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Look in Athletics section for schedules to the Maverick games
Hispanic Herirage Month event - Loteria Night on October 7
Possip Family Pulse Check Short Survey - October 6
October 10-14 - Common Assessment Testing
Common Assessment Testing is around the corner!
Please make sure your child is present every day during Common Assessment testing which is from October 10 to October 14, 2022. Please try to plan any appointments before or after these dates to ensure your child does not miss any test. Make sure your child brings his/her laptop fully charged and brings headphones that plug into the laptop (air pods are not acceptable during testing). Thank you so much for your support.
¡Las pruebas de evaluación comunes se acercan rápidamente!
Asegúrese de que su hijo esté presente todos los días durante las pruebas de evaluación común, que son del 10 al 14 de octubre de 2022. Intente programar cualquier cita antes o después de estas fechas para asegurarse de que su hijo no se pierda ningún examen. Asegúrese de que su hijo traiga su computadora portátil completamente cargada y traiga auriculares que se conecten a la computadora portátil (los dispositivos de aire no son aceptables durante la prueba). Muchas gracias por su apoyo.
This year, we’ll continue to send family notifications in several different ways. It’s crucial that we have all addresses, phone numbers, and emails updated with your most recent contact information. Family contact information is updated each summer when re-enrollment is completed. If your or your student’s contact information has changed since this summer, please contact the front office and email your updated information to SWFO2@yesprep.org. Southwest posts weekly family updates HERE and we’ll be sending weekly updates via text message as well. For important non-emergency updates, Southwest will send emails of phone calls at the end of the day (after 4 or 5pm). For emergency updates (safety, lockdowns, immediate threats) Southwest will send communications via email, phone call, and text message as quickly as possible. We encourage all families to always monitor your personal communication devices for important school updates. Southwest is committed to sending non-urgent communications at the end of the day so you’ll only be contacted by the campus during work or school hours for a true emergency. Please keep in mind that teachers or staff may contact you via text message or email during the day for class specific updates.
This year, YES Prep’s attendance policies are back in place. That means that students may not miss more than 10% of their academic classes. If any students miss more than 9 days of school in a semester, they will automatically be retained (repeat the grade level) or require payments to attend credit recovery. (Credit recovery traditionally costs $100 per credit lost). If students miss more than FIVE days of school, they will be at risk for retention (repeating the grade level) or require payments to attend credit recovery. Please ensure that your students are at school every single day unless sick or attending a required appointment. Excuse notes from a medical professional are accepted in the front office within 24 hours of the student absence. For more questions about attendance, please contact your Dean of Students.
VIP Attendance Challenge:
Starting on Monday September 26th, studetns that are present for the next 13 days of school (all days leading up to and during Common Assessments) will earn a special VIP Attendance award and be invited to an exclusive VIP party at the end of the school day on Thursday October 14th. Please help encourage all Mavericks to attend school every day for the next few weeks.
Possip Family Pulse Check Short Survey
Parents, your voice matters! We need to hear what's working for you and what your family needs. This year we will send routine text messages and emails with a few simple questions asking for feedback on your experience with school. You will receive these messages from Possip, an organization we have partnered with to learn your needs. The official system-wide pulse check will be sent out on October 6th. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your feedback.
¡Padres, su voz importa! Necesitamos escuchar lo que está funcionando para usted y lo que su familia necesita. Este año enviaremos mensajes de texto y correos electrónicos de rutina con algunas preguntas simples que solicitan comentarios sobre su experiencia con la escuela. Recibirá estos mensajes de Possip, una organización con la que nos hemos asociado para conocer sus necesidades. El control de pulso oficial de todo el sistema se enviará el 6de octubre. Gracias por tomarse unos minutos para compartir sus comentarios.
Resources can be found on the district website https://www.yesprep.org/families/get-involved
Please save the date for Loteria Night on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 5-7pm
brought to you by Hispanic Heritage Month Committee.
Food, drinks & prizes for all who come! Please RSVP in the link below as only the first 200 people will be allowed in!
Hope y'all can join us for a night filled with fun for our SW families.
For more information contact Manager of Student Enrichment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the link below with the game schedules and come check out the Mavericks!
ACE: Welcomes FLAS,INC (Fundacion Latino Americana de Accion Social) to SW. FLASINC will be providing a series of workshops to 8th graders/high school students.
The goal is to educate and empower our youth and young adults to make better decisions that can positively impact their lives and their loved ones. These workshops will increase HIV/STD awareness and decrease substance use risk behaviors. The project will also focus on the prevention of teen pregnancy, violent relationships, and academic failure.
Any student in 8th grade or high school, who is interested in forming part of a series of informative sessions, please see Mrs. Valencia in room 109 (front office) to obtain a parent/student consent form.
Workshops will happen after school during the following dates & times:
Monday, September 19th Monday, September 26th
Monday, October 3rd
Wednesday, October 12th
*All will happen from 4:00-6:00 pm. (after school hours during ACE programming). These workshops will also allow students to earn 8 hours of community service and can be added to their college resume.
For more questions or information please contact Mrs. Valencia: email@example.com