Intent to Return Online Form for the 2016-17 School Year 

Click here to complete the online Intent to Return Form for the 2016-17 School Year. Deadline Jan. 29, 2016. 

Georgia Milestones Assessment Parent Resources

2015-16 GA Milestones Parent Brochure click here

GA Milestones Parent Video click here

Applications now available for Odyssey Summer Program 

Odyssey is a free six-week summer academic enrichment program targeting “middle third” students who want to experience a fun, creative,summer learning environment for grades K-11. All applications must be completed and submitted by Jan. 21, 2016. Apply now by visiting http://www.odysseyatlanta.org

 Held on the campus of Westminster Schools
 Free transportation provided
 Free meals provided
 Experiential learning with field trips, overnight camping, college road trips & projects
 

Now Open! Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge!

Through April 20, students in grades 5-8 can share their solution to solve a real-world problem for the exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist, win up to $25,000, and the chance to be named “America’s Top Young Scientist”.

Other prizes include:

• The opportunity to attend a taping of a Discovery Network show 

• A trip to 3M’s World Headquarters in St. Paul, MN.

• A technology prize pack valued at more than $250 

Register today at www.YoungScientistChallenge.com/enter and get brainstorming ideas ranging from how we communicate to how we make a difference.

Get challenge updates in your inbox! Sign up now

Assistance & Resources for Utilities

Resources provided by the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority to help families pay for utilities this winter. Please call or visit the website between 9:00 a.m and 4 p.m. at 404-320-6715 http://www.facaa.org. Click here to download the flyer.

2015-16 School Bus Schedule 

Click here for Bus Routes M, T, R, F 

Click here for Bus Routes on Wednesday 

Click here for Early Sustainability Release Days (1:30 p.m. Early Release) 

2015-16 School Calendar 

Click here for the school calendar. 

Click here for the school events calendar.

Parent and Student Handbook 

KIPP WAYS Academy has developed the Parent and Student Handbook to provide information on school culture, policies, and procedures. The Parent and Student Handbook is available online and is subject to amendments during the school year. Click here to view or download the Parent and Student Handbook for the 2015-16 school year. 

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click here for the current month's menu. Please note the menu is subject to change.

Affordable Internet Packages-Learn more! 

To learn how to take advantage of affordable internet options visit | www.internetessentials.com

Advisory Board

Meet some of KIPP WAYS Academy Advisory Board Members

Jason Mirach - Chair of KIPP WAYS Advisory Board. Currently serves as the Director of North American Product Strategy and Marketing for FleetCor Technologies, based in Atlanta Georgia. Prior to FleetCor, he held various positions in Marketing and Strategy at Citigroup. He holds an MBA from Emory University and has served on the Kipp Ways Advisory Board for over 3 years.

Jennifer Downing - Change Manager with SunTrust Bank where she leads the development of change management strategy and execution of initiatives that enhance adoption of organizational changes. Prior to joining SunTrust, Jennifer was a global program manager and also served Public Sector, Healthcare and Life Sciences clients with Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting practice. Jennifer is a LEAD Atlanta Class of 2011 alumna, holds a BA in Psychology from Duke University, and an MBA from Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. She has served on the KIPP WAYS Advisory board for over 2 years.

Stephanie Espy - Founder and executive director of MathSP, a STEM academic and test prep coaching academy based in Atlanta. Through effective coaching with expert instructors, MathSP empowers all students to excel in math and science subjects and ace standardized exams. Stephanie holds an MBA from Emory University, master's degree from UC Berkeley, and bachelor's degree from MIT and has served on the Kipp Ways Advisory Board for over 2 years.

Robert A. Hahn - Served as an epidemiologist at the CDC since 1986 and is a member of the Senior Biomedical Research Service. He received his doctorate in anthropology at Harvard University (1976) and his master of public health in epidemiology from the University of Washington (1986).  He has published studies on a variety of topics, including chronic diseases, syphilis, AIDS, obstetrics and internal medicine, perinatal ethics, racial and ethnic classification in public health, poverty and death, blindness and breast cancer, and the nocebo phenomenon. He is the author of Sickness and Healing: An Anthropological Perspective (Yale, 1995) and editor of Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society (Oxford, 2009). In 1998 - 1999, he worked as a Capitol Hill fellow in the House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs and in the office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. He is currently coordinating scientist of systematic reviews interventions to promote health equity.

 

Title 1 Information

KIPP WAYS Academy is a Schoolwide Title 1 school. The Title 1 money we recieve is used to help enhance instruction for your scholars through tutorials, teacher professional development, and resources. Title 1 also include parental involvement. Please reach out to Ms. Goodman-Cook, our Parent Liaison, at jgoodman-cook@kippways.org. Click here to view or print the KIPP Metro Atlanta 2015-16 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which outlines the rights that parents/students over 18 have in respect to the student’s education records.

2015-2016 Parental Involement Policy Parent Copy

2015-2016 Parental Involement Policy Sign and Return

2015-2016 Student Parent Compact Sign and Return

2014-2015 Student Parent Compact Parent Copy

 

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