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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 the 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.
Summer Reading and Math Packets
The English department emailed letters in May outlining its summer reading program for each grade level. Students are asked to read the works before classes resume on August 12 and be prepared to discuss them in their English classes. Below are the books each grade was assigned.
6th grade: A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
7th grade: Legend, Marie Lu
8th grade: The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer
9th grade: Swing, Kwame Alexander
10th grade: Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
11th grade: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
12th grade: Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
The math department emailed summer packets for students to complete prior to the start of the school year. Packets for each grade level are below.
State Textbook Check-Out
Get state textbooks early! Beginning Wednesday, August 7, 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 7 - August 16
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Weekdays, after August 16
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Library staff will also be on hand during the Sundevil Supply Sale on Saturday, August 10.
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.
Below you will find lists by grade level of all required English and history non-textbooks classes for the 2019-2020 school year.
You are free to purchase your non-textbooks at any store/website of your choice. Parents also are welcome to purchase books at local stores, Page 1 Books and BookWorks in person or online. Each store's website features a "Sandia Prep" page with all required books already compiled online for your convenience.
Sandia Prep Bus Service
Sandia Prep will offer bus service to and from Prep for the 2019-2020 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.
Orientation Day Schedules (For New Students Only)
We are excited to welcome new families to campus on New Student Orientation Day, Friday, August 9.
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 the schedules for the day.
Sundevil Supply Store
*Supply lists will be available beginning August 9 at the Sundevil Supply Sale.
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, and all items are tax exempt.
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:
Friday, August 9
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 12 - Wednesday, August 14
7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Sandia Preparatory School Parents Association (SPSPA)
The Sandia Preparatory School Parents Association (SPSPA) helps the school by planning and supervising events. As a parent or guardian of 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!
Photo Day – Thursday, August 22
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, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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.
Back to School Grade Level Parties
Back to school isn't just for kids! Sponsored by the Sandia Prep School Parents Association, Back to School Parties are a great way for the Prep Parent 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.
Friday, August 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m
Hosted by Stan and Jennifer Hubbard: 4909 Guadalupe Trail NW 87107
Saturday, August 24 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by Kevin Leifheit and Consuelo Silva-Leifheit: 1101 Camino Ranchitos NW 87114
Saturday, August 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Gary and Paige Meckler
Sunday, August 18 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Camilla Dominguez and Zac Lively, Michelle and Gina Rinaldo, and Alisa Hart: 1730 Lafayette Drive NE, 87106
Saturday, August 17 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Scott and Kristen Hallenbeck
Sunday, August 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Dale and Paige Maxwell
Sunday, August 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Bronson and Margaret Duran: 8117 Rio Grande Blvd., Los Ranchos