Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) IPS Response Plan 1

In an effort to continue to keep our students, staff and families safe from COVID-19, which has been classified as a pandemic, Indianapolis Public Schools is closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year by executive order of Governor Holcomb. This includes all IPS schools, childcare services, health services, athletics, enrichment and after school activities.

While we understand the hardship that closing the entire district will have on many of our most vulnerable families, the health and safety of our students, staff and families is our primary concern.

This decision has not been made lightly, but it has been made to help mitigate and slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community. This is an unprecedented health crisis and we must rely on the wisdom and guidance of our public health departments and authorities.

For more details on home-based learning, meals and other services the district and our community partners are providing during this time, please check out the Latest News section below.

En un esfuerzo por continuar manteniendo a nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias a salvo de COVID-19, que ha sido clasificada como una pandemia, las Escuelas Públicas de Indianápolis están cerradas del 13 de marzo al 1 de mayo. Esto incluye todas las escuelas de IPS, servicios de cuidado infantil, servicios de salud, atletismo, actividades de enriquecimiento y extracurriculares.

Mientras que entendemos las dificultades que tendrá el cierre de todo el distrito para muchas de nuestras familias más vulnerables, la salud y seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias es nuestra principal preocupación.

Esta decisión no se ha tomado a la ligera, pero se ha hecho para ayudar a mitigar y frenar la propagación de COVID-19 en toda nuestra comunidad. Esta es una crisis de salud sin precedentes y debemos confiar en la sabiduría y la orientación de nuestros departamentos y autoridades de salud pública.

Para obtener más detalles sobre el aprendizaje en el hogar, las comidas y otros servicios que el distrito y nuestros socios de la comunidad están proporcionando durante este tiempo, consulte la sección de Últimas Noticias a continuación.

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Latest News on COVID-19 From IPS/Últimas noticias sobre COVID-19 de IPS

IPS Food Service Offers New Meal Pick-Up Schedule for Families, Adds Dinner to Menu/El servicio de alimentos de IPS ofrece un nuevo horario de recogida de alimentos para las familias y agrega la cena al menú

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Beginning Monday, April 6, the IPS Food Service team will kick off a new meal distribution schedule for families, which also includes the addition of dinner to the menu. Prepackaged meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner — will only be distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays (meals are no longer available for pick up Monday–Friday). On […]

IPS Commits to Pay All Employees Through School Closures

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Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson announces the district is committed to paying all active employees through the school closures due to COVID-19. Those closures are currently scheduled to last until May 1, under orders issued by the state, but may be extended.

Governor Holcomb and Mayor Hogsett announce coalition to flatten the COVID-19 curve across state, public invited to make commitment

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INthistogether social distancing campaign aims to keep Hoosiers healthy and return Indiana to normal social interactions and business operations Partners supporting #INthistogether campaign include Eli Lilly, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana University, and Purdue University INDIANAPOLIS, April 1, 2020 – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Mayor Joe Hogsett – and a coalition of […]

IPS Holds Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Response Update, Review March Board Action Session

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The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 31, to discuss the latest on the district’s COVID-19 response and to review the actions taken during the Board’s March Action Session. Due to the current public health crisis, and to reduce the risk of community transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), […]

A Message From Superintendent Aleesia Johnson Regarding School Closures Amid COVID-19 Response

Questions/Preguntas

IPS families and staff with school-related questions about COVID-19, please send them to COVIDTaskForce@myips.org.

Familias y personal de IPS con preguntas relacionadas con la escuela sobre COVID-19, envíenlas a COVIDTaskForce@myips.org


Additional Information and Resources

Información adicional y recursos