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.
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.
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.
Our new bus routes for the 2013-2014 school year have been finalized. Please note that there has been a change to the route numbers from previous years. All route numbers are now 4 digits. All of Fifth Ward's routes start with 58 followed by their two digit route number 01 - 05. There will be paper signs in the windows the first few days, but students should look at the four digit code on the side of the bus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 713-924-0600.
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.