Monday October 9th
Issuing a friendly reminder that Monday, October 9th is a Fall Holiday and YES Prep will be closed.
Our school provides the “Millionaire” Program each year, a competition where students track their reading through Accelerated Reader to reach 1,000,000 words read throughout each school year. The competition is already on the way (so encourage your students to read and track!), however, we are still seeking funding for Millionaire Shirts. If interested in donating, please follow this link: www.tinyurl.com/MillionaireShirts or share on social media, text, email to anyone who might be interested in donating to this cause!
It’s not too late! If interested in enrolling your student to travel summer of 2018, check out the websites below and click “enroll now,” or contact the teacher sponsoring the tours!
Beijing, China – https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1922102MK sponsored by Ms. Marquez (713-967-8209)
London, England / Paris, France / Florence, Italy – https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2050186XN sponsored by Ms. Penado (713) 967-8262)
The YES Prep Public Schools Student Handbook exists to notify you of the expectations and guidelines students are required to follow while attending a YES Prep school. This Handbook is available online at www.yesprep.org under For Parents and at yesprep.org/student-handbook. To request a hard copy of the YES Prep Public Schools Student Handbook, parents/guardians can complete a request form online. Your campus will print a copy and you will receive it within 7-10 business days. Please reach out to your campus Dean of Students if you have any questions.
Donor’s Choose is an online charity on a mission to make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need by allowing people to donate directly to classrooms. If you or anyone is interested in donating to West classrooms, check out these 6 teachers who have created projects to help out our Marvels!: https://www.donorschoose.org/school/yes-prep-west/98739/?active=true
Updated 17-18 Academic Calendar
As a result of missed instructional days due to Harvey, we have posted an updated Academic calendar on the YES Prep website: http://www.yesprep.org/parents/district-calendar.
- Students WILL have school on October 5th.
- Students WILL have school on January 12th.
- All other holidays remain the same.
Free DACA Legal Representation
Melissa Noriega, the Vice President of Policy & Partnerships at Baker Ripley Community Developers (BakerRipley.org),
would like community members to be aware of the resources available at BakerRipley in light of the recent announcement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). They would like everyone to know that they are here to help, and will be providing the following resources:
• Our goal is to support as many DACA recipients as possible with renewing their work permits before the October 5th, 2017 deadline. Starting Friday, September 8th (and ending October 2nd) our Attorneys and BIA Accredited Representatives will offer FREE legal representation in DACA renewal cases on a walk-in basis 5 days per week at two different centers:
o Baker Ripley: Monday - Friday; 9:30AM-4:30PM
o Ripley House: Tuesdays & Thursdays; 9:30AM-4:30PM
o Free service – no appointment required
For any questions about our immigration services, please feel free to reach out to Jill Campbell, Managing Immigration Attorney (JCampbell@BakerRipley.org). If community members have any questions regarding DACA, they may call their hotline at 713-273-3707.