The Whole Child Review Issue No. 8, January 2022

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Opening Letter

Dear KIPP Chicago Champions, Eductors, and Supporters:

It is with deep gratitude to our KIPP Chicago community of educators that I write to you. Since our last edition, we navigated through extremely challenging times, but I couldn’t be more proud of our entire community. After winter break, we were able to quickly open our doors and ensure we met rigorous safety requirements for students to return to school.

We’re proud of the initiatives that we’ve carefully put in place, such as: vaccine clinics, weekly COVID-19 PCR testing of students and staff, contact tracing, and providing medical grade masks to keep us all safe and students learning.

If you are a KIPP Chicago teacher or staff member reading this: thank you for always leading with a full heart and bringing your very best to our community. I hope this reflection of our Whole Child work is a reminder of all of the great things we’ve been able to accomplish, despite unimaginable challenges.

In deep appreciation,
April

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