COVID-19 Information for Families and Students

KIPP Support Team | Shelter in Place | Distance Learning | Free Internet | Meal Access

IMPORTANT: All KIPP schools are in the process of implementing the re-opening plan. Look for upcoming communications from your schools. 

In adherence with California Department of Public Health recommendations, as well as local recommendations and policies, we have developed this Health & Safety Plan to implement at our campuses once we can safely begin welcoming students back.

KIPP Northern California strongly encourages all staff and family members to get the COVID-19 vaccination once available. Click here for information about the vaccine.

KIPP Support Line

During this difficult time KIPP Public Schools Northern California is working with our community partners throughout the Bay Area to support our families in accessing resources. If you are having difficulty in accessing services or need guidance, please call your regional response team between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. You will be contacted within 24hrs.

Our team will provide the most current information about local food distribution centers, local health centers, child care, legal services, and general support for basic resources (such as free internet and meal access, etc. )They will also provide up to date school closure information. If you have been affected by the CA wildfires you can also contact us for support.

San Francisco – Community Resources
KIPP SFCP, KIPP Bayview Academy, KIPP SF Bay & KIPP Bayview Elementary

East Bay – Community Resources
KIPP Bridge Rising and Upper, KIPP King & KIPP Summit

Peninsula – Community Resources
KIPP Excelencia, KIPP Valiant & KIPP Esperanza

San Jose – Community Resources
KIPP Navigate, KIPP SJC, KIPP Prize, KIPP Heartwood & KIPP Heritage

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Additional Resources

Talking to Your Children about Coronavirus Flyer

California Department of Public Health: COVID-19

CDC Guidance for Your Home

Travel Guidance

Teaching Kids about Coronavirus (Video)

EDD Programs & Benefits
(Paid Leave & Unemployment) 

Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners

Addiction Hotlines

Distance Learning Plans

We have developed a distance learning plan that supports all students. Our campuses may be closed, but we know that a building doesn’t make a school. Our students, families, and teachers are the heart and soul of KIPP, and we are committed to providing effective distance learning during campus closures. Together, we will all continue to learn.

Each of our schools has distributed Chromebooks, online resource recommendations, and learning plans to all of our families. Structures for check-ins with students and establishing distance learning advisors have also been set up to support students

Learn more about Distance Learning

How to log into Clever for distance learning
Students login to Clever to access online learning programs.  TK-2 will use Clever badges. Grades 3-12 will use their school Gmail to login.

EnglishTK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

SpanishTK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

ChineseTK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

Arabic –  TK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

VietnameseTK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

Learn more about Online Learning Tools

Companies Offering Free Internet
Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast is offering low-income families 60 days of Internet service for free. The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month. Apply here.

Comcast (Xfinity): WiFi hotspots in out-of-home locations will be available for free to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity Internet customers, to keep our communities connected with their friends and family. Click here or on the map to find hotspots in your area. Visit Xfinity for details and more information. 

Charter Spectrum: Free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. The offer begins Monday. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Meal Access Information for Families

Student nutrition is very important and during this time of school closure there are locations throughout the Bay Area that are providing breakfast & lunch for all school age children. Click here find a meal pick-up location near you.

Guidelines for Families : Shelter in Place LIFTED

Our counties have announced updated guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s a summary of what you need to know about the shelter-in-place order:

Why is this happening?

The shelter-in-place restrictions have been lifted. However, it is still important to keep practicing all safeguards of public health and safety. Coronavirus is easily transmitted between people, especially in group settings. The shelter-in-place orders are being enacted to slow the spread of the virus by mandating that people stay indoors and isolate themselves — except to attend to certain essential activities, according to the public health orders.

Which counties are affected?

San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, and Contra Costa counties are all affected. The City of Berkeley, which has its own health department, is also participating.

What will be closed, and what will stay open?

As state and local health agencies work towards slowly reopening our communities, each county is allowing for different activities. Please visit your county’s COVID-19 website for the most up to date information:


Guidelines on social-distancing

When people need to leave their homes, health officials are requiring they maintain at least six feet from other individuals, wear cloth face coverings and follow other CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19.  

Effective June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is mandating that all individuals wear cloth face coverings when out in public.  Exceptions are made for children age 2 and under, individuals with valid medical or professional exceptions and individuals participating in outdoor recreation as defined in the full health order. 

Thank you for adhering to the latest public health guidance! We are in this together.

It is critical for everyone to follow the Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and
protect themselves, their loved ones, friends, neighbors and the whole community.
All persons, businesses, and other entities are required to comply if they do not fall
within the exemptions that are specified in the Order.

Thank you for adhering to the latest public health guidance! We are in this together.