March 14, 2020
In this issue:

  • Headmaster Letter
  • School Messenger
  • Tax Credit
  • Senior Trip
  • After School Safety
  • Re-enrollment
  • Yearbook
  • 2020-21 Dates
  • Raptor System
  • Attendance


HEADMASTER LETTER

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

In light of the recent events surrounding COVID-19, our Great Hearts national, state,
and academy leadership teams have been in consistent communication with state and federal authorities. Through the information we have received, we are partnering together to make the wisest decisions possible for the health and well-being of our
NPX students and families. We appreciate your communication with us through this challenging time.

You should have in your email inbox a message from Wade Dyke, CEO of Great Hearts America. It states that some of the Great Hearts Academies that were presently on Spring Break (March 9-13) will extend their Spring Break by one week, and that all Great Hearts Academies will plan to resume school on Monday, March 23rd. At this time, no change is planned for North Phoenix Prep’s Spring Break or date of return to classes, which is Monday, March 23rd. That said, as we head into Spring Break, please be attentive to email communications from North Phoenix Prep and from Great Hearts as you enjoy time with your family.

I am grateful to be a part of our outstanding Gladiator community, and I wish you a restful and peaceful Spring Break.

Go Gladiators!

With Devotion,

Headmaster Weinhold

SchoolMessenger Text

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Gladiators-

It’s Tax Credit Season and NPX needs your help! Every Arizona Taxpayer can take advantage of the Arizona Public School Tax credit and support our school at NO COST TO YOU!
 Thank you for helping us reach 84% of our goal so far! We still need $11,191 to reach our goal that = 28 family Tax Credits!  Will you be one of 28?

Contribute your tax credit to North Phoenix Prep before April 15 th and your Athlete could win a FREE Sports Season.
 
(All Tax Credits that have already been given will be included in the drawing. We have extended the deadline for the drawing to give you more time to get your Tax Credits in!)

Did you know:

It takes [3} Tax Credits to rent one bus for one away athletic game?

It takes [7] Tax Credits to pay each coach ?

It takes [5] Tax Credits to outfit each team in uniforms ?

It takes [3] Tax Credits to rent a field or gym for athletics for each sports season ?

Participation fees cover about 50% of what we truly need to operate a healthy athletics and extra-curricular program. The rest is covered by Tax Credit funds .

Schedule or contribute your Tax credit today at Northphoenixprep.org/support.

If you have any questions about our Tax Credit Drive or need additional information, please reach out to our Academy Giving Manager, Jackie Curtis at jcurtis@northphoenixprep.org or 602-404-7414 . Thank you! 

SENIOR TRIP

Wishing our Senior Class safe travels, and a weekend of fun & memories as they continue their tour of Washington DC.

AFTER SCHOOL SAFETY POLICY

Students are allowed on campus until 3:50, but must leave after that. This is for students’ safety and the safety of the school, as no one monitors the inside of campus after 3:50 pm.

When students are part of a club or a sport, it is the club sponsor or coach’s responsibility to know where they are. School guidelines regarding the uniform and electronics policies still apply when your child is at a school sponsored club or sport (games AND practices). The only place students are allowed to wait for parent pickup is the curb, not the courtyard or the field. However, the outside curb is also not monitored after 3:50 pm, and it is open to potential crime from outside.

Some parents allow siblings to stay on campus to wait for their sibling who is enrolled in a club or sport. Those students may stay with the sibling ONLY with the permission of the club sponsor or coach, and they must not cause a distraction or break school rules. Otherwise, they must come up with alternative plans to get picked up or be in another club.

Students on campus after 3:50 will be ushered off campus, and may receive consequences if they are breaking school rules. If you have questions or concerns about this safety policy, please email Ms. Schripsema or Ms. Stone .


Sarah Schripsema
Dean of Students
The newest edition of the student newspaper is now available!

Follow this link:  ACTA GLADIATOR , North Phoenix Prep’s student newspaper.
Re-enrollment

North Phoenix Prep re-enrollment will continue through April 2nd.

Login to your parent portal to access the application, answer the required questions, download and print the packet, and bring with the required documents to the front office.

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Please follow this link to order yearbooks through PICTAVO!


DATES TO NOTE FOR 2020-21

  • August 6 First day of class
  • October 5-9 Fall break
  • December 21- January 4 Winter Break
  • March 15-19 Spring Break
  • May 27 Last day of classes
Raptor System Implementation

In order to ensure the safety of our campuses, we will be implementing the Raptor Visitor Management System, which helps us to always know who is on our campus. A communication was sent on March 8 about this change; however, if you did not see it, please click here to view the original communication <linked>. This new system will go live on March 23 and will allow us to track visitors, vendors and volunteers in a better way. Starting on March 23, we ask that all visitors have their valid state-issued ID ready to be scanned to be let on campus. The security of our community is of the utmost importance, and we appreciate your cooperation, understanding and patience as we roll out the Raptor Visitor Management System. If you have questions about Raptor or its implementation, please reach out to Headmaster Weinhold. 
To report your students absence please email attendance@northphoenixprep.org
Email is preferred to phone call- Thank you!
GREAT HEARTS BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS
May 14, 2020
Board meeting notices are posted at least 24 hours in advance on the
North Phoenix Prep website. The notice will include time, location and agenda.  
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