Our Mission Statement


The Indian Community School cultivates an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking by weaving indigenous teachings with a distinguished learning environment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 2020-07-20T02:28:58+00:00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ICS PARENTS & FAMILIES

Indian Community School is currently open to summer school students and staff only (no visitors). For the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community, we are observing several health protocols including but not limited to: wearing masks inside the school, taking daily temperatures of students and staff, social distancing at all times, assigned seating on buses, frequent and extensive cleaning & disinfecting protocols, frequent hand washing,  the use of hand sanitizer, among other safety measures.  Please follow the recommended protocols, including staying home if you are not well and parents keeping their children home if they are not well, regardless of symptoms. Waewaenen, Miigwech, Yaw^ko — thank you for your cooperation!

Further information will be updated on our website (www.ics-edu.org and on the Indian Community School Facebook page). 

Latest Updates from Governor Tony Evers HERE.

Latest Updates from the Center for Disease Control HERE.

How to Talk to Your Children about the COVID-19 Virus HERE

Latest Updates from the World Health Organization HERE.

Milwaukee County  Health Department Updates HERE.

 

Updates from area Healthcare Systems:

Ascension Health

Advocate Aurora Healthcare

Children’s Health System

Frodtert/Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin

Pro Healthcare

The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center

What is COVID-19?

Because the situation is quickly evolving, the best way to stay informed is through the Wisconsin Department of Public Health website or the CDC website.

Following are some useful links for accessing more factual information about COVID-19.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

Cases in the United States

Cases in Wisconsin

Global Map

What You Should Know

How it spreads, Prevention and treatment, What to do if you are sick, Symptoms, Stigma and COVID-19.

Key Preventive Actions

The following is CDC’s list of key preventive actions we can all take to avoid the spread of disease:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wear a mask or face covering to protect others.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

FAQ for Travelers

Access more information about disease prevention on the CDC website by clicking here.

When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?

If your child is ill, please keep them home and contact us to let us know they will be out ill that day. Also, we will be taking your child’s temperature each morning that they attend school (staff are also having their temperature taken and completing a Daily Health Survey).  If there are concerns about your child’s health or if their temperature is above 100.4, they will not be able to remain at the school. If they are unable to attend school, we will contact you and ask that you pick them up as soon as possible.  

Please keep your child home if they display any of the following symptoms or if you have reason to believe they have been exposed to anyone displaying any of these symptoms within the last 14 days: 

Fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or loss of smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.