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Beginning October 7th, KIPP Miami students will have the option for online or hybrid, in-person instruction.
We are committed to our 2020-21 school year plan that prioritizes the safety of our students and staff. We will begin our return with students coming back to school buildings using a phased approach starting Wednesday, October 7th. Over the course of the week students will return to school buildings for in person instruction with cohorts of different grades spread throughout the week. There will continue to be a remote learning option for families who have chosen that option. This plan was developed in light of the information and guidance we have received from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and health experts as well as with input from our staff, students and families. We will continue to amend, adjust and improve these recommendations as new information emerges and with continued feedback from you.
Please continue to visit our website for regular updates and click here to see our Smart Start Family Handbook which provides clarity on the most critical components of the start of this new school year. Click here to visit our Remote Learning site.
Our guiding principles:
We will protect the health and safety of students, staff, and families.
We will provide a safe environment for our students to learn and thrive.
We will make sure our students’ and families’ needs are met.
We will create a supportive environment for staff to excel in their work and feel safe.
KIPP Miami will offer a phased in-person option starting October 7th with remote learning options through the end of the school year.We believe this shift is in the best interest of the health and safety of our students, families, and staff members. We appreciate your patience and understanding as our plans evolve. Please reach out to your child’s school directly with any questions on their schedule.
Check out our School Resource Pages for more information on events and resources from your child’s school.
The health and safety of our students, families, and staff are a top priority as we enter this school year. Below are our guidelines for when we reopen our school buildings:
For meal and grocery distribution updates, please click here.
When our schools reopen, students will eat all meals in classrooms and be required to wash hands before and after eating.
Family Health Resources
We remain committed to providing community resources that will help our students continue their education remotely—and keep our families safe.
For additional information, please visit our KIPP Miami Resource Hub.
As the state of Florida, healthcare providers, and national pharmacies roll out the COVID-19 vaccine, we are committed to providing families with access to the most accurate information on vaccine safety and availability, so that you can make informed decisions.
Jackson Health System recently hosted an online Town Hall where medical professionals fielded questions on the vaccine’s development, safety, distribution, and much more. Head here to watch the panel.
Additionally we wanted to highlight these resources available to the public:
COVID-19 and the Vaccine for Communities of Color Webinar: An in-depth panel discussion with audience questions addressing concerns related to the vaccine options available to the public. Hosted by ABC’s Darla Miles, the panel includes Dr. Karma Warren, Dr. Pierre Vigilance, and Dr. Wayne Riley.
KIPP is offering access to devices to help support remote learning. We also have a robust tech section on our Remote Learning site that offers support and information on connecting to classrooms as well as answers to common tech questions. Our remote learning programming will have significant online components. To request a device or wifi, learn tips for connecting to Google Classroom, and more, please click here.
Students who already have their technology device from last school year are encouraged to contact our Family Support Team in case they are having any issues with their current device. The technology team will follow up directly and students can pick up a replacement Chromebook.
Tech Support Hours and Hotline:
Tech Support for KIPP Miami is available Monday – Friday from 10AM to 4PM. The established hotline for tech support is 786-309-7697.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our goal is to provide you and your family with as much information and resources as possible to support the health and safety of our team and family. Below, you’ll find the answers to a number of questions you may have related to the 2020-21 school year and our virtual launch. We will be updating these FAQs throughout the year and in advance of reopening in-person instruction.
What is the timeframe for re-opening in-person instruction?
In-person instruction will be available on Wednesday, October 7th for families who opted-in for our hybrid learning model.
Students will still have the opportunity to learn remotely up through December 31st.
How will KIPP ensure student and staff safety?
Our main guiding principle in our reopening efforts is to keep our students and our staff safe. We are following the CDC, State and local health guidelines for safety and are taking a number of measures to ensure that our students and staff return to buildings as safely as possible. These steps are aimed at reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19. We are purchasing masks, hand sanitizer, and other supplies and are increasing our cleaning protocols at each campus to help keep our students and team safe. We also have updated our routines and procedures to support a safe and healthy environment. Here is a video that shows more information on how we have prepared our schools for in person instruction.
When in-person instruction becomes an option, can our family still choose virtual instruction?
When it is safe to return to the classroom, we will provide a virtual option for families who do not feel comfortable with in-person instruction.
What will remote learning look like this fall?
In consideration of all that we have learned from the spring, we will be deeply student and community-centered in our approach to virtual learning. The educational experience for all students will focus on relationship-building and live interactive learning.
We will provide:
To learn more about our virtual instruction plan, please visit our Remote Learning site.
Will technology be provided for students?
KIPP Miami is offering access to devices to help support remote learning. We also have a robust tech section on our Remote Learning site that offers support and information on connecting to classrooms as well as answers to common tech questions.
If you have a broken device, need tech support or WiFi access, please contact the Academic Operations Manager at your child’s school or our regional support hotline at 786-309-7697
Are KIPP Miami facilities open during virtual learning?
All KIPP Miami buildings are closed to students until further notice. We are currently preparing each school for when we can safely welcome students back to the building by updating our health and safety protocols, cleaning procedures, and operational procedures.
Will my school continue to provide meals to students?
Yes, we are committed to providing students with meals. Please head to our nutrition page to learn more about locations for food distribution and what we offer.
What do families need to do to prepare for virtual learning?
What are the general behavioral expectations of students for virtual learning?
Students are expected to:
What is the attendance/tardy policy for students?
How will students be evaluated or graded this year?
They will be graded by the following criteria:
How will I know how my child is doing in school?
Progress reports will be sent every other week—families can access this in the DeansList parent portal.
Will extra-curricular activities continue virtually?
Many school clubs or interest groups may continue virtually—so be in touch with your school to learn more about options.