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Dear Troy Prep Families, 

Earlier this week, leaders, teachers, and scholars at Troy Prep arrived at school ready for their first day of in-person learning. This “first” day of school looked unlike any other before – with social distancing markers and temperature checks alongside the usual back-to-school excitement – and it was an important reminder of who we are across all of our Uncommon cities.  
As an Uncommon community we:

  • We focus on the most important work. In today’s world, that means health and safety. We are implementing best-in-class measures in order to make our schools as safe as possible.
  • We are stronger together. Our families and teachers are doing incredible work to make remote instruction possible, but we know that being together in person, interacting (at a safe distance) with our scholars, and getting back into our classrooms is where we thrive and can best support students. 
  • We are One Uncommon. Getting to this day would truly not have been possible without the entire Uncommon team – families, students, teachers, leaders, operations, nurses, Home Office team members; every one of you played a crucial role in this work.
  • We stay true to who we are. Uncommon’s mission is to support our scholars to and through college. As always, the teachers and leaders in Troy created the joyful, rigorous, and safe learning environment you and your family have come to expect of us. Despite a global pandemic and all we have weathered these last 6 months, we will always deliver on our promise to our students.

We continue to plan for a safe, hybrid reopening in our other regions and look forward to welcoming students back to campus across our regions in the weeks to come.

School Updates

Meal Service Updates:


For Remote Only Students:

  • Food service pick-up will continue throughout the school year for all remote only scholars every Friday:
    • Food can be picked up from either location: 2 Polk St Troy, NY 12180 (through the Duke Street Alleyway): from 9 AM - 12 PM or 3055 6th Ave Troy, NY 12180 (on Douw Street): from 12 PM - 3 PM

**Please note: On Friday, 10/9, food distribution will be from 9 AM – 12 PM at both campuses due to the holiday weekend.

For Hybrid Students:

  • For all hybrid scholars, on days when scholars are in the building, they will receive breakfast, lunch and snack in person and will receive a set of meals to cover their non-in-person learning day as well.
  • For example:
    • On Monday, they will eat meals in person and will take home meals to cover their food consumption for Tuesday
    • On Wednesday, they will eat meals in person and will take home 2 days worth of meals to cover their food consumption for Thursday and Friday.


Wellness Corner: It’s Intellectual Wellness Month at Uncommon!

Every month, Uncommon will be celebrating a wellness theme. The month of October’s theme is Intellectual wellness. Intellectual wellness is when you think about and understand your talents. It includes doing activities that help grow your mind. You can take care of your mind by being creative, trying new things, and learning new things. Intellectual wellness involves having an open mind when you encounter new ideas and continuing to expand your knowledge. It encourages active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities.

This month, we encourage you and your family to complete the October Wellness Challenge below to practice and incorporate Intellectual Wellness into your day!

October Wellness Challenge

Vote to Make your voice heard:

Election season is in full swing, and it’s more important than ever to make your voice heard at the ballot box! Please see below for important election updates. 

  • The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is TODAY, October 9th. You can register online here with a NY license or ID. If you don’t have a NY state license or ID, there’s still time to register by mail, but it has to be postmarked by today. You can download and print the form here or pick one up at your local post office.
If you have any questions, please contact your school leaders.

Michael Blake
Managing Director of Operations, New York State
We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year!
If you know anyone who is interested in enrolling at Troy Prep, please share the enrollment information below.
Apply for the 2020-2021 School Year
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