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Dear Roxbury 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

Camp Uncommon is Accepting Applications for Summer 2021!

Calling Roxbury Prep 5th through 8th graders! Camp Uncommon is currently accepting applications for Summer 2021! Camp Uncommon is a unique opportunity for Roxbury Prep scholars to take part in a 2-week sleepaway summer camp experience while enhancing curiosity, responsibility, independence, and self-confidence. We are optimistically planning for an in-person experience, however if it is unsafe to do so, we will operate a virtual program. Spots are filling up fast, so don't wait! Enroll your scholar today! Head to www.campuncommon.org and for camper registration information.

Reminder: P-EBT Benefits Available

We want Roxbury Prep families to know that the P-EBT benefit has been extended for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. All students who attend Roxbury Prep are eligible to receive Pandemic-EBT funding to support families while their students are attending remote learning. You do not need to apply to receive this benefit. The balance will automatically be applied to your existing EBT card or an EBT card will be sent directly to you. Families should expect to receive the next set of funds sometime in late January. If you have questions about the P-EBT program or did not receive your funds, please review this website or reach out to Project Bread at (800) 645-8333 with questions.

Help us Recruit New Students!

Roxbury Prep is accepting applications for new students and siblings of current students for 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade for the 2021-2022 school year!

At Roxbury Prep, we are proud of our scholars and our school, and want more children to have the same opportunities. Roxbury Prep knows the habits and skills your student builds in middle school and high school will prepare them for college and will support them later in life.

We need your help to help us get the word out, and positively impact more children in Boston. A large majority of our new families learn about Roxbury Prep because they heard about our school through a friend or family member. Roxbury Prep is currently accepting applications for our lottery until February 28, 2021, so we are encouraging interested families to apply to our schools as soon as possible.

If your current Roxbury Prep student has a sibling that is eligible to attend, you must complete the application at www.applybostoncharters.org by February 28, 2021 to receive sibling preference in our lottery.

By referring Roxbury Prep to your family and friends, you could be entered to win one of three $100 gift cards to Target! To be entered to win:

  1. Submit a complete referral through our online referral form.
  2. Roxbury Prep staff will contact the person you referred and help them fill out an application by phone or online.
  3. For each completed application that you refer by February 28th, you’ll be entered into our prize drawing!

Questions? Call Roxbury Prep Admissions at 617-858-1306 or contact your school’s Office Manager for more information. Lea en Español

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.

MBTA Service Changes:

The MBTA is implementing service changes in response to the low ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes on the bus network and subway system will take place on March 14th, and will include reducing frequency on some bus and subway lines, as well as eliminating, shortening, or combining various bus routes. The Commuter Rail will also undergo additional scheduling changes, starting April 5th.

Ahead of these changes, the MBTA will host two virtual public meetings on February 17th and February 24th, from 6pm to 8pm. These meetings will provide an opportunity for riders to learn more about the changes and ask questions. For more information about the Spring Service Changes and to register for the public meetings, please visit https://www.mbta.com/servicechanges. Folks who are not available to join the public meetings can still ask us questions by registering here for our weekly virtual coffee chats.

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!

Parent Resources:

Check out this folder for some parent resources about the following:

  • Resources for remote learning
  • Parent information on Google Classroom
  • Fun virtual activities and games for the whole family
If you have any questions, please contact your school leaders.

Sincerely,
The Roxbury Prep Team
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