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Greetings Wizard Families!


Thank you so much for your continued commitment and support of your Wizards at Southeast Secondary. It has been great to connect with you at some of our recent campus events. Please make sure that you are checking Skyward for information about your child's grades, and reaching out directly to teachers with any questions you may have. All staff emails are listed in alphabetical order on our campus website.


We were so excited to host our inaugural SPARK THE MAGIC dance/cheer clinic in partnership with our elementary school! Our Wizard cheerleaders, dance team members, and National Hispanic Honor Society members hosted elementary students for a wonderful dance/cheer clinic and culminating performance at our middle school basketball game! We are so excited about this continued partnership!


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Ms. Ryans

Application Weekly Update

Villegas, Jessica

We hope this message finds you well. We're thrilled to share an update on the current status of applications for the upcoming academic year. Here's where we stand:


6th - 71

7th - 45

8th - 27

9th - 28

10th – 20


While these numbers mark a promising start, our experience has shown that not all applicants materialize into enrolled students. This is where we seek your support in spreading the word how Every Opportunity Starts with a YES. YES Prep goes beyond college-forward education and high academic standards.  YES Prep represents opportunities. Opportunities for a better future. Opportunities to feel empowered. Today and every day, say YES to the possibilities of tomorrow.


When we achieve or surpass our enrollment goals, the benefits are significant:

  • Teachers are NOT double-prepped
  • Students have more choice in electives
  • Classes are balanced for optimal learning environments
  • Student/Teacher retention rates soar
  • New mid-year student intake decreases


Your involvement is crucial in making these positive outcomes a reality. Whether it's sharing our message or connecting us with families interested in learning more about Southeast Secondary, your contribution can make a lasting impact.


If you're interested in helping us spread the word or know of a family eager to explore what Southeast Secondary has to offer, please get in touch with Jessica Villegas. Together, let's pave the way for a future filled with opportunities.


Jessica’s has recently visited these local businesses:


Intent to Return STUDENT Survey IS LIVE!

Hughes, Cameron

The annual intent to return student survey launches on Monday, January 22. We ask that each of our current YES Prep families who students are in grades 6th-11th respond by Fri. Feb. 2, so we can effectively plan to serve the students and families of YES Prep next school year. A survey must be filled out for each child returning.


How can our SES Staff support?

SES Staff, your support is key! Daily reports on each grade level's progress will be shared with leaders and GLCs. Students who we are still waiting Let's aim for an impressive 100% completion rate!


When and what type of comms are being sent to families?

In the next two weeks, anticipate a wave of school messengers, social media posts, and focused messages reaching out to families. Our goal? Achieve a remarkable 100% completion!


Any rewards for staff or students?

Absolutely! There are exciting raffles for both Middle School and High School grade levels, as well as staff. Check out the fantastic rewards below:


Middle School

1st GL to complete 100%: 50 Merit Points for each student

2nd GL to complete 100%: 25 Merit Points for each student


High School

1st GL to complete 100%: Raffle of Wireless Earbuds and 1 additional activity time

2nd GL to complete 100%: 1 additional activity time


1st Place GL Staff Raffle Winners: Artic Everyday Cooler & 1 additional jean day

2nd Place GL Staff Winners: 1 additional jean day



Attendance Update

As we complete the second week of 2nd semester, it is imperative that students attend all school days. Each student's presence matters, not only for their academic progress but also for building connections and providing necessary support.


Students are marked absent for the day if they arrive at school after 10:00 AM. Daily student attendance is taken in all class periods.


Remember that students can enter the building as early as 8:00 AM and are considered tardy after 8:30 AM.

When your child is absent from school, your school’s front office will call home to find out why they missed school. When the student returns to school, they should turn in their excused note within 48 hours. The guardian can also complete an excuse note digitally in Skyward. The excuse note will then be added to the student’s file and your child must make up all missed assignments. Please note that if an excused absence is NOT turned in within 48 hours of the absence, the absence will remain unexcused. 


What is an excused absence? An excused absence is when a student provides physical or electronic documentation (a note from parent/legal guardian) within 48 hours of the absence. The following are possible reasons a student may receive an excused absence: Illness, bereavement / funeral (immediate family), school-sanctioned activities, family emergency, medical related, religious observances (not church camp), short-term suspension or other disciplinary actions, protected under state or federal law. 


What is an unexcused absence? Unexcused absences are when a child is absent without documentation signed by a guardian or doctor that meets the criteria for an excused absence. 


If you have any questions regarding school attendance and policy, click here.


Please help our students get to school every day, on-time, so that we can do our part to prepare them for success!

Course Updates


Ms. Melendez has transitioned out of YES Prep. We are actively interviewing candidates to ensure that we provide students with a high quality and fully committed teacher to finish the school year with our sixth graders.


Math 8/Science 6

Mr. Ware has transitioned out of YES Prep. Mrs. Schumacher will be teaching the math course from now until the 8th Grade STAAR exam, and is excited about ensuring students have the strongest support possible. She will be co-teaching with Mrs. Katrina Guerrero, who has already been supporting students as a Teaching Assistant at Southeast. We are excited about this dynamic duo!

For the science class, students will be supported by other instructional leaders on campus to ensure learning is continued and students are able to maintain achievement and accurate grades. We will communicate updates about the instructor of the course in next week's Family Notes.



Hi Wizard Families,


Please be sure that your Wizard is in the appropriate uniform daily. Blue, Yellow, White, and Gray are our official colors for outerwear. YES Prep Spirit shirts and polos are the ONLY shirts that should be worn daily (excluding Friday: College shirts are appropriate). Bottoms must be Khakis, Navy, or jeans (Black/Blue No rips or holes). Students not in the appropriate uniform will receive consequences.


As the weather starts to change please reminder your child that we do not allow blankets on campus. Please remember that outer layers needs to be our four school colors (navy blue, gray, white gold (yellow). We are selling a YPSE sweater that can be purchased at the front office.


S-XL- $15
2XL- $17
3XL- $19
4XL- $19




STAAR Tutorials Begin January 30th

Please ensure your students are staying for their tutorial. We need your commitment and attention in this effort.

You can expect reminders and ongoing communication regarding tutorial absences. Thank you.

- Ms. Briz & Southeast STAAR teachers!



Thank you for your continued support of the Athletics' program.  Quarter 2 Eligibility is 94%.  Soccer teams have started to practice.  Soccer Parent meeting is Monday January 29th at 6pm.  This meeting is mandatory for all Athletes and guardians.  Our basketball seasons are winding down.  Next week we will know who has made the playoffs.    Go Wizards!


1st home soccer games, HS, February 9th.  MS, February 15th.


Thank you for your support of the Athletics' program and Go Wizards!




There are some changes to ASPIRE clubs.

Please see below.


Core club will no longer run every day. If your student attends Core club they must choose another club when core is not available.



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