Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
June 12, 2020: Expanded Surveillance Testing for COVID-19
May 26, 2020: Important Information For Year-End Textbook And Technology Return
May 22, 2020: Updates to School Operations
April 28, 2020: Further Information Regarding Tuition and Fees
April 24, 2020: Tuition Fee Increases For 2020-2021 School Year Frozen, Re-Enrollment Extended Till May 15
April 21, 2020: Circuit Breaker measures extended till June 1, school year to end online
April 3, 2020: Online Learning To Continue From April 13 Through May 4
April 1, 2020: Online Classroom Highlights
March 29, 2020: New information from the Ministry of Education and Committee for Private Education
March 23, 2020: Important information on online learning for March 30 - April 7
March 19, 2020: Spring break extended till March 27, online learning commences March 30
March 17, 2020: Updated Singapore government travel advisories and ICS event cancellations
March 5, 2020: Government Stay-Home Notices extended to include returnees from South Korea, northern Italy, and Iran
February 27, 2020: Updated government travel ban to include Daegu city and Cheongdo county, Republic of Korea.
February 25, 2020: Event status updates and answers to frequently asked questions.
February 20, 2020: New measures introduced against COVID-19.
February 12, 2020: Important information regarding decisions for upcoming activities and events.
February 10, 2020: Contingency plans in the event of school closure
February 8, 2020: Suspension of after-school activities (ECAs, athletics, detention, and so on) and increased temperature screenings
February 5, 2020: Cancellation of Week Without Walls and FaithWorks Trips; additional schoolwide measures in place
February 2, 2020: Possible cancellation of Week Without Walls and FaithWorks trips
January 28, 2020: Measures and guidelines issued by the Singapore government for schools.
Events and Activities Status
- Orientation: August 5 (Virtual)
- Orientation (On-Campus): August 11 *For Parents of K4-Grade 5 Only, No Students Allowed on This Day
(updated Jul 29, 2020)
The ICS Campus will be closed to all parents and guardians unless otherwise noted. Students will be able to enter campus starting August 12, 2020.
Health and Safety Protocols
Temperature Screening and Hygiene Procedures
All students, faculty, and staff will undergo twice daily on-campus temperature checks. Any student with a temperature reading of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher will be sent home immediately. Our First Aid Officers will be on standby to assist our faculty with temperature screening and to handle more critical medical issues as needed.
If your student is sent home with a temperature reading of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, the student may return to school if:
- He or she has not traveled internationally in the last two weeks
- He or she has been fever and symptom free for 48 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
If you have any questions or concerns about your child's health, please seek advice from your family doctor.
Elementary students are being taken to wash their hands before and after lunch, snack, and recess times. Middle and high school students are given constant reminders by their teachers to wash their hands before meals.
The ICS maintenance and cleaning staff have increased the frequency with which they disinfect classrooms and on-campus entry surfaces.
Travel Declaration Form
ICS is requiring parents and students to fill out a travel declaration form for all individuals living in a student’s house from 01 February 2020 to 31 July 2020. A separate form will need to be filled out for each individual; this includes mothers, fathers, guardians, helpers, and any other individuals living in the same house as the student. You are still required to provide a nil response if you will not be traveling anywhere.
Please continue to update the travel declaration form as your plans change.
Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
In accordance with the requirements set forth by the Singapore Ministry of Health and Singapore Ministry of Education, as of 20 March 2020, 23:59, all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Long Term Pass holders and short term visitors entering Singapore will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Please note the SHN policy has been updated to include persons transiting in identified affected areas.
Returnees under the new SHN regime are confined to their place of residence and prohibited from leaving at all times. The SHN replaces the current LOA regime and will come into effect from February 18, 2020, at 2359. To safeguard the health of the community, the Singapore Government has put in place surveillance and enforcement measures to ensure that the SHN is observed.
If a student or a member of the household the student lives in is issued a SHN, you are required to notify ICS immediately. As a gentle reminder, if a student is living in a home with someone who is issued a SHN from now until 31 July 2020, the student’s parent or guardian must notify ICS immediately. ICS is requiring the student to be on a Leave of Absence (LOA) for the 14 days the individual in the home is serving the SHN. When the SHN is lifted, the ICS student may return to school.
Please submit this form if you observe an ICS student or employee breaching their official Stay-Home Notice (SHN). This incident will be investigated and reported to the appropriate Singapore government officials. If you would like to contact the school directly, please email email@example.com.
To read more about the SHN please refer to the Singapore Ministry of Health's press release here.
(updated March 19, 2020)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who needs to complete the travel declaration form?
- How does the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) affect students on student visas? Does the SHN count as an absence?
- How do I stay updated?
- What will our students be doing for Week Without Walls (WWW)/FaithWorks instead?
- How will ICS hold our Graduation Ceremony this year?
STAY-UP-TO-DATE VIA WHATSAPP
To stay updated on the coronavirus situation in relation to our school, please bookmark this page. You can also visit www.moh.gov.sg or sign up at go.gov.sg/whatsapp to stay up-to-date on the Singapore government response via WhatsApp.
Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) Locator
As part of the Singapore Government's latest measures to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Health has activated a network of clinics for the treatment of respiratory symptoms. Find the nearest clinic here.
TraceTogether enables government contact tracing teams to be more efficient and ultimately quicker in completing contact tracing on a national level. Do your part and download the app here.