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Dear Rochester Prep Families, 

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to pause for a moment of gratitude. You’ve entrusted us with your beautiful and talented children and we strive to uphold and honor this responsibility every day. But we could not do our work without YOU. We are so thankful for your support and partnership as we navigate this unprecedented year of remote and hybrid learning. Your dedication inspires us because we know that as parents and caregivers you are juggling so much during these tough times. We’re so thankful for your continued investment in our school community and we wish you and your family a happy, restful, and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

School Updates

Meal Pick-up for Remote Learning Families:

Starting FRIDAY, October 23rd, Remote Learning Families can pick up meals for the following week at any one of our student meal locations. There will no longer be a Monday pickup. Meals are available from 9AM-1PM at: Brooks Campus - 630 Brooks Avenue (pickup on Ernestine St.), SJS - 85 St. Jacob Street (pickup on Bernard St.), and RPHS - 305 Andrews St. PPE is required.


Wellness Corner: November is Physical Wellness Month at Uncommon!

As we continue through November as Physical Wellness Month at Uncommon, we are excited to share a few wellness resources specific to healthy eating and sleeping habits.

Financial Assistance for Renters and Landlords:

For your consideration, if you are a renter or landlord in need of financial assistance, or you want to learn about efforts to restart the Rochester economy, please click here for more information from JumpstartingROC.

Rochester Prep Family Champions Meeting Rescheduled:

We had to reschedule our next Rochester Prep Family Champions meeting to Monday, November 30th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. We’ll discuss the outcome of this monumental election, what it means for our communities, and how to approach our advocacy in light of new political realities. Come learn about what’s at stake for our community and schools at the federal, state and local level. Please register for this informative and engaging session here ASAP. Feel free to contact Shanai Lee ( if you have any questions or concerns. Family Champions meet on a monthly basis, and you are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible to stay abreast of current news and hear about resources and opportunities available throughout our community.

Family Champions who attend 3 consecutive meetings will receive a  gift card as a token of appreciation for partnership when you fill out the feedback forms after each meeting.


Generator Z, is a new grantmaking initiative for teens to reimagine the future of afterschool. The initiative, powered by Lakeshore Connections and supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, centers teen voices as the drivers of innovation.

Generator Z invites teens in Western New York and Southeast Michigan to become ‘Generators’ and share their vision for the direction of afterschool on the web platform. 1,000 selected teens will be paid $1,000 each for their participation.

Home Energy Assistance Program:

Enrollment is taking place now for New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). To determine program eligibility, please see income guidelines here.

Summer 2021 Internship Opportunity:

College students seeking a summer internship for 2021, please don’t miss this excellent opportunity!  Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has started the recruitment process for their 2021 Summer College Internship Program.

Qualified students are encouraged to apply online at

City of Rochester's Virtual Biz Kids Camp:

If you have any questions, please contact your school leaders.

Michael Blake
Managing Director of Operations, New York State
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