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Every weekly edition of the Raider Roundup we will preview the next two weeks of important dates and events.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10/18 10/19 10/20 10/21 10/22 10/23
LGBT Ally Week
Begins
School Store
Sale at Lunch
for Students
  ASVAB Exam
(only for registered
sttudents)
 

FAFSA/
TAFSA
Workshop #2
9am-12pm

10/25 10/26 10/27 10/28 10/29 10/30
Fall Credit
Recovery
Begins
         

 

College Affordability

REMINDER: The College Initiatives Team will be working with students and families the entire month with completing and submitting the FAFSA/TASFA! The next FAFSA/TASFA Workshop will be Saturday, October 23rd from 9 AM to12 Noon. Please RSVP here by College Counselor:  

FAFSA/TASFA Workshop #2 – Saturday, October 23rd 

Registration Links: 

Bryant: https://calendly.com/ypnhsfafsa/fafsa-tasfa-with-bonner 

Bonner: https://calendly.com/ypnhsfafsa/fafsa-tasfa-with-bryant 

Nwole: https://calendly.com/ypnhsfafsa/fafsa-tasfa-with-nwole 

Williams: https://calendly.com/ypnhsfafsa/fafsa-tasfa-with-williams 

College Visits

There will be no central college visits this week due to testing. Visits will resume the following week (October 18th - 22nd). Please encourage your students to register for admissions sessions with colleges they have on their list.  

Keep up to date with the College Visits Schoology page.  To join use the access code below 

Access Code: FNW8-T9QB-H6T6G 
 

 

End of Quarter 1

Quarter 1 ended on Monday, October 12th. Quarter 1 Report Cards will be sent home on Monday, October 18th. Please review your child's grades for Quarter 1. Grades are always available on Skyward. Remember, quarter 1 grades will count 47.5% of your child's Semester grade, so it is very important that grades are monitored at least 3 times per week by families and daily by students. 

Click here to access the Skyward Family Portal

Fall Credit Recovery

YES Prep will provide a Credit Recovery program that provides equitable access for all students to regain credit. The Credit Recovery program will utilize Edmentum Courseware, an online platform, and offer courses at each individual campus. This option allows YES Prep to offer more courses, reduce the cost to families and streamline logistics for quick and easy registration for families and campuses.

Credit Recovery will provide opportunities for all high school students to make up any core course required for graduation. Each student may enroll up to 2 courses (1.0 credit) with the exceptions of Seniors who may enroll in more courses (up to 1.5 credits) upon approval.

Students eligible for Credit Recovery will be notified by their Dean of Students next week to avoid retention and ensure they stay on track to meet their academic goals. This semester, students will automatically be enrolled in credit recovery and will be expected to attend in-person, afterschool support time to ensure that students finish on-time.

The first day of Spring Credit Recovery will be Tuesday, October 26th. There is a mandatory student and family meeting this Wednesday, October 20th. 5:30 pm in English, 6:00 pm in Spanish. 

Students are required to attend the full extent of the credit recovery program until they finish. Students should reach out to Ms. Pollard for 9th and 11th grade and Mr. Lopez for 10th and 12th grade and their teacher in advance if they are going to be missing any credit recovery time. Should a student successfully complete their course with a passing grade prior to end of Credit Recovery, they will no longer need to attend.

If you have questions about your student’s grades, please reach out to Ms. Pollard (9/11 grade) or Mr. Lopez (10/12 grade) on your child’s campus.

 

 

Secure Lockdown This Week

Our school was placed on Secure status for a short time this week on Wednesday while Houston Police investigated reports of a shooting at an apartment complex nearby. Northbrook students and staff were never in any danger.  

The students and teachers were kept inside the building for a few minutes while the police activity off school grounds was conducted. We resumed normal operations immediately afterwards. Again, all students and staff are safely continuing their school day. 

Please know that the safety of every student and staff member remains our highest priority every day. 

 

 

 

October 3rd-9th was Mental Illness Awareness Week

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental health conditions are far more common than you think, mainly because people don’t like to, or are scared to, talk about them. However:

·        1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year

·        1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year

·        1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year

·        50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24

A mental health condition isn’t the result of one event. Research suggests multiple, linking causes. Genetics, environment and lifestyle influence whether someone develops a mental health condition. A stressful job or home life makes some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events. Biochemical processes and circuits and basic brain structure may play a role, too.

None of this means that you’re broken or that you, or your family, did something “wrong.” Mental illness is no one’s fault. And for many people, recovery — including meaningful roles in social life, school and work — is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process

 

 

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