Back to School 2023

It’s time to kick off the 2023-2024 School Year!

Here is your place for all information you’ll need to be engaged and prepared for the school year.
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Orientation & First Day of School

High School Orientation Dates

We are excited to welcome students to our campuses. Find your orientation date below:

  • August 10: 10th Grade
  • August 11: 11th Grade
  • August 14-16: 9th Grade
  • August 15-16: 12th Grade
First Day of School
  • PreK4-8th grade: August 14
  • PreK3 & High School: August 17

Looking for more dates? View the Calendar.

Dress Guidance & Uniforms

Dress Guidances

KIPP DC’s dress code seeks to promote community and belonging, maximize learning, reflect our college and career aspirations, and encourage student expression and choice. KIPP DC wants to ensure that students are prepared each day to comfortably participate in and focus on all school activities. Accordingly, KIPP DC asks students to adhere to the dress code described below. In addition, each school may create dress guidelines that they distribute to students and families.

Tops: Students must wear a KIPP DC shirt at all times long enough to cover the midriff when sitting or standing.
Bottoms: Students must wear pants, shorts, or skirts that are appropriately sized, worn at the waist, and not ripped.

Shoes: Students should wear comfortable shoes. Students should not wear shoes that restrict their ability to participate in physical education or other activities, including open-toed shoes or flip-flops.

Note: KIPP DC respects and protects students’ religious, ethnic, and cultural expression. Students may wear any religiously, ethnically, or culturally specific head coverings or hairstyles, including but not limited to hijabs, yarmulkes, and head/hair wraps.

The following clothing is prohibited:Any article of clothing, accessory, or markings on clothes or skin that:

Exhibit curse words, slurs, or hate speech.
Display emblems, symbols, signs, or other things which are clear evidence of affiliation with illegal drugs, alcohol, violence, hate groups, or criminally motivated organizations.

School Stores

Schools will be providing limited quantities of shirts to each student during family engagement days on August 10 and August 11. If you want to purchase more shirts for your child, family, or friends, visit your school store.

Family Engagement Days

Schedule Information

We are excited to have you join us for the 2023-2024 school year.
As we kick off the new year, please join us for Family Engagement Days.

What are Family Engagement Days?  This special event designed to create a sense of belonging and connection between families and schools, and we hope you’ll attend. During this time you have the opportunity to meet teachers and leaders, see classrooms and common spaces, ask questions and provide information about your child.

Date: Aug 10-11, 11 am to 4 pm. Contact your student’s school for full schedule of events.