COVID-19 Numbers

COVID-19 Information

On-Site COVID Testing

Beginning mid-November 2021, Pender County Schools (PCS) began offering on-site free COVID-19 testing to help provide convenient accessibility should a student or staff member need to be tested.

The program is in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and is optional for all students and staff of PCS.

Here's How it Works

A parent or guardian must register any minor under 18 years old. You’ll give a one-time consent and HIPAA authorization to share testing results with all necessary parties. All testing information is confidential, and results are expected to be available in hours.

The test, provided by Raleigh-based MAKO medical, is an anterior nares nasal swab that will be administered by PCS school staff who are trained to provide the service.

Please be aware as this is an individual diagnostic process, the only students that currently will be tested (based on parent permission) will be those that are:

  • Symptomatic, or

  • Excluded from the school setting due to contact with a confirmed positive person.

Watch Video of School Testing

Disclaimer: When watching the video, it speaks to weekly testing - PCS is not performing weekly testing, only diagnostic as stated above. The video is for demonstration purposes only.

Mako School Testing Video

Consent Forms

Parents/Guardians: if you are interested, please complete the online consent form here that corresponds with your child's school.

  • If you have multiple children, you will need to complete a form for each student.

*It is recommended that you complete the consent form as soon as possible so that it is on file should someone need to be tested.

Staff: Please complete the online consent form that corresponds with your base location.

Central Services: Please complete the online consent form at the location where you wish to take the test.

COVID-19 Testing

Elementary Schools

C. F. Pope Elementary Logo

C.F. Pope Elementary

CPE Student

CPE Staff

Cape Fear Elementary Logo

Cape Fear Elementary

CFE Student

CFE Staff

Malpass Corner Elementary Logo

Malpass Corner Elementary

MCE Student

MCE Staff

North Topsail Elementary Logo

North Topsail Elementary

NTE Student

NTE Staff

Penderlea Logo

Penderlea School

PLE Student

PLE Staff

Rocky Point Elementary Logo

Rocky Point Elementary

RPE Student

RPE Staff

South Topsail Elementary Logo

South Topsail Elementary

STE Student

STE Staff

Surf City Elementary Logo

Surf City Elementary

SCE Student

SCE Staff

Topsail Elementary Logo

Topsail Elementary

TES Student

TES Staff

Middle Schools

Burgaw Middle Logo

Cape Fear Middle Logo

Cape Fear Middle

CFM Student

CFM Staff

Penderlea Logo

Penderlea School

PLE Student

PLE Staff

Surf City Middle Logo

Surf City Middle

SCM Student

SCM Staff

Topsail Middle Logo

Topsail Middle

TMS Student

TMS Staff

West Pender Middle Logo

West Pender Middle

WPM Student

WPM Staff

High Schools

Heide Trask Senior High Logo

Heide Trask Senior High

HTH Student

HTH Staff

Pender Early College Logo

Pender Early College

PEC Student

PEC Staff


Pender Innovative Learning Academy

PILA Student

PILA Staff

Medical Office (stock footage)

Effective June 24, 2022 the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services ended the NC StrongSchools Toolkit that had offered COVID guidance for schools.

Going forward, school administrators, staff, and families should refer to the CDC’s Operational Guidance for K12 Schools.