When Forest Hills Public Schools receives a notification of a COVID-19 positive test result within our school community, we inform the Kent County Health Department.
To see the current numbers of confirmed cases of students/staff in our district, please visit the FHPS dashboard on the Kent Intermediate School District’s website, linked here.
The Kent County Health Department’s public health order requires districts to share their COVID-19 prevention strategies with the community. You can access the Forest Hills Public Schools’ prevention strategies here.
Masks are required for all PreK-6th grade students and staff regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, anyone riding on a school bus, regardless of age or vaccination status must wear a mask as required by existing public health orders.
Forest Hills requires any individual who is not fully vaccinated to wear a properly fitted mask inside any of our buildings. This includes students and staff in grades 7-12 as well.
Forest Hills Public Schools, in collaboration with the Kent County Health Department and Arctic Medical Laboratories, is offering PCR COVID-19 testing to staff, students, and families at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The PCR test will provide test results between 24-48 hours.
Please follow the steps below to schedule an appointment:
1. Navigate to: bit.ly/kentschoolscalendar
2. Select the Forest Hills Public Schools testing site
3. Select a date/time for your appointment
You will receive a confirmation email once you have scheduled your appointment. When you arrive at the Fine Arts Center for your appointment, please stay in your car. A testing representative from Arctic Labs will meet you at your car with a testing kit. You will then be asked to complete an intake form. You can begin completing the intake form by texting the word COVID to (616-612-1211) or by navigating to https://bit.ly/kentschools. You will need to have the test kit in hand before you are able to complete the intake form.
Please do not use the front entrance of the Fine Arts Center!
Instead, please park in the Northeast corner of the parking lot just south of the Fine Arts Center, between the Fine Arts Center and the Aquatics Center buildings. If entering from Ada Drive, continue past the Aquatics center and look for the directional signs from Arctic Labs. If entering from Forest Hill Avenue, turn right at the first intersection, away from the main parking lot of the Fine Arts Center.
Please review the attached map of the Fine Arts Center prior to your appointment to ensure you park on the correct side of the building.