Navigating Magellan through Covid-19

COVID-19 has reshaped our lives, our families, our businesses, our economy, and our world. Together, we can keep our campuses as safe as possible for students, faculty and staff by following the strict health/safety guidelines and protocols as outlined by the school. With your help, Magellan can continue to provide every child with an exceptional experience and the social emotional support they need as we navigate through this unprecedented time.

On this page, you will find school policies, health and educational organizations offering guidance to schools across the US and in Texas, as well as information regarding our Health & Safety Advisory Group. You can also take a quick look at our campuses through the Virtual Tour to see how we’re keeping our community safe.¬†

If you have questions for our school’s Leadership Team or for our Health & Safety Advisory Group that are not answered on this page, we invite you to submit them by clicking on the “Submit A Question” button below.

Guiding Principals:

– Prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

– Remain flexible to adjustments based upon the current health situation in the Austin metro area.

– Strive to have all students, faculty and staff back on campus when it is safe to do so.

– Review and/or revise our academic models in the middle and end of every trimester.

Current Protocols:

– All faculty, staff, and students must wear a mask at all times on campus (except when eating or drinking).

– Parents and visitors are not allowed on campus at this time.

– During breaks and lunch, students will rotate through six designated outdoor spaces in order to reduce possible cross contamination.

– Notify all families, faculty, and staff regarding any positive COVID-19 diagnoses.

– Require the quarantine of any unvaccinated students who have had close contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19 for a minimum of 7 days. (Close contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes within a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated.)

– Vaccinated students will complete a shorter quarantine period. They will be able to return to school if they remain asymptomatic and submit a negative PCR test result taken 3 to 5 days after their last exposure to the infected person.


Health & Safety Advisory Group

Magellan’s Health & Safety Advisory Group is comprised of parents and staff of the school who are on the medical front lines or who represent and advise public health and education interests providing well-rounded advice to our school. This volunteer group has provided countless hours of service to guide the decisions of the school during this pandemic. Their advice provides health based guidance to the school’s Leadership Team who is responsible for making and implementing final decisions on academic models and health and safety policies and protocols for Magellan.

Craig Braswell
Cardiology Account Manager
GE Healthcare

Tannon Carroll, M.D.
Internal & Cardiovascular Medicine

Deepa Vinod
School Nurse
Magellan International School

June Collins
Director of Operations
Magellan International School

Jennifer Esterline
Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium

Shetal Gupta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UT Austin School of Social Work & Center for Health & Social Policy

Scott Hibbard
Head of School
Magellan International School

Declan McManus
KPMG (Gov & Edu Infrastructure)

Tad McReynolds, M.D.
Emergency Medicine

Ryan Murdock, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedic Medicine
Central Texas Pediatric Orthopedics

Monica Patel, M.D.
Pediatric Medicine
Dell Children’s

Carrie Reeuwijk
Interim Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
SOC Telemed

Angela Winegar
Sr. Director of Health Economics & Clinical Effectiveness Analytics
Ascension Data Sciences Institute

Brandon Wollerson
Director of Clinical Operations
Kind Clinic