YES Prep provides different tools to help you stay connected to how your child is performing at school. Staying connected will allow you to see if your child is on track or needs additional support in their education. If you have any questions about the applications (apps) listed below, please contact the Tech Strategy Team at TechStrategy@yesprep.org. If you do not have an email set up in Skyward, please contact your campus registrar.
Technology Overview for Families
Please take a few minutes to watch a few brief videos that will help you prepare for the new school year. These videos will ensure that you are familiar with how your child will be engaging with learning online.
We will continue to add more resources throughout the year.
- Microsoft Teams and Class Dojo
- Overview of NWEA Map Assessment
- Imagine Learning Overview
- Introduction to Clever
Microsoft Teams and Class Dojo
Setting up and logging into Microsoft Teams
Personal Device: English/Spanish
YES Prep Issued Device: English/Spanish
Class Dojo is a free online platform that allows teachers to easily connect and send messages and photos to parents (and translate them into over 20 languages), assign students values-based points for specific behaviors and track their progress towards intrinsic and extrinsic incentives. Click here for a quick introduction!
Overview on How to Use Microsoft Teams and ClassDojo
Overview of NWEA Map Assessment
During the weeks of August 31 and September 7, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Reading and Mathematics. Click here for an introduction to MAP Growth and MAP Reading Fluency.
Imagine Learning Overview
Imagine Learning is an adaptive literacy program for Pre K through sixth grade students. Through playing games and completing short lessons, students improve foundational skills, and teachers and administrators receive reports on student progress.
Introduction to Clever
Clever is an easy way for your child to log in and learn with each of the online programs they will use at school (during both virtual and in-person instruction). Click here for a quick introduction!
Secondary (Grades 6-12)
Beginning August 2021, YES Prep will launch Schoology as our Learning Management System and it will replace Teams. Students will not use Teams unless they need to connect to a virtual meeting.
Schoology can help us execute our four blended learning models by serving as a place to house activities, resources, and playlists that can be shared with all students or specific students.
Click here to learn more: Schoology and Blended Learning
Skyward Q - Family Access Center
Through Family Access, parents and students have access to:
- Grades: assignment grades, progress report grades, and report card grades
- Attendance: tardies, absences, etc.
- Schedule: classes your student is enrolled in
Through Hero, students and parents are able to keep the lines of communication between home and school open. Once you register online, you may download the HERO app to receive push notifications about your student’s HERO behavior throughout the day. (Note: If you have the old orange Hero app, please delete it and download the new blue one)
Students and guardians will each have a unique Hero login account. If you have any issues logging in to your HERO account, please reach out to your campus’s Dean of Students or Director of Student Support. You can also find useful information at this link https://hero1.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360058639772-Hero-Activating-Student-and-Parent-Accounts
Parents: The Hero Parent Portal gives you access to your student's behavior activity and awards positive points that your school keeps track of. Points can be exchanged for rewards on campus. Log in if you have an account, otherwise create a new one. Click here to go to Hero Parent Access.
Students: The Hero Student Portal lets you to see your points, behavior activity, school schedule, upcoming events, and awards. Login if you have an account, otherwise create a new one. Click here to go to Hero Student Access.
Naviance serves as the primary tool for YES Prep Students as they develop their College Readiness skills.
Naviance is actively used in Junior and Senior Seminar throughout the College Research, List Building, and Application process.
- Junior Year, Naviance serves as an online resource for students to research colleges, sign up for college visits, and connect with fly-ins and student opportunities.
- Senior Year, Naviance is used to manage their College Application Process including requesting transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other supporting documents for their college applications.
Students use the Naviance Success Planner to track application materials and assignments, like completing FASFA/TASFA, to ensure they are on track to college.