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Greetings, Aviator Families

We want to thank all our Aviators for their hard work this week! As we continue to work together to become college readiness! We want to thank you for your continued support of our school and your students- we appreciate our Aviator Families.

Have a wonderful long weekend, See you Monday!

Mr. Sander

 

November 18th: Fall Festival

November 22nd- 26th: Fall Break- No School for Students and Staff

November 29th: Students return to school

You can find the YES Prep Academic Calendar online here.  

 

22-23 Lottery is open:

Our lottery for the 2022-2023 school year is now open ! We will be accepting applications for 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade.  

If you have family or friends who are interested in attending YES Prep Hobby next year, please have them submit their application online at https://yesprep.schoolmint.net.  

Current Aviator families do not have to reapply to the lottery. If you currently have a child in 5th grade who you would like to attend YES Prep Hobby, please ensure that you submit their application online.

 

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Late Arrival:

All classes begin at 8:30am everyday, it is expected that students are in their seats and prepared to learn at this time. To ensure that students receive bell-to-bell instruction for each period, please drop off your students no later than 8:15AM every morning. This allows them to grab breakfast if they like and walk to class to be on time. Students who arrive after 8:25AM must check in at the front office and receive a tardy demerit. When students gets 3 tardy demerits, they begin to earn lunch detentions.

 

Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.

If a student begins to experience any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. If a student is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting the front office at 713-842-5600. We appreciate your continued support as we work together to ensure the safety of our school community. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our front office team. 

If your student is absent please remember to send an excuse note or documentation with your child when they return. You can also email an absent excuse note to Ms. Rocha at candy.rocha@yesrep.org.  

 

We are Still Accepting Applications for 6th Grade!

Do you have a 6th grade student or know of a family who does? Hobby still has spots available for enrollment in 6th grade. Visit this site for more information and to submit an application. 

 

Resource Links:

  • Transportation - View our current bus routes
  • Skyward -  View grades: assignment grades, progress report grades, and report card grades. Attendance: tardies, absences, etc. Schedule: classes your student is enrolled in.
  • Schoology -  parental access to Schoology, you can sign up for weekly reports as well as impersonate your child/children to view their classes, current and upcoming assignments, grades, etc. Schoology one pager: English | Español.
  • HERO - Behavior tracker

 

FOLLOW US ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS!

Follow us on social media to stay updated on campus events, get to meet our teachers, and watch other fun campus culture videos!
Instagram: @yesprephobby
Facebook: @yesprephobby
YouTube: YES Prep Hobby

Book Fair-

We are excited to have the Scholastic Book Fair come to Hobby this fall! This is an opportunity to get books in the hands of Aviators, as well as earn money to build our Hobby Library! If you are interested in volunteering to help make this book sale a success, please complete this form. If you have questions reach out to Jaclyn.Peck@yesprep.org   

 

 

Basketball Try Outs:

Basketball tryouts will begin on Monday, November 8th and conclude on Wednesday, November 10th from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM. Aviators are expected to be present at all three days of tryouts as each day a different skill be evaluated. All Aviators must have a physical form turned into Coach Shannon before tryouts in order to participate. Please visit the 7th Grade Updates Page or 8th Grade Updates Page on your Aviators Schoology to review the information shared at our virtual informational meeting.  

If you have questions, reach out to jessica.shannon@yesprep.org 

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.

 

November Scholarship Bulletin

Secondary Only, Not for NHS/NMS

Family Portal Updates

Barb Campbell, Director of Family Engagement

 

The 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! 

 

Revitalized Mission Statement

Barb Campbell, Director of Family Engagement

 

YES Prep adapts mission statement to emphasize commitment to students' readiness for college success and access to opportunities. Check out our latest blog to learn about the process that was used to get input and to see the revitalized mission statement!

https://www.yesprep.org/news/blog/featured/~board/headlines/post/yesprep-adapts-mission-statement