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Please look at the March Calendar of Events. Click on link to download calendar. 


First page of the PDF file: 2023NWMarcheventCalendar2_1




Quick Update/Reminders:

1. Project Based Research Class allows students to boost their grade which then enables students to then improve their overall Grade Point Average (GPA).

2. Students have student opportunity tracker that should be sharing with you at least biweekly so that parents and students know what they are doing as extracurricular, volunteering, clubs and/or organizations as this will be needed on their end Junior year for them to be able to create a solid Resume for their upcoming College Portfolio

3. A handful of students are out for Out of State Spring Trips - families are fully aware of the nominees!

4. Students Opportunities Folder can be found in Schoology and this updates every single month with lots of Student Opportunities such as volunteering, paid internships, and or organizations.

5. Scholarship Bulletin updates every month with over 50 plus scholarships every month in Schoology - students MUST be applying for scholarships NOW!

Please reach out directly to the Director of College Counseling and Initiatives if you have any questions or need additional feedback.



Mr. Osornio

Not only have students proven they can wear these particular items without abusing the privilege,

The purpose of this incentive is also to…

  • Remain competitive with local school districts while also keeping YES Prep Values true
  • Aligned to things you’ve already purchased for your student
  • Provide individuality of dress within reason

Guardians, please see the slide below that will be shown to students during homeroom for reference. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Dean of Students, Mrs. Arnold at Krystle.Arnold@yesprep.org




Spirit Week will be March 27th- March 30th! Please have your students participate!



Dear YES Prep Families, The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has published the 2021-2022 Federal Report Cards for each YES Prep school and the district. We are sharing this information with you as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Information on these reports includes the items listed in this TEA guide. You may access the report cards using any of the following methods:

1. Visit the YES Prep website:

a. District website link https://www.yesprep.org/about/public-information/compliance-notices#fs-panel-34848

b. School website link:https://northwest.yesprep.org/for-families/compliance-notices (click on your child’s school, click on “For Parents”, then click on “Compliance Notices”)

2. Visit the Texas Education Agency’s website:

a. Federal Report Cards link: https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Accountability/State_Accountability/Performance_Reporting/Federal_Report_Cards

3. Hard copies are available at the district office and each school’s front office.

4. Appropriate translations (written or oral) are available upon request.

If you have questions, please contact Ahmer Naeem, Director of State and Legal Compliance, at ahmer.naeem@yesprep.org or (713) 924-0603. Thank you


Back in September after the showing of our Latino cARTographies immersive, several people suggested that we needed to show it to the public. This will be free to the public on the first two weekends of April (1,2, 8 & 9). We want to extend this invitation to the larger audience and we know you have a large following. This is family friendly and open to all the public who would like to attend. We will also be providing free food. We would love to have family and friends come and see it.

Our Latino cARTographies digital board is already receiving attention from outside of Houston and even outside of Texas so it would be great if we could promote it here at home. It is a dedication to the Latino/a/x artists of Houston and the organizations that have help support the community. We were also featured in the Winter issue of Houstonia

You must register to attend. Bring your family and friends! Please help spread the word!

Eventbrite link for registration to include:






Families, review our bus routes as there have been changes that will be effective on February 27.


Thank you to all the families that attended our March HFA Meeting! We hope to see you and more Hawks Families in the month of April. 


HFA encourages interaction between family and school, serve as a source of support, and work with teachers, staff, and the community at large to improve our children's educational experience. 

You are automatically a member of Hawks Family Association by sending your student to our school. Please attend our monthly meetings! 


Fitness for the entire family! Bring a friend! Limited steps are available (15)

Tickets can be bought at https://xhh-andbodygoals-with-marsha.ticketleap.com/aint-no-half-steppin-in-houston/ 

$20- if you bring your own step

$25 - if you need to use one of our steps

$5- spectators 

Yes Prep Northwest Gym 11am-12pm

If you have any questions, please contact our Northwest Parent Fellow, Mrs. Thomas, at Marsha.Thomas@yesprep.org



High School Only:  

Students who have 18+ unexcused absences during any semester for any course, as a result of excessive absences, will receive a NG (“No Grade”) notation on their report card at the end of each semester. The NG notation hides your student’s grades due to a lack of attendance. Your student may not be failing the course, but they have failed to meet state attendance requirements, so they could not receive a grade. House Bill 5, an updated regulation passed by the Texas Legislature, outlines standards of promotion and graduation to include attendance. The school considers students who miss more than 10% of class time as “excessive, unexcused absences”. Student may correct this notation on their report card by one of the following:  

1.       Repeating the course - if student failed multiple courses  

2.      Attending credit recovery - if student failed 1 -2 courses  

3.      Completing attendance recovery - if student passed the course but failed to meet attendance standards  

More information around enrolling your student into credit recovery or attendance recovery will be released in February. Attendance is very important in ensuring the success of your student both academically and socially. We are here to support both you and your students in intervening with their excessive absences to ensure they are successful and on track for promotion and graduation. If your student is absent from school, please ensure that you bring a note to the front office. If you have any questions regarding this information, please reach out to our Director of Student Support , Ms. Jones (Carey) at brittney.jones@yesprep.org

For more on HB 5, go to https://tea.texas.gov/academics/graduation-information/house-bill-5-foundation-high-school-program


We must notify families when a student misses a certain amount of school if you received a letter from us this week (or next) - this is a notice for your records. There are two possible actions you can take:

lf you received a letter from us this week (or next) - this is a notice for your records. There are two possible actions you can take:

  1. Provide the school with an excuse note on the days your student was absent
  2. If you believe the absence is an error, email askypnorthwest@yesprep.org or call the front office to notify
    • You may also review students' attendance via Skyward!

Attendance matters, ensure the student is present and on time daily. We understand an array of situations can happen that can prevent the student from attending, we ask that the student advocates for themselves and get the missing work from their teachers ahead of time or when they return.

School Attendance Policy and Procedures:

  • A student is considered absent when missing 20 minutes of class for any period

  • Families should provide an excuse note once the student returns to campus (the student should turn it into the Front Office)
  • Excuse notes = Doctors/Clinic documentation or the guardian can email (askypnorthwest@yesprep.org) or provide a handwritten letter
    • Excuse note MUST include student's full name, date(s) missed, and the reason for absence


Calling all of our YES Prep HAWKS family! We need your help! We need to reach our campus goal of at least 40 referrals! Help us meet our goal! If you know of any family that may be interested in applying to the YES Prep Lottery, please fill out this referral for a chance to win some YES Prep Northwest SWAG! Thank you for your partnership and support in providing ALL Houston families access to a high-quality, Pre-K – 12th grade education.




Stay informed of all the stuff that is happening here at YES Prep Northwest! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!




Links to Bookmark:

https://linktr.ee/yesprepnorthwest - This link is the most important one to bookmark! It contains all relevant links throughout the school year.

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, merits and demerits are visible to both student and family.

Transportation - View our current bus routes

Digital Library - How to log in to Sora


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