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2019-20 Newsletters

Announcements

  • McClure Families,

    As of Monday, March 16th school is canceled until at least Friday, April 24, 2020. (If you did not receive a robo-call or an email, please download the YSD app and opt into phone and other notifications so you will receive instant updates.)

    Here are other updates that you need to know: 

    • Student Medication:  If your student has medicine at school, a member of our health services team will be contacting you.

    • Free Breakfast/Lunch: Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, Grab and Go food will be available on weekdays in the Roosevelt parking lot from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for children from 1-18 years old. Each food bag will contain 1 lunch and 1 breakfast per day.  Your child must be present to receive food.

    • Child care:  At this time, the plan is for childcare for first responders and health care providers to start on Monday, Mar. 23. (If you are a first responder or health care provider with children in YSD, email a copy of your work credentials to responderschildcare@yakimaschools.org to advise us of your need for care. More information will be sent to you at that time.)

    • Extending Learning: Right now, we aren’t able to provide formal extended learning opportunities equitably to all of our students. In the meantime, our amazing library has some websites for students and families. Click on the link labled library to the right of this announcement.  We have also included a list below of suggested websites for students to explore.

    Also, continue to check the Yakima School District website so we can share new information with you as soon as possible.

    This is new territory for all of us. Our school may be closed, but together we will get through this challenging time.  Thank you for your flexibility and patience. 

    Sincerely,

    Deb Lavis and Jaime Lee

    Principal and Assistant Principal

    Resources for Parents

    Most of these are free, but some might require a membership to use more than just basic features. As always, decide what's right for your family - these are a few resource recommendations to help kids continue learning in instances of school district closures.

    1. Math

    1. Reading

    1. Science

    1. Social Studies

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  • 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

  • Be Counted! 2020 Census

    Census 2020 The census is a way for our community to seek the necessary financial support from the government that it needs.  Our schools depend on the census count for accurate program funding. In mid-March, you will receive an invitation to participate in the census from the Census Bureau. Be sure to count everyone in your household - even infants.  Responding to the census is the law, however, it is against the law for the Census Bureau to inquire about personal information such as immigration status.  It is illegal for the Census Bureau to pass on your contact information to other government entities. They use your contact info, such as your name and address, to know if you have already been counted. Once you have responded, you will no longer receive notices from the Census Bureau and a census worker will not come to your home.  If you have any questions, we have put together videos and information for you online at www.YakimaSchools.org/2020census 

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  • Feb 11 Election Results

    Thank you voters Thank you, voters. On the February 11th ballot, the YSD proposed two propositions. One passed and one did not.

    The proposition that passed was a replacement levy (Educational Programs & Operations Levy) that will cost voters an estimated $2.50/$1000 of home value. When we ran this same levy in 2016 it passed at approximately $3.04/$1000. This Educational Programs and Operations Levy also brings Levy Equalization Assistance from the state which more than doubles its value.  THANK YOU for passing this levy.

    The second proposition was for much-needed facility maintenance of which, due to financial challenges, the YSD has had to defer costs. Proposition 2 was proposed at an estimated $.54/$1000 of home value. This proposition very narrowly failed by less than half of one percent. We respect the democratic process and although this revenue is needed, we will not be re-running this levy measure again in this calendar year. We will propose reductions and will work to better educate the community on the need for this revenue.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Yakima School District.

     For more information about the February 11th levy measures, please go to www.YakimaSchools.org/levy 

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YSD Stories

  • 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 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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