On Monday we will welcome back to campus our Grades 1-11 students to join our K4-K5 students for the final three days of school from May 31 through June 2. We will revert to the original school schedule such that our final day, Wednesday, will be a ½ day for students. We are excited that our students and teachers will have the opportunity to have proper closure for the school year.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
As a follow-up to my earlier message, this email is to confirm that ICS will go into full home-based learning for Grades 1 to 12 starting this Wednesday, May 19. We are moving to online learning in accordance with the most up-to-date information we have received from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Committee for Private Education (CPE).
In light of recent news updates, it feels like last year is repeating. Regardless of what the rest of the school year looks like, we are confident in the ICS community's ability to weather any storm and get through this together.
Their measured response has led to the recent announcement that, due to the recent increase in community cases, schools and various public businesses and facilities will need to re-institute many of the protocols that were in place earlier in the school year. What follows are some of the adjustments that we will be making in order to safely finish the last four weeks of the school year.
Although we don't know all of the changes that will take place in the future, we have received a new update from the Council for Private Education (CPE) that we need to share with you. This update is about the protocols around the use of the TraceTogether App and TraceTogether tokens for entry onto our campus in the second semester. Please read the following carefully.
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Events and Activities Status
- Please check the ICS calendar and read the Weekly Announcements email for the most up-to-date information
(updated Jul 29, 2020)
The ICS Campus will remain closed to parents and guardians, unless for pick-up and drop-off of select students eligible to partake in on-campus learning.
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.
Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
Any student living in a home with an individual who is placed on a leave of absence (LOA), stay-home notice (SHN), or quarantine order (QO) and remains in the home will be placed on a mandatory leave of absence from ICS for the entire duration of the LOA, SHN, or QO. Parents and guardians are required to immediately contact ICS should anyone in the household be placed on a LOA, SHN, or QO. Should you have any questions regarding the travel declaration form or LOAs, SHNs, and QOs, please contact our front office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest measures to ensure a safe reopening, read the Reopening Plan on our Parent Portal.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.