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COVID Update & Considerations 2.9.2021

On Tuesday, February 9, ICS Junior Class Vice-President Addy Mock facilitated a Q&A with Associate Head of School Eliza McLaren and Head of School Booth Kyle to help answer many questions that the ICS community may have about what the ICS administration has learned over these past months, how planning has evolved, and what things look like for the spring and beyond.  

Key Topics with Time-Stamps

For your convenience, some other key topics and timestamps are listed below:
  • What is the plan for returning to school after Spring Break?  0:50
  • Are ICS teachers vaccinated, and does anything change as a result?  2:16
  • Will ICS require students and teachers to get vaccinated for COVID-19? 4:10
  • What did we learn from our January COVID-19 testing requirement, and will ICS do another round of all-community testing? 5:07
  • How many known positive cases have there been on campus to date, and has there been any known on-campus transmission? 8:40
  • Can you give us a sports update for the spring season?  11:10
  • How have ICS protocols evolved over the course of the year? What are the most important current protocols? 12:41
  • What is the current thinking around Indian Creek’s color phases of operation? 16:52
  • Who is advising and guiding ICS decision making? 19:33
  • What have we learned about virtual learning? Will virtual instruction continue to be available? 21:11
  • What considerations are being made at this point for the 2021-22 school year?  24:48
 
If you have any questions that are not answered by this Q&A session, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Kyle or Ms. McLaren.
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.