Reopening Plans - KIPP Nashville

Online Learning for Current KIPP Nashville Students

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year in Grades K-12

KIPP Nashville will begin phasing students back into in-person learning. We will be welcoming back students in-person who chose that option in the Semester 2 family preference survey. 

Phase-in plan:

  • Feb. 23 (Tuesday):  K – 1
  • Feb. 25 (Thursday):  2 – 4
  • March 1 (Monday):  5 and 9
  • March 2 (Tuesday):  High school ACT testing
  • March 22 (Monday):  6 – 8 and 10 – 12 

Students who did not choose in-person learning will continue with virtual learning. We are committed to providing the same level of high-quality instruction to our online learners as we have been over these last months.

When we reopen, we will continue to operate with stringent safety protocols in place, protocols that allowed us to safely operate last November when some of our students returned to school buildings. 

Schools will share specific details about schedules, along with reminders about the safety protocols and what to expect on your student’s first day back inside the building.

See the “Family Communications and Updates” section just below for more updates and be sure to follow KIPP Nashville’s Facebook and Instagram pages for ongoing updates.

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

Meal Access

Thanks to updated federal guidelines, all breakfast and lunch meals will now be offered at no cost to all families. This means that all children ages 18 or younger, regardless of their free/reduced/paid eligibility status is, may receive FREE meals from any KIPP Nashville or MNPS meal pick-up location. Parents/guardians may pick up meals without their children being present.

Starting Monday, November 30, the meal pick-up schedule at our campuses will be as follows:

  • KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary (1000 Sevier St., 37206) |  Wednesday, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Ewing Park Campus (3410 Knight Dr., 37207) | Thursday, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
  • KIPP Antioch Campus (3655 Murfreesboro Pike, 37013) | Thursday, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Highland Heights Campus (123 Douglas Ave., 37207) | Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 11:30 am – 1 pm

For each campus, bus routes will take place on the same days of the week as the on-campus pickups. Click here to see a list of bus stop locations and times.

Please note: any child 18 or younger may receive meals from any MNPS bus stop or school three days a week. Information about MNPS’s schedule and bus stops can be found here: mnps.org/nutrition

Other Options

Second Harvest Food Bank will be operating out of additional community-based sites, and those in need should call 615-329-3491 or 2-1-1 for more information.

Health and Safety Protocols

We are looking at every aspect of our day, from arrival to lunch to PE and dismissal to ensure we are minimizing exposure and health risks. See the full list in English, Spanish and Arabic.

When we are able to open for in-person instruction, you can expect the following precautions to be taken:

  • Temperature checks for all students and adults upon entering buildings.
  • All students, staff, parents/guardians, visitors will wear a mask (on the bus, in classrooms, in hallways, in restrooms, in the lobby; when one can wear a mask).
  • Buildings and spaces will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times per day in accordance with CDC guidelines and again after dismissal.
  • Classrooms will be modified  in order to practice social distancing whenever possible.
  • When possible, students will not switch classes but stay in the same classroom for each subject and teachers will rotate.
  • We are working ensure students do not have to share materials.
  • We will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for every student. These meals will be provided in classrooms.
  • There will be hand sanitizer in classrooms and stations in key locations in the school.
  • Students and staff will wash/sanitize hands multiple times per day.
  • Students and staff will stay home when they are sick or have had direct exposure, in line with CDC and Department of Labor guidelines.
  • Safety and communication protocols will be followed if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 or is exposed to someone who has/had COVID-19.
  • All staff will be trained so they are ready to implement all our safety procedures

Technology and Internet Access

We are committed to providing one-to-one technology. Every student will be assigned a Chromebook. We will also be providing mobile hotspots for families who need help with Internet access. Please reach out to your student’s school if you need one.

Transportation

When we are able to reopen in person, we plan to run school busses in some capacity in a manner similar to pre-COVID operations. We will incorporate safety measures such as increased cleaning, opening windows to increase circulation, requiring all students to wear masks, and spacing students as much as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE to view the FAQs from the June 25 family town hall. Translations are posted here:

Spanish | Arabic | Zomi | Somali 

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