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Family Updates

 

January 12, 2022

 

Dear KNOS Families,

Despite the challenges brought on by the Omicron variant, we were excited to welcome back students across campuses last week. We continue to take steps to keep our schools safe as Covid transmission in the community continues to persist. Thank you for your continued flexibility and support.  

Masks and school precautions continue to make a difference! Our testing this week shows a significant decrease in positive results compared to testing completed immediately after the holiday break. We are hopeful this trend will continue and that we can enjoy all that our city and schools have to offer during this Mardi Gras season.

As a reminder, in alignment with the recent vaccination requirement instituted by the city of New Orleans, all eligible students, 5 and up, must be fully vaccinated by February 1, 2022. Families seeking a medical, religious or philosophical exemption should reach out to coronavirus@kippneworleans.org

This month we will once again join forces with Broad Avenue Pharmacy to expand access to vaccinations. We will host three weekend vaccination clinics during January, beginning this Saturday, January 15.

Vaccines will be available for all ages, including boosters for adults. All clinics are open to all students, staff members and families.  

Participants MUST register in advance using the registration links below. There are no out-of-pocket costs and participants must bring photo identification (or, if a minor, the parent’s ID). The following dates and times are available:

Sat. Jan. 15

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

KIPP Morial,

7701 Grant Street

Ages 5-17: Click Here

Ages 18+:  Click Here

Sat. Jan. 22

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

KIPP Believe,

3815 St. Bernard Avenue

Ages 5-17: Click Here   

Ages 18+ : Click Here

Sat. Jan. 29

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

KIPP Central City Primary,

3127 MLK Boulevard

Ages 5-17: Click Here 

Ages 18+:  Click Here 

Vaccines are our strongest defense against serious impacts of COVID-19. And once your child is fully vaccinated they will no longer have to quarantine when they are in close contact with the virus. Thank you for your support in keeping our community safe.     

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There has been so much joy in classrooms as students have returned to school.  We will continue to wear medical grade masks, practice hand hygiene, and remain socially distant when possible. Please remember that students who are not feeling well should remain at home to keep our school community healthy.  

Navigating Covid-19’s variant has been an ever-shifting challenge and has required patience and responsiveness from students, staff and families. We are thankful for your incredible flexibility. We will get through this wave, as we have done before - together.

Sincerely,

KIPP New Orleans Schools