COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES - KIPP Nashville

Learning Resources for Current KIPP Nashville Students

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year in Grades K-12

Beginning Monday, March 21, masks will no longer be required. We are adopting this change in accordance with Metro Nashville Public Schools

We will continue to offer masks to anyone who would like to wear one, as well as rapid testing for students who are symptomatic. 

We are encouraged by the decline in cases that we have seen within our community and our schools, and we ask that you continue to partner with us by monitoring symptoms and keeping sick students at home. 

Updated Quarantine Guidance as of 1/4/22:

Recently, the CDC made some changes to its quarantine guidance. MNPS is following suit and we will as well. This will go in effect immediately, as of 1/4/22. The updated guidance is as follows:

  • 5 day isolation for all positive cases; must remain in isolation if still symptomatic after 5th day
  • 5 day quarantine recommended for direct contacts who are unvaccinated/vaccinated over 6 months ago
  • Direct contacts (not symptomatic) who were recently vaccinated or boosted do not have to quarantine
  • Direct contacts are NOT required to quarantine, but are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines (shown above)

To see a complete list of our safety protocols, click the following links:

2021-2022 KIPP Nashville Safety Guide – English
2021-2022 KIPP Nashville Safety Guide – Spanish
2021-2022 KIPP Nashville Safety Guide – Arabic

To see the list for at-home symptom checks, click the following links:

2021-2022 KIPP Nashville At-Home Symptom Check – English
2021-2022 KIPP Nashville At-Home Symptom Check – Spanish
2021-2022 KIPP Nashville At-Home Symptom Check – Arabic

Be sure to follow KIPP Nashville’s Facebook and Instagram pages for ongoing updates.

Health and Safety Protocols

Beginning Monday, March 21, masks will no longer be required. We are adopting this change in accordance with Metro Nashville Public Schools

We will continue to offer masks to anyone who would like to wear one, as well as rapid testing for students who are symptomatic. 

Updated Quarantine Guidance as of 1/4/22:

Recently, the CDC made some changes to its quarantine guidance. MNPS is following suit and we will as well. This will go in effect immediately, as of 1/4/22. The updated guidance is as follows:

  • 5 day isolation for all positive cases; must remain in isolation if still symptomatic after 5th day
  • 5 day quarantine recommended for direct contacts who are unvaccinated/vaccinated over 6 months ago
  • Direct contacts (not symptomatic) who were recently vaccinated or boosted do not have to quarantine
  • Direct contacts are NOT required to quarantine, but are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines (shown above)

To see a complete list of our safety protocols, click the following links:

2021-2022 KIPP Nashville Safety Guide – English
2021-2022 KIPP Nashville Safety Guide – Spanish
2021-2022 KIPP Nashville Safety Guide – Arabic

We also ask that you partner with us and do a daily at-home symptom check for your student and do not send them to school if they are sick. To see the checklist, click the following links:

2021-2022 KIPP Nashville At-Home Symptom Check – English
2021-2022 KIPP Nashville At-Home Symptom Check – Spanish
2021-2022 KIPP Nashville At-Home Symptom Check – Arabic

KIPP Nashville COVID-19 Tracker

Week of 5/9 – 5/13 (updated every Monday by 12 p.m.)

SchoolNew Positive Tests (Students)Close Contacts (Students at Home)New Positive Tests (Staff)Close Contacts (Staff)
KIPP Nashville College Prep Elementary School0100
KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School0000
KIPP Antioch College Prep Elementary School0000
KIPP Nashville College Prep0000
KIPP Academy Nashville0200
KIPP Antioch College Prep Middle School0014
KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School1100

Meal Access

Thanks to updated federal guidelines, all breakfast and lunch meals will be offered at no cost to all families for the 2021-2022 school year.

Transportation

Busses are running routes as they would during a typical school year. As of March 21, wearing a mask on our busses will be optional. We will continue to incorporate safety measures such as increased cleaning, opening windows to increase circulation, and spacing students as much as possible.

Family Communications and Updates

June 25, 2020 Family Town Hall Recording (Password: 5h*7v!p3)

July 1, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

July 9, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

July 16, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

July 21, 2020 – KNCP Family Info Session Recording | Q&A from meeting

July 23, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

July 23, 2020 – KNCPE Family Info Session Recording (Password: hVp72ae*) | Q&A from meeting

July 27, 2020 – KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary Info Session Recording (Password: G1H&3^^Y ) | Q&A from meeting

July 30, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

August 4, 2020 – KACPE Family Info Session Recording – English (Password: *6g0yU2t)

August 5, 2020 – KACPE Family Info Session Recording – Spanish (Password: bBmQ#5Uz)

August 6, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

August 6, 2020 – KACPE Family Info Session Recording – Arabic (Password: @E8e*4S=)

August 6, 2020 – KACPM Family Info Session Recording  (Password: AQ!EuO1d) | Q&A from Meeting

August 14 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

August 18, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

August 26, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

September 3, 2020 – Family Letter: New Mission and Vision

September 11, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

September 17, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

September 24, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

October 1, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

October 16, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

October 23, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

November 6, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

November 13, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

November 17, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

November 24, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

December 15, 2020 – Family Letter about Reopening

January 27, 2021 – Family Letter about Reopening

February 3, 2021 – Family Letter about Reopening

February 15, 2021 – Family Letter about Reopening

March 11, 2021 – Family Letter about Reopening

April 5, 2021 – Family Letter about Reopening

August 19, 2021 – Family Letter – Safety Update

August 27, 2021 – Family Letter – Safety Update

September 17, 2021 – Family Letter

November 5, 2021 – Family Letter

November 22, 2021 – Family Letter – Health & Safety Update

January 5, 2022 – Family Letter – Health & Safety Update

March 9, 2022 – Family Letter – Health & Safety Update

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE to view the FAQs from the June 25, 2020 family town hall. Translations are posted here:
Spanish | Arabic | Zomi | Somali

If you have a specific question that isn’t answered below, please email communications@kippnashville.org.

  • No. During the 2020-2021 school year, the Tennessee Department of Education allowed districts and schools to submit “Continuity of Learning Plans”, or CLPs. Those CLPs gave schools the ability to provide virtual, hybrid or in-person learning based on each school’s specific needs. As a part of these CLPs, parents were allowed to keep their students in virtual learning all year. During the 2021-2022 school year, the state has revised the CLP process, and schools can only apply for an exception for in-person instruction under very limited circumstances. The Tennessee Department of Education has stated that if districts were to close due to COVID, we would have to use inclement weather days.

  • If you have a student in grades K-3, there is no option for virtual learning. Parents were able to choose virtual instruction during the 2020-2021 school year through the CLPs. During the 2021-2022 school year remote learning is only an option if you have a student in grades 4-12, and this option is run through MNPS Virtual School. Enrollment for MNPS Virtual School closed in June 2021.

  • There is a process where schools can apply for a 7-day waiver from the Tennessee Department of Education to allow for classrooms or schools to shift to remote learning. The Tennessee Department of Education has messaged that these waivers are a last resort and that schools need to focus on safety and mitigation efforts. Any decision KIPP makes to apply for a waiver would be based on a recommendation from the Metro Public Health Department.

  • If your student must quarantine, they will be sent home with learning materials and assignments. It is our expectation that students, health permitting, continue doing their schoolwork and submitting assignments.

  • Yes. In order for a student to be marked present during quarantine, they need to complete their assignments and follow the instructions from their school on how to turn that work in. If students are not feeling well during quarantine, students may have excused absences and will be given the opportunity to make up work.

  • The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is our number one priority. In our schools, we are taking every measure to keep students safe and minimize learning disruption. This includes, mask-wearing indoors and on buses, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, social distancing as much as possible, sneeze guards, frequently sanitizing high traffic and high touch areas, and the use of seating charts to minimize the number of people impacted by a positive case and allow for easier contact tracing. You can view a complete list of our safety protocols here.

  • All KIPP Nashville schools have a nurse on staff and we are able to conduct rapid COVID tests on a case-by-case basis for students and staff who are symptomatic or have been exposed. If someone tests positive on site, they are immediately isolated and sent home to begin their quarantine. If someone receives a positive COVID diagnosis outside of the school, our school teams are notified and begin the contact tracing process.

  • We are following the recommendations outlined by the CDC. Students seated less than three feet away from a positive case are automatically considered a close contact. Students seated within 3-5 feet of a positive case will not be defined as close contacts and will not need to quarantine, as long as they are not showing symptoms and masks were worn properly and consistently in the classroom by both parties. Our school teams work closely with the Metro Public Health Department during the contact tracing process.