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  • Current opening for: Substitute Paraeducators

    Criteria for selection includes:

    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • AA degree or higher or two years of study at an institution of higher education or complete and pass the State ESEA (Elementary & Secondary Education Act) Assessment Test for Paraeducators.  Must meet one of these criteria.

    See current openings, full job description, and benefits at:

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District Announcements

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    The Board of Directors has invited three candidates back to Yakima for interactive interviews with the community.  You are invited to meet and interact with our three Superintendent Candidate Finalists on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

                                    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – Trevor Greene

                                    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Ben Ramirez

                                    Thursday, February 28, 2019 – John Boyd

    For the community, there are two opportunities each day (at YSD Central Services, 104 N 4th Ave, in Conf. Rms. A & B):

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Brown bag drop-in lunch | For interested stakeholders, staff, parents

    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. | Community forum | For interested community and staff

    Please feel free to drop in, ask questions and get to know our finalist candidates. Please note that student leaders and YSD staff will have additional opportunities to interact with the candidates. Those times will be announced at the schools.

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  • Please join us for the all-district parent forum on March 7 at Washington Middle School.

    Parent Forum Flyer - English

    Parent Forum flyer - Spanish

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

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

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

    Day 3 (Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13 (half day moves from the 12th)

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    Tuesday evening February 12th, the Yakima School District Board of Directors selected candidates to be interviewed to fill the upcoming vacancy for Superintendent of the Yakima School District.  Dr. Jack Irion has announced his retirement after the 2018-2019 school year.  The next Superintendent will begin on July 1, 2019.

                Fifteen people submitted their application for consideration.  The candidates selected by the school board for preliminary interviews include:

    Preliminary interviews were Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21 at the Yakima School District Central Services building located at 104 N 4th Ave.  Interviews began at 4 PM for approximately 75 minutes per candidate.  Interviews were open to the public.

    The school board will select the finalists on Friday afternoon, February 22nd.


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  • Extreme Temperature Guidelines for Children

    Is it too cold to go outside? Check out the extreme weather guidelines page on our website for some important information in keeping children safe.

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  • The YSD Science Program is looking for parent representatives to join the high school science curriculum review committee this spring. We currently have parents on the committee who also work for the YSD. We are looking for parents to join us who do not work for the YSD. The committee meetings are on the following days. If you are interested, please contact Shelby Lockhart-Robins at 509-573-7029.
    March 5th and 26
    April 11th and 24th
    May 16th and 28th
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District Highlights

  • 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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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for February:

    Respect - Admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

    View all character words

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Delays and Closures

  • 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: 

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