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BACK TO SCHOOL AT 
KIPP STRIVE PRIMARY!

Thank you for choosing KIPP STRIVE Primary to be the starting point of your scholar's educational journey! We value the choice that you have made in selecting our school.

We have created this special page with you in mind! We know starting school and returning back can sometimes be overwhelming and we want to make sure you have all of the information you need to ease your mind.


We are here for you to support you and be a resource.

If you have questions after reviewing this page, please reach out to us! We are happy to help. Just click the link below to connect with one of our team members.

 
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UNIFORMS

All KIPP STRIVE Primary scholars are required to wear uniforms.

We believe wearing uniforms promotes learning, a dignified school culture, and fosters school pride and unity. Our dress code is designed to ensure that scholars maintain an elevated standard of personal appearance and are clean, neat and appropriately dressed. We believe that when scholars wear a uniform, they feel good about their appearance and are prepared to learn. Just as members of a sports team are required to wear a uniform to show their strength in unity, so too are scholars at KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools.

All scholars at KIPP STRIVE Primary are required to wear uniforms. Uniforms can be purchased from our uniform vendor, John Benjamin Designs at kspscholarstore.jbdesigns.com. Uniforms may be purchased year around through our vendor, however, after the first two ordering windows, families will be responsible for shipping costs and uniforms will be delivered directly to your home.

The deadline to order uniforms to receive them by the first week of school AND

receive free shipping is June 17. Orders will be sent home on Friday, August 5.  

Orders placed between June 18 - July 31 will receive free shipping to KSP. Orders will be sent home on Friday, August 26. 

 

UNIFORM EMBROIDERY FORM

You wouldn't believe how many items we donate to the Goodwill each year - from backpacks to lunch boxes to expensive coats. 

We encourage our families to write their scholar's names on all of their clothing items.


This year we are offering a service that will monogram your child’s name on sweaters and jackets to ensure your items make it home! Let us help you by custom personalizing your scholar’s KIPP uniform items with their first or last name opposite the school logo with white thread.


The cost for each item monogrammed is $15.

Payment can be paid by 

CashApp ($zakiyyahrashid) or 

Zelle (470-298-5565).


For questions, please contact Ms. Rashid at 678-978-5344.

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HOW IT WORKS

Uniform Embroidery Service

PLACE YOUR UNIFORM ORDER

Place your uniform order on our uniform site.

SUBMIT THE UNIFORM EMBROIDERY FORM AND MAKE YOUR PAYMENT

Use the form on this page to submit your order request. Once your scholar's items arrive, we will provide them to Ms. Rashid (if ordered by July 31). If your order is placed after July 31st, you will need to contact Ms. Rashid directly of pick up arrangements.

Payment can be made by CashApp ($zakiyyahrashid) or Zelle (470-298-5565)

ITEMS ARE EMBROIDERED AND DELIVERED!

Once your item is ready, it will be sent home with your scholar via their backpack. You will be notified once it is sent home - be on the look out!

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ARRIVAL / DISMISSAL

Getting to and from school.

The majority of our families are car riders - some are walkers and some take advantage of after school vans. KIPP STRIVE Primary does not offer transportation. This means, we have to work in partnership with our families to ensure our arrival and dismissal carpool lines run efficiently and has smoothly as possible.

At the top of the school year, we experience longer than normal carpool times. But once our team members learn your scholar's face as well as their car, things get smoother and smoother, quicker and quicker! Our typical carpool like in the morning takes roughly 15 minutes and our afternoon carpool takes about 30 minutes. 


We ask that families are patient and courteous with our school staff and each other as our team works to get your scholar to/from you as quickly and as safely as possible.

In the video above, families who have a KSP scholar (only), follow the yellow line. Families that have a KSP scholar and a KSA scholar, follow the red line. 

IMPORTANT 

Left turns into the carpool lane are illegal, cause accidents and are not permitted for any reason.


Families are NOT permitted to drop off on Abernathy in front of KSP. Blocking a bike lane is illegal and a safety hazard. Families who drop off in the bike lane will be fined up to $100 by the Atlanta Police Department starting on Day 1. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

July 25 | 6:00 PM

MEET YOUR KIPPSTER'S TEACHER NIGHT (GRADES K)

What is more exciting than meeting your new teacher for the very first time? For our scholars - not much!


Tonight you will meet you scholar's teacher, learn about what to expect during the scholar year, see your scholar's classroom, pick up your scholar's summer shirt, and more!

July 28 | 5:30 PM

MEET YOUR KIPPSTER'S TEACHER NIGHT (GRADES 1-4)

What is more exciting than meeting your new teacher for the very first time? For our scholars - not much!


Tonight you will meet you scholar's teacher, learn about what to expect during the scholar year, see your scholar's classroom, pick up your scholar's summer shirt, and more!

July 27

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - KINDER
BOO HOO BREAKFAST

July 27 is the first day of your scholar's formative education and we are so thankful you chose to start your journey with KIPP STRIVE Primary. The first day of school can be rough for some, and by some, we mean the parents. :) This is why we host a special event just for you - our Boo Hoo Breakfast. During our Boo Hoo Breakfast, families are able to watch their scholars during breakfast via "the big screen", share stories, and shed their last tears.

July 27 - 29 School Hours

7:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Boo Hoo Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 AM

August 1

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - ALL SCHOLARS

The best part of Summer Break is the day we get to see all of our scholars back in our building. We kick off the school year with our Summer Phoenix Rise where scholars learn all about how to be a KIPPster and prepare to dive into learning.

School Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:45 AM - 3:45 PM

Friday

7:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Monday, August 8

IT'S TIME TO WEAR YOUR POLO!

Today is the very first day your scholar will wear their polo to school! Scholars are required to wear their school polo each day from today on.

August 25 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

FAMILY NIGHT - A DAY IN THE LIFE

I'm sure you are wondering what your scholar does all day while they are with us - get an overview of what is like to live a "Day in the Life of a KIPPster." You may even win a prize for attending :)

 

REQUIRED SCHOLAR MATERIALS

We provide all instructional supplies for our scholars. 

At KIPP STRIVE Primary School, we provide almost all classroom materials! We provide pencils, folders, crayons, scissors, and other daily use materials to our scholars. However, in August and January, we ask our families to bring a few items to school to be used in the classroom. These items include Ziploc bags, kleenex, and paper towels. To see the complete list, click the link below.

 

SCHOLAR ACTIVITY FEE

Due August 15

The Scholar Activity Fee is used to enhance the scholar’s school life experience through activities, such as field lessons, our annual Winter Dance, Fall and Spring Fairs, Scholar Leadership Council activities, and another events. The majority of the fee is used to offset the cost of field lessons and transportation for their field lessons.

Click here to submit your fee.

 

BEFORE AND AFTERCARE OPTIONS

VERTICAL THINKING TEAM

The Vertical Thinking Team is our onsite before and after care provider. VTTC offers a comprehensive after school program that includes homework support, themed celebration days, and activities such as yoga and art.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

COVID has put a small damper in our after school programming. However, 2022 - 2023, we are back in business! We offer sports such as soccer, flag football, tumbling, cheer, dance, chess, and more!

More info to come

HARLAND BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club has been serving kids and teens on Atlanta’s West End for nearly 50 years and we will continue to honor this rich history as we look toward the future.

The new Harland T.I.E.S Club recently launched with the support of a larger national study supported by the Wallace Foundation. This Club, along with our Grant and Whitehead locations as well as Clubs across the country, will explore how high-quality arts programs can help attract and retain tweens and teens, catalyze exposure to and passion for the arts, and drive positive developmental outcomes. These research findings will shape how youth organizations develop arts programs for years to come.

The Boys and Girls Club offers transportation form KSP.

YMCA

From camp to preschool. Soccer to swim lessons. The Y has a great experience waiting for you. All Y programs are based on building four character values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Now more than ever kids need safe and healthy activities to relieve the stress of the past year. Y programs build skills and confidence while allowing kids to just be kids! 


The YMCA offers transportation from KSP.