Parent Resources

We’re committed to providing our parents with the information and resources they need to actively participate in their child’s education.

Frequently Asked Questions

The instructional day begins at 7:30am and ends at 3:45pm.

IDEA Public Schools only offers transportation for IDEA Montopolis in Austin, and in the Rio Grande Valley, Southern Louisiana, and Permian Basin regions. Get specific details about transportation.

If your scholar’s campus offers transportation, please log into PowerSchool and click on the transportation tab. From there, you can register for transportation (student route should be available within 2 business days of submission) or verify your child’s bus stop information.

Doors open for students at 7:15 a.m. with classes beginning at 7:30 a.m. Since the first week of school usually produces heavier drop-off traffic, we recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before class begins so that scholars have time to find their classroom before the morning bell.

For safety purposes, all IDEA Families are asked to drop off their scholars in the drop-off line in front of the school inside the school dates. Directional signage and IDEA staff will be in place to guide this process.

The instructional day ends at 3:45 p.m. Since the first week of school usually produces heavier traffic flows during this time, we recommend that you allow for extra time to pick up your child once school lets out.

For safety purposes, all IDEA Families are asked to pick up their scholars in front of their school inside the school gates. Directional signage and IDEA staff will in place to guide this process.

Find specific campus-by-campus contact information on your child’s campus page. Search for your school’s webpage.

The time before classes begin and lunch period are known as transitions periods, which should be swift, quiet, and orderly. To ensure scholars become quickly acclimated to campus culture and to minimize school disruptions, all class walk-ins and lunch visits are not permitted.

We do encourage parents to come visit the campus during school events and activities. Notifications about these campus events will be shared with our IDEA families. Be sure to check your Parent Weekly, messaging apps, and campus social media page!

Breakfast is typically served Monday – Friday from 7:30 -7:45 am. Campus leadership can decide to modify this for their campus.

Students who arrive late are offered breakfast either at the front office or in the cafeteria. Late breakfast can be offered up to 10 am, but the exact time window can be modified by campus leadership.

Have A Question?

The IDEA Hotline is designated for anonymous tips submissions regarding safety concerns, staff misconduct, or child abuse. You can call the IDEA Hotline at 833-380-1041.  You can contact your campus directly for more information.