Reopening Plan 2021-22

KIPP Northern California schools will be back on campus in the new school year! Our plan for August is to start the year providing full 5-day per week in-person instruction at every school and grade level, for every student. Thi plan align with the current state and public health guidelines for fall.

Throughout the pandemic, we have promised to be guided by data and best practices, grounded in health and safety, and responsive to the needs and perspectives of our school communities.

We believe that an in-person educational experience is best for students. Moving forward, we will not be offering online classes delivered by KIPP Northern California teachers as we have in this past school year. This is to ensure our teachers, staff, and school administrators are able to focus on welcoming back all of our students safely.

We will continue to be responsive to health and safety conditions in the community and implement robust protocols in accordance with public health guidelines.

If you and your family’s doctor believe that your student is unable to attend school in-person due to personal health complications, please contact your school leader. 

Reopening Priorities

Healthy & Safe – We are following all public health guidance and taking steps to ensure our campuses are as safe as possible.


Anti-Racist – We will disrupt the presence and impact of racial inequities within the organization, our practices, and in educational access and outcomes.


Joyful & Connected – We are committed to making sure our schools remain joyful places that celebrate our students’ identities and backgrounds and foster meaningful connections between students and staff.


Academically Excellent
– We will continue to accelerate learning, holding a high bar for all students with in-person and virtual support, because we believe in the potential of all of our students.


Responsive – We are creating a comprehensive plan for the upcoming school year, but will stay flexible and responsive to both students’ needs and public health guidance in our individual communities.

Health & Safety Protocols

KIPP Northern California’s COVID Prevention Plan layers proven strategies to greatly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, and is overseen by our KIPP Northern California Safety Committee.

Our top priority throughout our phased return has been and will continue to be the health & safety of our staff, students, and families. We have anchored our reopening plan in the latest health data and the recommendations of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the California Department of Education (CDE), as well as lessons learned from other schools in the U.S. and abroad that have reopened. 

Read more about our COVID Prevention Plan

Support & Resources

Communications: ParentSquare (download via iOS | Android ) This app is used for school communication, via email, text and app notifications. We encourage parents to download the mobile app and update their account preferences for when and you get notified. Instructional videos on ParentSquare can be found in the Parent Resources tab on your school web pages. 

Health & Wellness Our students, families, and team members are continuing to experience traumatic and inequitable effects of the pandemic. We will prioritize socio-emotional support to our students and families through specific curriculum, peer circles and advisory meetings, and regular one-on-one check-ins between students and KIPP staff.

KIPP Support Line We will also continue the KIPP Family Support line that was launched in March 2020 to support families with non-academic needs. Feel free to connect with our team to learn about additional resources available to you.