This page provides the information our families need for our 2021-22 school year.
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Quick Access to Important Links:
Updated COVID-19 Guidelines (8/23/21)
Full guidelines from the Marion County Public Health Department
Download 7/26/21 Letter from Head of School
COVID-19 Screening Guidelines
August 23, 2021 – Updated COVID-19 Guidelines
The ICS COVID-19 Guidelines have been updated to reflect the most up to date data and advice from the Marion County Public Health Department.
Download COVID-19 Guidelines
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
ICS will be hosting a Vaccine Clinic in partnership with Eskenazi Health at Riverside High School on Saturday, July 31, from 8:30 -11:30 AM. Additional information can be found here.
July 26, 2021 – Letter from Head of School
Outline of COVID-19 Protocols
- The ICS COVID-19 protocols were created based on updated guidance from the Marion County Public Health Department, the Indiana State Health Department, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These protocols are subject to change based on new guidance from the health departments/organizations listed above.
- In-Person Learning – Both Herron and Riverside High Schools will offer exclusively 100% in-person learning, five days a week, for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. A virtual option will not be offered at this time. The weekly schedule will be as follows
● Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
● Fridays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- All students, faculty, and staff at all Indianapolis Classical Schools (including Herron, Riverside, and Herron Preparatory Academy) will wear masks at all times while indoors on campus except while eating and drinking, regardless of vaccination status. We plan to re-evaluate mask-wearing policies at
- When possible, classrooms will be arranged to accommodate at least three feet of social distancing.
- Self-Screening and Symptomatic Individuals – Before arriving to school, all students, faculty, and staff must self-screen each morning for COVID-19 symptoms including:
● Fever or chills
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Muscle or body aches
● New loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
- Any individual exhibiting any of these symptoms should isolate and consult with a medical professional and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by calling 317-231-0010 to report attendance and determine next steps. In order to return to school, individuals have three options:
– Provide proof of alternate diagnosis from a medical provider and symptom-free
– Provide proof of negative COVID-19 test and be symptom-free
– If not pursuing alternate diagnosis or COVID-19 testing, 10 days of isolation and symptoms resolved with fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
Download complete letter here