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1/13: Houston Food Bank Market @YPW

1/17: No School (MLK Jr. Holiday)

2/4: Early Dismissal for Students

 

Junior Parent Meeting <Mandatory>

Dear Parents and Students of the Junior Class of 2023,

We look forward to working with your student(s) as decisions are made about his/her post high school plans. With all that needs to be done, we want to get ahead of the game in order to prepare for Fall; we strongly believe that this process empowers students and help them develop a better sense of what the future holds and the expectations they are capable of meeting. We sincerely hope that you will be a strong support for your daughter or son throughout the year. We want to invite you to our Mandatory Annual Junior Parent Meeting on the evening of Wednesday, January 19th, 2022  from 5:00-6:00 PM on the Yes Prep West Campus. We ask that you please arrive on time and wear a mask. Counselors will provide you with an overview of the college application process, Junior Spring Trip Information, important dates and academic requirements for graduation. We will be collecting money and permission slips therefore please plan ahead.

We are excited to start this year with your student and look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Ms. Brown (832) 646-5227

 

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. 

 

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!

 

Houston Food Bank Market

The Houston Food Bank Market will be at YP West this Thursday, January 13th from 3-6pm in the parking lot. The HFBM will return to West on the following dates:

January 27, February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24, April 28, May 12

Contact deja.laws@yesprep.org with questions. 

 

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

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be returning to 50% capacity. Priority will be given to families of those participating in the game. 

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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