This page provides the information our families need for our 2020-21 school year.
Check back here for updates.
Quick Access to Important Links:
100% Virtual Learning Overview
COVID-19 Screening Guidelines
CDC List of Possible COVID Symptoms
ISDOH Guidelines for exposure / symptoms and testing
11/20/20 Message to Families
Dear ICS Families,
This has been an extremely challenging school year. We know that COVID-19 has impacted all of us and that many of our students are having a difficult time adapting to life amidst the pandemic. During this difficult time, we are committed to maintaining high standards and providing a world-class education for all of our students. While our expectation for college preparatory standards will not waiver, we have also increased resources to support students’ social-emotional needs and academic success, and we have also made adjustments to our instructional routines to best support students with virtual learning. To ensure all families are aware of the adjustments, resources, and the best way to use them to support your students, a bulleted list with explanations is below.
Advising: The counseling department is available to support students with social – emotional needs as well as time management strategies. We also partner with Eskenazi to provide mental health counseling for students. You can reach our counseling team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Engagement Resources: To support teachers with engaging students while learning virtually we have purchased the following resources and provided professional development for our teachers to use them effectively: Ed Puzzle, Google Classroom, Pear Deck, and Zoom. Google Classroom calendar can assist students with organizing their day, class assignments, and due dates.
Homework: Students will only be assigned 30 minutes or less of homework per class in all standard classes and 45 minutes or less in Advanced Placement and Honors classes. These homework guidelines will begin 11/30/20.
Late Passes: Students have 3 late passes each quarter to use on practice assignments and 1 late pass for AP classes. Please refer to the handbook for all late pass guidance
Office Hours: Students are encouraged to check in with their teachers on Wednesdays during designated office hours. Students should also use Wednesdays to review course content, study and complete assignments.
Remediation Passes: Students can remediate two mastery assignments ( test, quizzes or other mastery attempt) each quarter per class following teachers guidelines.
Study/Work Time: During virtual learning students have approximately 30 minutes between each class period and a 60 minute lunch. In addition to taking brain and stretch breaks, students are encouraged to use this time to complete coursework and homework assignments. Students also have a 75 minute seminar period that they are not required to log in for; students should utilize the time to study and complete coursework and homework assignments.
Lastly, we wanted to share about the Community Learning Sites that are being provided in Indianapolis at no charge to families. You can learn more and find a list of locations and contacts on this site: https://www.communitylearningsites.org/
Please don’t hesitate to contact school leadership teams with questions, concerns or suggestions to support your student. We are all in this together and we appreciate your support.
Indianapolis Classical Schools Administration
ICS Returns to 100% Virtual Instruction
Indianapolis Classical Schools is suspending its hybrid learning model and returning to 100% Virtual Instruction beginning November 18, 2020 until at least January 15, 2021, as required by Marion County guidance.
Please refer to the ICS Virtual Learning Overview for daily scheduling, attendance requirements and resources.
Download Virtual Learning Overview
Read Full Letter from ICS Leadership Team
ICS Collaboration and External Links
Marion County Health Department COVID-19 Information
Indiana State Board of Health Covid-19 Testing Information
Free Face Masks for Marion County Residents
Center for Disease Control Information on COVID-19