District Announcements

  • Drive-In Graduation Events Canceled (5/26/20)

    May 26, 2020, Yakima, WA - At this time, the Yakima School District regrets that we have canceled drive-in graduation events for Eisenhower, Davis, and Stanton.  In recent communications with the Yakima Health District and guidelines set forth by the governor, we have determined that any celebration, other than virtual, is highly unlikely. The District, in conjunction with high school leadership at Eisenhower, Davis, Stanton and Yakima Online, will not facilitate or support a drive-in or virtual watch party, due to the growing concern of the number of infections in Yakima County and our lingering Phase 1 reopening status.

    While the district is still hopeful that a June 13 procession down Yakima Avenue to honor our graduates could happen, there are growing doubts, due to the status of Yakima County as a COVID-19 hotspot. This processional is something that we know our graduating seniors deserve but it may not be possible. We hope to provide updated information on the possibility of the June 13 processional on June 1.

    Class of 2020 Seniors – please check your specific high school’s website for more graduation details. www.YakimaSchools.org

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  • Student Registration

    Interested in K-8 or high school enrollment information? For a current status update on registering your student for school next year, please go here

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  • June 17 is the last day of school for YSD students

    According to guidance from OSPI, unless districts can show that student learning was NOT impacted by the emergency closures (either loss of instructional days, loss of instructional hours per day, or both) districts are required to add five (5) days at the end of the school year. For the Yakima School District, that means June 17th will be the final day of distance learning for the 2019-20 school year. Support will be available to students via distance learning through June 17.

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  • COVID-19 - Moving Student Learning Forward Survey (take the survey weekly)

    Our community and education leaders are doing their best to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Your perceptions will provide feedback to inform conversations and support improvement efforts. Data will be collected on an ongoing basis to track changes in people's perceptions. You are invited to complete the survey once per week. This is a free survey developed and administered by The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) for the public good. All individual survey responses are confidential and anonymous.

    Open Survey

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  • School closure extended to the end of the 2019-20 school year

    Please check your email or go online for an important message from Superintendent Greene regarding the extended closure of the Yakima School District https://www.smore.com/yez1v

    Update: The last day of school for YSD is June 17, 2020.

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  • Be Counted! 2020 Census

    Census 2020 The census is a way for our community to seek the necessary financial support from the government that it needs.  Our schools depend on the census count for accurate program funding. In mid-March, you will receive an invitation to participate in the census from the Census Bureau. Be sure to count everyone in your household - even infants.  Responding to the census is the law, however, it is against the law for the Census Bureau to inquire about personal information such as immigration status.  It is illegal for the Census Bureau to pass on your contact information to other government entities. They use your contact info, such as your name and address, to know if you have already been counted. Once you have responded, you will no longer receive notices from the Census Bureau and a census worker will not come to your home.  If you have any questions, we have put together videos and information for you online at www.YakimaSchools.org/2020census 

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YSD Stories

  • Rocio Garcia is a Statewide Winner at the 47th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show

    Posted by Trevor Greene on 5/29/2020

    State Art Winner

    Rocio Garcia, an 11th grade student at Davis High School, won this year’s OSPI Staff Choice Award for her pastel and chalk artwork titled “Boys Don’t Cry.” Rocio is a student of Davis art teacher Carole Huls, whose students have had art entries advance to OSPI’s state show during three of the past four years. The Davis High School student’s work depicts an older boy crying and wearing a crown of flowers on top of his head. The piece will be purchased for the ongoing display of student art at OSPI’s offices in Olympia.

    In recorded comments that were included in OSPI’s Facebook live presentation, Rocio said: “I think that both genders should be able to embrace emotion without any fear of judgment from others. The flowers on his head were added later on to represent the view society has that showing emotion is a feminine trait, and that femininity is weak and fragile, kind of like the flowers on the flower crown. But I also wanted to make sure that the flower crown was composed of gladiola flowers, which represent strength.”

    Rocio added in her recorded statement: “I don’t think femininity should be viewed as weak or fragile.”

    The 2020 statewide show was scheduled to be on exhibit in OSPI’s facilities at the Old Capitol Building in Olympia from April through the end of May. Instead, all 113 pieces in this year’s show are being made available for viewing from OSPI’s Arts website at https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/awards-recognition/superintendents-high-school-art-show-0.

    A recording of the 100-minute awards presentation by OSPI is available on the organization’s Facebook site at www.facebook.com/waOSPI/videos/vb.10150120134315113/709287502947413/?type=2&theater. (Rocio’s award is presented at about the 12:00-minute mark. The Honorable Mention presentations involving Berger start at about the 1:16:15 mark.)

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  • Eisenhower High School is Honored to Announce our Washington Apple Education Foundation Recipients (WAEF) for 2020!

    Posted by Yolanda Guzmán, College Preparatory Advisor for the College Success Foundation at Eisenhower H.S. on 5/27/2020

    WAEF Eisenhower Story (Click to view photos with full story).

    Eisenhower High School is honored to announce our Washington Apple Education Foundation Recipients (WAEF) for 2020!

    Thank you, Washington Apple Education Foundation for recognizing our students for their dedication to academics, school activities and exemplary commitment to serve our local community!

    Congratulations IKE 2020 WAEF Scholarship winners.

    Bryanalexa Rivera Macias

    University of Washington-Seattle

    $5,000

    “Ever since I was young, I feared money would be the reason I would not be able to attend college, but I was proven wrong. I’m extremely grateful that the WAEF chose me as a recipient for this scholarship!”

    Denise Abundiz

    Central Washington University

    $5,000

    “Thank you WAEF for believing in me. This scholarship has helped me realize that all of my parents’ sacrifices and my hard work have paid off. Because of this scholarship, I will no longer have to worry or stress about how I will pay for college.”

    Francisco Morales

    University of Washington – Seattle

    $2,000

    "Earning the WAEF scholarship has given me the freedom to pursue my higher education without the worry of having to take out loans. It will allow me to focus on my studies so I can have a strong GPA and obtain a Bioengineering degree.”

    Giselle Montes Perez

    Central Washington University

    $5,000 

    “Thanks to the WAEF I am able to go to my first choice university. Now, I don't have to stress about how I am going to afford to pay for college." 

    Kasandra Diaz Barragan

    Heritage University

    $2,500

    “The WAEF scholarship impacted my life in that I will be able focus on my studies without the stress of having to pay back loans.”

    Maria Navarro

    University of Washington - Seattle

    $1,500

    “Receiving the WAEF scholarship has made the cost of UW more affordable. Thanks to the WAEF, I will be free of financial stress in college.

    Martha Benitez Solorzano

    University of Washington - Seattle

    $2,000

    "Having WAEF's support to attend college means the peace of mind that I will graduate debt-free.”

     

    Way to go Cadets! We are extremely excited for you!

    About the scholarship: The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) is the charity of the tree fruit industry.  Our mission is to impact lives through access to educational opportunities. WAEF is supported by generous contributions made annually by the growers, packers and supporters in Washington’s tree fruit industry.  This year WAEF is awarding over $1 million to students whose parents are employed in the tree fruit industry.  310 students received WAEF scholarships this year.  80% of the foundation’s current scholarship recipients are first-generation college students. When students receive a WAEF scholarship, they join a community of volunteers, donors and WAEF alumni dedicated to supporting them achieving their educational goals.  The foundation’s priority for its scholarship recipients isn’t just that they attend college; instead it is they graduate from college on-time and career ready.  WAEF students are able to renew their scholarships throughout their undergraduate years.

     

     

     

     

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  • Thanks Fidelity Title!

    Posted by Anne Kajrenius on 5/26/2020

    Thank you Collage

    Fidelity Title has chosen to sponsor the Nob Hill Elementary students with a gift of new books again!  This means that our Nighthawks will have new books so they can KEEP READING!  We are very grateful to Fidelity Title for their repeated generosity.

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  • Barge Lincoln Virtual Spirit Week 2020

    Posted by Marie Webb on 5/22/2020

    The week of May 18th - May 22nd  at Barge Lincoln Elementary we had a virtual Spirit Week! Each day students and staff dressed according to the theme for the day.  Great fun was had by all!!   We’ve got spirit, yes we do!!!! GO BOBCATS!!! WE ARE BARGE!!Barge Lincoln Virtual Spirit Week 2020

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  • K-5 Online Learning for Multilingual/English Learners

    Posted by Tally Garcia on 5/21/2020

     

    Atención: Padres de estudiantes multilingües de K a 5º grado del YSD               

    Únanse a nosotros en Google meet para tener la oportunidad de aprender cómo motivar a sus hijos a participar en el programa “Imagine Language and Literacy” ¡desde su propio hogar!  Este programa enseña a sus estudiantes las destrezas que son críticas para la comprensión de lectura y el dominio del idioma en los 4 dominios del idioma: lectura, escritura, comprensión auditiva y expresión oral.  ¡Ya está disponible para ustedes y continuará durante el verano!

     

    Miércoles, 27 de mayo

    Hagan clic en los enlaces a continuación para unirse y obtener más información sobre el programa “Imagine Learning and Literacy”:

    6:00 A 6:45 P.M.: REUNIÓN EN INGLÉS: https://meet.google.com/zvx-vioo-hox  


    7:00 A 7:45 P.M.: REUNIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: https://meet.google.com/acv-cajf-ntp 
 

    Attention: YSD Parents of K-5 Multilingual Learners

    Please join us in google meet for an opportunity to learn how to engage your child in Imagine Language and Literacy program within your own home!  This program teaches your students the skills that are critical to reading comprehension and language proficiency in all four language domains - reading, writing, listening and speaking.  It is available to you now and over the summer!

     

    ​Wednesday, May 27th

    Click on the links below to join and learn more about Imagine Learning:

    6:00 PM - 6:45 PM: ENGLISH: https://meet.google.com/zvx-vioo-hox  


    7:00 PM - 7:45 PM: ESPAÑOL: https://meet.google.com/acv-cajf-ntp 
 

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for June:

    Integrity: A personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards.

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