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Trailblazer Times I February 9th


Important Dates/ Fechas Importantes:

February 16- Early Dismissal 1pm

Family Notes

Hello Trailblazer Families!  

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been looking into several incidents of drugs on campus. At YES Prep, we have a very strict drug policy, and no illegal substances are allowed on YES Prep property.  

We will be scheduling Family Meetings regarding substance abuse and want to invite all families to attend.  Join us this Thursday, February 15, at 5 pm to learn more about how to support your student and family.  

Please RSVP here by filling out the Substance Abuse Parent Meeting Form

In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out directly to me at 936-397-1434 or lilian.macias@yesprep.org.  

First page of the PDF file: NCSSubstanceAbuseFlyer_Feb15thMeeting1


We want to encourage you to join our Family Association.  Our next meetings are listed below. We hope you can join us!  


Monday, 5 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am 


Friday,1 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am 


Thursday,11 during our Trailblazer Family Night at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  


Friday, 3 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am 


Black History Month Reunion and Celebration 

On Thursday, February 29th, North Central Secondary will host "For the Culture: A Black History Month Family Reunion & Celebration" from 5 to 7 PM to celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of the African American community! All attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert that honors the rich, soulful flavors of African American culture. All who wish to attend must RSVP to ensure we have an accurate count for food and drinks. Please register here: https://www.tinyurl.com/ncftc  to RSVP by Friday, February 23rd.  

If you have any questions about the event or what to bring, please reach out to Mrs. Tibbs at Teneiza.Tibbs@yesprep.org or (936)-397-1488. 


I kindly ask that you adhere to our traffic patterns for your students' safety.


Uniform Policy Update: 

We have begun to strictly enforce our uniform policy this week until the end of the year.  

Students not in the uniform outlined below must trade in their phone in exchange for a uniform article of clothing.  If the student refuses to change or the uniform infraction cannot be fixed, parents will be called and will be required to bring their student the appropriate school uniform.  

If your student cannot meet the uniform policy due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the front office for support.


Shirt Expectations  

All Days  

Students may wear:  

  • North Central YES Prep Polo shirts 

  • School Spirit T-Shirts with a YES Prep or North Central logo 

  • Any color undershirt underneath their polo or t-shirt 

Bottoms Expectations  

All Days 

Students may choose between pants, skirts, or shorts of the following:    

  • Khakis (any color)   

  • Jeans (any color)   

  • Joggers (any color) 

Students may not wear: 

  • Leggings, jeggings, or pajama pants 

  • Pants with holes above the knee without leggings underneath 

  • No skin should be visible above the knees under the holes. 

  • Shorts and skirts more than fingertip length above the knee.    

  • Bottoms below the waist

Outerwear Expectations  

All Days 

Students may only wear YES Prep branded outerwear or solid colored outerwear (defined below). Students may choose from the following:   

  • YES Prep branded outerwear   

  • Solid Black outerwear – no print or words. Logos must be smaller than 3 inches 

  • Solid Navy Blue outerwear– no print or words. Logos must be smaller than 3 inches 

  • Solid White outerwear – no print or words. Logos must be smaller than 3 inches 

  • Solid Orange outerwear – no print or words. Logos must be smaller than 3 inches 

  • Solid Gray outerwear – no print or words. Logos must be smaller than 3 inches 

  • Campus athletics department outerwear   

  • Campus-issued grade level or spirit sweatshirts etc.    

  • If students are wearing an outerlayer the expectation is to have a YES Prep shirt underneath or to keep the outerlayer on all day. 

Shoe Expectations  

All Days 

For safety purposes, all shoes must meet the following criteria:  

  • Closed-toed  

  • Must have backs (i.e. no slides, no croc sandals)  

  • Must have hard soles (i.e. no slippers or crocs)  

  • Any color shoe is permitted. 

Student ID Badge Expectations  


ID Badges must be worn by all students on lanyards around the neck and must be visible at all times.   

PE Uniform Expectations  


Students may wear their own athletic wear for PE classes. YES Prep will not offer PE uniforms to be purchased through YES Prep. Clothing for PE class must…  

  • Have school appropriate messaging  

  • Meet criteria in the “Free Dress Days” category 

  • No crop-tops, no spaghetti straps, no crocs, no leggings 

  • See more details below under “Free Dress Days” 

  • Bottoms may not be higher than fingertip length above the knee  

Students must change out of their PE clothing before leaving the gym. 

Accessory Expectations  

Monday – Friday   

Students may:  

  • Have a variety hairstyles and colors. Head shaving designs are permitted if images are school-appropriate.   

  • Have visible piercings and tattoos if messaging and images are school-appropriate.   

  • Wear religious head-coverings.  

  • Not wear accessory items that are spiked (bracelets, belts, collars) due to safety reasons.    

  • Not wear hats, hoods, and sunglasses for safety purposes  

Free Dress Expectations  

Monday – Friday (when Free Dress days are earned or allocated) 

On free dress days, clothing should meet the following criteria:   

  • 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 (including jerseys with labeled sponsors), 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.   

  • All pants, shorts, skirts, footwear, and accessories must meet the criteria established in the Monday through Friday uniform. 


Student Enrichment:

  • STAAR After School Tutorials: Tutorial attendance is REQUIRED for students who were selected to participate. Please ensure that your student attends weekly to ensure that they receive the necessary supports needed for the upcoming district and state tests occurring in the Spring. 

  • Athletic Grades & STAAR After School Tutorials: Student athletes are REQUIRED to attend their assigned tutorials. This takes priority over their athletic commitment. Student athletes can participate in practice and games after their tutorial.  

  • After School Pick Up: Please ensure that you are picking your students up from school on time. Frequent late pick-up will result in the removal of your student from their after-school activities. All clubs and tutorials end at 5:30 PM.


STAAR Field Test 

Students in grades 6 and 8 will be taking a field test on February 7. Please ensure your student is present.  

TELPAS Testing 


Please ensure that your student is present to test on their assigned day.


Upcoming Calendar

February 5 

February 6 

February 7 

February 8 

February 9 

February 10 

National School Counseling Week  


Trailblazer Family Association Meeting  






11th Grade Field Trip 


February 12 

February 13 

February 14 

February 15 

February 16 

February 17 

TSIA Window Opens 

JST 6 pm  


Galentines Morning Meeting  


Early Dismissal – 1 pm  



Thank you for your continued support.

Live the Blue Orange!

Lilian Macias


YES Prep North Central


Notas Familiares

¡Hola familias Trailblazer!  

En las últimas dos semanas hemos estado investigando varios incidentes de drogas en el campus. En YES Prep, tenemos una política de drogas muy estricta y no se permiten sustancias ilegales en la propiedad de YES Prep.  

Estaremos programando reuniones familiares sobre el abuso de sustancias y queremos invitar a todas las familias a asistir.  Únase a nosotros este jueves 15 de febrero a las 5 pm para obtener más información sobre cómo apoyar a su estudiante y su familia.  

Por favor, confirme su asistencia aquí completando el formulario Substance Abuse Parent Meeting Form.


Queremos animarte a que te unas a nuestra Asociación de Familias.  Nuestras próximas reuniones se enumeran a continuación. ¡Esperamos que puedas unirte a nosotros!


Viernes,1 a las 9:30 am – 10:30 am 


Jueves, 11 durante nuestra Noche Familiar Trailblazer a las 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  


Viernes, 3 a las 9:30 am – 10:30 am



Reunión y celebración del Mes de la Historia Afroamericana 

El jueves 29 de febrero, North Central Secondary será la anfitriona de "For the Culture: A Black History Month Family Reunion & Celebration" de 5 a 7 PM para celebrar la historia, la cultura y las tradiciones de la comunidad afroamericana. Se les pide a todos los asistentes que traigan una guarnición o postre que honre los sabores ricos y conmovedores de la cultura afroamericana. Todos los que deseen asistir deben confirmar su asistencia para asegurarse de que tengamos un conteo preciso de alimentos y bebidas. Regístrese aquí: https://www.tinyurl.com/ncftc   

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el evento o qué llevar, comuníquese con la Sra. Tibbs al Teneiza.Tibbs@yesprep.org o al (936)-397-1488. 


Patrones de tráfico:

Les pedimos amablemente que se adhiera a nuestros patrones de tráfico para la seguridad de sus estudiantes.

Política de uniforme de la escuela   

Hemos comenzado a hacer cumplir estrictamente nuestra política de uniformes esta semana hasta fin de año.   

Los estudiantes que no usen el uniforme que se describe a continuación deben cambiar su teléfono por una prenda de vestir del uniforme. Si el estudiante se niega a cambiarse o la infracción del uniforme no se puede corregir, se llamará a los padres y se les pedirá que le traigan al estudiante el uniforme escolar apropiado.  

Si su estudiante no puede cumplir con la política de uniforme debido a circunstancias atenuantes, comuníquese con la oficina principal para obtener ayuda. 


Enriquecimiento de los estudiantes:

Las tutorías después de la escuela STAAR: la asistencia a las tutorías es OBLIGATORIA para los estudiantes que fueron seleccionados para participar Asegúrese de que su estudiante asista semanalmente para garantizar que reciban los apoyos necesarios para las próximas pruebas del distrito y del estado que se llevarán a cabo en la primavera.

Las calificaciones atléticas y los tutoriales después de la escuela STAAR: se REQUIERE que los estudiantes atletas asistan a sus tutoriales asignados Esto tiene prioridad sobre su compromiso atlético Los estudiantes atletas pueden participar en prácticas y juegos después de su tutorial 

Recogida después de la escuela: asegúrese de recoger a sus estudiantes de la escuela a tiempo La recogida frecuente tardía resultará en la eliminación de su estudiante de sus actividades después de la escuela Todos los clubes y tutoriales terminan a las 5:30 PM


Prueba de campo STAAR

Los estudiantes de 6º y 8º grado tomarán un examen de campo el 7 de febrero. Asegúrese de que su estudiante esté presente. 

Pruebas TELPAS

Asegúrese de que su estudiante esté presente para el examen el día asignado.


Próximo calendario

Febrero 5 

Febrero 6 

Febrero 7 





Semana Nacional de Consejería Escolar  

Reunión de la Asociación de Familias Pioneras







Excursión de 11º grado 














Se abre la ventana de TSIA 

JST 6 pm  


Reunión matutina de Galentines  


Salida Temprana – 1 pm  


Gracias por su continuo apoyo.

¡Vive el azul naranja!

Lilian Macías


YES Prep North Central







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