For Parents

Fifth Ward Empowerment Workshop

Please see the attached flyer for information for an Empowerment and Job Fair being held by various Fifth Ward Organizations.

IMPORTANT BUS ROUTE CHANGES

To relieve overcrowding on buses, several of our bus routes have changed including stop times. Your child will receive a new route sheet today. Please review this information as these changes go into effect on Tuesday, September 9. If you have questions, please review our website or contact the office. 

Para aliviar el número de estudiantes en los autobuses, varias de las rutas han cambiado incluyendo la hora de parada. Hoy, su estudiante recibirá una hoja con la ruta nueva. Por favor revise la información porque los cambias se llevaran a cabo el dia martes, el 9 de septiembre. Si tiene preguntas, ingrese en la página web o llame a la oficina.
 

2014-2015 Student Handbook

Please find the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks below.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement - Food Services

 

2014-2015 Lottery Information

For more information about the lottery, please review the attached FAQ sheets available in English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact the Fifth Ward Front Office at 713-924-0600.

YES Prep Fifth Ward Serves Houston

On Wednesday, September 11th, the students of YES Prep Fifth Ward participated in their first service day of the 2013-2014 school year. Check out our students speaking to reporters about theier experience at the Houston Food Bank.

New Traffic Patterns

Starting August 8th, the traffic patterns at Fifth Ward have changed from previous year. Students will be dropped off by parents in the rear of the school while buses will drop students off in the front of the school. Please see the attached map for more information.

Important Information Regarding The National School Lunch & School Breakfast Program

How do I get free or reduced-price school meals for my children?

Households must complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application form and return it to the school. Only one application must be filled out by a family for children attending the same school. Applications are included in the student’s registration packet. You can also obtain an application at the school or by calling the school office at 713-967-9400. Applications may also be completed via the web by visiting https://onlineapps.yesprep.org/Welcome.aspx

We will use the information on your form to decide if your children should get free or reduced-price meals. We also may inform officials with other child nutrition, health, and education programs of the information on your form to determine benefits provided by those programs or for funding and/or evaluation purposes.

Will the form be verified?

Eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to send written proof that shows that your children should get free or reduced-price school meals.

Must I report changes?

If your children get free or reduced-price meals because of your income, you must tell us if your household size decreases or if your income increases by more than $50 per month, or $600 per year. If your children get free meals because your household gets SNAP or TANF benefits, you must tell us when you no longer get these benefits.

Can I apply for free and reduced-price meals later?

If you are not eligible now but your economic situation changes during the school year (such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, unemployment, receive food stamps or TANF), complete another form.