IPS’ Response Plan for Coronavirus 2019

Dear IPS Parents and Guardians:

As news about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and new cases increase daily, we wanted to reiterate what the district is currently doing to help prevent the spread of this virus – and illness in general – in our schools to keep students and staff safe.

From deep cleaning classrooms to encouraging frequent handwashing among students and staff, and regularly disinfecting commonly used areas and objects in our schools, IPS is taking this virus very seriously.

Our district-level health professionals, school nurses and on-site health centers are closely reviewing and updating our emergency preparedness plans in response to emerging updates and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Marion County Health Department regarding COVID-19.

There are currently on reported cases of COVID-19 at IPS, but our school nurses are proactively monitoring students and staff who show any signs or symptoms of an infectious illness.

As we continue to monitor the situation and protect our students and staff, we are asking families to also be vigilant regarding reducing the transmission of illnesses in general.

  • Look for signs of any illness in your student.
  • Keep ill children home until fever free for 24 hours.
  • Pick-up children who become ill or develop a fever at school.
  • Seek medical guidance from your primary care provider as needed.

We have created a COVID-19 webpage at www.myips.org, which includes updates, tips, and information about how IPS is proactively responding to the virus.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Tucker, RN, MSN, health services specialist, at (317)226-4000.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our school community healthy.

Sincerely,

Indianapolis Public Schools