*Please Note: Updates will be made as more sites become available.
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) has partnered with local community organizations to open Student Support Network sites in select IPS facilities throughout the district.
The partner-run sites will offer a safe and structured place for IPS students to attend when families need a supervised environment for their children during remote learning. Some sites are open; other sites will continue to open on a rolling basis.
- John Boner Neighborhood Centers (additional details can be found at www.jhbcc.org or by calling 317-633-8210)
- Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School, 2302 E. Michigan Street
- Shepherd Community Center (additional details can be found at www.shepherdcommunity.org or by calling 317-375-0203)
- Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58, 321 N. Linwood Ave.
- At Your School (AYS) – additional details can be found at www.ayskids.org/e-learning
- Robert Lee Frost School 106, 5301 Roxbury Road
- Broad Ripple High School, 1405 Broad Ripple Avenue
Off-Site Student Support Network Partners:
- Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, 1920 West Morris Street (additional details can be found at www.maryrigg.org or by calling 317-639-6106)
“With more than 31,000 students in IPS, we know that some families — due to work issues and various other reasons — will need a dedicated and supervised place for students to go during the day,” said IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson. “We work with dozens of community partners throughout the normal school year, so it was easy to identify those that have the existing relationships and the ability to assist our most vulnerable students and families.”
Each Student Support Network site is open to no more than 90 students and will offer a variety of services, including:
- Access to remote learning assistance and training
- Small group classroom supervision
- Meals (breakfast and lunch) provided by the IPS Food Service Team
“Living in the midst of a worldwide pandemic comes with a host of challenges, especially for families of young learners,” said Chrystal Struben, AYS President and CEO. “We are proud to be part of this collective effort to provide parents and caregivers help in navigating their daily schedules while ensuring their kids are supported in their social-emotional health and virtual learning.”
Sites will adhere to the CDC, local and state COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing; daily and frequent cleaning throughout the day, including high-touch surfaces and areas; and frequent handwashing and hand-sanitizing stations. Masks are also required.
“At this moment in history, this is our purpose and calling to support kids and families like never before,” said James Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the John Boner Neighborhood Centers. “We are thankful to be able to partner with IPS, AYS and others on this important effort to support children academically and with other needs during this time.”
IPS parents/guardians will need to register their students in advance and arrange for transportation to and from the Student Support Network site they attend. IPS transportation will not be provided.
More details about the Student Support Network locations, registration links and associated costs will be announced in the coming days.