Navigating Magellan through Covid-19

January 11, 2022

We have made these adjustments in light of the updated isolation and quarantine recommendations issued by the CDC and the return of the city to stage 5 of the Austin Public Health (APH) COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines.

It’s important that we customize our protocols to meet the needs of our community and to best protect our students, teachers, staff members and parents. For example, although quarantine periods have been shortened, testing will be required to return to classes. There will also be small differences between preschool protocols versus K-8 protocols. We must keep in mind that very few of our youngest learners are vaccinated, and they do spend time indoors without masks (e.g. nap time).

We recognize that the ongoing pandemic is challenging for all community members, and we greatly appreciate your understanding and collaboration with the updated protocols. We are committed to keeping our students and teachers learning safely together in their classrooms, and with your help, I’m confident we can do so. Thank you!

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
Ascension

Deepa Vinod
School Nurse
Magellan International School

June Collins
Director of Operations
Magellan International School

Jennifer Esterline
Director
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
Principal
KPMG (Gov & Edu Infrastructure)

Tad McReynolds, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Ascension

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

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