SAT information for December 5, 2020

November 18, 2020

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR SAT TESTING ON SAT DATE: 12/5/2020 Check-In will begin at 7:45 am. Centreville High School will be following all health protocols required by the state of Virginia, Fairfax County, and College Board. Please be aware of the following protocols prior to arriving to test on December 5: ● Regarding Safety Measures:

  • Masks will be required, at all times , for both testers and SAT staff.
  • Social distancing will be practiced to the best of the SAT staff’s ability. Testing will be in the gym, cafeteria, library, and both the Foreign Language and Social Studies hallways to accommodate the requirements.

● Regarding Building Entry and Check-in:

  • Testers will enter the building through one of 4 entrances around the building, depending on the location to which each has been assigned. Tester entry will be staggered, so that only a few are entering the building at a time, to allow space between testers in line.

■ Front door: Door 1: NONESSAY & ACCOMODATIONS

■ Door 3: (left side, front of building) for ESSAY

■ Library, Door 2: external door (left side of the sidewalk in front of building) for SUBJECT

○ Parents will not be permitted in the check in line with their student. They are welcome to wait in the parking lot until their student is admitted. ○ At each entrance, testers will be required to verbally respond to questions from a “health questionnaire” provided to us by College Board. No tester will be permitted into the building without having completed this questionnaire and wearing a mask.

Here are the five (5) statements to which a tester must agree:

  • In the past 14 days, you have not come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a positive covid-19 test or is presumed to have covid-19.
  • You do not have covid-19 or reason to believe you have covid-19. Symptoms of covid-19 include cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
  • To your knowledge, you are not violating any travel restrictions or quarantining requirements.
  • You agree to wear a mask the entire time you’re at this test site and follow instructions from testing staff.
  • We have taken measures to help create a safe testing environment; however, it isn’t possible to entirely remove the risk of COVID-19 exposure. By entering the testing room, you’re accepting that risk.

○ At each entrance, testers will be required to provide two pieces of identification -- their printed Testing Ticket, and a valid ID of some kind (please check here concerning allowable and non allowable forms of identification).

  • This fall only, testers are permitted to use government-issued IDs (including passports) that expired in the past 12 months, or a SY18-19 school ID.
  • Students must temporarily pull their masks down during check-in, pulling them away from their face for ID verification. Efforts will be made to ensure students stand at an appropriate distance away from the staff admitting students to the building.
  • Students will be asked to complete a 180 degree turn as part of the process.

■ Once in the building/testing room, students will go directly to a chair and wait for further instructions. ■ Each testing room will have a container of hand sanitizer available, and each SAT staff member will be wearing disposable gloves. ○ Phones, smart watches, and other electronic devices cannot be brought into the building .

  • Due to Covid-19 safety issues, proctors cannot collect and store the devices. (please click here for specific list of prohibited devices).
  • The recommendation is to leave the items in a car, or safely at home.

● Regarding Breaks Between Testing Sections:

  • Breaks will be extended, to give testers time to use the restroom, etc. without having to cluster around bathroom entrances -- for example, what would normally be a five-minute break will be extended to a ten-minute break.
  • Hall Monitors will be moving about the hallways to encourage testers not to cluster together, and to move back into their testing room as quickly as possible.

● Regarding Student Dismissal:

  • Once testers in a particular testing room have finished, the Room Proctor will dismiss them in a staggered fashion -- testers must then move quickly to exit the building through the same entrance they entered earlier that morning.
  • Please note, due to extra requirements for check-in, and extra breaks for social distancing expectations, estimated dismissal can be anywhere between 1:30PM - 2:30PM, which may be a little later than a pre-COVID administration.