KIPP Texas Together: March 2024 Family Newsletter

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KIPP Texas Families, 

March is a special time at KIPP Texas, filled with meaningful events and celebrations. From Student Lottery Day on March 4 to Spring Break just a week away and STAAR testing on the horizon, there’s much excitement in the air!

Our Little KIPPsters are currently taking the TELPAS and Interim Assessment (IA) tests; these tests provide our KIPPsters the opportunity to show what they know and help shape our academic strategies to ensure their continued progress. From the TELPAS and IA assessment results, schools will create plans to support our students.

March will be a busy month of preparation! Please make sure your Little KIPPster attends school every day prepared to learn so we can continue on a path to their academic success to and through college and beyond. STAAR testing will begin in April, and summer will be here before we know it. Let’s take advantage of every moment of learning for our KIPPsters between now and then. 

But March is more than just a busy month—it’s also Women’s History Month! Let’s unite to honor the trailblazers, history makers, and phenomenal women and girls who have shaped our world. From advocating for equality and inclusion to leading change in our communities and schools, these remarkable individuals inspire us to strive for a better and more just world. This month, let’s celebrate the resilience, courage, and achievements of women everywhere!

With gratitude, 
Sehba Ali
CEO of KIPP Texas

Bring Joy

KIPP Texas Celebrates Women’s History Month!

We’re excited to celebrate this year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Championing Equity: Women Leading the Way.

Join us as we honor the remarkable contributions of women who lead the charge for equality and inclusion in our communities while also recognizing the women who paved the way. Throughout the month, we’ll share inspiring blogs and a highlight video featuring remarkable KIPP Texas women and our Little KIPPsters. 🥰 Let’s unite in recognizing and celebrating the resilience, achievements, and advocacy of women who continue to shape our world for the better. ✨👩‍🔬🌟

Celebrating Robotics Wins at KIPP Austin Collegiate

Get ready to cheer on our amazing robotics teams at KIPP Austin Collegiate! From winning top awards to making history with our all-female team, the Steminists, there’s so much to celebrate. Click below to learn more about their exciting journey in STEM and how they’re inspiring the next generation of young innovators! 🤖💫


A Look Ahead
  • Equity & Data Day (Student Holiday): Friday, March 8  
  • Spring Break: Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15 (KIPPsters return to school Monday, March 18) 
  • Spring Holiday: Friday, March 29
  • Rest & Renew Day: Monday, April 1 (KIPPsters return to school Tuesday, April 2)
Spring Break Travel and Attendance 🌸🚗

As we approach Spring Break from March 8 to 15, planning family travels thoughtfully around our academic calendar is essential. Remember, if a Little KIPPster is absent without an excuse for three days or parts of days within four weeks, parents/guardians will receive a warning notice. Continued unexcused absences may lead to a required attendance meeting after the sixth absence. Let’s ensure our students are present and ready for learning! 

In Case You Missed It: 2024-2025 KIPP Texas Draft Academic Calendar

Looking ahead to the next school year, here’s a sneak peek of important dates for the 2024-2025 academic calendar:

First Day of School: Monday, August 12, 2024

Last Day of School: Friday, May 23, 2025

Thanksgiving Break: November 25-29, 2024

Winter Holiday: December 20, 2024 – January 6, 2025

Spring Break: March 10-14, 2025

Rest & Renew Days (School Holidays): 

  • Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Friday, May 2, 2025

Parent Conference Days: 

  • Friday, November 1, 2024
  • Monday, March 31, 2025

Equity and Data Days (Student Holidays): 

  • Friday, September 20, 2024
  • Monday, November 4, 2024
  • Friday, December 20, 2024
  • Monday, January 6, 2025
  • Friday, March 7, 2025

The Academic Calendar Committee is working steadily on completing the details, and we hope to share a full draft calendar soon! 

KTX Updates

KIPP Texas 2024-25 Student Lottery is March 4th!

📢Attention KIPP Texas families! School is better with friends! 👫 Did you know friendships can boost academic performance? Read more on the recent study here

Does your current Little KIPPster have a sibling who doesn’t attend a KIPP Texas school? Keep your family together at KIPP Texas! Apply now; seats are limited. Log in to your existing SchoolMint to submit your child’s application.

Together with Communities Survey

We encourage you to make your voices heard by participating in the Together with Communities survey by March 17. Your feedback is important in shaping our initiatives and ensuring we effectively meet our community’s needs. Take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the conversation and contribute to the future of KIPP Texas. Thank you for your support and participation!

Family Resources

KIPP Texas Mental Health Support Services 

At KIPP Texas, our licensed social workers and counselors are dedicated to supporting our students. They offer counseling, mediation, and assistance with various mental health and basic needs. KIPPsters can submit a Student Assistance Form, and their campus counselor or social worker will provide prompt support!

Spring Break Ready: Explore Our Family Resources!

Are you preparing for spring break? 🌞🏖️ We’ve got you covered with resources to enhance your family’s break! There’s something for everyone from activity ideas to educational resources and helpful tips.

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