Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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.

I want to move in a different direction and highlight the wonderful things that are happening in our online classrooms as our teachers and students embark on a new journey of learning this week.


 

Events and Activities Status


Events

  • TBD

(updated Jul 29, 2020)


 

Campus Access

 

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.

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Stay-Home Notice (SHN)


"Stay-Home Notice"
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 info@ics.edu.sg.

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

 

Additional Resources


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 App
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.