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Hello, Aviator Families!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Fall Break. It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Fall Festival before the break. The festival was a true reminder to me of the power of community. Thank you all for attending and participating to make Hobby a family-oriented school.  

As we head into the last few weeks of the semester, we are working hard with your students to work toward our goals for this year. One place where we can use your support to close out the semester is to ensure that our Aviators at school each day learning, in person. We know that our students are most successful when they are present at school.  

Have a wonderful weekend!  

Mr. Sander

December 20, 2021- January 4, 2022: Winter Break

January 5, 2022: Students return to school

January 17, 2022: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- Holiday

February 4, 2022: Early Dismissal 1:00pm

You can find the YES Prep Academic Calendar online here.

 

 

Attendance Incentives:

Coming to school everyday is vital to our Aviators achieving academic success. As the semester closes, we want every Aviator here learning as much as possible. We’re offering two weeks of incentives for Aviators present at school every day over the next two weeks; from 12/6-12/17. 

Daily Attendance Incentive for Week of 12/6 

Each day your Aviator is present at campus they’ll have their name entered into a daily drawing. We’ll hold a daily drawing each afternoon at 3:45pm. Items possible to receive during the drawing include games, puzzles, and sports equipment. 

Weekly Attendance Incentive for Week of 12/13 

Aviators present the entire week (no absences, here for all 5 days) will be entered into a drawing for a holiday ham to take home to their family! We’ll provide one holiday ham for each grade – 6th, 7th, and 8th. The drawing takes place Friday after 1:00pm. 

 

Family Surveys: Your Voice Matters!

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. By now you should have received your unique, personal link to the survey sent to your email. Please complete the surveys online before December 22, 2021 using a computer, tablet or smartphone. If you did not receive an email please give us a call at 713-842-5600.

 

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.

 

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

 

HERO:

We are working to ensure that students are receiving timely feedback regarding their behavior in class.  As a reminder to families, students receive demerits for in class, or small misbehaviors, as redirections.  Students receive a demerit for not meeting the expectations below: 

  1. Engaged in learning: students are on time to class, focused, and prepared to learn 

  1. Adheres to safety protocols: students follow our dress code, wear an ID at all times on campus, and have a hall pass in the hallway 

  1. Practice unharmful behaviors: students are kind to others in their language and actions 

Students receive a lunch detention every time they receive the 3rd demerit for the same behavior. Students have time set aside to check their HERO account each week, which is where this information is located. Families can set up an account to track their students' behaviors by following the steps below: 

  1. Go to Login | Hero (heropowered.com) 

  1. Click “parent” 

  1. Create an account 

  1. Add a student using your students ID number and birthday. 

  1. If you are having trouble adding your student, you can email jaclyn.peck@yesprep.org for support. 

 

Masks for Staff and Students

Given the continued rise in confirmed cases, it is now our expectation that all students and staff wear masks. When masks are worn consistently and correctly, they not only protect you but others as well. In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. People should wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people or if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised.

  Exception(s):

  •  A student who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.). Please reach out to our Special Populations team if you require assistance.
  • A student is not expected to wear a mask while eating or drinking but should maintain physical distance as possible. The mask should be stored in a safe, clean location and should be worn immediately thereafter.

Message from the Clinics Office:

We ask that you, as always, watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

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.  

 

Girls Basketball:

Our Girls Basketball team has their first scrimmage on Wednesday, December 8th at 5pm. To ensure the safety of our players and visitors, we will have limited seating for families and students to attend the game. Students wishing to attend the game will get more information on how to sign up for a seat from Coach Shannon in Monday Morning Meeting.

Please see below for Hobby's Basketball Game Schedule:

Hobby MS Girls Basketball Game Schedule

Hobby MS Boys Basketball Game Schedule