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) 2020-05-25T23:00:15+00:00


State Supreme Court Ruling will NOT Affect School Closures

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Tony Evers’ Safer At Home Order. While restrictions on businesses and gatherings have been lifted for the time being, the ruling does not affect current school closures in our state.
Thus, Indian Community School will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. We are continuing to consult with the Milwaukee Department of Health and the Franklin Health Department, regarding how this latest ruling may affect school programming and events in the future.
We encourage our students and families to continue practicing social distancing and adhere to the guidelines provided by the CDC and other health agencies. It is expected that Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Legislature will release a new plan for businesses and gatherings soon — we will be sure to share that information with you at that time.
If parents have any questions, please reach out to our Head of School, Mr Jason Dropik, by email at jdropik@ics-edu.org or by calling (414) 525-6118.


In accordance with Governor Tony Evers latest school closing mandate, ICS is closed for the duration of the current public health emergency or until a subsequent order lifts this specific restriction. Further information will be shared in the coming days on our website (www.ics-edu.org and on the Indian Community School Facebook page).  Please follow the recommended protocols, including social distancing and “safer at home” to keep yourself and your family well.

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.

Updates from area Healthcare Systems:

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

Global Map

What You Should Know

  • How it spreads
  • Prevention and treatment
  • What to do if you are sick
  • Symptoms
  • Stigma and COVID-19
  • Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for Travelers

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.
  • 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.

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

When Should I Keep My Child Home From School?

If children are sick, they should not be at school.

Students need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class after any illness. Please refer to the health guidelines outlined in our handbook. Keeping children home when they are sick is critical to limiting the spread of disease or illness.

Please remember to call us if your child(ren) will be absent due to illness. When you call our school, please be prepared to describe their symptoms so that we can continue to monitor trends within our school community.

Everyone needs a reminder now and then!

In addition to adult and student conversations, we have age-appropriate visuals in key locations to help remind students and adults of safe practices, like hand-washing and covering coughs or sneezes.