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5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003 Phone: 270-538-4000

Test to Stay

Student and Staff Registration Instructions
Link to enroll-

McCracken County Schools has partnered with Ethos Laboratories to create a COVID-19 testing program which will permit students/staff who have been exposed to a positive individual at school, to be VOLUNTARILY tested each morning of their mandated quarantine, before school, with a rapid-antigen test. This program will be available to McCracken County students and staff beginning on October 13. 


This is a completely voluntary program that is supported by the State so there is no cost to you or the school district.  


Please take time to create an account and register your child. Should you choose to participate, you will have the ability to unenroll your child from the program at any time. Active enrollment in the program will mean that your child is eligible for being tested by Ethos Laboratories as part of the district testing program- “Test to Stay”.  


Below is the link for you to enroll your children in this program. This link is the ONLY way to enroll in the program.


Parents will transport their student to a designated testing location and will wait in the vehicle while the student is tested. Once tested the student will return to the vehicle and wait for their test results. If the test comes back negative, the student will continue to participate in school and may attend after-school activities, while remaining masked for that day. If the test comes back positive, then the student must go home and begin an isolation protocol, rather than attending school.  


Our goal is to maximize participation in this program to give us the best opportunity to identify active infections early and prevent widespread outbreaks.  This will lead to more consistent attendance days for your child and minimize any COVID-19 related absences for all students.


As always, we respect your decision and appreciate your ongoing support and participation as we strive to accomplish our goal of more in-person learning days this school year.


Locations & Times- 

Reidland Area- Reidland Middle School- 6:30- 9:00 a.m.


Lone Oak Area- Lone Oak Elementary- 6:30-9:00 a.m.


Concord Elementary- 7:30- 9:00 a.m.


McCracken County High School- Softball/Baseball locker rooms- 6:30- 8:00 a.m.


Heath Area- Heath Middle School- 6:30- 9:00 a.m.