GREETINGS
By the direction of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, KIPP Jacksonville Schools will keep all school buildings closed through June 2nd, which includes the last day of school. We are continuing KIPP At Home, our distance learning program, until May 29th. To learn more and keep up to date on resources and communications, visit our website at www.kippjax.org/kippathome . We appreciate your patience, and we are committed to getting through this together!

- Your KIPP Jacksonville Team & Family
UPDATES
MESSAGE TO KIPPSTERS
School teams have continued joining forces and creating messages for KIPPsters, sharing how much we love and miss them throughout this new normal. You can view KIPP Jacksonville Elementary's video here .
EARTH DAY
This Wednesday, people all across the world celebrated Earth Day, raising awareness and demonstrating support for environmental protection. In honor of this annual event, KIPP VOICE Elementary Science teacher Mrs. Mann recorded a video sharing ideas on how we can hurt the earth, help the earth, and then read aloud The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.
PIED IN THE FACE
Fifth grade students crushed the last couple of weeks of KIPP At Home! To celebrate the advisory with the highest average of classwork submitted, the losing advisory teachers had to take a pie in the face. The Stanford advisory class came out on top with a weekly class average of 75% while the other three advisories - Texas, Georgetown, and Morehouse came up just a little short in the competition. Shout out to the fifth grade team for all of their hard work investing KIPPsters in KIPP At Home and special shout out to Stanford for their classwork engagement and submission!
ALUMNI UPDATE
There are several steps required to make the transition from high school to college. To ensure that our seniors and families are prepared, the KIPP Through College team hosted a webinar on Tuesday entitled, “Ready to Commit: Next Steps for College." This webinar helped students and families understand the different steps related to financial aid, housing, and academics in order to finalize their enrollment. If you’re interested in learning more, you can check out a recording of the webinar here
FREE FINANCIAL WORKSHOP
At KIPP, our number one goal is making sure our families are supported. Whether that means jumping on the phone to offer math help, sending messages of encouragement to students, or sharing health and safety tips, we're right here with you. In that spirit, we want to let you know about financial planning support being offered to KIPP families. The National KIPP Alumni Network is partnering with a financial planning expert to deliver a virtual workshop series focused on navigating financial decision-making and wage-loss during COVID-19. Ashley Copeland, CEO of Stacks and the City and KIPP ENC alum, is hosting the series. The first workshop will focus on emergency financial planning, including:
  • Knowing your rights with landlords and bill collectors
  • Confidently planning the month of May
  • Prioritizing your financial obligations
Sign up to join the free workshop on April 19 6 -7 p.m. EST or April 30 1 - 2 p.m. EST .
KIPP AT HOME REMINDERS
Parents and students, here are a few logistical reminders as we continue working together virtually:
  • Attendance is still being taken daily
  • 3rd quarter report cards were mailed on 4/15/20
  • 4th quarter grades are still being calculated
  • Check illuminate for current grades
  • Continue to look for updates on ClassDojo
If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.
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