¿Español? Haga Clic en "Translate" se encuentra arriba en esta pagina! 

Dear Southside Parents,

For families with current 11th-grade students, their first official administration for the SAT will be the week we return from the upcoming holiday, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. Families, your child has been working through Kaplan Test Prep and doing weekly practice in Khan Academy as part of their Junior Seminar Classes to prepare for the SAT. Families, please encourage students to continue their Khan Academy Practice for the SAT during Fall Break over the holiday.


We encourage all students to complete at least three 1-hour practice sessions in Khan Academy over the break to practice at the same frequency they currently are in their Junior Seminar class. This practice will allow them to stay current with their SAT Skills and feel prepared for the test on December 2.


Para las familias con estudiantes actuales de 11º grado, su primera administración oficial para el SAT será la semana que regresemos de las próximas vacaciones, el sábado 2 de diciembre de 2023.

Familias, su hijo ha estado trabajando a través de Kaplan Test Prep y haciendo práctica semanal en Khan Academy como parte de sus clases de Seminario Junior para prepararse para el SAT. Familias, por favor anime a los estudiantes a continuar su práctica de Khan Academy para el SAT durante las vacaciones de otoño. Animamos a todos los estudiantes a completar al menos tres sesiones de práctica de 1 hora en Khan Academy durante el descanso para practicar con la misma frecuencia que actualmente están en su clase de Seminario Junior. Esta práctica les permitirá mantenerse al día con sus habilidades SAT y sentirse preparados para la prueba del 2 de diciembre.



Two-A-Day Tutorials









Dress Code Reminder 

Visit our school-specific dress code policy and uniform information >










Firstly, a heartfelt thank you to each one of you for your active participation during Friday's Professional Development session, where we delved into the CA1 Data. I'm thrilled to share these certificates with you, which you are more than welcome to use for your students as you celebrate their achievements—whether it's significant growth, meeting their goals, or even exceeding expectations. The certificates are categorized into three distinct awards:

  1. Giant Explorer: Recognizing students who have exhibited significant growth from previous exams.
  2. Giant Goal-Getter: Commending students who have successfully met their academic goals.
  3. Giant Colossal: Celebrating students who have surpassed their academic goals.

Reflecting on my own experiences in the classroom, one of the most memorable aspects was conducting awards ceremonies to acknowledge and celebrate students for their performance on exams throughout the year. This practice not only recognized their hard work but also fostered a sense of investment in their academic goals, significantly boosting engagement in our daily instruction






     Southside Families, Here is a reminder of the dress code regarding polos.  All students have received their burgundy polo and should wear them Monday - Thursday.  Failure to arrive to campus in this uniform polo will result in a phone call home to bring the correct attire.  If that is unable to happen, then students/families are able to purchase a burgundy polo at the front office for $10 or will have to sit in ISS (In-School Suspension) for the remainder of the day.  Additionally hoodies and hats are not permitted inside the building.  Students will be instructed to remove them.  Lastly, no blankets are allow in the building.  Students will have to place them in the wagon near the front office. 


    Be sure to follow us on social media

    Instagram: YPSouthsideGiants

    Facebook: YES Prep Southside Secondary 



Sign up to receive YES Prep's systemwide monthly newsletter

The News Update is YES Prep Public Schools systemwide monthly e-newsletter where we share the latest news, teacher and student stories, as well as upcoming events and important dates. 

Subscribe to newsletter