Dear parents/guardians of Indus students,
With the season’s first measurable snowfall occurring last week, it is that time where we must
consider the safety of our children in inclement weather. At Indus, this means ensuring that all
children are safe, whether they’re riding the bus to and from school or playing outside on the
From a transportation perspective, our biggest concern in winter is the inordinate amounts of
time students spend on the bus and the potential for busses to encounter mechanical issues due
to the extreme weather conditions we regularly are subjected to. A very real scenario is that a
bus breaks down and students are forced to wait on a cold bus until another bus comes to the
rescue. As a result, from November 30, until spring, all Pre-K-12 students will not be allowed to
ride the bus unless they are wearing some sort of long pants, as well as some sort of winter
jacket. For students in grades 7-12, regardless of whether students choose to wear their winter
coats, they must have them in their possession. For clarification purposes, a sweatshirt is
not defined as a winter coat.
Indus School allows students to be outdoors for recess until the air or wind chill temperature
drops below -10 degrees Fahrenheit. When there is snow on the ground, elementary students in
grades PreK-6 need to wear jackets, snow pants, boots, gloves/mittens, and a hat in order to
play outside with their peers. If a student forgets to bring the appropriate clothing more than 3
times in a row, the playground supervisor will notify the student’s classroom teacher, who will
contact the parents about the issue.
If families are struggling to secure the proper cold weather gear, please contact the office, as we
may be able to offer ideas and help in order to make this a warm, safe winter for all students.
Please contact the classroom teacher or the office if you have any questions or concerns.
Welcome to Indus School
The mission of the Indus School is to prepare communities of tomorrow by promoting life long learning, positive values, school pride, mutual respect, and individuality.
Indus is the Small School Making a Big Difference. Our small class sizes give your student big opportunities. Indus understands that early childhood education is key to a student's success throughout their K-12 career. Indus offers Pre-school for three and four year olds as well as full-day, every day Kindergarten to ensure success in grades 1 through 6. In addition to a solid foundation in the core academic areas, Indus offers your high school student choices with robust offerings in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, Art, Music, and Industrial Technology. Indus School is implementing an Active Schools Grant which is an initiative of the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health to promote physical activity and fitness in our students. Through physical education and health classes, students are encouraged to develop healthy lifestyles.The availability of two fully equipped computer labs, SmartBoards in each classroom, and wireless/mobile technologies including iPads, allow for students with varied learning styles to get what they need to succeed in an ever changing world.