Transportation

Walkers

Parents are asked to instruct their children in safe habits, including crossing the street only at corners and returning straight home after school.


Car Riders

For safety purposes, please drop off and pick up your student in the rear parking lot of the school by entrance 8. Please do not use the front bus zones. When dropping off or picking up, all cars are to enter the back-parking lot. Cars are to drive along the back row of the parking lot closest to the river. No cars should drive down any other aisles of the parking lot. Do not park your car and walk your child to the door. Remain in the car rider line at all times. Please hang your pre-printed car tag on your rearview mirror when picking your student up. You may be asked to present ID to verify your identity to ensure student safety. No student may be dropped off before 7:15 am.


Transportation Changes for One Day

If your child’s transportation is changing for the day, you must send a note to the teacher in the morning and/or call the office with the change no later than 12:30 pm. Our phones can get very busy from 1:30 pm on, so the earlier the call, the better. If your child is going to ride home with another child, a note from parents of both students must be received that morning and signed by the school administrator. Students cannot ride a bus home with another child. If there is no note or phone call to inform the school of a transportation change, the student will follow their usual mode of transportation.


Transportation/Bus Route Changes

All bus transportation changes must be made through the office. Proof of address is required. Generally, it takes 3-5 working days for a bus stop change to take effect.


Bus Information

In the event a bus is late in bringing your child home or does not pick your child up on time, call IPS Transportation at 317-226-4500. In the event that your child does not arrive home at the expected time and you are unable to reach transportation, call the school office or IPS Police at

317-226-4633. We will attempt to reach parents via the PowerSchool Messaging system if buses are running late at dismissal. The most current bus information is available on Twitter at @ipsbusses.


Buses will pick up and drop off students only at their established authorized stop. Students should be at their designated stop 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time and be prepared to wait up to 10 minutes after the designated pick-up time. Students should be standing at the stop when the bus pulls up, not waiting in a car or at their front door. Bus rules are mailed to students by the district. Students not following bus safety/behavior guidelines will be referred to the office and may lose bus riding privileges.