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Dear Roxbury Prep Families, 

As of Friday afternoon, as we write this message, we are still awaiting the final outcome of the election and like you, we are anxious to learn the path ahead for our country. However, it seems that this year, we continue to be challenged to live with uncertainty for at least a while longer while votes continue to be counted. 

Though there are still so many unknowns, we remain clear in our Uncommon mission: the well-being of our students and families and our core work of ensuring our schools are rooted in love, joy, rigor, and justice. We will support our students in understanding and navigating this current moment. We will continue to care for and support one another. And, no matter the outcome of the election, Uncommon will continue to advocate for our communities and ensure that our students are prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow. 

Thank you for all that you have done this election season – casting your own vote despite the challenges of the pandemic. Most of all, thank you for your steady presence and unwavering commitment to our students, ensuring that even in these uncertain times, they have a constant.

School Updates

Update on Hybrid Learning Launch:

Today Governor Baker announced that the State Health Department has released new health and safety metrics to guide schools on their re-opening plans. They have studied transmission rates in schools throughout Massachusetts and across the country and are using that data to create new thresholds for safely re-opening schools. We are still waiting for clarity on how these guidelines will affect our plans at Roxbury Prep and in the meantime we are still on track for our 11/30 in-person launch. We will continue to monitor the state health data and will share more on our re-opening plans as soon as we can. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person when it’s safe.

Student Stay Home, Send Home, and Clearance to Return to School Policy Update:

We have updated our policy for all Uncommon Schools students who are exposed to COVID-19, present with symptoms of COVID-19 at home before the school day, present symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day, or otherwise develop suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. This policy includes the updated definition of close contact from the CDC on October 22, 2020.

COVID- 19 Symptoms: The symptoms below are currently associated with COVID-19 and could change at any time. Please reference cdc.gov for the most up to date information.

  • Temperature 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
  • Chills
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Resources

Wellness Corner: November is Physical Wellness Month at Uncommon!

Physical wellness is when we use exercise, healthy eating, and sleep to grow our minds and bodies for optimal health and functioning. As we become more aware of our physical wellness, we are learning to listen to our bodies. Physical wellness matters because it encourages principles of good health and knowledge, which affect behavior patterns that lead to a healthy lifestyle. It also promotes positive health habits that can help decrease our stress, lower risk of illness, and increase our energy.

Below are resources to get you and your family physically well!


Parent Partners for Advocacy (PPFA) Meeting #2:

Our Parent Partners for Advocacy group is meeting for our second meeting of the year on Thursday, 11/12, at 6pm. Join us to connect with other parents, build community, and learn about opportunities to get involved. Click here for more information and to RSVP!

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

Cynthia Leger
Managing Director of Operations, Roxbury Prep
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