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December 5, 2022


Dear KNOS Families,

December is a busy month filled with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season; we are filled with gratitude for our students and their families. Thank you for your ongoing trust, kindness, and commitment to our schools.

As we work collectively to maximize learning, December is an important month.  Nearly 10% of student learning happens this month.  We will administer important mid-year assessments to monitor the learning your child is making this year.  And we will celebrate and have fun together! Please make sure your child is fully rested and on time every day.


The holiday season is always a special time at KNOS, and we kicked off the most wonderful time of the year with our first ever Holiday Fest and Open House.  KIPP Believe’s campus was transformed into a bright, festive wonderland. Kids of all ages attended the free event to learn more about KNOS and enjoy holiday festivities such as Santa photos with Gentilly Santa, crafts, music, Bounce Houses, mobile game trucks, food, and raffle prizes. It was a huge success as hundreds of families and scholars joined in on the holiday fun while learning more about KNOS.

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Every year we build in several days in our school calendars in the event that we need to cancel school due to a weather event. Because we thankfully made it through this hurricane season without losing any school days, we will now adjust our calendar slightly to honor the January 2nd federal recognition of New Year’s Day. January 3rd will be a Professional Development Day for faculty and staff members so we can prepare for a strong start to the second semester and welcome students back on January 4th. 

Please mark your calendars:


December 19, 2022 - 

January 3, 2023:        Winter Break. No school for students.

January 4, 2023:        Students will return to school.



Our regional office has moved. We are now located at 1055 St. Charles Ave., Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70130. 


Our STEMcember is now in full swing!

Our STEM leaders are sparking curiosity and creating joy, interest and enthusiasm as our scholars explore simple robots, typing and complex coding with programs and robots like BeeBot, Scratch, Ozobots and Makey Makeys.

Scholars will show off their new skills with culminating showcases and competitions.


December 5-14           MAP, DIBELs, and ORF Testing

December 6-10           Middle School Basketball Jamboree

December 10              High School ACT Testing

December 12              KIPP Central City Primary Choir Concert, noon, Roosevelt Hotel

December 15              STEMcember End of Unit Celebration 

December 16              Second Quarter Ends

Dec. 19 – Jan. 3          Holiday Break

January 4                    Students return to campuses

KIPP New Orleans Schools