Student Life

Coronavirus Response

The COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve. As you have most likely heard by now, Governor Larry Hogan has taken serious measures to limit day-to-day interactions between state residents. We are confident that the right thing to do for the health of our school and the greater community is to keep our campuses closed for the coming weeks.

Indian Creek will extend spring break for students from tomorrow (Friday, March 13) through Tuesday, March 24.

We will shift to Virtual School effective Wednesday, March 25. At a minimum, Virtual School will be in effect through the week ending Friday, April 10.

Coronavirus Response

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

Coronavirus infections are transmitted in a manner similar to many flus and respiratory illnesses through droplets in the air from a cough or sneeze. Increased awareness and practice of the following precautions, by both adults and students, is strongly advised.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, and after touching public surfaces. If this is not possible, then use a hand sanitizer gel.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze by using a tissue that you immediately throw into a trashcan or by covering your face with your elbow (bent arm) if no tissue is available.  Do not cough or sneeze into the open air or into your hands. Wash your hands immediately afterward.
  • Stay hydrated using a personal water bottle that you fill at the School's no-touch fountains.
  • In public places, put distance (about six feet if possible) between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • If you have not already done so, get a flu shot. The flu is an ongoing concern and currently is even more dangerous than the coronavirus.
  • Do not come to school if you don’t feel well. Students, employees, and parents who are symptomatic of illness are encouraged to remain home until symptoms, including but not limited to coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, vomiting, diarrhea subside. Teachers will work with students to ensure every effort is made to minimize academic impact.


INCREASED SCHOOL HYGIENE MEASURES

  • Hand Washing reminders and instructions at all grade levels
  • Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout campus
  • Germicide clean desks and high touch surfaces daily
  • Higher-power germicide disinfectants with faster efficacy time used throughout the school
  • Teachers disinfecting desks and high-touch surfaces at additional times throughout the day
  • Cafeteria protocols adjusted to reduce touches on servewear
  • Bus drivers increasing the frequency of disinfecting bus seats

INDIAN CREEK SCHOOL POLICIES

At this time, our current policy remains in place—students and faculty are required to stay at home until fever-free for 24 hours without medication. Each individual case of illness will be evaluated to ensure the safety and health of students, faculty, and staff, and we have asked our nurses to use their judgment should a child exhibit symptoms they deem concerning, even in the absence of a fever.
  • In the event that a child or staff member is identified to have traveled to an area experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 or has had contact with anyone who has recently returned from a CDC designated level 3 area, that person will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and be cleared by a medical professional before returning to school. 
  • Please refer to the Indian Creek Student Parent Handbook for detailed illness policies.

SCHOOL AND FAMILY TRIPS 

  • Be aware of CDC travel guidelines when planning Spring Break trips. Please refer to the CDC website for further information regarding travel restrictions as this site is updated regularly by the CDC.
  • Spring Break travel may affect the timing of when a student returns to school. If you plan to travel outside of the United States, please refer to the CDC website if you have concerns or questions about CDC warning levels at any point during your travel. As it currently stands, this would mean 14 days away from school upon returning to the U.S.

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