2021-2022 School Year

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are eager to and plan to welcome all of our KIPPsters back to in-person learning on August 19th. This landing page will provide key information including transportation, calendars, and other important information. If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with us at kippoffice@kippcolumbus.org.

Click here to read our KCO Family Update for October 15 2021

 

Click here for the KIPP Columbus Learning Recovery & Extended Plan: Return, Recover, Reimagine Plan


Health & Safety Protocols

Please see additional information in the 2021-2022 Family Key COVID Information overview.

  • Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers in all classrooms and common areas 
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Nurses on site 
  • Masking requirements
  • Social distancing of 3-6 feet as practical
  • School supplies provided for all students
  • Amplified HVAC systems
  • Air filters in all classrooms
  • Safety shield (plexiglass) available for classrooms and common spaces 
  • Health kits in all classrooms
  • Discontinued use of water fountains
  • Limited campus access
  • Additional cleaning and disinfection protocols

Masks

Everyone in our learning community (staff, students, partners) will be required to wear a mask at all times while indoors and on school buses; mask use will not be required when outdoors. Should there be substantial spread in our area we will reevaluate the outdoor masking policy. All plans with health and safety protocols are subject to change.

2021-2022 Family Handbook

Our annual family handbook containing valuable information on attendance, academic programs, contact information, meals, after school programs, athletics, and MORE can be found through the link below.

Family Handbook 2021-22

2021-2022 Calendar

Updated 2021-2022 Calendar

School Year Hours

The school day will be from 8:50a -3:30p. Doors open and arrival will begin at 8:30a with students being tardy after 8:50a. Please do not drop your child off prior to 8:30a on Agler Road or in the car rider line (as there is no one present to safely supervise them). Dismissal begins at 3:30p. 

Arrival:        8:30a – 8:50a

Dismissal:     3:30p 

School Day: 8:50a – 3:30p

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 is a vaccine preventable respiratory illness and vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Achieving high levels of COVID-19 vaccination among eligible students as well as teachers, team members, and household members is one of the most critical strategies to help schools safely conduct in-person learning and allow safe participation in extracurricular activities and sports. 

While not required, all members of our learning community (ages 12+) who are eligible to receive the vaccine are encouraged to do so.  As a reminder, if you are deemed a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, but are vaccinated and not symptomatic, you will not be required to quarantine. 

To learn more about where and how to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment please click HERE

To learn more about the safety, efficacy, and side effects of COVID-19 vaccines please click HERE

Uniforms

Uniform sales will continue to happen directly through School Days. Families can purchase uniforms for the same price that they would pay at KIPP Columbus through the School Days in-person or online store.  

All K-12 Uniforms Include: 

  • Tops: Light blue or navy KIPP Columbus polo shirt, KIPP white Oxford button down shirt, KIPP crew neck sweatshirt, or a KIPP Columbus shirt (such as a athletic team shirt, KIPPster of the month shirt, or other KIPP provided shirt)
  • Pants: Navy slacks or khaki pants (jeans are NOT permitted).  
  • Shorts/Shirts: Navy or khaki shorts or skirts may also be worn but must be at least knee length and skirts must have shorts or tights worn under them.
  • Shoes: Close-toed shoes (sandals, slide on shoes, or flip flops are NOT permitted).

 

Previous Family Updates

KCO Family Update October 8 2021

KCO Family Update October 1 2021

KCO Family Update September 24 2021

KCO Family Update September 17 2021

KCO Family Update September 10 2021

KCO Family Update September 3 2021

KCO Family Update August 27 2021

Family Transportation Update – August 24

KCO Family Update August 20 2021

Click here to read the August 13th family update

Click here to read our KCO Family Update for August 6th, 2021

Click here to read the July 30, 2021 Family Update

Click here to read the July 28, 2021 Family Update

 

Family Forms

Emergency Medical Authorization Form

McKinney-Vento Form

Family Military Form

Screening of Pupils for Special Learning Needs

2021-2022 KIPP Columbus Community Resource Guide

One Linden Community Resource Guide