Hybrid Launch Update:
As has been true since last March, we are leading our schools in a very dynamic environment, and over the past week, there have been a number of new developments to ensure that we continue to keep our school communities safe. We are excited to launch hybrid instruction this month. Your school leaders will communicate more logistics and next steps with you directly. If you have any questions please reach out to your school’s main office.
Uncommon NYC Health Pass:
We are so excited to welcome you and your children back to school this month! As always, our first priority is the health and safety of our students, families and staff. While we excitedly await to open our doors in January, we are reaching out with an update to our daily school systems to keep our schools safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For families whose students are participating in hybrid learning, starting the morning of the first day of school for your child, you will receive an email and text with a link to our Uncommon NYC health survey - called "Health Pass". The Health Pass survey will ask whether the student/staff member is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, traveled out of state, tested positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
We all have a part to play in keeping our school communities safe and we believe that using this Health Pass survey will help us ensure that our students, staff, and families remain safe as we return to school. We are asking you to do your part by making sure your children have completed their health screenings before they enter school buildings. Your child must have a completed Health Pass survey to enter the school building each day.
A quick video on how to complete the Health Pass survey can be found at http://bit.ly/healthpassvideo. Additionally, you can click on http://bit.ly/healthpassguide1 for a reference guide to complete the Health Pass Survey. If you have any questions please reach out to your school.
Parent/Guardian Survey is Now Live:
The mid-year Parent/Guardian survey is now live. All parents/guardians should have received an email with a link to the survey on January 4th. If you have not yet responded, there is still time to do so. The survey will remain open through Monday January 18th. If you did not receive the survey and believe you should have, please fill out this brief form and we will work to get a copy to you as soon as possible. And, to those who have already responded, thank you so much for your input! We greatly value hearing from you!
Spread the word about Uncommon!
We are excited to share that our application for the 2021-2022 school year is live! We are accepting new student applications for the upcoming school year at our Elementary and Middle Schools for our Kindergarten and 5th grade lotteries. If you have other children who you plan on enrolling into an Uncommon School next year, be sure to fill out an application so that they can receive sibling preference. If you know a friend or family member who has a child in Kindergarten through 8th grade please share our contact information with them and encourage them to apply online at www.uncommonschools.org/enrollnyc. Don't wait to share this information with your friends and families encouraging them to apply! The deadline for all lottery applications is Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 5pm.
An outside non-profit organization called the RISC Math Accelerator is offering all Uncommon middle school students access to a free, online afterschool math program to complement your child’s current learning and provide additional, targeted support. Your middle school child will receive a free membership to an online math platform that creates a personalized curriculum and free access to live, on-call experienced math tutors available every weekday for homework help. Students work at their own pace on topics at their level and can contact tutors any time they need assistance. Deadline for signing up is February 1st – RISC is not connected to Uncommon so you can learn more at https://www.mathaccelerator.org/ or for more information, contact RISC directly at email@example.com or 310-913-2684.