KIPP Newark and KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy schools are closed. Click here for more information.

Updated 5/22/20

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 out of an abundance of caution we have decided to close our schools in Newark and Camden for an extended period. Our schools buildings will now be closed for the remainder of this school year. Please note, we are monitoring the situation and may need to extend this closure as things continue to rapidly evolve.

We understand school closures can be disruptive and costly for families. We are grateful for the continued support and patience of our families and staff during this evolving situation. We want to do our part to ensure we are protecting the public and mitigating community spread of infectious disease. This closure will allow us to deep clean and sanitize our schools. As we monitor the spread of the coronavirus and receive further guidance from public health organizations, we will provide timely updates to families.

Families can visit for the academic resources your child needs to keep learning during our school closures. Packets were also sent home and families should contact their child’s school directly if they did not receive this information or have questions.

This closure affects all programming at the school, including before-and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions, and weekend events.We want to stress that prior to school closures, we had no known positive cases of COVID-19 in our schools or offices.

We recommend that all students, families, and staff follow all public health guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We Are Here for You

We remain committed to providing community resources that will help our students continue their education remotely—and keep our families safe. The resources below—sorted by region—will do just that for our KIPP communities in Camden and Newark.

These materials were developed by our teachers, leaders, and operations staff and designed to offer KIPP families up-to-date information about everything from remote learning, to food distribution sites in our communities, and more.

KIPP families who have questions about our school closures, are in need of services or food, or have been in close contact with someone affected by COVID-19 should call:

  • Camden families: 856-295-1999
  • Newark families: 973-679-7199

The New Jersey Department of Health has established a hotline (800-222-1222) to answer questions about COVID-19. Operated by the Poison Information and Education System, the 24-hour public hotline is staffed with trained healthcare professionals and can accommodate callers in multiple languages. The New Jersey Department of Health Local Public Health Directory lists all local health departments in the state.