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Important Dates: 


Did you know YOU, HAWKS families, can submit a Student Assistance Form (SAF) to inform our Student Support Counselor about a non-instructional need for your student here at Northwest? Our Student Support Counselor is here to help, please reach out by submitting a SAF today!

Who can submit a SAF

  • Teacher/Staff
  • Student
  • Guardian/Parent
  • Community Member/Service Provider

Reasons you may want to submit a SAF:

  • Urgent Family concerns
    • Food
    • Housing
  • Student social and emotional concerns
  • Help obtaining resources for school
  • Concerns about harassment, race, or quity

Watch this video on how to submit a SAF: English | Spanish


We understand Winter storm Uri affected our HAWKS different, we are asking if you could take time and complete our survey: https://tinyurl.com/NWFamilySurvey-WinterStorm

The survey will ask a series of questions that will determine our next steps in being able to assist you, if needed. If you were not affected, we'd still like to hear from you and know you're doing good.

Thank you, if you have already completed our survey. You may be hearing from our staff asking additional questions, if needed.

Here are resources you may find helpful, if you are needing immediate help: https://www.yesprep.org/news/blog/featured/~board/blog/post/community-resources-for-those-affected-by-winter-storm


Due to the recent school closure, we've extended our Black History Month events into March.

  • Every Wednesday during February is Blackout - wear all black
  • BHM Spirit week - March 1-5
  • Virtual Showcase - March 12
  • BHM Movie Night! - March 25, more details to come
black history month events


We will restart our weekly Family Workshops on TUESDAY, March 9th with a 4-week series provided by Dr. Crystal Collier. She is a therapist and educator who has been working with adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, behavioral problems and substance use disorders since 1991. This informative series will be offered on Microsoft Teams live from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm and will cover stress (3/9), substance abuse (3/23), technology (3/30) and behavior modification (4/6). To learn more about her story and her powerful message, please visit her website.


We strongly encourage you to watch The Science of High Risk Behavior prior to the first session as we had to cut this foundational session due to the winter storm disruption. If you are watching on a laptop, you can view the video with subtitles in your preferred language by turning on captions then selecting your preferred language from the dropdown menu under the icon that looks like a gear.


In a previous HAWKS Family Notes, we notified of staff changes. We wanted to follow up and introduce our new Director of Student Services: Ms. Brittney Jones!

director of student services picture

Ms. Jones has been busy at work, getting adjusted and prioritizing our HAWKS needs.

"Hello to my new HAKWS Family! I am super excited about transition into the role of DSS starting this February and being a part of the HAKWS Team. Thank you in advance for welcoming me, helping me get adjusted and standing alongside me as we finish 2020-2021 school year strong. I cannot wait to meet and get to know every one of you either virtually or in-person"

Reasons you would reach out to our Director of Student Services: 

  • Behavioral/Discipline
  • Student culture and engagement
  • Questions about the Grade Level Chairs


Does your current student have a sibling that will be attending Northwest for the 2021-2022 School Year?

  • An application must be submitted for the sibling

Apply for the sibling now: https://yesprep.schoolmint.net/


We are hosting Virtual campus tours for families interested in applying to Northwest but want to learn more!

Virtual Tour Dates:

  • March 11, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
  • March 25, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Sign up HERE for your preferred date and time.

***Current families, please help us spread the word and refer us.


YES Prep provides different tools to help you stay connected to how your child is performing at school. Staying connected will allow you to see if your child is on track or needs additional support in their education.

Find additional information to all of our Family Dashboards here: https://northwest.yesprep.org/for-families/family-dashboards


HAWKS families, do you know anyone interested in applying to YES Prep Northwest, please fill out this SURVEY. We will contact the family you refer to us and provide more information on our enrollment and how they can apply.

If the family you refer to us applies, you will be entered for a chance to win a gift card to Top Golf!