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1. Class Schedule
To obtain your student's schedule, please sign in to your PrepNet Parent Portal. Next to your student's photo click "Classes & Reports." On this page, you will find a link to his/her current class schedule. (Student school and PE locker assignments and combinations are included at the top of the student's schedule. Students do NOT need to provide their own locks.)
More information about PrepNet Parent Portal
As a Sandia Prep parent, you have access to Sandia Prep’s School Information Management System through the PrepNet Parent Portal. It is your one-stop for class assignments, invoices, report cards, and much more. You will also find your Household Profile and Medical Information here. Please review and update this information at your convenience. Your username and password will remain the same as last year; or for new parents, it will be what you set up during our Admission process.
If you have any technical problems, questions, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the IT Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Student/Parent Handbook
Students and parents should review the Student/Parent Handbook (link below). There is new and important information.There is a signature page at the end of the handbook that needs to be signed by both student and parent, indicating that you have read and understand all of the information included. Please return these signed pages to your advisor when school begins.
4. Book Lists
Below you will find lists by grade level for all required English classes for the 2018-2019 school year.
Sandia Prep has a long-standing relationship with former Prep family and local business, Page 1 Books.
Click here to order online from Page 1 Books. (You will be prompted to enter a password: SPS2018)
You are also free to purchase your non-textbooks at any store/website of your choice.
5. Sandia Prep Bus Service
Sandia Prep will offer bus service to and from Prep for the 2018-2019 school year. There will be morning pick-ups and afternoon drop-offs at three different locations - one on the Westside near Corrales, one in the Northeast Heights, and another in the Ridgecrest/UNM area.
There are only a few seats left on the buses, so if you are interested, click the link below and sign up today.
6. Orientation Day Schedules (For New Students Only)
We are excited to welcome new families to campus on Orientation Day, Tuesday, August 14.
Sixth graders should be dropped off in Room 713 of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) by 8:00 a.m. and students in grades 7-12 will meet their tour guides at in the foyer of the Russell Student Center. The New Parent Orientation Breakfast will be held in the Russell Student Center, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Below are schedules for the day.
7. State Textbook Check-Out
Get State Textbooks Early!
Beginning Wednesday, August 8, students in grades 7-12 may come to the Sandia Prep Library with their schedule and get all of their state textbooks at one time.
There will be someone at the library to help you on the following days:
Weekdays, August 8 - August 14
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Weekdays, after August 14
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Library staff will also be on hand during the supply sale on Saturday, August 11.
Sixth Graders: Please do not come for your books on your own. You will be coming to the library with your classes once school starts.
8. Sundevil Supply Store
*Supply lists will be available at the Sundevil Supply Store Sale beginning August 11.
The Sundevil Supply Store (in the Russell Student Center) is up and running just in time for every student to get all of their supplies for the upcoming school year. No need to go anywhere else to shop. Come and support the Sundevil Supply Store and the Parents Association at the Back to School Supply Sale. All proceeds help fund many activities at Prep.
There will be binders of all sizes, markers, Sharpies, pens, pencils, paper, calculators, rulers, protractors, folders, and much more. There will also be pre-packaged "6th Grade Survival Bags" that include most of the supplies that sixth graders will need for the year.
The supply sale days and times are:
Saturday, August 11
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15 (First day of school)
7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Monday, August 20 (First day back after Back to School Camps)
7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
9. Sandia Preparatory School Parents Association (SPSPA)
The Sandia Preparatory School Parents Association (SPSPA) helps the school by planning and supervising events. When you pay tuition and fees for a Sandia Prep student, you become a member of the Parents Association. Your involvement, along with that of other parents, enhances the school experience for our students. Volunteering time provides a rewarding connection to the community. We rely on our parents’ help for another successful year ahead!
11. School Photos
Photo Day – Tuesday, August 28
These photos will be used for the Sandia Prep yearbook, and seniors may use them for next spring’s graduation program (in lieu of professional photos, if desired). In addition, these photos are used to create student and faculty/staff identification cards. Please do not wear green on photo day. (A green screen is used by the photographer.) Packages may be purchased if desired; order forms will be distributed through Advisory groups. If the first photo day is missed, a photo retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
13. Prep Café / Lunch Accounts
The Prep Café cooks all food from scratch. The menu is known for its delicious specials, including Taco Tuesdays and Pasta Fridays, which keep things new and different, as well as student favorites that are available year-round. Daily specials, carne adovada, fresh salads with grilled chicken, and a variety of sandwiches are just a few of our favorites. And of course, there isn't a better breakfast burrito in town!
Sandia Prep's lunch account system is called "MyKidsSpending." Parents are able to add money to school spending accounts for use at the Prep Café, view account activity, and request PDF statements. You will receive an email to set up your MyKidsSpending account.
15. Back to School Grade Level Parties
Back to School Isn't Just for Kids
Sponsored by the Sandia Prep Parents Association, Back to School Parties are a great way for the Prep Community to come together, catch up with longtime friends, and meet new Prep families!
Preparations are underway and invitations are forthcoming. Please watch your email for evites and eblasts with details.