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PREP for Public Prep: School Readiness Resources 

Welcome, new families! We know that starting a new school is overwhelming in normal circumstances, and these feelings are more enhanced amidst our current circumstances. We hope that this page can provide resources to ensure you and your scholar feel prepared for day 1 of the 2020-21 school year — whatever that may look like! Continue to check back as we update with new resources.

 

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR LOGISTICS


COMMUNICATION ON REOPENING

DRAFT CALENDAR 2020-21

Please note that this calendar is subject to change as we work with state and local authorities to understand how Governor’s Cuomo NY Forward Plan impacts our ability to start the school year. 

VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOURS

In the absence of in-person school visits this summer, take a look at our virtual school tours through the links below!

 

SCHOOL CULTURE PREP


Since our inception, Public Prep has prioritized cultivating what is now popularly called a “growth mindset” within our students. We focus on the whole child and aim to build character-based strengths such as resilience, determination, initiative, perseverance, gratitude, empathy, and optimism to help our scholars overcome the inevitable hurdles encountered in life.

LEARN OUR CORE VALUES

PRACTICE THE PUBLIC PREP CHEER

Who do you think you are? I’m already a Superstar!

I strive for the best, better than good, for scholarship, merit and [Sisterhood/Brotherhood]!

I always go beyond and above, showing my trust, wisdom, and love.

What will I do with all this knowledge? I’ll take it with me when I go to college!

Some say I can’t, but I know I can. My work lifts me up, and you hold my hand! 

LISTEN TO THESE MESSAGES FROM SOME OF OUR CLASSROOM NAMESAKES

 

ACADEMIC PREP


Take a look at the resources below to stay engaged in learning over the summer. Remember to read EVERY DAY!

TUNE IN TO OUR READ ALOUDS
FREE ONLINE ENRICHMENT

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Public Prep is excited to partner with the New York Public Library (NYPL) to provide resources for independent reading and additional summer learning. We encourage you to browse the materials below in order to maximize FREE resources this summer!

ACCESS FREE NYPL RESOURCES

Watch the videos below to 1) receive your FREE digital library card, and 2) access TrueFlix, an online resource that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. TrueFlix includes a rich variety of non-fiction texts you can access at any time, without having to place a hold.

PUBLIC PREP - NYPL FAMILY WEBINARS

If you missed the Public Prep and NYPL family webinars in June, watch the recordings below!

SUMMER READING CALENDARS

The below calendars are designed to give students and families a way to tour the various resources available through NYPL. Check them out and get started today!