Tiger Times

Charles Warren Fairbanks #105

Monday November 30th

Remember to log in before 9:20 to start remote learning with your homeroom teacher!!!

Returning Virtual Learning November 23rd

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the Marion County Public Health Dept. ordered all K-12 schools in the county to return to 100% remote learning on or before Nov. 30 because of the recent surge in COVID-19 positivity rates throughout Marion County.

Current data shows the number of positive COVID cases in the county is increasing at an alarming rate — from 5% in October to now more than 10% (as of Nov. 11).

IPS is committed to following the guidelines set forth by county health medical experts and will be returning to 100% remote learning for all grades, Pre-K-12, starting Monday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Jan. 18.

Remote Learning

Each morning, please ensure your child is logged on between 8:55 and 9:15 to start their morning meeting with their homeroom teacher by 9:20am.

Your child's teacher will review expectations and procedures for the first week. It is important to try to have a quiet area for your child, headphones, and remember there is a camera and a microphone that will be on in your home for the school day.

Students will use one link for the entire day. They will start with morning meeting and stay with that link all day, including specials, Tiger Time, math, reading, etc. The teacher will come to the link, students do not need to switch links throughout the day.

Please refer to the information that was sent home with students on Friday for contact information, schedules, FAQ's. This information can also be found by clicking on the hyperlinks below:

Contact Information


Frequently Asked Questions


The IPS Food Service Team will provide multiple days’ worth of prepackaged meals (breakfast and lunch) two days a week for students during remote learning days at multiple locations throughout the district.

Meals are available to any child 18 years of age and younger regardless of enrollment in IPS. Meals will be handed out drive-thru style in parking lots. Drive to the door number listed below.

Meal distribution, which begins the week of Nov. 23, will be held from:
• 8–10 a.m. and 12–3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
• On Tuesdays, students will receive three (3) days’ worth of meals.
• On Thursdays, students will receive two (2) days’ worth of meals.

NOTE: Due to the upcoming holidays, there will be no Thursday meal service on November 26, December 24 or December 31. IPS will distribute 5 days’ worth of meals on Tuesday of those weeks.

• Anna Brochhausen School 88 | 5801 E. 16th St. | Door 6
• Arlington Middle School | 4825 N. Arlington Ave. | Door 8
• Brookside School 54 | 3150 E. 10th St. | Door 8
• Carl Wilde School 79 | 5002 W. 34th St. | Door 11
• Center for Inquiry School 70 | 510 46th St. | Door 7
• Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105 | 8620 Montery Road | Door 5
• Clarence Farrington School 61 |4326 Patricia St. | Door 7
• Cold Spring School | 3650 Cold Spring Road | Door 6
• Christian Park School 82 | 4700 English Ave. | Door 7
• Daniel Webster School 46 | 1450 S. Reisner St. | Door 6
• Eleanor Skillen | 1410 Wade St. | Door 11
• Ernie Pyle School 90 | 3351 W. 18th St. | Door 9
• Francis W. Parker School 56 | 2352 N. Columbia Ave. | Door 1
• George W. Julian School 57 | 5435 E. Washington St. | Door 7
• George Washington Carver School 87 | 2411 Indianapolis Ave. | Door 6
• George Washington High School | 2215 W. Washington St. | Door 2
• Harshman Middle School | 1501 E. 10th St. | Door 6
• IPS | Butler Laboratory School 60 | 3330 N. Pennsylvania St. | Door 6
• James A. Garfield School 31 | 301 Lincoln St. | Door 2
• James Whitcomb Riley | 150 W. 10th St. | Door 8
• Meredith Nicholson School 96 | 3651 N. Kiel Ave. | Door 8
• Paul I. Miller School 114 | 2251 Sloan Ave. | Door 7
• Sankofa School of Success @ Arlington Woods 99 | 5801 E. 30th St. | Door 10
• Sidener Academy for High Ability Students | 2424 Kessler Blvd. | Door 6
• William McKinley School 39 | 1733 Spann Ave. | Door 9

Gleaners Meals

Starting Monday, Nov. 30, families can pick-up a Gleaners Family Meal Box of groceries at the selected schools listed below. Boxes are distributed in a drive-through in the parking lot of each school; drive to the door number listed.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.:

  • Anna Brochhausen School 88 | 5801 E. 16th St. | Door 11
  • Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105 | 8620 Montery Road | Door 1
  • Christian Park School 82 | 4700 English Ave. | Door 9
  • Daniel Webster School 46 | 1450 S. Reisner St. | Door 5
  • Eleanor Skillen | 1410 Wade St. | Door 6
  • Ernie Pyle School 90 | 3351 W. 18th St. | Door 9
  • Francis W. Parker School 56 | 2352 N. Columbia Ave. | Door 8
  • James Whitcomb Riley | 150 W. 10th St. | Door 6
  • Meredith Nicholson School 96 | 3651 N. Kiel Ave. | Door 5

High Ability Testing

The IPS high ability program is for students who show high potential or currently perform well above grade level. If you believe your child may be eligible for services please contact Mrs. Head or Miss Parker at 317-226-4105 or Candace Huehls, district high ability coordinator at huehlsca@myips.org

Learning Hubs

IPS Learning Hubs will open on Monday, Nov. 30, for students eligible for McKinney Vento services only. Hubs will be located at Ernie Pyle School 90, James Russell Lowell School 51 and Arsenal Technical High School. Eligible families are being contacted with details.

Student Support Network Sites

IPS will resume Student Support Network sites — in partnership with local community organizations — to provide both on-site and off-site assistance for families during remote learning days.

These partner-run sites 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 could open as early as Nov. 23, with most opening Nov. 30.

Student Support Network sites in IPS buildings will be open to a limited number of students and will offer a variety of services, including:

  • Access to remote learning assistance and training for care providers.
  • Small group classroom supervision for students by the partner.
  • Meals (breakfast and lunch) provided by the IPS Food Service Team.

Sites will adhere to the CDC and local/state COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing; daily and frequent cleaning, including high-touch surfaces and areas; and frequent handwashing and hand-sanitizing stations. Masks are also required.

Off-Site Student Support Network Partners opening Nov. 23:

  • Irsay Family YMCA- Full Day eLearning Care
    430 S. Alabama St.
    Indianpolis, IN 46225
    (317) 771-1453
    Registration Available
  • Hawthorne Community Center
    2440 W. Ohio St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46222
    *Currently at capacity. Awaiting waitlist materials.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

  • Finish Line Boys & Girls Club, 3870 North Post Road, 317-672-3410
  • Keenan-Stahl Boys & Girls Club, 1949 East Troy Ave., 317-784-4561
  • LeGore Boys & Girls Club, 5228 West Minnesota St., 317-241-0557
  • Lilly Boys & Girls Club, 801 South State, 317-632-2010
  • Wheeler-Dowe Boys & Girls Club, 2310 East 30th St., 317-926-4222

Off-Site Student Support Networks opening Nov. 30:

On-Site Student Support Networks opening Nov. 30:

  • AYS Liftoff E-Learning at:
    -Broad Ripple High School, 1405 Broad Ripple Ave.
    -Clarence Farrington School 61, 4326 Patricia St.
    This program will focus on providing e-learning and social and emotional support for students in a safe and healthy environment.
    Learn more and register today at www.ayskids.org/e-learning!

On-Site Student Support Network opening Dec. 7:

More information on site opening dates, times, locations and registration links will be provided in the coming days.

Please Note: All On-Site Student Support Networks will be closed during winter beak, Dec. 21-Jan. 1. All Off-Site Student Support Networks may have a different holiday schedule, please inquire with that particular site.

Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas

Thanksgiving Baskets will be distributed on November 23rd and November 24th You should have received confirmation either via text or phone.

Christmas Assistance pickup will be on ember 14th. A confirmation text will be sent this week about those who made the list and what time distribution will be. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Parker at -719-9417 or via email parkertm@myips.org

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Choice Applications Are Now Open!

6th-grade students looking for a Magnet School should visit www.enrollindy.org and apply now for their 7th-grade year.

Family Fun Night (Bingo)

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 5-6:15pm


If interested in participating in Family Bingo Night please contact Ms. Parker via text at -719-9417 to reserve your bingo board.A link will be texted/emailed to you on day of the event. Book

and Prizes will be given to bingo winners. Parents who log on with their child will be entered into a raffle for a Holiday Basket.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

School Communication

School communication goes out either via phone, via email,or via text. Please make sure that your information on file. Please try to answer all robo calls or either reply with a thumbs up when texts go out. We send important and sometimes time-sensitive information out and we went to make sure that you have all the information that is needed for your family.

School Messenger

Parents and Guardians

You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Service Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings,

safety alerts and more.*

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of these messages at

any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.