COVID-19 Information for Families and Students

KIPP Support Team | Shelter in Place | Distance Learning | Free Internet | Meal Access

IMPORTANT: In line with the our host districts, our campuses will remain closed through our last day of school. In the meantime, we will continue to implement our current plan for distance learning.
Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)

The State of California has created the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project which provides one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance due to their immigration status. The fund is administered by Catholic Charities – a member of a network of trusted CA nonprofit organizations – helping undocumented adults apply for this vital DRAI support. Those who qualify may receive $500 in direct assistance with a maximum of $1,000 per household. DRAI applications for undocumented adults living in the Bay Area will be conducted over the phone. Call the toll-free number 866-490-3899: Mondays – Saturdays, 8AM – 8PM to apply. Visit the CA Covid-19 DRAI page for more details. 

KIPP Support Line

During this difficult time KIPP Bay Area Public Schools is working with our community partners throughout the Bay Area to support our families in accessing resources. If you are having difficulty in accessing services or need guidance, please call your regional response team between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. You will be contacted within 24hrs.

Our team will provide the most current information about local food distribution centers, local health centers, child care, legal services, and general support for basic resources (such as free internet and meal access, etc. )They will also provide up to date school closure information. 

San Francisco
KIPP SFCP, KIPP Bayview Academy, KIPP SF Bay & KIPP Bayview Elementary

East Bay
KIPP Bridge Rising and Upper, KIPP King & KIPP Summit

KIPP Excelencia, KIPP Valiant & KIPP Esperanza

San Jose
KIPP Navigate, KIPP SJC, KIPP Prize, KIPP Heartwood & KIPP Heritage

All online donations made through the end of May will go directly to the KIPP Family & Alumni Fund to support students, family and alumni COVID-19 relief efforts.

Additional Resources

Talking to Your Children about Coronavirus Flyer

California Department of Public Health: COVID-19

CDC Guidance for Your Home

Travel Guidance

Teaching Kids about Coronavirus (Video)

EDD Programs & Benefits
(Paid Leave & Unemployment) 

Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners

Distance Learning Plans

We have developed a distance learning plan that supports all students. Our campuses may be closed, but we know that a building doesn’t make a school. Our students, families, and teachers are the heart and soul of KIPP, and we are committed to providing effective distance learning during campus closures. Together, we will all continue to learn.

Each of our schools has distributed Chromebooks, online resource recommendations, and learning plans to all of our families. Structures for check-ins with students and establishing distance learning advisors have also been set up to support students

Learn more about Distance Learning

How to log into Clever for distance learning
Students login to Clever to access online learning programs.  TK-2 will use Clever badges. Grades 3-12 will use their school Gmail to login.

EnglishTK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

SpanishTK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

ChineseTK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

Arabic –  TK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

VietnameseTK-2 (Website) | TK-2 (iPad) | Grades 3-12 (Website)

Companies Offering Free Internet
Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast is offering low-income families 60 days of Internet service for free. The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month. Apply here.

Comcast (Xfinity): WiFi hotspots in out-of-home locations will be available for free to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity Internet customers, to keep our communities connected with their friends and family. Click here or on the map to find hotspots in your area. Visit Xfinity for details and more information. 


Charter Spectrum: Free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. The offer begins Monday. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Meal Access Information for Families

Student nutrition is very important and during this time of school closure there are locations throughout the Bay Area that are providing breakfast & lunch for all school age children. Click here find a meal pick-up location near you.

COVID-19 (the 2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Many areas of the world are experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that is in the family of viruses that cause the common cold. This virus can spread from person-to-person and the number of cases detected in the United States and many other countries is growing.

Guidelines for Families : Shelter in Place

Our counties have announced updated guidelines and restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s a summary of what you need to know about the shelter-in-place order:

Why is this happening?

The shelter-in-place restrictions have been put in place to safeguard public health and safety. Coronavirus is easily transmitted between people, especially in group settings. The shelter-in-place orders are being enacted to slow the spread of the virus by mandating that people stay indoors and isolate themselves — except to attend to certain essential activities, according to the public health orders. As the number of cases in the region continues to grow, health officials are also deeply concerned about being able to handle a huge influx of new patients at clinics and hospitals.

Which counties are affected?

San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, and Contra Costa counties are all affected. The City of Berkeley, which has its own health department, is also participating. 

How long is the order in place for?

The shelter-in-place order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 17 and will be in place until at least May 3. All people, particularly vulnerable populations, are advised to leave their homes only to take care of essential errands such as groceries, medical care, etc. 

What will be closed, and what will stay open?

Counties are shutting down all but the most critical operations.

  • Places that attract clusters of people, like gyms, nightclubs or bars, will have to close down.
  • Outdoor recreation areas such as playgrounds, picnic areas and dog parks will now be closed.  Access to some other park areas will be limited/restricted.
  • Restaurants must serve only take-out or delivery orders. 
  • The order calls for all “routine medical appointments” and elective procedures to be canceled or rescheduled.
  • All non-essential gatherings of any size are now banned.
    • Hospitals, grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies will remain open.
    • Daycare centers and veterinarians will remain open with some restrictions, as will laundry services. 
    • Emergency services, like police and fire operations, will also continue.
    • Vital services and operations, including the distribution of meals and distance learning material(s) at school can continue.
    • Airports, taxis, public transit (including BART) and rideshare services as such as Lyft and Uber will remain operational, but only for essential travel.

Can I still go outside for essentials, exercise and fresh air?

Yes. People will still be able to leave their homes to handle essential business in limited circumstances — like buying groceries or picking up medicine — and to get fresh air. But when people do need to leave their homes, health officials are requiring they maintain at least six feet from other individuals and that they wash their hands for at least 20 seconds as often as possible. They’re also calling on people to cover their coughs and sneezes and to avoid shaking hands.

How are the counties enforcing the shelter-in-place-order?

This is a legal Order issued under the authority of California law. It is a protective measure to assure the safety of everyone living in the Bay Area. As such, you are required to comply with this legal order.
It is critical for everyone to follow the Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and
protect themselves, their loved ones, friends, neighbors and the whole community.
All persons, businesses, and other entities are required to comply if they do not fall
within the exemptions that are specified in the Order.

Thank you for adhering to the latest public health guidance! We are in this together.