Back to School
BELOW YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION TO GET YOU READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON MONDAY, AUG. 16, WITH ALL STUDENTS LEARNING IN PERSON.
Message from the Principal
Welcome to YES Prep North Forest. At YES Prep North Forest, we believe that strong culture and community are essential to student achievement. We strive to create systems, structures, and routines that will foster community based on consistency, creativity and achievement. It is critical that we create a high-quality culture, so students develop the character and academic skills needed to graduate from college prepared to lead.
We use our core values, discipline system, positive praise, and feedback to create school pride and safety, focus on learning, and foster relationships based on respect and kindness. This will ultimately lead to student achievement and success at YES Prep North Forest and beyond. We always operate within our campus core values, which are listed below.
We have the power to change outcomes that we do not want.
We work towards our goals even when the work is difficult.
We use our knowledge about "right" and "wrong" to make decisions about our behavior.
We build relationships and help those in need.
At YES Prep North Forest, we are all Legends. A legend operates in the mantra of “Sacrifice is temporary; Legends are forever.” We believe that even through obstacles and difficult times, students will be able to persist, and continue towards success. Students should not compromise hard work but understand that setbacks may happen. When setbacks occur, staff and parents should rally around the student to help them understand that the obstacles they are facing are only a temporary stop on their way to achieving academic greatness and becoming legendary. We also believe students should be citizens of the world and strive towards social justice for all. YPNF is committed to allowing students to engage in conversations and action regarding social justice issues as they arise in our city, state, and country.
Thank you in advance for setting aside time to read the agreements that we make with our students and families here at YES Prep North Forest specifically.
First Day of School Sign
Share your excitement for the first day of school by downloading a First Day of School sign. Show us your pictures by tagging us on social media and using #YESBacktoSchool.
School Supply List
This is the 21-22 School Supply List for the start of the year. As we return to campus, it is possible that teachers will add additional items.
YES Prep Public Schools believes in the power of community and school pride while also deeply valuing a student’s right to express their individuality without the fear of unnecessary discipline, body shaming, or the confines of gender norms. Students have the right to be treated equitably and dress code enforcement at YES Prep Public Schools will not create disparities, reinforce or increase the marginalization of any group, nor will it be unfairly enforced more strictly against a student because of racial identity, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, cultural or religious identity, household income, body size or type, or body maturity.
Clothing should meet the following criteria:
· T-shirts are acceptable, however all clothing and accessories must be school appropriate: YES Prep prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on T-shirts that are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene or that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance, show gang affiliation, or depict violence in any way.
· No tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, net or sheer tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, or strapless tops for any student.
· No bare midriffs (half shirts) allowed for any student.
· No open-toed shoes.
· All pants, shorts, and skirts must meet the criteria established in the “Bottoms” for pants/shorts/skirts.
Only religious head coverings will be allowed on campus.
Weekly Dress Code:
Monday: Business professional
Tuesday: Free dress
Wednesday: Legendary Pride
Thursday: Free dress
Friday: College Pride
More detailed guidelines about our Uniform Policy can be found on our Campus Supplement.
To view or download a copy of the 2021-2022 district calendar, click here.
The Texas Department of State Health Services provides minimum vaccination requirements for K-12 students. To learn more, click here.
Family Notes: YES Prep North Forest keeps parents informed through a weekly Family Notes newsletter that is sent out every Friday with your child.
Social media: Stay up to date with events and activities by following our campus social media pages.