COVID Community Challenge


Up to $60,000 in Prizes for Rochester City School District Parent-Teacher Groups

Open to All Community Members (must be 18+)

Join the COVID Community Challenge and help:

  • Raise money for a Rochester City School District, Rochester NY parent-teacher group
  • Prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Provide valuable information that can help us return to in-class learning

How it works:

Round 1 - Every Team Can Win!!

  1. Participants visit the COVID Community Challenge website to learn about the contest and to get started on ROC COVID. Visit ROC COVID for more info on the health screening tool.
  2. Participants enroll with an RCSD PTA/PTO team in the ROC COVID screening tool. All community members who are 18 or older can participate.
  3. Deadline Extended! If your team enrolls at least 150 new community members on the ROC COVID health screening tool by 12/01/20, a prize of $500 will be awarded to your PTA/PTO. (enrollments must be complete by 12/01/2020).
  4. Plus, every team that enrolls 150 members by 12/01/2020 will be entered into the Grand Prize round. Get your team off to a great start by encouraging early sign-up and daily participation.

Grand Prize - Compete and Win!!

  1. Each day a school team member completes the ROC COVID daily screening, your team receives one (1) point. (Maximum once per day per person)
  2. All completed daily screenings starting from 10/7/2020 will count as one (1) point towards team total.
  3. The team with the most points at the end of the Challenge will receive a prize of $15,000! $10,000 goes to 2nd place team and $5,000 to 3rd place team. It's that simple!!! (Challenge ends 1/31/2021)

Questions? Email and the support staff will connect you with the Challenge team.


  1. Participation

    Which school parent-teacher groups can participate?

    • All qualified PTA/PTO groups of Rochester City School District K-12 grade schools can participate. (charter and private schools are not eligible)

    What if a community member is already completing the ROC COVID daily health screening, can they still join?

    • Yes, the option to join the Challenge will be made available in one of their ROC COVID health screenings.

    What if a community member missed the team sign-up step in the ROC COVID health screening, can they still join a team?

    • Yes, they can email and the Challenge support team will help them get setup.

    What is an eligible team?

    • A team is defined as a PTO or PTA of a Rochester City School District school that has registered to participate.
  2. Points for participation and recruitment will only count for participants in Monroe County and larger 13-county Finger Lakes region: Allegany, Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties.
  3. Contest ends on January 31, 2021.