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Dear Camden Prep Families, 

Remote Learning

Congratulations on kicking off the 2020-21 school year! Across our 55 Uncommon schools, the joy and resilience of our community is shining through as we launch into a school year unlike any other. Remote learning is off to a successful start with students participating in community meetings, connecting with friends and teachers, and exploring new books and ideas.

We have spent the summer preparing our schools for your child’s safe return (see photos above). We are so excited to welcome them back when we launch in person. As a reminder, remote learning will continue through at least October 5. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more detailed information related to our launch of hybrid instruction. Thank you for your continued partnership as we navigate this new way of doing school and being in community together. We recognize how much you as parents and caregivers are juggling during these uncertain times and we appreciate YOU!

School Updates

Remote Learning Meal Distribution:

Camden Prep will continue to provide meals to students during remote learning. All Camden Prep students are eligible to receive meals. Food service pick up will be available daily from 10 am to 12 pm at the Mt. Ephraim campus (1575 Mt. Ephraim Ave).

  • Students who come on Tuesday will pick up meals for Wednesday & Thursday
  • Students who come on Thursday will pick up meals for Friday – Monday 

The meals may be picked up by the student, parent, or other household member. Please note that this service will be provided for the duration of 100% remote learning.

Resources

Wellness Corner - Student and Parent Wellness Activity:

The new school year is here and there is no better time to prioritize family wellness! We are excited to share with you resources related to child, parent, and family self-care. Self-care is about HOW you take care of yourself, not IF you do. It is really anything that we deliberately do (or refrain from doing) with our own well-being in mind. 

Take some time to create a self-care plan for you, your child, and your family! 

15 Self-care Strategies for Families
Self-care for Parents

Vote to Make your voice heard:

One of the most important elections of our generations is coming up this November. Make sure that you’re not left out and your voice is heard! Who we elect as the next President will matter greatly in the area of education, women’s rights, immigration, prison reform, crime, healthcare access and so many other issues that impact our communities.

To help support you during this election year, we are excited to launch our Uncommon votes page! Please use this page to find info on voting deadlines and links to look up your registration status, register to vote, and request your absentee/vote-by-mail ballots. Use this site to make a voting plan to ensure that your voice is heard!

COVID-19 Testing Sites:

All Camden families are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 even if you do not have any symptoms. Please see below for local opportunities provided by CAMcare Health Corporation from 1:00PM TO 4:00PM. To make an appointment, please call (856) 583-2400.

Mondays - Thursdays
Gateway Health Center
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Tuesdays only
CAMcare East
2610 Federal Street

Community Resources:

The Heart of Camden Inc. is providing FREE cleaning supplies and personal products for the whole family every Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm at 1840 Broadway Ave, Camden, NJ, 08104. Call (856) 966-7011 for more information.

Family Meal Assistance:

If you or someone you know is in need of food, please check out the Food Bank of South Jersey or Touch New Jersey websites to find food distributions in your area. Upcoming events are listed below and find additional information here:

  • Fresh Fruit Friday: Every Friday from 11am-12pm at Miguel’s Pharmacy located at 3213 River Rd, Camden, NJ 08105
  • The SSJ Neighborhood Center Food Pantry: Every 3rd Wednesday from 2:30-6:30 PM out of the lower level of Christus Church located at 26th Street and Hayes Street, Camden, NJ 08105
  • Puerto Rican Unity for Progress (PRUP) & Cathedral Kitchen Drive-up: Every Wednesday from 1-3 pm located 818 S. Broadway Camden NJ, 08103
If you have any questions, please contact your school leaders.

Cynthia Leger
Managing Director of Operations, Camden Prep
We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year!
Did you know that Camden Prep High School will welcome its founding class this year? Tell us about a family you know looking for a great school! 
Apply for the 2020-2021 School Year
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