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Dear Troy Prep Families, 

In the last two weeks, we have been filled with hope: our nation witnessed a historic presidential Inauguration, the Biden-Harris administration has taken immediate actions to support our communities, and our schools in NYC, Boston, Rochester, and Troy have welcomed students back for in person learning. In Brooklyn, this is the first time our students have entered our buildings this school year. We are so excited for our students to have the option to be physically in school and we are so grateful to our leaders, teachers, ops and regional teams for making this possible. We continue to find hope in all of you – our 20,000 Uncommon families across our six regions – as you continue to parent through the pandemic and run along side our team as we support our students together. Thank you for continuing to persevere and inspire our Uncommon community.

On a different note, this newsletter will move from being bi-weekly to monthly start with the February 12th edition. Please continue to reach out to your school leaders.

School Updates

Parent/Guardian Survey Thanks:

Thank you so much for completing our mid-year Parent/Guardian survey! We value your feedback on what is working well and what can be even better, and your survey input will help shape our ongoing work and plans for next year.

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

Free Middle School Online Math Program – deadline to apply is 2/1:

The RISC Math Accelerator is offering all Uncommon middle school students a free, online after-school math program to get your child caught up and ahead in math. 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. Parents receive weekly updates on student progress. Students work at their own pace on topics at their level and can contact tutors any time they need help. Deadline for signing up is February 1st – learn more at or for more information, contact RISC directly at or 310-913-2684.

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:


Wellness Corner:

Please visit the Uncommon Virtual Calming Room to explore tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings - all while having fun. We hope these tools will provide helpful outlets and practices for when life gets tough.

Get informed on COVID-19 Vaccine:

ABC7 NY’s Darla Miles hosted “COVID-19 and the Vaccine” webinar this past Sunday. Dr. Karma Warren, Dr. Pierre Vigilance, and Dr. Wayne Riley answered audience questions about the COVID-19 and communities of color, how to stay safe, and the different vaccine options. Take some time to watch and get informed about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

The Troy Prep Team
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