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Dear Roxbury Prep Families, 

Two weeks ago, we celebrated the first day of in-person learning at Troy Prep. Today, we are so excited to share another milestone in our comeback as our schools in Newark and Camden opened their doors for a calm, safe, and inspiring “first day” of school this Monday! The reopening of North Star and Camden Prep could not have been accomplished without our Uncommon community – our teachers, staff, leaders, nurses, students, and families made this step forward possible.

We are so thankful to have this community of Uncommon families like you who continue to place their faith and trust in our schools and serve as essential partners in this work. Stay tuned for additional information as we remain incredibly excited to continue to welcome our students for their “first day” across our regions in the weeks to come.

School Updates

Hybrid Model begins Monday, 11/30 for High School and Middle School:

As a reminder, we are planning to return to school in-person in a “hybrid model”, on Monday, November 30th for high school and for middle school. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and we are carefully monitoring the health data in Boston to make sure it’s safe.

COVID-19 Reminders for Hybrid Learning:

As we approach hybrid learning, Roxbury Prep has a few reminders before students begin to enter school buildings:

  • Students should not come to school if they are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • Students who arrive at school with symptoms will be sent home immediately upon arrival. The student’s parent/guardian will need to pick up their student as soon as possible.
  • If your student has travelled out of state, you must follow the Massachusetts COVID-19 quarantine requirements before your student will be allowed to return to school.
  • Please note that in school, students will be asked to wash their hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer in between hand-washing. If you would like to opt your student out of hand sanitizer, please contact your school’s nurse.

MA Seasonal Flu Immunization Requirement:

All K-12 students in the state of Massachusetts this year are required to get the season flu vaccine by December 31, 2020. Please make a plan to bring your student to receive the seasonal flu vaccine before this deadline, and submit the proof of immunization to your school’s office manager. Students who have a medical or religious exemption may submit proof of this exemption to the school in place of the vaccination paperwork. Students who have not gotten their vaccine may not be allowed to attend school until they have completed this state-wide requirement. You can get this important vaccination at your local pharmacy, doctor’s office, or health clinic.

Find out more about the flu vaccine here!

Resources

Wellness Corner:

As we continue through the month of October, we are learning and identifying ways to practice Intellectual Wellness! While you might know that you need to exercise your body, did you know that it is also important to exercise your mind? One of the best ways to exercise our minds is to learn new things. So, instead of sitting down and watching television at the end of the day, opt for a good book or puzzle! We have provided a few resources to help you and your family grow your brain and practice Intellectual Wellness.

  1. Libby - a free website or app that allows you to borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library
  2. Sudoku - free puzzles to sharpen your logic with numbers
  3. Braingle - a free website with over 15,000 brain teasers and puzzles

Vote to Make your voice heard!

Election season is in full swing, and it is more important than ever to make your voice heard! So much is at stake in this election: healthcare, voting rights, women’s rights, education, immigration rights, and much more. Make your plan to vote!

Voter Registration Deadline: TOMORROW, Saturday, October 24, 2020

Voter Information: 

  • Early Voting: Early voting is available at select locations through Friday, 10/30. Your early voting location will be different from your regular polling place, so find early polling sites here.
  • Mail-in Ballots: If you’ve requested a mail-in ballot, you can choose to mail it back or to drop it off a designated drop box. 
    • Mail it in: Ballots need to be postmarked no later than 11/3 and must be back at your local election office no later than 11/6.
    • Drop it off: Find designated drop off sites here. You will not be able to drop it off at your polling site on election day.
  • Know Your Polling Place: If you’re planning to vote in person on election day, 11/6, check your designated polling place here.
  • Questions? To help support you during this election year, we are excited to offer our Uncommon votes page as a resource! You can use this site as a one-stop-shop to make a voting plan to ensure that your voice is heard!
If you have any questions, please contact your school leaders.

Cynthia Leger
Managing Director of Operations, Roxbury Prep
We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year!
If you know anyone who is interested in enrolling at Roxbury Prep, please share the enrollment information below.
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