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Dear Troy Prep Families, 

March is Women’s History Month. Every day at our schools, we honor the women that have blazed a path for all of our students, but we are excited to have an opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous contributions that women leaders have made to our nation and our schools. We celebrate inspirational figures like Isabel Allende, who has constructed magical worlds and paid homage to women in all of her novels, and Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who was the first black woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree. And we salute our community of women who support our schools, our families, and our students every day – our leaders, teachers, social workers and ops team members are the backbone of Uncommon. These everyday heroes and historical figures remind us that our work, our accomplishments, and our success cannot be achieved without the women who have and continue to shape and change history.

As a reminder, this newsletter is now monthly. We look forward to sharing more updates with you all in April.

School Updates

Student Coding Opportunity, Deadline 4/4

Calling all young women and non-binary individuals, ages 13-18! Kode With Klossy is working in partnership with Uncommon Schools to identify young women and non-binary people, ages 13 - 18, who are curious about code, to join our free two-week virtual code camps. Best part? No former coding experience required! Participants join a supportive, diverse, and inclusive environment where they will learn to build a website, a mobile app, or data visualization. See this flyer with more information and visit to apply! Applications close April 4.

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:

Introducing Uncommon's First Ever Instructional Blog: Uncommon Sense

We are so excited to share the first two posts from our first ever K-8 instructional blog, which you can find here! Written by Uncommon educators across our regions, the posts discuss the importance of building community in schools and helping students to improve their writing by finding their own voice. 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.


March is Spiritual Wellness Month at Uncommon!

Spiritual wellness is when individuals feel a sense of meaning and choose to live by their own personal beliefs. It is a personal matter that allows us to know what we want, need and believe, while also empowering us to learn more about others! Spiritual wellness empowers us to search for meaning and purpose in our daily lives. It also allows us to learn how to balance our needs with the needs of others. Exercising the soul helps keep us balance, motivated, and excited about learning and about life. Below are a few resources to help you practice your spiritual wellness!

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.

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

The Troy Prep Team
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