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  • Rosetta Stone Family Night

    A Focus on Language Learning

     

    Are you interested in learning another language?

    Rosetta Stone, an online language program will support your Language Skills from home using interactive activities to improve your Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading, and Writing

     

    The Yakima School District invites families interested in learning another language to join us on a

    Google Meet to learn more about

    Rosetta Stone, an online interactive program on

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 6:00-6:45pm (English), 7:00-7:45 (Spanish).

     

     

    Click on the links below to join us:

    English:  https://meet.google.com/swg-esxt-oak?hs=122&authuser=0

    +1 252-365-4239 PIN: 776675702#

    Spanish:  https://meet.google.com/bww-moup-whk?hs=122&authuser=0

    +1 484-519-1337 PIN: 693836424#

     

    Rosetta Stone Noche Familiar

    Un Enfoque de Aprendizaje en Idiomas

     

    ¿Está interesado en aprender un segundo idioma?

    Rosetta Stone, un programa de idiomas en línea apoyará sus destresas de lenguaje desde su hogar utilizando actividades interactivas para mejorar su Pronunciación, Vocabulario, Gramática, Lectura, y Escritura

     

    El Distrito de Yakima les invita a las familias interesadas en aprender otro idioma a que se unan

    a una Junta en Google para aprender más sobre

    Rosetta Stone, un programa interactivo en línea

    el jueves, 18 de junio del 2020 de las 6:00-6:45pm(inglés) 7:00-7:45pm (español).

     

    Haga clic en los enlaces para acompañarnos:

    inglés:  https://meet.google.com/swg-esxt-oak?hs=122&authuser=0

    +1 252-365-4239 PIN: 776675702#

    español:  https://meet.google.com/bww-moup-whk?hs=122&authuser=0

    +1 484-519-1337 PIN: 693836424#

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  • Jamie Lee headshot

    I am excited and honored to serve as McClure Elementary School’s principal for the 2020-21 school year. For the past year, I have served the McClure Elementary School community as the assistant principal.

    My professional journey in education began in the San Jose Unified School District in California as a fifth-grade teacher 19 years ago. I have had the privilege of serving as an elementary teacher, an English Language Arts teacher at the high school level, an instructional facilitator, Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) tier III trainer, and assistant principal.

    I have a Bachelor’s degree in K-8 Elementary Education, endorsements in K-12 reading and grades 4-12 English Language Arts, plus a Master’s degree in K-12 literacy. I take pride in being a National Board Certified Teacher, a rigorous process that I completed in 2012.

    I have a passion for literacy, for helping others achieve their maximum potential and for doing what is right for kids by equipping educators with the tools and resources needed to be successful. I value collaborating with parents, their child’s first teacher.

    I believe that it is paramount that we provide equity and access for all students, especially the diverse needs of our sizeable English Language Learner (ELL) population. I also believe in supporting and implementing social-emotional learning, engaging in ongoing data analysis, implementing best practices, and adjusting teaching practices to elevate student achievement. I know that students learn best when they are actively involved and that positive relationships and high expectations are essential for all.

    I was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, attended Yakima public schools, and graduated from Eisenhower High School. My husband and I have a blended family of seven children. One of my greatest joys is instilling a love for lifelong learning in each one of them. I also love working outdoors, camping, reading, and am an advocate for homeless pets in our valley.

    I look forward to continuing to serve the McClure school community, a school with a dedicated and compassionate staff, families who desire only the best for their children, and students with a lot of Mustang pride!

    Jaime Lee

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YSD Stories

  • EBT Funds Available to All YSD Students

    Posted by YSD Food Services on 7/6/2020

    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.

    Update 7/6/20: We have been in contact with OSPI last week and they said that DSHS had the incorrect student list for Yakima School District which is why they turned down some parents; they are updating with the correct list which will show any student enrolled in Yakima School District that was grade K-12 in the school year 2019-2020 as eligible for PEBT.

    If you were denied, go to WashingtonConnections.org and apply again and see if their list has been updated. You can inform them Yakima is a CEP district.

    PEBT Flyer - English

    PEBT Flyer - Spanish

    Questions? Let's Talk

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  • Food Distribution Rocks!

    Posted by Jaime LEe on 5/13/2020

    McClure Elementary had a surprise visitor during food distribution on May 13, 2020. Families were thrilled to see T-Rex greeting cars as they pulled in to pick up food. Even our community partners (YPD) enjoyed their time with T-Rex! 

     

    Mrs. Lee meets T-Rex

    T-Rex is made friends from all over.

    T-Rex greets families

    YPD loves T-Rex too!

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  • The Yakima School District is proud to announce the hiring of Stephanie A. Casillas as assistant principal of McClure Elementary School beginning July 1, 2020.

    Posted by Lisa Wallace on 5/3/2020

    This upcoming school year marks Stephanie’s 16th year in education and it is with great pleasure that she is returning to the Yakima School District. Her career started in the Sunnyside School District as a Kindergarten teacher and after teaching there for two years she had the pleasure of coming to the Yakima School District where she was born and raised. She taught various grade levels throughout the school district, served as an instructional facilitator and as an assessment specialist. Stephanie and her family then moved to Longview, Washington where she served as an elementary principal for the past seven years.

    Stephanie has received her Bachelor’s in Teaching Degree from Heritage College, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Western Governors.

    She and her husband, who is also in education, have two amazing children who are both in college and spent their elementary and middle school years in Yakima. They are all extremely excited to return to Yakima where they can spend more time with family, contribute to our community and the students in the Yakima School District.

     

     Stephanie

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  • Food distribution prep at McClure

    Posted by Jaime Lee on 3/26/2020

    Food crew Box assembly crew Box assembly crew Filling boxes Almost done Ready for distribution

    On March 26, 2020 staff members from Wilson Middle School, Stanton High School, Online school, Nob Hill Elementary School and McClure Elementary School came together to represent Team YSD. The team assembled 570 breakfasts, 570 lunches and 600 boxes to create 5 days of meals to distribute to families on Friday, March 27, 2020. 

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District Announcements

  • 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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