintain social distancing at all other times (e.g., building entry/exit, bathroom breaks).

 

  • Regarding building entry:

 

  • Upon exiting their automobiles, testers will begin to form into one of three available lines to enter the building through the main entrance at the front of Lewis’s building.  Parents/guardians must remain in their cars.

 

  • While still outside in line, testers will next read aloud a series of five health statements required by the College Board.  They will read the statements to an SAT staff member, who will be holding a poster with the statements on it.  No tester will be permitted into the building without having completed this reading.  Here are the five statements to which a tester must agree:

 

  • In the past 14 days, you have not come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a positive covid-19 test or is presumed to have covid-19.
  • You do not have covid-19 or reason to believe you have covid-19. Symptoms of covid-19 include cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
  • To your knowledge, you are not violating any travel restrictions or quarantining requirements.
  • You agree to wear a mask the entire time you’re at this test site and follow instructions from testing staff.
  • We have taken measures to help create a safe testing environment; however, it isn’t possible to entirely remove the risk of covid-19 exposure.  By entering the testing room, you’re accepting that risk.

 

  • Testers will then enter the building and find their room assignment at one of three tables with rosters on them.  Testers should be prepared to give SAT staff their last name, and what test they’re taking (SAT, SAT with essay, or Subject).  Students with extra time accommodations should be say this, to help staff locate their testing room.  

 

  • Finally, testers will then quickly be directed to their assigned testing room.

 

  • Regarding testing rooms:

 

  • As always, before testers can be allowed into their assigned testing room, they must provide two pieces of identification to the Room Proctor -- their printed Testing Ticket, and a valid ID of some kind (please check here concerning allowable and not allowable forms of identification).

 

  • This year only, testers are permitted to use government-issued IDs (including passports) that expired in the past 12 months, or a SY18-19 school ID.
  • This year only, testers may be admitted without a printed admission ticket if they can present their admission ticket (PDF) on their mobile phone.

 

  • Testers should do everything they can to have their identification ready when they arrive at their testing room, so they can move into the room quickly and help avoid testers clustering around a test room door.

 

  • Students must temporarily pull their masks down during center and room check-in, pulling them away from their face for ID verification.  Efforts will be made to ensure students stand an appropriate distance away from the staff admitting students to the room.

 

  • Each testing room will have a container of hand sanitizer available, and each SAT staff member will be wearing disposable gloves.

 

  • Paper bags will be provided for testers to place their electronic devices in -- the tester will label his/her own bag, then place it into a bin during the test -- this way,  SAT staff do not need to handle tester devices.

 

  • Regarding breaks between testing sections:

 

  • Breaks will be extended, to give testers time to use the restroom, etc. without having to cluster around bathroom entrances -- for example, what would normally be a five-minute break will be extended to a ten-minute break.

 

  • Testers will be dismissed from their testing rooms one at a time by the room monitor.

 

  • Hall Monitors will be moving about the hallways to do all they can to encourage testers not to cluster together, and to move back into their testing room as quickly as possible.

 

  • Regarding student dismissal:

 

  • Once testers in a particular testing room have finished, the Room Proctor will dismiss them one at a time, to help maintain social distancing -- testers must then move quickly to exit the building through the same entrance they entered earlier that morning.