Dear Maverick Parents and Families:
12 August 2009
The start of another outstanding year begins today as we build on the success from last year’s exemplary performance. You all play a crucial part in
the success of our school and we are excited as our Maverick family has grown to 600 plus students who will be college ready in just a few years. We
are also expectant of the day that the Class of 2011 walks across the stage and accepts their diplomas – just two short
years away. Thank you for your support and dedication and here’s to another exemplary year!
Dismissal Times On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays school dismisses at 4:35. On Wednesdays school will dismiss at 1:20
with the exception of our four Service Wednesdays which will dismiss at 4:35 to allow for us the time to perform
community service. The dates for those service Wednesdays are October 21, December 9, February 17, and April 14.
Students must be picked up no later than 30 minutes after dismissal time and dropped off no earlier than 30 minutes
before the start of school. Any student dropped off too early or picked up too late will be assigned a babysitting fee of
$10.00 per half hour.
Uniforms If you did not buy a uniform shirt during our uniform days the past week then you must come to the office and purchase
one before Monday, August 19. Any student not in uniform on this date will not be allowed to go to class. We will be
selling uniform shirts for $12.00, zippered hoodies for $30.00 and PE shorts/shirts for $10.00 each.
Student Activity Fee Discount
Every student who attends YES is responsible for paying a $225.00 student activity fee which helps cover the cost of our
longer school day, extracurricular activities and other school programs we use to ensure our students are college-ready. If thyou pay the fee before September 30 you will receive a $25.00 discount and only have to pay $200.00. Payments can be
made in cash or checks made out to “YES Prep – Southwest”.
NO LEFT TURN Policy Just a reminder that there are NO LEFT TURNS allowed into or out of the parking lot. For this semester, this means that
there are NO LEFT TURNS from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM. For afternoon dismissal there will be NO LEFT TURNS
from 4:00 PM until 5:15 PM, and on early release days there will be NO LEFT TURNS from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM.
Meal Applications thMeal applications were due Friday, August 7 to the front office. If you do not return the meal application your student
will have to pay full price for breakfast and lunch meals until an application has been received. After your application is
received and processed you will receive notification from the school whether your student is Free, Reduced or Full pay
for meals. If you have not turned in your application then please do so immediately.
Wall Street/Detention Start Date thThe official start date for Wall Street will be Monday August 17. Any student assigned Wall Street or detention needs to serve the day that they are assigned it. Failure to do so will result in students being placed on RISE in middle school
and assigned two more detentions in High School.
th10 Grade Meeting ththThere is a mandatory meeting for all 10 grade parents and students on Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
We will be discussing important information regarding graduation requirements, our student advisory program and the
other initiatives we will be taking to ensure your students are college ready. If you cannot make this meeting we ask that
you contact Ayana Allen or Allison Mattingly at 713.206.7486.
Have a great week and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions! Chris Claflin Kari Thomas Jerry Wellman
School Director Assistant School Director Operations Manager