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Butler Elementary School

1701 South Macarthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704

SHIELD Testing begins Wednesday, September 22

September 20, 2021

Beginning Wednesday, September 22nd, Butler Elementary School will be conducting SHIELD COVID-19 testing at school for students who have a parental consent on file from the online registration process.

This testing is not required, but we are requesting that students who are unvaccinated and students who are in extracurricular activities, participate in weekly COVID-19 testing at school. The test is free to all students.

The SHIELD test is a saliva-based PCR screening test to proactively detect COVID-19 in our student population. The test helps us to screen, identify and quarantine students who may be pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic in order to reduce spread of COVID-19 within our schools. 

Testing will take place each Wednesday at Butler from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM

Parents/guardians can view/update their consent for SHIELD/and or Binax on the district’s InfoSystem.  Follow the following steps to do so:

  • Log in to the InfoSystem

  • Click COVID Testing on the left hand side

  • Click Modify Choices

  • Select Yes or No for SHIELD and Yes or No for Binax

  • Click Submit

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.