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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 the Admission process.

 

If you need to discuss a schedule change, please contact Susi Hochrein (middle school students) at shochrein@sandiaprep.org or Cheryl McMillan (upper school students) at cmcmillan@sandiaprep.org.

 

If you have any technical problems, questions, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the IT Department at spsithelp@sandiaprep.org.

 

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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.

 


 

 

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Medical Forms

 

Sandia Prep policy requires that ALL STUDENTS have the following records on file in order to be eligible for everything from P.E., athletics, Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP), and field trips, to activities such as chorus (an NMAA activity), drama, dance, and Back-to-School retreats:

  • Medical History Questionnaire/Consent Form
  • Medical Evaluation/Physical Form: Physicals must be performed and signed by a medical professional.
  • Immunization Record (NEW students only)
 
Medical forms are due July 12, 2019.
 
 
 

Student/Parent Handbook

 

Students and parents should review the Student/Parent Handbook (link below). There is new and important information included in this year's handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Book Lists

 

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.

Sandia Prep Bus Registration Form

 

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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 8:00 a.m. 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.

 

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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!

 

Please click here to sign up to volunteer.

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Sundevil Athletics Organization (SAO) / Sports Info Night

 

The Sundevil Athletics Organization (SAO) is a parent volunteer organization that focuses on athletics. The SAO helps to identify and train a team parent for each athletic team here at Prep. They coordinate all apparel which includes Prep spirit wear, sports specific wear, and letter jackets. Throughout the school year the SAO is able to financially support many activities at Prep. If you would like to get involved in Sundevil Athletics, please contact SAO President at SAOPresident@sandiaprep.org.

 

SPORTS INFO NIGHT: Tuesday, August 20 in the West Gym
Mandatory for parents of all SPS athletes. 
The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) requires all parents of Sandia Prep athletes to attend, regardless of whether your child plans to play a fall, winter, or spring sport. If you think your child might want to play a sport this year, you must attend this meeting.


There will be a presentation for parents of students in grades 6 and 7 at 6:00 p.m., followed by a presentation for parents of students in grades 8-12 at 7:00 p.m. Both presentations will take place in the West Gym.

  • Meet our Athletic Director, coaches, and Sundevil Athletics Organization (SAO) volunteers.
  • Shop for Sundevil spirit gear.
  • An added bonus: SAO's membership cards (which are free to all Sandia Prep parents) will be handed out. This card will gain you free admission into all Sandia Prep home games.
  • Letter jacket fittings will be available for any interested students.
 
 
 
 

School Photos

 

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.

 

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Attendance

 

If your student will be absent for any reason, please email the attendance office at spsattendance@sandiaprep.org, or call the main office at 505.338.3000.  If parents do not email or call by 10:30 a.m., then the school will contact you to verify the absence.
 
 
 
 

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.

 

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Carpooling

 

To establish a carpool in your neighborhood, access the PrepNet Parent Portal and click "Directories" at the top of the page; then click "Household Directory" from the sub-menu. There is an option to find "Nearby Student Households." You can then contact the families directly.  If you are having trouble determining zip codes/locations for carpooling purposes, please contact a member of our IT Department at spsithelp@sandiaprep.org.

 

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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.

6th Grade
Friday, August 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m
Hosted by Stan and Jennifer Hubbard: 4909 Guadalupe Trail NW 87107

7th Grade
Saturday, August 24 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by Kevin Leifheit and Consuelo Silva-Leifheit: 1101 Camino Ranchitos NW 87114

8th Grade
Saturday, August 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Gary and Paige Meckler

9th Grade
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

10th Grade
Saturday, August 17 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by
Scott and Kristen Hallenbeck 

11th Grade
Sunday, August 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Dale and Paige Maxwell

 

12th Grade

Sunday, August 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by Bronson and Margaret Duran: 8117 Rio Grande Blvd., Los Ranchos

 

 

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Sandia Prep begins each school year with Back to School Retreats for all students. The purpose of these retreats is to give students and teachers an opportunity to get to know each other and to build a strong foundation of communication within our school family. They are also designed to help you begin the year with fun and friendship. Students and teachers agree that it’s a great way to start the school year. Click here to learn more information about each grade-level specific camp.