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Kipling at a Glance

Welcome to Kipling!

This page provides general information to Kipling families within the community. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Buch, principal, at any time.

But first, click here to see what Kipling is all about!

Family Access

District 109 offers Family Access, a secure, web-based service that helps create a strong connection between home and school. With a login account to Family Access – which you should have received soon after registering your child – parents and guardians can view school-related information online (including progress reports) and update certain contact information. If you have more than one child in District 109 schools, you see information about all of your children under one login.

Teachers, PTOs, schools and the District use this contact information for important regular communication, so it’s important to keep your contact information current in Family Access.

For detailed information about this important system, view the Family Access User Guide (which also is posted on the District 109 home page).

School Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri.: 8:40am – 3:25pm
Wednesday: 8:40pm – 2:25pm*
Students may arrive as early as 8:25am, when adult supervision begins

*All District 109 schools release students early every Wednesday for staff to engage in various professional development opportunities that will benefit our students. See details here.

Lunch Hours



The Kipling PTO provides valuable programs and services to benefit our students, staff and families. We encourage all parents to get involved in this great organization. On the PTO website, you can find information regarding programs such as Special Lunch, Before-School Care, After School Enrichment, as well as Membership and the School Directory App information, the PTO calendar, Room Parent Program, and the school Yearbook.

For more information, you can contact co-presidents Meghan Martinez and Karen Ebroon.

Bus Information

District 109 works very closely with our transportation provider, Olson Transportation, to ensure that we have the best drivers to greet our students every morning, get them safely to and from school, and be a last, positive connection to school as they get off the bus at the end of the school day. These drivers all care deeply about the students who ride their buses, and about the District 109 community.

Click here to get to know a little bit about the people behind the wheel of your children’s buses!

Kindergarten parents must be in sight of the bus driver at drop off. Only riders who are assigned to a bus may ride that bus.  Students may not ride other buses.  A parent note must be provided for the bus driver to allow a regular rider to get off at a stop other than his/her regular stop.

Here is a link to the Transportation page of the website where bus routes and other important transportation information are posted.

Questions? Contact transportation@dps109.org.