District Announcements

  • Strategic Planning Initiative

    The Yakima School District is working with Performance Fact, Inc. to develop a new strategic plan for the district.

    The process launched on September 16, 2019, with student voice sessions that engaged over 100 students.

    In addition to the student voice session, stakeholders will be engaged through the core planning team, the alignment team, school board sessions, and community forums. The process will conclude in early 2020.  

    We invite you to attend community forums to share your voice in the process.

    Community Forums will be held from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm on:

    October 14 (Davis Commons)

    October 15 (IKE Commons)

    and November 18 (Washington Middle School)

    The same content will be presented at all three sessions. They are all open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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  • Open House Schedule for 2019-20

    Do you want to know more about the school your child will be attending next school year? Download the Open House schedule

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  • Share Your Feedback on Our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy

    We are inviting our families to review the Yakima School District's Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy. Please send your comments and questions to cliett.amber@yakimaschools.org. View our Title I page for more information.

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District Highlights

  • A Message from the Superintendent

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  • Yakima Public Schools See Growth in Graduation Rates

    In 2018, 79.5% of students graduated in four years. This is up from 72.5% in 2017, 73.5% in 2016, 65.3% in 2015 and 63.2% in 2014. The average graduation rate in Washington State in 2018 was 80.9%. Further, Davis High School and Eisenhower High School saw rates far above the state average of 80.9% in 2018 with 88.7% and 84.8% respectively.

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  • Wellness Resources

    Taking care of yourself both physically and mentally is important. Please click the title above for a list of local resources. We care about you!

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  • Equity in Education

    The Yakima School District recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each student, staff member and citizen within the community. Teaming together, the school community creates a learning environment that fosters fair treatment and access to educational resources and programs for all students. The American democratic system depends on equal access to the opportunities for and benefits of public education for all young people: our future leaders, voters, taxpayers, workers, parents and adult citizens (Click the Equity in Education title above for our full policy).

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Board Meetings

Next Meeting:

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for September:

    Responsible - Being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it. Capable of being trusted.

    View all character words

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District Facebook Feed

Delays and Closures

  • The following dates will be used as snow make-up days:

    Day 1 (closed Feb. 5) – the make-up day was Friday, February 15

    Day 2 (closed Feb. 11) – the make-up day was Tuesday, February 19

    Day 3 (closed Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13

    Day 4 (closed Feb. 28) - the make-up day is Friday, June 14th (half day)

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  • Thursday, Feb 28 - Schools are CLOSED today due to weather.
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  • Monday, Feb 25: Two Hour Delay. No morning preschool or morning YV-TECH. Bus routes 2 and 8 on snow routes.
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  • Feb 15 - Two Hour Delay. No a.m. preschool. No a.m. YV-TECH. Buses on snow routes.
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  • Feb 14 Information

    IKE Girls Basketball @ Sunnyside has been postponed until Feb 15 at 5 pm.

    Afternoon Preschool is canceled.

    Adams Elementary: after-school programs are canceled.

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  • Feb 12 UPDATE: Canceled due to inclement weather. No YV-TECH.
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  • Tues, Feb 12 - Two-hour delay. Bus routes 2 and 8 on snow routes. No morning preschool. No morning YV-TECH.  If needed, we will update our status by 6:30 a.m.
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  • Feb 11 - School is canceled due to inclement weather.
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  • Feb 7 - TWO HOUR DELAY. Buses on snow routes. No a.m. preschool. No a.m. YV-TECH.
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  • Feb 6 -TWO HOUR DELAY. Buses on snow routes. No a.m. preschool and no a.m. YV-TECH. If we need to upgrade to cancel, we will update by 6:00 a.m.
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  • Feb 5 - IKE vs DAVIS basketball games have been rescheduled to Wed Feb 6.

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  • Feb 5 - Due to inclement weather, school is canceled today, Tuesday, Feb 5.

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  • Jan 17 - School is on time. Buses are using snow routes for route 2 (Gilbert and Wilson) and route 8 (McClure, Wilson, IKE).
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  • Jan 9 - YSD Schools are open and on time today. However, buses are using snow routes and could be delayed by winter road conditions.

    Snow Routes: https://www.yakimaschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=3174&dataid=5552&FileName=YSD_Snow_Bus_Routes.pdf 

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