On behalf of The College Board, Bellevue School District (BSD) will host the Saturday, November 7th, SAT at Bellevue High School (BHS) for all students previously registered. Prioritizing student and test proctor health and safety, testing spaces have been thoroughly sanitized, testing parameters have been modified to limit the number of test takers in each testing location, hand sanitizer stations will be available, and health screening protocols will be enacted on testing day.
Students displaying any symptoms related to COVID-19 (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, etc.), and/or in close proximity to someone with COVID-like symptoms in the past 14 days or having tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days, are to remain home.
For those registered for the November 7th SAT testing date, it will be important to arrive no later than 7:30 a.m., locate their designated entry point, and be screened prior to going to their testing location. No late arrivals to the testing site will be allowed, given the safety screenings and protocols that are necessary.
Students must come wearing a face covering and/or mask, and bring the most up-to-date admission ticket, an approved photo ID, an approved calculator, and two No. 2 sharpened pencils with erasers. Students may bring bottled water and a snack for the designated break(s). There is no access to drinking fountains and/or vending machines at BHS due to COVID-19. It is strongly recommended students leave cell phones at home, and students may not bring any other electronic device into the testing facility. Failure to comply will result in forfeiting of their testing registration and access to testing on this day.
Upon entry, students can expect the following:
- Testing staff will be wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Testing staff will facilitate a health screening, conducting an overall visual assessment of the health of each student (no sneezing, coughing, etc.) and ensuring students are appropriately wearing a face covering and/or mask.
- Multiple entrances will be utilized for student check in, with floor markings to facilitate physical distancing of 6 feet or more.
- Students will be required to complete an attestation related to their health as it pertains to COVID-19 and related symptoms, as well as adherence to health and safety protocols while at the testing site.
- Temperatures checks will occur, with any student registering a temperature of 100.0 F or higher not being permitting into the testing site.
Only students registered for the SAT are to enter the school on Saturday morning. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are to remain in their vehicles and are not to enter the building and/or congregate in or outside of the building.
Students will be seated at least 6 feet apart, with limited student capacity in each room. Face coverings and/or masks must be work during the entire testing day, except during snack or water breaks. Students must also adhere to the 6-foot physical distancing requirement throughout the entire testing day. Supervised snack breaks will occur outside and/or in large open spaces, so please dress accordingly, and physical distancing must continue during this time. Upon completion of testing, students must immediately exit the building and may not congregate in or outside of the building.
Thank you for your understanding as we prioritize health and safety and provide this testing opportunity for students who signed up in advance, when transmission rate trends were lower. Scheduling of additional SAT Saturday testing dates will occur after transmission rate trends are below 75 cases per 100,000 residents for 14 consecutive days and guidance from the Department of Health, and other agencies, permit.