YES Prep Public Schools: What you need to know about the district’s 2020-2021 school year

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YES Prep students are looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year.

The district released its ‘YES Prep Reignited’ reopening plan Friday, offering two instructional options for students and parents to choose from: online and in-person.

All students who will attend YES Prep in-person will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of their chosen option of instruction.

Start date

Considering the latest mandate from Mayor Sylvester Turner and Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, YES Prep is pushing back the first day of school to Aug. 24 instead of Aug. 17.

All students will learn online for at least the first four weeks of school. Campuses are tentatively set to reopen on Monday, Sept. 21 as conditions permit.

List of measures in place:

  • Flexible learning alternatives - YES Prep will offer two methods of instruction this 2020-2021 school year: Online and in-person. Parents and students must make a choice of instruction by submitting the School Program Option survey by July 19.
  • Social distancing - YES Prep will enforce social distancing at all campuses. Classroom spaces such as desks will also be spaced out.
  • Schedule changes - Students attending YES Prep Aldine and YES Prep Hoffman in Aldine ISD and YES Prep Northbrook MS and YES Prep Northbrook HS in Spring Branch will have different bell schedules than other YES Prep campuses.
  • Temperature checks - YES Prep staff at the student drop-off area will take students’ temperatures using a contactless thermometer prior to entering the building.
  • Sanitization - The district says enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place and cleaning supplies such as disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer will readily be available for students and staff to use across various areas of all campuses.
  • Masks - Masks will be required to be worn on campus for any students, staff and faculty on campus.

Measures not in place:

  • Partitioning
  • Class sizes

Extracurricular activities:

No information is available at this time.

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A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 2, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.