September 1, 2023
Dear KNOS Families:
As we flip our calendars to September, we anticipate the arrival of fall and, hopefully, cooler temperatures. Our schools are now in full swing, and we trust that you've settled into your routines and are ready to tackle this year head-on.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you for choosing KIPP New Orleans Schools and entrusting us with your scholars. Our commitment to our beliefs of Relentlessness, Equity, Achievement, Community, and Hope will guide us throughout this educational journey, providing unlimited opportunities for every student.
Academic excellence is at the heart of our mission. We are dedicated to delivering a challenging and rigorous academic program to ensure our students' success. Together, as parents, students, staff, and community members, we play vital roles in fostering a safe, supportive, and academically rigorous environment.
Moreover, we're thrilled to announce that our After School Experiences are set to resume on Wednesday, September 20th. These experiences offer our students a diverse range of exploratory activities, from music to debate to robotics, ensuring that every kid has a home where their unique interests and talents can flourish.
Parent Advisory Board:
We deeply believe in the power of partnership with our families and local community. That's why we're thrilled to announce the launch of our regional Parent Advisory Board, consisting of parents/guardians of KIPPsters across our region. This board will provide an additional platform for parent voices to be heard and foster a deeper understanding of our organization as a whole.
If you're interested in participating, please complete the brief application linked HERE. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 8th.
Spotlight on Family Night:
KNOS annual Family Night was a huge success! Across our campuses, we gathered to celebrate the start of a new academic year. The event featured student performances, interactive workshops, information sessions, cultural celebrations, and more! Families and staff came together to enjoy delicious food, engage in fellowship, and get a glimpse of what lies ahead in the coming academic year. It was heartwarming to witness the smiles on our students' faces and the strong sense of unity among our families. These moments of togetherness remind us of the unique spirit that defines KNOS, setting the stage for an exciting year ahead.
Hispanic Heritage Month:
From September 15th to October 15th, KIPP New Orleans Schools will celebrate the rich culture and numerous contributions of Hispanic Americans in our community. Stay tuned for exciting events and activities across our campuses as teachers, students, and families explore this vibrant history and recognize the diversity within the Hispanic community.
- Sept. 2 – JFK K-Day Alumni Reunion
- Sept. 4 – Labor Day Holiday. No School
- Sept. 9 – ACT Test Date
- Sept. 13 – Regional Teacher Work Day. No School for students.
- Sept. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month begins.
- Sept. 21 – KNOS Regional College Fair
Thank you for your continued partnership. We eagerly anticipate a year filled with growth and success.
KIPP New Orleans Schools