Learning Safely in 2021-22

September 10 Community Update

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District Expands COVID-19 Testing Program for Students and Employees

As of Monday, September 20, Redwood City School District (RCSD) will expand COVID-19 testing opportunities for its students and employees in an effort to continue maintaining all school campuses safe for in-person learning. Students and staff will now be able to test at their school and work location in addition to the districtwide opportunities available at Hoover and Kennedy schools.


Each district site, all 12 RCSD schools and the District Office, will offer testing twice a week. Each site and the District Office will communicate to families and employees its site-specific logistics.


A mobile response testing unit will also be available each morning to any of the RCSD sites as needed.


Districtwide testing on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-4:30 p.m. will continue at Hoover and Kennedy schools. This means that the current districtwide testing schedule on Mondays at Hoover and Kennedy will discontinue after Monday, September 13.


Families and employees should be aware that they may participate in testing using either a Rapid Antigen Test or a PCR test, all based on availability at the time of testing. Due to a national shortage of Rapid Antigen Tests, CDPH has recommended school districts to also use PCR tests during the shortage.


One time-registration is required for first-time testers. Individuals who have yet to register can use the following links:

The testing offered within RCSD is in addition to the testing opportunities available throughout the San Mateo County community, which any RCSD student or employee can also use.

The Roadmap to Learning Safely During My New School Year updates is a service of the RCSD Department of Communications in collaboration with district administrators leading COVID response to keep the RCSD community informed in 2021-22. The RCSD community is encouraged to visit the Roadmap to Learning Safely During My New School Year page on the school district’s website as new guidance provided to RCSD will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available.

Redwood City School District

RCSD is an award-winning PreK-8 district serving Redwood City and portions of Atherton, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Woodside.