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  • Summer Meals Program Begins on July 1st

    The Summer Meals Program for 2020 will run from July 1st through August 5th. For details, please visit the following page: yakimaschools.org/SummerMeals

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  • RE: OSPI Reopening Guidance Released

    Dear YSD Families and Staff,

    Thank you for your flexibility as we work to provide a quality education during the COVID-19 global pandemic. I know that the situation has been challenging, and I am thankful for your resourcefulness, dedication, and care for our young learners.

    The much-anticipated guidelines for returning to school in the fall were just released by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). These recommendations were developed in close collaboration with the state Department of Health and Governor Inslee’s office.

    The Yakima School District will thoroughly review the guidelines and work with our leadership team to develop a local reopening guide for our schools. This will be influenced by the state’s recommendations but also may have some unique components. We anticipate sharing this reopening guide with you and with our community the week of July 6.

    As you know, this is uncharted territory and there will be some elements of the guide that will need to be worked out along the way. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this process and promise to stay in close communication with you moving forward.

    I hope you continue to stay safe and healthy. We will be in touch soon with more information.

    Sincerely,

    Trevor Greene, Superintendent

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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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YSD Stories

  • EBT Funds Available to All YSD Students

    Posted by YSD Food Services on 6/29/2020

    Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children are eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

    P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for some of the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries. Because all YSD students receive free breakfast and lunch, all YSD students are eligible regardless of income. If you do not already receive benefits, you will need to apply on or after June 30.  If you receive food assistance benefits already, the money will appear on your EBT on June 30.

    PEBT Flyer - English

    PEBT Flyer - Spanish

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  • Show Us Your Mask

    Posted by Marie Webb on 6/18/2020

    Barge Lincoln Bobcats are showing their YSD pride! We are showing our masks! We're all in this together!  #YSDPride #StopTheSpread #WeAreBarge

    #WeAreBarge

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  • Show Us Your Mask!

    Posted by Kirsten Fitterer on 6/18/2020

    Show Us Your Mask

    We know that wearing a mask all day is hard, especially for our youngest YSD community members. Wearing a face covering helps to protect others in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms.
    Comment on one of our social media pages with a photo of you wearing your mask for a chance to win a prize!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yakimasd

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/yakimaschools

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/YakimaSchools/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/yakima-school-district-7/

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  • Yakima Middle School Joined Nuevo Foundation: Coding Workshop

    Posted by Nuevo Foundation on 6/18/2020

    On January 31, 2020, Yakima Middle School joined Nuevo Foundation for a coding workshop and STEM activities!

    During the software component of the workshop, students learned to draw lines, then shapes, then honeycombs. They also learned how to create and color a mandala flower! The next part of the workshop involved a hardware activity in which students used alligator clips, clementines (yes, the little orange fruit!), Adafruit, and coding to make sounds. While this involved many steps, everyone was surprised at the musical outcome and the vibrant colors on the Adafruit.  

    Yakima MS students also had a chance to engage with a diverse panel of speakers who work in the tech industry. Though shy at first, students began to ask questions and engage in both English and Spanish.

    Mr. McGeeney from Yakima commented, “Our kids had a great time. All of the Yakima students were from migrant families, so for many of them it was the first time in the Seattle metro area, and definitely a new experience to be able to step onto the campus of a global corporate campus.”

    For his students, Mr. McGeeney added, “The experience was both [an] expansion around their thinking about the world and possibilities the world holds for them. Many of our students do not leave the Yakima Valley often… To be able to consider the possibility to one day work somewhere like Microsoft definitely opened up their minds to the rewards of hard work at school now. The message the Microsoft staff panel shared with them really resonated with students and inspired them. Our students left grateful for the unique opportunity they were given.”

    For students who had never really been exposed to STEM and coding, they were able to come away with newfound exposure to and interest in technology. We were delighted to work with these students and expand their horizons by bringing them onto the Microsoft campus, introducing them to coding, and inspiring them. Thanks to ISACA, the Microsoft Reactor, and Yakima Middle School for making this a great event! 

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  • Whitney Elementary Staff Video to our Whitney Wildcat Students!

    Posted by Kim Newell on 6/10/2020

    Whitney Elementary Staff Video to our Whitney Wildcat Students!

    Have an AMAZING summer and we will see you soon. "It's ALWAYS a great day to be a Wildcat!"

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