Dear Golda Och Academy Community,
We are so excited to see everyone back on campus. To that end, we will continue our partnership with PM Pediatrics for COVID-19 PCR testing for unvaccinated individualsto meet our 2021-2022 school year requirements. Vaccinated individuals do not need to be tested.
The next round of on-campus testing will take place on Monday, October 4. Those participating in onsite testing on October 4 will not have to upload results to Magnus, as those results will be sent directly to the campus nurse by PM Pediatrics.
All those who are tested elsewhere or on a different date must upload their PCR COVID-19 result to Magnus by Tuesday, October 5 at 8:00 pm. Students will not be permitted to return to school without proper documentation uploaded to Magnus. Please remember that only PCR COVID-19 tests will be accepted; we do NOT accept rapid antigen tests.
Please note, while we wait for results, all students in the Lower School and 6th Grade will switch to remote instruction in the afternoon on Monday, October 4 and on Tuesday, October 5. Depending on how long it takes to receives test results from the lab, we may need to have Lower School and 6th Grade students learn remotely on Wednesday, October 6; if that's the case, we will notify you as early as we can.
To begin this new process, you must visit PM Pediatrics’ personalized GOA website:
Registration opens today to book your Telehealth Appointment with PM Pediatrics, which will take place from
Sunday, September 26 through Sunday, October 3
Only those students that had a telehealth visit through the above website registration will be tested on site.
For families testing on Monday, October 4 with PM Pediatrics, please arrive at the Wilf Lower School campus based on the first initial of your last name:
Student Testing, Monday, October 4
Wilf Lower School Campus
Last name A-H
8:30 am-9:30 am
Last name I-Q
9:30 am-10:30 am
Last name R-Z
10:30 am-11:30 am
While we are pleased to have this partnership with PM Pediatrics and provide this easy-to-use option for our families, it is not a requirement to be tested with them. Families can feel free to consult with their primary care physician for additional options and/or visit another testing site in the region.
**Please note that, per state reporting guidelines,
all positive results will also be provided to the NJ Department of Health.**
If you have specific questions for the PM Pediatrics team, or help with registering, you can call them at 516-620-8700.
For all up-to-date information on 2021-22 COVID policies and procedures, please click here
Head of School