We are honored to welcome your child to our school. It is our goal to provide each child with a safe and loving environment so they can learn and mature appropriately.

We look forward to a year full of new friendships, energizing challenges, strong relationships, great successes, positive choices, and increased learning. We are all excited about the great things happening at our school, but mostly we are looking forward to starting Project Lead the Way in grades K – 5 this year and the start of our 6 – 8 Robotics Club. We are always seeking new ways to get involved with our community and we hope to see you at our after school events this year!

Adrienne Kuchik
Principal, James A. Garfield School 31

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Hello Garfield Families! Check out my video for some updates for the 20-21 school year. ...

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Timeline PhotosIPS administration will recommend beginning the school year with remote learning for all students

La administración de IPS recomendará comenzar el año escolar con aprendizaje remoto para todos los estudiantes

👉 myips.org/blog/district/ips-administration-will-recommend-beginning-the-school-year-with-remote-l...

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Indianapolis Public Schools is monitoring data reported by state and local health and government officials and we acknowledge the latest numbers are troubling as cases of COVID-19 steadily trend upward. As we’ve stated from the beginning, we will continue to remain flexible and make decisions in the best interest of the health and safety of our students and staff. That could mean further altering our current back to school plans if the latest interventions by the city and state don’t move the needle in a positive direction quickly. We’ll remain in close contact with our families and staff to relay any new information in a timely manner.
-Aleesia Johnson, Superintendent
Indianapolis Public Schools

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We will continue to offer the Shalom Clinic this year at James Garfield...but scholars cannot be seen without a signed consent. The Clinic is run by a certified Nurse Practitioner and is NO COST to families. We will send consents home on the first day of school.


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Sadly, we will no longer be offering BackSacks this year, but Gleaners does have several options available for those who would like to take part. Please read about them below:

There are a number of resources available to your children and their families in Marion County, and we encourage you to share these widely. They include:

Gleaners Community Cupboard at 3737 Waldemere Avenue
Tuesday/Wednesday from 10 am -3 pm
Thursday from 2-7 pm

Gleaners SNAP Application Assistance
(317) 644-1280

Community Compass App (download from the App from the App Store or Google Play)
Information on food pantries, meal assistance, and more

Home delivery of family meal boxes and fresh produce from Gleaners or prepared meals from Second Helpings
Text Gleaners to 55433 (English Only)
Call (317) 742-9111 (English and Spanish)

CARE Mobile Pantries (through the end of August) – Drive-thru food distribution with walk-up capacity
John Marshall High School, 10101 E. 38th St., Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm
Save-A-Lot/Marion County Election Board, 3737 East Washington Mondays from 2-6 pm
Ivy Tech Community College, 2535 N. Capitol Ave. Fridays from 2-6 pm

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