IPS, community partners work together to offer supervised classroom environments for students

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — There is a new opportunity for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) students and families to navigate remote learning. Community groups are running supervised classroom environments. One site is scheduled to open this week.

Each Student Support Network Site is open to no more than 90 students. All will have access to remote learning assistance and training, small group classroom supervision and both breakfast and lunch provided by the IPS Food Service Team.

John Boner Neighborhood Centers is one of many community partners. The Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School is one of the sites and opens Aug. 24.

Starting Aug. 31, a handful of more sites are set to open. Brookside School, YMCA at Carl Wilde School, Robert Lee Frost School and Broad Ripple High School are some that will open next week.

The district has more than 31,000 students and superintendent Aleesia Johnson says they understand some families need a dedicated and supervised place for students to go during the day.

“Every day is a chance to get better and we will continue to improve and grow as we navigate this new chapter together until we can all return to our classrooms more safely,” she said.

All sites will adhere to the CDC, local and state COVID-19 guidelines. This includes social distancing, daily cleaning and frequent hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations. Masks are also required.

Parents and guardians have to register their students in advance and arrange for transportation to and from the site. There is no public transportation. The district says registration links and associated costs will be announced in the next few days.


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