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COVID Information

Test Results or vaccination card



We only call or text families of children who test positive and families of children who were exposed. If your child was tested and you don't hear from us, it means your child tested negative. You can alwasy contact us if you have a question.

  • 1/13/2022 1 new positive case out of 77 children and adults tested.
  • 1/10/2022 No new positive cases out of 63 tests.
  • 1/8/2022 Report of 1 new positive case
  • 1/4/2022 report of 1 new positive case (not in school)
  • 1/3/2022 17 new positive cases from Concentric (not in school)
  • 12/23/2021 report of 1 positive case (not in school)
  • 12/22 2 probable new positive cases
  • 12/21 2 probable new positive cases
  • 12/20 teachers tested –> no new positive cases
  • 12/16 Tested: 89 –> Positive new cases: 4 (were not in school)
  • 12/14 Tested: 14 –> Positive new cases: 1
  • 12/10 Reported new positive cases: 2 (not in school)
  • 12/9 Tested: 58 –> Positive new cases: 1 (ALL in school tested)
  • 12/7 Tested: 93 –> Positive new cases: 4
  • 12/2 Tested: 78 –> Positive new cases: 2
There were a total of 37 known positive cases since July 2021.

Latest COVID numbers for Northeast New Jersey, for Essex County (from Covid ActNow), Newark (from Essex County's website), Newark (city's website), and the NYT.



Covid TestingWe are working with Concentric to provide twice-a-week saliva-based PCR testing.

If you didn't register your child yet, please do so at this link: online consent form. The school code is CDLP9F. Having your child tested, makes it safer for all the other students.


Testing Consent Form

​​You may find other free COVID testing sites in Newark and around:





VaccinationThe COVID vaccine has been approved for children 5 and older. 


You can take an appointment to get your child vaccinated at Essex County College located a couple blocks from Discovery. The COVID vaccination is free.


Other free vaccination sites in Newark (St. James Health), from the NJ site, and from the Federal vaccination site.






These are the latest recommendations from the NJ Department of health for schools. (as of 12/15/2021)


If a health emergency were to force us to close the school for more than three days, we would switch to remote learning, according to our Emergency Virtual or Remote Instruction Plan.