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Dear Troy Prep Families, 

Across our schools, every month is black history month and we honor black excellence every day. And, throughout the month of February, we are excited to have the opportunity to celebrate and honor all the changemakers and trailblazers who’ve come before us. We salute legends who recently passed like Hank Aaron, Cicely Tyson, and John Lewis –powerful influencers who paved the way for future actors, athletes, activists, and public servants. And we also honor the new generation of changemakers, like Madam Vice President Kamala Harris, who inspires children everywhere to strive for their dreams, and Amanda Gorman, who has captivated the nation with her elegant, poignant words. These figures continue to be beacons of hope in these trying times. They remind us that it is always worthwhile to look to the future and strive for more.

Thank you as always for your support and partnership. As a reminder, these emails will now be monthly, so expect to hear from us again in March.

School Updates

Remote/Hybrid Meal Service Updates:

Remote meal service continues during hybrid learning. Meals will be available for pick up at 2 locations. 

Troy Prep ES, 3055 6th Ave Troy NY 12180
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Troy Prep MS/HS, 2 Polk St, Troy NY 12180
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

School Year 2021-2022 - Kindergarten Applications Now Open!

We are excited to announce that Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 school year. Siblings of current students get Priority in Troy Prep’s Kindergarten Lottery! This year, we also are offering one free fleece with every new sibling application! Kindergarteners must be 5 years old by December 5th of 2021.

Apply online now at: https://troyprep.uncommonschools.org/enroll/

Introducing Uncommon's First Ever Instructional Blog: Uncommon Sense

We are so excited to be launching our first ever K-8 instructional blog on Tuesday, February 16th! The blog will consist of monthly posts written by Uncommon educators across our regions focused on topics such as remote learning techniques, community building, culturally responsive teaching, and more. If you would like to receive email updates each time a new entry is posted, please sign up here, and feel free to also share the link with your family and friends.

Resources

February is Social Wellness Month at Uncommon!

Social wellness is the ability to relate and connect with other people, while valuing others and acting respectfully. It encourages us to work together as a community and to find connection with others and the world around us. When we practice social wellness we strengthen relationships by interacting with others in positive and productive ways! Below are resources for you and your family to practice social wellness throughout the month!

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.

Help make sure NY schools are funded!

New York's public schools have faced unprecedented challenges this past school year, including increased costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Cuomo has identified the need for $15 billion in federal aid in order to avoid cuts to education funding. Please join us in supporting the call for federal officials to provide an aid package that provides the necessary funds to stabilize state budgets and Fund NY Schools by clicking and sharing this link! Help support our schools!

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

Sincerely
The Troy Prep Team
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