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SAN ANTONIO PREP COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Panther Press 

Week of April 5th

SA Prep Families,  

Did you know that we are about one month away from testing?! This school year has truly flown by. Although State testing (STAAR)  isn't for accountability this year , we still want champions to do their best and show us what they have learned. Be sure to log on to Wednesday's monthly townhall for more testing information.
 

                    Be safe, wash your hands, and (continue) to wear a mask.


-SA Prep Admin Team  

COVID, Dashboard
Now Enrolling
 
We are now enrolling for the upcoming school year for 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade! 
If you know anyone interested in enrolling their champion at SA Prep please have them apply at saprep.org! For more information we can be reached at 210-473-2698. 
Apply TODAY!
Ready for Success, Daily Attendance 

Champions should be logged in or at school everyday by 7:45 AM. The class will start promptly at 8:00 am. Attendance is a major part of our school funding and allows us the opportunity to provide more for our champions. Also, when champions are in class they are learning.
Academic  Update
 
STAAR
Per TEA, Texas schools will continue to take the STAAR test in grades 3 and up at the end of this academic year. STAAR tests will be one of the many things that show your child's academic progress and achievement this year. All testing will take place IN-PERSON per TEA requirements. Specific testing dates will be communicated as we get closer to the Spring, but we wanted to share that NO at-home testing will be available

STAAR Dates 
STAAR Practice Dates 
Re-Registration  Survey 
 
In an effort to plan for the upcoming school year and recruitment efforts, please let us know your plans for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Please fill out this survey by April 15th
Re-registration Survey
Parent Feedback  Survey 

Thank you for trusting us at San Antonio Preparatory with your child's education. Please use this quick and direct feedback form to send your questions, comments and concerns for administrators and staff. We will check daily and will respond appropriately within 2 business days, depending on the severity (student safety first!) 

Your opinions matter greatly and it takes a village to transform lives!  
Parent Feedback to Admin
School Directory
 
Please see our school directory with the emails of all staff and our staff communication flow chart.
Parent Communication Flow Chart
 
Below is our parent communication Flow Chart. Please be sure to follow the chart before escalating issues and concerns to Administration 

Important Dates 

April 5th: Parent Partner Group General Meeting @ 6PM
April 7th: Monthly Townhall @ 6PM
April 22nd: Career Day during school
April 23rd: Student Holiday No School
April 24th: Community Drive @ 10-3

Parent Portal 

Are you set up on Parent Portal? Parent Portal is a website that allows you to access your student’s information for grades and attendance.

Please reach out to your classroom teacher for your champion's login information.

Watch the videos below to learn how to set up your ascender account.

https://youtu.be/mSEelpB9dXY

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PARENT PORTAL LINK

Parent Partner Group (Formerly Parent Prep Club)

President: Jessica Gray 
Vice President: Olivia Jewell 
Secretary: Afryea Clark
Staff Delegate: (must a current staff member): Vacant 
PARENT PANELS!

It's hiring season at SA Prep and we want parents to have an opinion on our next hires! If you are interested in being a part of our hiring process and sitting on a parent panel please reach out to our PPG President, Jessica Gray at 210- 452-8336 or via email: ppgpresident@saprep.org. 

Upcoming Interviews: 

April 10th from 9-11:00 AM 
April 10th from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
SNACKS NEEDED!

As we begin to plan for testing season we need your support. The PPG will collecting unopened healthy snacks and treats for the testing days for our champions and staff.

If you are interested in donating snacks or monetary funds  please reach out to our PPG President, Jessica Gray at 210- 452-8336 or via email: ppgpresident@saprep.org. 
 
Parent Parent Group Zoom Link
Join the PPG as a voting member
Carpool Initiative

SA Prep Athletics 

TRACK
Track Practice is on campus Monday- Friday from 4:45PM to 6:00PM.
In order for Athletes to compete they need to have a sport physical on file and passing based on their last report card

SA Prep Champion of the Week 

CONGRATS TO OUR CHAMPIONS OF THE WEEK

5TH GRADE LANGSTON HUGES: Ahmiya T. (Culture)
5TH GRADE CESAR CHAVEZ: Olivia M. (Connection)
6TH GRADE WEB DUBOIS: Raylin H. (Community) 
6TH GRADE GLORIA ANZALDUA: Tierani H. (Identity)  
6TH GRADE NELSON MANDELA: Jatavia M. (Equity) 
7TH GRADE JAMES BALDWIN:  Alyssa W. (Equity)
7TH GRADE SHIRLEY CHISHOLM: Laveylon F.P. (Equity)
 
School Events 
Panther Spotting 
Our champions enjoyed hunting for eggs and solving academic problems last week during the Easter Egg Hunt!
Staffing Update 
No staffing updates at this time  
Staff Spotlight 
This week's Staff Spotlight is Mrs. Echard our 7th Math/Science Teacher and Teacher Leader 
Mrs. Echard hails from a very small island in the Caribbean called Grenada. She came to the United States at 17 on a track and field scholarship. Mrs. Echard is the 4th of 10 siblings, and is the only one in the US. Her intention was to become a college counselor, but has been a teacher for the last 7 years; all in charter schools. She will continue to work towards helping young adults get to college and lead a rewarding life.
 
 Five Fun Facts 
  1. She has been married for 8 years and have 3 beautiful kids.
  2. She loves to cook and spend time with her family
  3. She loves to stay active and woks out just about everyday.
  4. She was an Olympian (2008 Beijing Olympics)
  5. She loves to travel
Community's Pinboard
We are one big community! Please see a list of community partners, updated frequently.

1. Legends Barbershop: 14910 Nacogdoches Rd. #1669, San Antonio, TX 78247. (Ask for Bruce)
Discount: $15.00 for both adults and students. Students can use their Champion Dollars. 

2. Bayseas Restaurant: 217 S. WW White Rd. San Antonio, TX 78219. 
Discount: Employees receive a 15% off entire menu. 

3. Momma Luv's Soul & Carribean Food: 2427 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78218.
Discount: 12% off on the entire menu for both employees and students. Students can use their Champion Dollars.

4. Chop it up Barbershop: 8021 FM78 Suite. 121, Converse, TX 78109. (Ask for Duane or Oscar)
Discount: $15.00 for both adults and students. Students can use their Champion Dollars. 

5. Nola Eatz: 5514 Walzem Rd. #3, San Antonio, TX 78218.
Discount: 15% off the entire menu for employees only. Students will have a special menu starting at $5.00-$12.00 and can use their Champion Dollars.

6. Braids on Phire: 8021 FM78, San Antonio, TX, 78244.
Discount: $30.00 off of all hair dues for employees. Students receive $30-$50 off all hair dues and can use their Champion Dollars.

7. Midas: 4255 N. Foster Rd.
Discount: 15% discount off of all services done by Midas at this location. Synthetic Blend oil changes at $16.99 (up to 5 quarts). Full Synthetic oil changes at $39.99 (up to 5 quarts)


8. Shebah Dental:9160 FM78, Converse,TX  78109
Discount: 5% discount off 
employees who have no insurance or 5% off services your insurance does not cover

8. Royal Cutz Barbershop: 1950 Austin Highway, San Antonio TX78218
Discount: 15% champions and $20 for employees

School Safety 

San Antonio Prep considers the health and well-being of our students and staff to be of the utmost importance.

We will continue to practice our COVID screenings, mask wearing, outdoor breaks, social distancing when possible and frequent sanitizing. We also have a day and night crew to support with deep cleaning. We also: 

  • Limit class sizes to a max of 18 students (3 per table) 
  • Staggered breaks
  • All meals in the classroom (including breakfast) 
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. 
- Barack Obama
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