2019-20 Newsletters

Announcements

  • Dear Families,

    McClure Elementary is committed to ensuring that all of our students start the day with a healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance rates, and display fewer behavior problems. We know that morning routines can be hectic and many kids are not hungry when they wake up and that is exactly why we provide breakfast every morning in a way that allows all students to participate, even after the bell.

     

    McClure Elementary serves breakfast in a way that is accessible to students:

    A full breakfast is served from 8:00-8:30. After 8:30, our staff need to prepare to be in classrooms to teach, so students will receive a breakfast that is a: Grab and Go to the Classroom alternate breakfast.  Students pick up breakfast from the breakfast line on the way to their classroom. Students will receive a milk, fruit, and grain product in a small paper boat. The Styrofoam trays do not fit in the classroom garbage cans. Students have an opportunity during the first 10 minutes of class to eat breakfast and they get the fuel they need to be ready to learn.

     

    In the event that a bus arrives late to school, students on the bus will still be served a full breakfast.

     

    There are many great things about our improved breakfast program. In addition to having access to a nutritious breakfast, it takes pressure off parents and caretakers to provide

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District Announcements

  • Levy Information Please Vote on February 11

    The Yakima School District depends on the local community to fund critical education programs and services through local levies. Despite attempted legislative improvements to the way education is funded in Washington State, the essential educational elements on which students and families rely are not fully funded. YSD works hard to support schools as efficiently as possible, and administrative spending at the district was recently recognized as the leanest among Yakima County school districts.  Fortunately, funding from local levies bridges the gap between what the state funds and the true cost of operating a school district.

    The Yakima School District has the following two essential funding measures on the February 2020 ballot to replace the expiring levy:

    1. a replacement educational programs and operations (EP&O) levy, and
    2. a capital improvement and technology levy.

    For more information, please go to www.YakimaSchools.org/levy 

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  • weather delays

    Inclement Weather Delays & Cancellations

    View delay and cancellation announcements

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  • Annual Notification of Referral for the Highly Capable Program

    Referrals for the YSD Highly Capable Program for the 2020-2021 school year are currently being accepted. Anyone may refer a student including students, parents, any staff member, and members of the community. Referrals must be submitted by January 31st, 2020.

    For referral packets and more information, please visit our Highly Capable Program webpage.

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  • When is sick TOO sick for school?

    When is sick TOO sick for school? Spanish

    Download information in pdf format: When is sick TOO sick for school?

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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.

    https://www.yakimaschools.org/Page/1758

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District Highlights

  • 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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  • What is the High School and Beyond Plan?

    The High School and Beyond Plan process is a graduation requirement that supports students in exploring their interests, planning high school coursework that is aligned to those interests, keeping track of major assessment scores, and logging work and other relevant experience. The Plan is designed to enable students to successfully pursue education or training after they graduate high school. https://readywa.org/beyond/en/

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Board Meetings

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for January:

    Tolerant - Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.

    View all character words

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