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IMPORTANT DISTRICT UPDATE

Governor Abbott issued a COVID-19 executive order this afternoon while also asserting, “Today's announcement does not abandon safe practices that Texans have mastered over the past year.” YES Prep’s COVID safety precautions following CDC guidelines will remain in place for all YES Prep schools and facilities.

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El gobernador Abbott emitió una orden ejecutiva relacionado a COVID-19 esta tarde y también afirmó: "El anuncio de hoy no abandona las prácticas seguras que los tejanos han dominado durante el año pasado". Las precauciones de seguridad de COVID que YES Prep ha implementado, y que son basadas en las pautas de los CDC, permanecerán vigentes para todas las escuelas e instalaciones de YES Prep."

GRANT OPPORTUNITY - Special education

If your student is receiving special education services, you may qualify for this grant, read below for more information.

To apply, go to: https://sses.tea.texas.gov/

(Folleto en español)

First page of the PDF file: TCSA_special-needs-credits_v5

Q3: PROGRESS REPORTS

Families, student progress reports now available in Skyward!

In an effort to keep you informed, we have launched a calling campaign, if your student is failing one class or multiple, expect to receive a phone call from a staff member.

PROGRAM SELECTION OPENS - 3/8

On Monday, March 8, the survey to change your students current learning program will open up! Locate the survey in Skyward. Once you complete the survey, know that the change will take effect for Quarter 4.

If you are satisfied with your students current learning program, no action is required - no need to complete survey.

NO FOOD DROP OFF

HAWKS families, this is a friendly reminder that we are currently NOT accepting any type of food drop off for students attending in-person on campus, for safety measures. If the student does not intend to receive a meal from school, make sure they brought their lunch with them when being dropped off/or getting on the bus.

Note: we are not allowing students to use a microwave to heat up their food, please keep this in mind.

LOTTERY INFO

Yes, we are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year!

We will have grades: 6-9. Northwest will continue to grow year after year until we've reached 12th grade. If at anytime you need additional information or need help applying, reach out to us by calling us at 713-842-5510 or emailing us at askypnorthwest@yesprep.org

HAWKS, make sure to refer us to any family or friend!

SPRING BREAK

Reminder that Spring Break will be March 15-19. Students will return to online learning/in-person on March 22.

 

STUDENT ASSISTANCE FORM (SAF)

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

FAMILY IMPACT SURVEY - WINTER STORM

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

VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOURS

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.

FAMILY DASHBOARDS

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

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

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.


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