Family Updates & Resources

Sept. 24, 2021


Dear KNOS Families,

With great joy, we eagerly welcomed back our scholars this week across campuses with a strong re-start to the fall semester. Teachers and staff members, armed with the necessary tools to meet our scholars’ learning and emotional needs, greeted smiling faces ready to rebuild and reimagine the school year.

We hope you have settled back into your homes and have returned to some sense of normalcy. We continue to keep those who are still experiencing power outages and damaged homes in our thoughts and prayers.

We are writing today to update you on adjustments we are making to the 21-22 calendar to recapture instructional time lost during Hurricane Ida. Our top priority is to maintain the necessary instructional days needed for scholars to receive a full year of instruction, and these adjustments allow us to do that.  .

The updated K-8 and HS calendars can be found linked here: Calendar 2021-2022.


Key updates for students are:   

  1. October 7th, previously scheduled as part of Fall Break, will now be a regular school day.  Fall Break is now October 8-11.
  2. October 22 and April 1, previously scheduled as report card conferences, will now be regular school days.  Report card conferences will now take place on November 3-4 & April 12 with a modified schedule. 
  3. Spring break will now be April 14-17 instead of April 15-18. 
  4. LEAP testing for 3-8 students will now take place May 11-May 17 instead of May 5-May11.
  5. Three instructional days have been added to the end of the year.  The last day for students will now be May 24.  

COVID Vaccine Documentation

Students who are vaccinated are invited to participate in our Student Vaxxed Incentive Program. Students who upload their Covid vaccination cards to the parent portal will automatically be entered into a bi-monthly raffle drawing. Prizes will include Saints tickets, Pelicans tickets and more. The first prize drawing will be held Friday, Oct. 8.

To submit the documentation, parents must login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal or CLICK HERE for fuller instructions.

Student COVID Testing

As a reminder, KNOS is offering consistent weekly student testing for COVID-19 to help maintain school safety. Each student will receive $25 for their first COVID test and $10 each week of testing thereafter. To view the weekly schedule and to register your child for testing, CLICK HERE

Transportation Stipend

All families that signed up to receive the August transportation stipend will be contacted by their school next week to come and pick-up their $100 stipend.

We appreciate your continued commitment, patience and flexibility to help ensure the success of our scholars, even as we face personal challenges. Together there is no challenge too great.

Thank you, 

KIPP New Orleans Schools