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2022-2023 Frequently Asked Questions

Indian Ridge Middle School - Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Indian Ridge Middle school, we believe that parent involvement is a key factor in the success of our students. We encourage, welcome, and greatly appreciate parent involvement. It is also a desire and goal of Indian Ridge Middle school to educate and inform parents. To achieve this goal, Indian Ridge Middle school has compiled a list of commonly asked questions and answers.

Q: What shall I do on my child’s first day, after registration?

A: The registrar will go over all these details with the registering parent. It is recommended that you arrive by 9:00am on your child’s first day. You can park in the main entrance parking lot and speak to the front office person. Advise that person that it is your child’s first day then your child/student will be escorted to the appropriate grade level office to receive his/her schedule. Please plan on picking up and dropping off your child for the first few days of school until a bus route details are processed through the transportation department and appear on Virtual Counselor. (See below: Does Indian Ridge Middle School offer school bus transportation services to students?).

Q: At what time does school start and end?

A: School hours are from 9:25am-4:00pm. Students may arrive as early as 8:45am. Parents are kindly asked not to drop students off on school grounds prior to 8:45 am as there is NO security and NO adult supervision prior to that time.

Q: At what time do students get out on Early Release days?

A: Early Release dismissal is at 2:00pm

Q: Is there a cut off time for signing out students if they are picked up early? See below for cut off times.

A: Yes, Indian Ridge Middle School has specific cut-off times for signing out your child if being picked up early from school: 3:30pm on a regular school day and 1:30pm on Early Release days.

Q: Where is the child pick-up/drop-off location?

A: The pick-up/drop-off location is past the main entrance of the school at the next light (SW 13th Street). Make a right and pull up to the car line.

Q: What is Indian Ridge Middle School’s website address?

A: https://www.browardschools.com/indianridge

Q: Does Broward County Public School offer school bus transportation services to students?

A: YES, school bus transportation services are offered and available through the BCPS Student Transportation & Fleet Services Department.

All current or eligible students using bus transportation for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year must register for a bus assignment. Visit website www.browardschools.com/register2ride

To qualify for school bus transportation the student’s residential address must be outside of a two-mile radius from school. Please allow 2-4 school days from the time of registration for bus information to appear on Virtual Counselor. 

Q: Does Indian Ridge Middle School have a unified dress code?

A: YES, Indian Ridge Middle School has a unified dress code that is mandatory and enforced. Studies have shown that a unified dress code policy will promote safety, improve discipline, and enhance the learning environment. Visitors on campus will be evident, students will not compete with designer clothes, and the focus will be on academic achievement. Provisions will be made for students who, by reason of financial hardship, cannot comply with the policy. Students must come dressed in their uniform on their first day.

Our Unified Dress Code Consists of the following: 

Tops

COLORS: White, teal, or black

Bottoms

COLORS: Khaki, black, navy, or gray

  • Collared Polo Shirts
  • Logo Shirts can be purchased from Planet T Uniforms 
  • Non-IRMS hoodies or sweatshirts may not be worn to cover uniform shirt
  • Trouser style pants, shorts, capris, or skorts 
  • Secure and worn at waist
  • No jeans permitted
  • No stretch pants or shorts permitted

Additional Requirements:

  • Writing on uniforms is prohibited. 
  • No sweatbands allowed.
  • PE Shirts or shorts are not to be worn in place of uniforms. 
  • Spirit shirts are permitted on Fridays only. 
  • No sandals, slippers, slides, or flip flops. Close toed shoes must be worn at all times. 

After registering the student, you can purchase the logo polo shirts from PlanetT (planettkids.net or 954-538-0066) in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Spirit Shirts and PE Uniforms are available on IRMS PTO's webstore.

Please review Unified School Dress Policy 5309 @ http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/sbbcpolicies/docs/P5309.000.pdf

Q: Do you have lockers?

A: No, students must bring their backpacks to school every day.

Q: What is the cost for my child’s lunch?

A: Free breakfast is provided for enrolled students. Lunch is available for students at a cost. The student may also bring his/her own lunch.

Q: Can I pay for student obligations (i.e. lost textbooks, field trips, yearbook, band, etc.) online?

A: Yes, student obligations can be paid online via the BCPS’s E-Store Payment System. E-store may be accessed at https://estore.browardschools.com

Q: What is the Broward County Public Schools website address and phone number?

A: Broward County Public Schools website www.browardschools.com. 754-321-0000

Q: Does Indian Ridge offer Before and After Care?

A: YES, The Online Application will be available starting Monday, August 1st. Once the online application is complete, accepted and approved, there is a registration fee of $30. 

Payments will be in 12 pay periods. All payments will be made electronically on the IRMS e-store. Contact - Wade Brosz at 754-323-3321 (7am-9am or 4pm-6:30pm) or wade.brosz@browardschools.com.

Before Care - Between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., pull into the main entrance, identify yourself to security, then drop off your child along the curb in front of the front doors. At 9:00 a.m., the  program is over, and students are dismissed to the courtyard/cafeteria area where they can have breakfast and/or hang out under teacher supervision. First period begins at 9:30 a.m.

After Care – Between 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m, students will go directly from their 6th-period class to the cafeteria where attendance will be reconciled, and they will be served a snack.Students will have computers, games, and arts/crafts supplies available to them. It will be their discretion to complete homework, socialize with friends, and/or play games. Outdoor/gym time will also be available to them most days.

Between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., parents or other registered/designated adults will pull into the main entrance of the school, identify themselves to security, and pull up along the curb in front of the front doors to pick up students.

Q: What are the requested school supplies? How can I obtain a school supply list?

A: Each teacher will provide students/parents with a school supply list to suit their subject needs. However, below is a list of generally recommended items to get you off to a great start:

Suggested school supplies: Glue Sticks, Pink Erasers, Composition Books (100 pages), loose-leaf paper, rulers, pencils, pens, and two-pocket folders. 

Q: Can I access my child’s grades online?

A: YES, parents can access their child’s grades and attendance and can setup email alerts online through Pinnacle. Pinnacle is an easy-to-use online service that gives parents and students immediate access to view individual assignment grades, quarterly grades, attendance for each teacher and much more. Simply follow the steps below:

1. Go to https://gb.browardschools.com/pinnacle/gradebook/

2. In the first field type in the student’s ten digit student identification number followed by @my.browardschools.com (example:0123456789@mybrowardschools.com)

3. In the second field, type in the capital letter P followed by the student’s date of birth as follows: 2 digits for the month, 2 digits for the day, and four digits for the year. Please make sure you type in all characters including the backslash (example: P12/31/2015).

4. Click SIGN IN

*Virtual Counselor: Parents may also access other pertinent student information such as test scores, financial obligations, academic history and much more online through Broward Schools Virtual Counselor at https://www.browardschools.com/virtualcounselor/

Q: How can I become a volunteer?

A: All adult volunteers are asked to complete a new application for the upcoming school year at browardschools.com/volunteerapplication. Students who wish to volunteer may contact the Athletics and Student Activities department at 754-321-1201

Q: What are the ways that I as a parent can be more involved and informed?

Indian Ridge Middle School’s website: https://www.browardschools.com/indianridge

IRMS PTO Facebook: 

PTO Website: https://irmspto.ch2v.com/index.asp?PageID=0

Join the PTO and be on our email list for timely updates on calendar, volunteer opportunities and sports/club events!

Go to PTO website. In top left corner there is a “secure login” to register and calendar of events to sign up for a shift: For any questions email PTO at irmspto@gmail.com or President Kristen Gravina Leith kglrealtor@aol.com.

Meetings are (usually) the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM in the Media Center.

Q: Does Indian Ridge Middle School offer before/after school extra-curricular activities?

A: YES, Indian Ridge Middle School offers a wide variety of before/after school extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to:

Anime Club, Debate Club, FFEA, Student Council, NJHS, STEM Club, Book Club, CHOC, GSA, Dungeons & Dragons Club, First Priority, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Flag Football,  and Track and Field.

Note: Practice for sports may be before or after school, but not on weekends.

Students interested in being part of a school team must submit all required paperwork, including proof of a current physical prior to trying out. Doctors’ visits MUST take place after June 10th, 2022, so that there is no overlap in season/medical clearance. All forms must be submitted on the website www.registermyathlete.com and should NOT be turned into the school.

Please visit this site (www.registermyathlete.com), register your child, and upload all your completed forms. It is best to register your child for ALL sports, in the event they choose to try out for more than one sport.