School Day Information
Monday – Friday
Start time: 9:20 a.m. • Dismissal: 3:55 p.m.
POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL
Our Powerschool Parent Portal empowers families with the ability to monitor their students’ progress, access information, and collaborate with KIPP Indy. Rather than having to wait for progress reports and report cards, you can see your child’s current status of grades and attendance.
What will I be able to find in the parent portal?
- Teacher contact information
- Registration forms – to re-enroll in November!
How do I access the Parent Portal?
You can find the Parent Portal at https://kippindy.powerschool.com.
This is the same website you used for student registration.
New to the KIPP family and haven’t logged in before?
- Username: first initial followed by last name (ex: Ashley Beverly abeverly)
- Password: kipp2223
PowerSchool also offers a free mobile app for iPhones and Android devices. If you use the app, you will need to enter a district code—KIPP Indy’s is D L K W
If you have more than one student enrolled at KIPP Indy, you can access all of their information with the same username and password.
What if I can’t remember my username or password?
If you have completed online registration in the past but do not remember your username or password, go to kippindy.powerschool.com and click on the “Forgot Username or Password?” link.
- If you forgot your password, enter your username and email address.
- If you forgot your username, enter your email address.
- If you complete the above steps and still cannot sign in, contact email@example.com.
If a student is missing from your Parent Portal page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and the name(s) of the missing students in the email.
Does KIPP Indy Public Schools provide transportation?
Yes. We provide the same level of service as Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS).
How are bus stops and routes determined? IPS does all of our routing. Transportation is determined by home address. For those eligible, all bus stops shall be within .3 mile of a student’s home for elementary and middle school students and .7 mile for high school students.
I live out of the district. Am I eligible for transportation?
Yes. You will be assigned to the closest existing stop to your home address. This often means it will not be within walking distance.
Does my child have to use the same stop in the morning and afternoon?
Yes. Our policy is that a student is assigned to one bus and one stop.
How early should my student be at the bus stop?
Students are expected to arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the designated pickup time. If the bus comes during this time, it will not wait around until the designated picked pick-up time.
What do I do if the bus is late?
Weather, traffic, driver absenteeism, maintenance difficulties, and unforeseen incidents are responsible for delays in the arrival of school buses in the morning and afternoon. We do our best to communicate delays as soon as we find out about them. You can check the status of your student’s bus by calling First Student dispatch at 317-449-0796. You will need to know your student’s bus number.
Do I have to be at my child’s stop when he/she is dropped off?
No, you do not have to be present. However, we strongly encourage this, especially for our younger students. Since IPS provides our transportation, we adhere to their policy. The driver will drop off a student with or without an adult present regardless of grade level. We do our best to communicate any delays that might affect drop-off times. Sometimes this is out of our control.
The bus passes my house on the way to stop up the street. Why can't it just stop and pick up my student at home?
Please remember that we transport approximately 1,000 students every day, so it is impossible to provide door-to-door service to everyone, and do it in a timely manner. It is more efficient to pick up several students in one stop, usually at a corner or other mid-way point for the students.
If I have concerns about behavior on the bus, who should I contact?
a. Grades K-5 Unite Office of Student Services at 317-771-7421.
b. Grades 6-8 KICP Office of Student Services at 317-771-0176.
c. Grades 9-11 Legacy Office of Student Services at 317-457-4370
What do I do if my child normally rides the bus but needs to be a car rider or stay for an afterschool activity one day?
Call the front office at 317-547-5477 and select the transportation option. You will need to leave a message by 12:00PM. If your request isn’t received by the cutoff, it will not be honored for that day. Communicating this change through your student’s teacher will not be accepted either, as teaching is their main responsibility, so they are not expected to have to communicate this to the front office.
Who should I contact concerning an address change or transportation concern?
Call the front office at 317-547-5477 and select the transportation option to leave a message. It takes 3-5 business days to get your bus stop changed due to an address change. Someone from the school will follow up with the new stop information.
KIPP Indy Public Schools provides services to students and families experiencing homelessness in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act. The goal of KIPP Indy Public Schools is to ensure that housing instability does not impact the student’s ability to attend school and receive a high-quality education.
The McKinney-Vento Act provides rights and services to children and youth experiencing homelessness, which includes those who are: sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; staying in motels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to the lack of an adequate alternative; staying in shelters or transitional housing; or sleeping in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar settings.
BASIC RIGHTS OF STUDENTS
- Schools must post information in the community regarding the rights of homeless students, in schools and other places that homeless families may frequent.
- Homeless students must be provided a written statement of their rights when they enroll and at least two times per year. • Homeless students may enroll without proof of residence, school, medical, or similar records.
- Immediate enrollment means attending classes and participating fully in school activities.
- Includes participation in programs for which students are eligible, such as, educational programs for children with disabilities, English learners, career and technical education, programs for gifted and talented students, AP classes, etc. • Homeless students may attend their school of origin or the school where they are temporarily residing.
- School of origin: Defined as the school the student attended when permanently housed or the school the student last attended.
- School selection decisions are based on what is in the best interest of the student.
- Student can remain in the school of origin for duration of homelessness or until the end of year in which student obtains housing.
- Homeless students have a right to transportation to school.
- Transportation should be comparable to what other students receive.
- Categorically eligible for free school meals and textbooks.
- Assistance with school supplies, technology, uniforms, fee waivers, and other needs.
- Referrals to health, dental, mental health, housing, substance abuse, and other appropriate services.
- Students are automatically eligible for Title I services.
- School districts must reserve a portion of Title IA funds to serve homeless students.
- Eligibility for Title I, Part A services lasts for duration of homelessness or until end of year in which student obtains housing.
- Districts must have clear procedures in place to award full or partial credit for course work completed in a previous district.
- Assist UHY with FAFSA verification.
- Provide UHY/HCY with information and individualized counseling for college preparedness.