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12/17: Last Day of Semester 1

12/20-1/4: Winter Break

1/5: First Day of Semester 2

Drop-Off Update <IMPORTANT!>

Marvel Families,

To decrease the number of students receiving detentions for being tardy to school, we will be changing our morning drop-off routine. Beginning Monday, November 29, 2021, all students arriving at 8:30AM must be signed in by a guardian or parent. Please plan to have your student dropped off at school before 8:25AM so that they may have time to eat breakfast and report to class on time. You may begin dropping students off as early as 7:30AM when the gates open.

If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Kaveeshwar, Principal, or Ms. Laws, Director of Student Support. 

 

Senior Drum Ceremony Live Stream

Greetings Parents!

The class of 2022 will be the first class to start the tradition of an annual Senior Drum Ceremony! The ceremony will take place twice a year and will allow Seniors  to announce the colleges they have been accepted too thus far. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and want to make sure they are celebrated. Due to Covid restrictions, we will be hosting the ceremony online. If you want to participate in the ceremony a link have been provided below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaM6WbGSFRLiwH5wlSFVaHg

If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Brown (brianna.brown@yesprep.org).

 

Cold Weather Reminders

As the weather gets colder, we would like to remind families that the building at YES Prep West does not open until 8am. Any student that is dropped off or arrives before 8am will need to wait outside in our fenced in area until the building opens. Please ensure that your student is dressed accordingly for the colder weather.

 

Social Media:

Please follow Yes Prep West on Instagram (@yesprepwestmarvels) and on Facebook (Yes Prep West Secondary). We post important information, updates, and happenings around campus!

 

Family School Relationships Survey

We value your feedback as we seek ways to continuously improve your child’s learning experience. We invite you to take part in a brief Family-School Relationships Survey. You should have received an email from Panorama Education Team with a personalized survey access code. If you did not get the email and have not yet taken the survey, please kindly take a few minutes to complete the survey before 12/22 by using the following link surveys.panoramaed.com/yesprep/familyfall2021

Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us so we can make YES Prep Public Schools the best for you and your child! Please reach out directly to support+yesprep@panoramaed.com if you have any questions during survey-taking.

 

Family Surveys: Your Voice Matters! <closing Dec. 22>

To ensure we continue to provide high-quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of your children and prepare them for college and career, we need your input.

We have once again partnered with Panorama Education to conduct a series of surveys over the course of the 2021-2022 school year to help us make our classrooms, schools and district the best they can be.

Secondary families: You will be asked to complete the Family-School Relationships Survey. All students in grades 6-12 will complete the Teacher Pathway Survey in class on Dec. 3.

On Nov. 29, be sure to check your email for your unique survey link and access code. You can complete the surveys online before Dec. 22, 2021, using a computer, tablet or smartphone. If you do not receive an email, please contact your school. We thank you in advance for your feedback.

 

Nutrition News

Maria Carlos, Operation Specialist for Child Nutrition

K12 by Elior would like to share their monthly newsletter that gives their respective take on health and nutrition in their November issue of Nutrition News.

 

Family Portal Challenge

This Family Portal is a user-friendly way for you to access and understand your child’s progress and communicate with their teachers and campus leaders. The Family Portal provides you with key data related to your child’s success, including grades, missing assignments, attendance, and behavior, in one location and will support in-app chat, email, and live translation for more than 60 languages. We encourage you to log in and explore the Family Portal and its features.

You can access the Family Portal at https://familyportal.yesprep.org Check your email inbox for login instructions and your temporary password sent out on 8/16/21. If you did not receive an email, simply follow the steps under "Set up account" on the Family Portal Help page. The campus with the highest percentage of families logged in at the end of the semester will have breakfast delivered to their next family association meeting.

If you experience any issues or have suggestions to improve the Family Portal, click the blue “?” icon (Help / Resources) on the login screen to submit a help desk ticket.

 

Family Portal Update: Group Messaging Default to Text

This Family Portal is a user-friendly way for you to access and understand your child’s progress and communicate with their teachers and campus leaders. The Family Portal provides you with key data related to your child’s success, including grades, missing assignments, attendance, and behavior, in one location and will support in-app chat, email, and live translation for more than 60 languages.

We encourage you to log in and explore the Family Portal and its features. You can access the Family Portal at https://familyportal.yesprep.org Check your email inbox for login instructions and your temporary password sent out on 8/16/21. If you did not receive an email, simply follow the steps under "Set up account" on the Family Portal Help page. The campus with the highest percentage of families logged in at the end of the semester will have breakfast delivered to their next family association meeting.

Starting this week, group messages sent out from campus leaders or teachers will be sent via SMS/text message as the default rather than email. We hope this change will make it easier for you to stay up to date on campus events and classroom announcements. Individual messages regarding your child will still only be viewable when you are logged into the Family Portal. This is to protect your child’s privacy.

If you experience any issues or have suggestions to improve the Family Portal, click the blue “?” icon (Help / Resources) on the login screen to submit a help desk ticket.

 

Down Syndrome Family Connections Opportunity

Barb Campbell, Director of Family Engagement

We are excited to share about a new opportunity for Yes Prep families! Starting in January, we will have a monthly gathering for all families with children who have Down Syndrome. This will be a special opportunity for families to meet each other and share support, encouragement, resources, and celebrations related to our unique and amazing kids. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, January 25 in the evening, with dinner and childcare provided. If you are interested, please contact sydney.boule@gmail.com. We believe deeply that our students and families with Down Syndrome are valued members of our community, and we cannot wait for the opportunity to know and serve you better!

 

Family Portal: Family Notes

YES Prep has partnered with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to develop and deploy a modern Family Portal. This Family Portal is a user-friendly way for you to access and understand your student’s progress and communicate with their teachers. The Family Portal will provide you with key data related to your child’s success, including grades, missing assignments, attendance, and behavior, in one location and will support in-app chat, email, and live translation for more than 60 languages.

We are excited to let you know that the Family Portal is now live, and we encourage you to log in and explore the portal and its features. Check your email inbox for login instructions and your temporary password sent out on 8/16. If you did not receive an email, simply follow the steps under "Set up account" on the Family Portal Help page.

You can access the Family Portal HERE. Please let us know of any suggestions or problems you have by clicking the blue “?” icon and selecting “Help/Resources."

 

 

To learn well, you must be well. Legacy makes access to high quality, affordable, health care for your child easier than ever with both in-person and video visits! Our School-Based Health Care clinic is conveniently located inside your child’s school and provides a variety of pediatric and behavioral health services. If your child becomes sick, or simply needs a checkup, our team of qualified medical professionals can provide health care services during regular school hours.

SERVICES OFFERED ON-CAMPUS:

Pediatric Services:

Well-child visits

Vaccinations &

immunizations

Asthma

Common cold & flu

Ear infections

Minor injuries

Sore throat

Sports physicals

Upset stomach

Weight management

Skin problems

Health education & referral

In-person and video visits

 

Behavioral Health Services:

Anxiety

Depression

Behavioral & attentional difficulties

Family conflicts

Grief

Trauma

In-person and video visits

 

 

 

For more information please call (832) 548-5000.

Clinic Hours: 

Monday-Thursday:  7 am – 4:15 pm

Friday:  7 am – 3 pm

 

 

 

 

Spectator Fees

Students $2 and Adults $3

 

Contact george.fields@yesprep.org with questions!

Scholarship Bulletin

Each month, YES Prep College Initiatives Team published a Scholarship Bulletin. This scholarship includes Scholarships with upcoming college application deadlines, including scholarship programs students can begin applying to as early as 9th grade. If you would like to begin exploring third party scholarship your son or daughter can apply to help afford their college education, review the bulletin.

The bulletin will be updated monthly, so if you have already reviewed Novembers bulletin stay tuned for Decembers.

 

Coming Soon: Homework Help from Revolution Prep

YES Prep is partnering with Revolution Prep to provide access to live homework assistance for all Grade 9 through 12 students. Revolution Prep offers a service called Homework Help through which live, certified and experienced content teachers engage with students via Zoom to help with homework in various subjects. Students can join a Homework Help session on demand or schedule one for a future time that aligns with their homework needs. Homework help sessions are available in the afternoon, evenings, and throughout the weekend. Course offerings include all of our  HS English courses and most of our HS Math, Science, Social Studies, and AP courses at YES Prep. Students will learn more about their log-ins and how to access the platform in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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