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Happy New Year, Aviators!

I hope that you and your families were able to have a restful and health break. We kicked off our second semester and we are excited to continue working with your students.

It is hard to believe that in just a few short months, we will be opening the doors to YES Prep Hobby High School at the Class of 2026 will be our first class of 9th graders! The lottery for the 22-23 school year is currently open, and we are actively accepting applications. Please encourage your family and friends to apply online at https://yesprep.schoolmint.net.

We are also excited to kick off this semester by welcoming Ms. Jalicia Hines to YES Prep Hobby as our ASPIRE Coordinator to run after school programming. We will share more information in the coming weeks, but we are excited to offer robust programming after school for students that will allow them to participate in extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities. Please be on the look out for additional communication about our ASPIRE program soon!

Thank you for your continued support of our school and your students. If there is anything we can do to support you or your family, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Mr. Sander

 

January 17, 2022: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- Holiday for Staff & Students

February 4, 2022: Early Dismissal 1:00pm

February 18, 2022: No School- Student Holiday

February 21, 2022: No School-Student & Staff Holiday

You can find the YES Prep Academic Calendar online here.

 

 YES Prep Hobby Parents!

My name is Ms. Jalicia Hines and I am the Founding ASPIRE Coordinator here at Yes Prep Hobby. The ASPIRE program is an afterschool program where we focus on the Academic, identity, college enrichment and family engagement. The ASPIRE Program will be providing before and after school programing for the Hobby student body. More information can be seen on the attached brochure. If your child is interested in the ASPIRE program, please register at this link and attend our “Landing with ASPIRE” Enrollment Day on either January 19th or January 20th. If you have any questions please reach out to Jalicia.Hines@yesprep.org

 
 
Security Officer On Campus:
 
The safety of our Aviator Community is our top priority. This week, we received information that we would have a security officer present on campus through at least Spring Break as the result of a grant that was received by the district. The officer’s primary purpose is to assist with having an external presence and ensuring that our campus remains a safe space. At this time, there is no known or perceived threat to safety on our campus, and this is a preventative measure. Additionally, you may see the security officer assisting with traffic at arrival and dismissal. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.
 
 
 
 
MLK, Jr. Holiday- Monday, January 17: 
Monday, January 17th is a Student and Staff Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 18th.
 
 
Quarter 2 and Semester 1 Report Cards Available in Skyward:
Report Cards will be available to view in Skyward Family Access. If you have a question about a specific grade, please reach out to your child’s teacher. For general questions about our grading policy, you can refer to the YES Prep Student Handbook at https://www.yesprep.org/families/student-handbook.
 
2022-2023 Lottery:

The application lottery is still open for the 2022-2023 and we still have space for students in 6th – 8th grade. Please share the application website with you family, friends, and neighbors and let them know why you believe Hobby is the best school for your student!

https://yesprep.schoolmint.net/

 
 
COVID-19 Health and Safety Reminders:

As we start the second semester, we know that COVID-19 continues to impact our school and broader Houston community.

We encourage Aviators to stay home when they are not feeling well and ask that you please contact the school at 713-842-5600 if your student is going to be absent.

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact us as soon as you are able. Students with a positive COVID-19 test result may return to school when:

  • Ten (10) days have passed since a positive COVID-19 test result or symptom onset, AND
  • The students’ symptoms have improved, AND
  • The student is fever-free for 24 hours without medication. A “fever” is considered a temperature 100.0 higher.

Ways to Keep Our Community Safe

  • Wearing a mask is the expectation while on campus. Students should continue to wear a mask on the bus, at school, and while at school-sponsored events.
  • We continue to clean our school on a regular schedule and pay close attention to the cleaning of high-traffic areas.
  • We ask families to please conduct an at-home health screening each day to ensure that your student, and all YES Prep community members, stay safe and COVID-free. 
  • Lastly, vaccination is currently the best protection against COVID-19. Health officials encourage everyone 5 years and older to get vaccinated and for those eligible, a booster dose. YES Prep continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines via Legacy Community Health clinics located at various YES Prep campuses. Schedule your child's vaccination with Legacy by clicking here. 

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
 

Parent Recruitment Position:

We’re hiring two parent recruiters to help us actively recruit new students for the 2022-2023 school year. You would be leaving flyers, walking neighborhoods to leave doorhangers, and engaging with new families. This job is 10-15 hours per week.

This is a paid position and interested parents should email or call Ms. Rocha. Candy.Rocha@yesprep.org (713)967-9328

 

 

YES Prep athletic events:

Events will be operating at 50% capacity to maximize the health and safety of all. Concessions will not be sold, and outside food / drink will not be permitted. Once your Aviators game has concluded, you will be required to exit the gym and your athletes will be escorted out with their coach. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis. All tickets will now be purchased through TicketSpicket for YES Prep athletic events. If your Aviator is currently involved in athletics, Coach Shannon sent out communication earlier this week with steps on how to purchase your tickets. Your athlete also received a handout at practice detailing how to pre-purchase and redeem your tickets at the door. If you have additional questions, please email jessica.shannon@yesprep.org

Please see below for Hobby's Basketball Game Schedule:

Hobby MS Girls Basketball Game Schedule

Hobby MS Boys Basketball Game Schedule 

 

 
8th Grade Programing:
Hobby has partnered with Bee Busy Learning Academy Inc. to provide a comprehensive Substance Abuse/Mental Health & HIV prevention education program to our 8th grade students. The program will utilize evidence-based curriculum designed to build knowledge and skills related to preventing and reducing drug usage and bringing awareness to mental health all while educating youth of the risky behaviors that can lead to HIV/AIDS. The curriculum incorporates aspects of hip-hop culture including language, the arts, and history as a social, cultural and contextual framework. The content of the curriculum is age-appropriate according to grade level and will be presented by the Bee Busy Learning Academy during your students health class. Each student was given a paper with more information regarding this program. If you do not want your student to participate in this program during their health class, please sign the paper, or reach out to our student support counselor at Amanda.Martello@yesprep.org
 
 

Family Notes Submitted 1.12.22

 

Child Nutrition Newsletter

Maria Carlos, Child Nutrition Operations Specialist

Nutrition News Our monthly newsletter from K12 by Elior

Noticias de nutrición Nuestro boletín mensual de K12 por Elior

Food Distribution:

If you or someone in your community needs resources of support, below are different food distribution sites that could be helpful. Please share them as needed.

First page of the PDF file: Harbach-FoodFairDates20222