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The Eagle Eye Family Notes - 01/20/2023

 

 

2023-2024 School Year: Secure Your Seat

As you have heard, YES Prep Eisenhower will be coming to a close at the end of the school year. We recognize how tough this news is and the impact that it has one your families. On behalf of the YES Prep staff, it has been an honor to work with your families and students over the past 7 years at YES Prep Eisenhower. The time has come to start securing your student’s campus for the upcoming year.

We will close out the 2022-2023 School Year as planned for all 9th-12th graders.  12th graders will participate in all planned senior events including Senior Signing Day and Graduation. 

Your family has several options for the upcoming school year:

·       Stay at Eisenhower Senior High School (“Big Ike”)- If you students would like to remain in the building and transfer to Eisenhower HS, you can enroll them by following this link: https://www.aldineisd.org/about/departments/office-of-strategic-initiatives-and-accountability/student-services-department/online-enrollment/

·       Transfer to another YES Prep Campus- If you are would like to request a seat at a nearby YES Prep Secondary campus, you should complete this form.  You will be asked to indicate your preferred campus.  If your preferred campus is not listed, made a note in the “comments” section. The deadline to complete the form is January 31st. Students will begin receiving campus placements February 15.

·       Apply for Aldine Choice Schools- Aldine offers several choice schools including Victory Early College and Blanson CTE.  To find out more about CTE programs go to https://www.aldineisd.org/student-parent/parent-resources/programs/school-choice/ or call Cynthia Urista at Aldine’s School Choice Office (281 985 6645).  Seats will be offered beginning December 15.  Aldine has asked us to gather information about your preferences in order to ensure that YES Prep families are treated with extra care. In addition to the school choice form, please fill out this form to let us know your top choice Aldine programs.

Please reach out to the campus if you have questions.

 

 

Attendance Matters!

As we head into the final semester, attendance is incredibly important.  Student attendance is directly related to student performance in class. Additionally, students who miss more than 18 days of a course will not earn credit for that course. Check out this page for more information about why attendance matters!- https://www.yesprep.org/families/attendance-policy

 


Tutorials

As a campus, we are committed to providing support and guidance for all students in order to help them achieve success.  We offer weekly, after school tutorials.

Your student may be selected for mandatory tutorials based on exam and grade data. If they are assigned tutorials, their attendance is important.  A late bus is available

NG Coding on Report Cards for 18+ Unexcused Absences

 

On report cards of students in grades 9-12 on Jan. 6, there may be a new notation "NG" that hides a student's grade due to having 18 or more unexcused absences in that course. Students who receive NG grades may not be failing the course; instead, they failed to meet expanded state attendance requirements, so they will not receive a grade until that course is recovered. HB 5, an updated regulation passed by the Texas Legislature, outlines standards for promotion and graduation to include attendance.

 

The school considers students who miss more than 10% of class time as "excessive, unexcused absences" by the school. Although YES Prep will assign and record grades, they will not be awarded to students who have excessive absences until the student recovers the missing seat time.

 

The student may correct this issue by repeating the course, attending credit recovery, or completing attendance recovery. The campus attendance committee can also be contacted in cases where extenuating circumstances exist. More information on enrolling in credit recovery or attendance recovery will be released in February. If parents or guardians have any questions regarding attendance recovery in the Spring, they may contact the campus Director of Student Support (DSS).

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

 

En las boletas de calificaciones de los estudiantes en los grados 9-12 el 6 de enero, puede haber una nueva anotación "NG" que oculte la calificación de un estudiante debido a que tiene 18 o más ausencias injustificadas en ese curso. Los estudiantes que reciben calificaciones NG no pueden estar reprobando el curso; En cambio, no cumplieron con los requisitos de asistencia estatal ampliada, por lo que no recibirán una calificación hasta que se recupere ese curso. HB 5, una regulación actualizada aprobada por la Legislatura de Texas, describe los estándares para la promoción y graduación para incluir la asistencia.

 

La escuela considera a los estudiantes que pierden más del 10% del tiempo de clase como "ausencias excesivas e injustificadas" por parte de la escuela. Aunque YES Prep asignará y registrará calificaciones, no se otorgarán a los estudiantes que tengan ausencias excesivas hasta que el estudiante recupere el tiempo que no asistió.

 

El estudiante puede corregir este problema repitiendo el curso, asistiendo a la recuperación de créditos o completando la recuperación de asistencia. También se puede contactar con el comité de asistencia del campus en los casos en que existan circunstancias atenuantes. Más información sobre cómo inscribirse en la recuperación de crédito o la recuperación de asistencia se dará a conocer en febrero. Si los padres o tutores tienen alguna pregunta sobre la recuperación de la asistencia en la primavera, pueden comunicarse con el Director de Apoyo Estudiantil (DSS) del campus.

Para obtener más información sobre HB 5, vaya a https://tea.texas.gov/academics/graduation-information/house-bill-5-foundation-high-school-program 

IKE Spring Credit Recovery

IKE Spring Credit Recovery will begin in March for any student that failed 1 or more courses for Semester I. We will host a Mandatory Parent Meeting in March for all students that are required to attend Spring Credit Recovery. To find out if your student failed 1 or more courses, before you receive and invitation to our meeting, please review your students Semester I report card in Skyward. More information about Spring Credit Recovery details will be shared in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Director Thomas via email. {Ashley.Thomas@yesprep.org}

 

Attendance Matters

We want to see our Eagles every day and on time. Academic progress is heavily influenced by attendance and we want our Eagles to do their very best.

Below are 4 tips to ensure strong attendance:

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