News and HeadlinesIndiana Coronavirus NewsCOVID-19 Education


IPS students and parents navigating new remote learning

Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 18, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday is the second day of the school year for Indianapolis Public School students.

WRTV spoke to a family who says things are going smoothly for them so far.

Tamera Rogers set up a learning station in the rooms of her three boys. They each have a new desk.

Tamera and her seventh-grader Xavier tell WRTV they're making the best of the situation.

"I think it is going well," Tamera said. "There was anxiety last night," she said laughing, "we did a test run with each of the boys there was no sigh of relief until we saw and heard the teacher. And we knew things were a go."

"So far, its been good," Xavier told WRTV. "My favorite part is lunch because in lunch, instead of having school food - and that's a gamble - you get to eat what your parent's supply, which is great food."

IPS Parent Institute

Indianapolis Public Schools is providing extra resources to help families navigate this new normal.

The "IPS Parent Institute" offers free, weekly webinars where education and business experts discuss different topics and provide support.

The next session is Thursday evening to talk about grading and attendance. A presentation in English starts at 5 p.m., followed by a Spanish version at 6 p.m.