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  • Happy Summer Vacation!

    We're so proud of how Roosevelt Bears rose to the challenge of learning and being Bears while our building was closed. Roosevelt has stood strong for almost 120 years, and we will stay #RooseveltStrong in the year ahead. Thank you to all of our Roosevelt families, staff, and students!

    Rise to the Challenge


    New phone number or address?

    Be sure we have your correct email address, phone number, and mailing address this summer.  We'll be sharing important back-to-school updates throughout the summer and don't want you to miss out on important information. If your contact information changes during the summer, DON'T WAIT until August to tell us. Please email us ASAP. Thanks!

    update contact info

    Summer Meal Changes

    Starting on July 1, meal distribution will happen ONLY at these 4 sites: Barge-Lincoln, McClure, Ridgeview, and Washington. Please check the district webpage for more details. 

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    District Re-opening Updates 

     Check back during the week of July 6th for Yakima School District Re-Opening Guidelines.  Remember--we're all in this together!  Mask Up to Open Up. Do your part to stop the spread and re-open our schools. 
    Mask Up

    Don't Ride the Summer Slide! 

    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning. 
    • Keep reading at least 30 minutes every day using your Epic account on the school library page. 
    • Kindergarten registration continues at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N. 4th Ave.) from 4-6 pm.  Email us with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  


    Mrs. Smith



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  • Morning Announcements--Wednesday, June 17

    Good morning, Roosevelt Bears! It's wonderful Wednesday and the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Here are your morning announcements, featuring Principal Nancy Smith and Assistant Principal Laura Harper: 


    Stay in Touch!

    Be sure we have your correct email address, phone number, and mailing address this summer.  We will be sharing important back-to-school updates throughout the summer, and we don't want you to miss out on important information. If your contact information changes during the summer, DON'T WAIT until August to tell us. Please email us ASAP so you don't miss out on important information. Thanks!

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    NEW TIME: Weekly Meal Distribution

    Meal distribution continues TODAY, but the time has been shifted earlier in anticipation of hot summer weather.  Meals can be picked up at these 8 locations from 10-11 am each Wednesday.  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Harper will be at Franklin, and we love seeing our Roosevelt families! 

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    IMPORTANT: Report Card/Promotion Announcement

    This important announcement is being mailed in a letter to each family today. It explains that your child will be promoted to the next grade uness plans for your child's retention were already being discussed. Report cards will not be sent home. 

    Dear Roosevelt Families,

    This notice is to let you know that we are following the direction of our State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Chris Reykdal, and will be promoting students to their next grade level as a result of school closures due to CoVID-19, unless plans for student retention were already underway prior to the March 13th closures:

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    Students in grades K–8 will be challenged to demonstrate effort and success in learning standards established by their teachers. Students will move on to the next grade, unless by mutual agreement between parents/guardians and teachers they agree to repeat a grade or a portion of learning missed.
    If you have further questions, please contact your building principal at (509) 573-1701.

    Thank you,
    Dr. Rob Darling
    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
    Yakima School District 

    Rosetta Stone Family Night

    Are you interested in learning another language? We are excited to announce a new, free, online language opportunity for multilingual/English Language Learner families!  The Yakima School District invites multilingual/ELL families interested in learning another language to join us on a Google Meet to learn more about Rosetta Stone, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 6:00-6:45pm (English), 7:00-7:45 (Spanish).

    Rosetta Stone is an online language program that supports your language skills from home using interactive activities to improve pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing. For more information, download the English/Spanish flier here

    Rosetta Stone

    Extra Online Learning Support

    LAST DAY: Online support for you and your children continues until 3:30 pm today through a Google Meet link that your child's teacher has shared. Upon joining this Google Meet, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Please email us for more information. (The Google Meet information is not published online in order to protect privacy.)

    More Roosevelt Learning and Support

    • The last day of school for students is TODAY, June 17.
    • Visit our Roosevelt library website and the YSD website anytime for links to more learning.
    • Kindergarten registration continues! Pick up/turn in registration packets at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Avenue) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Email Roosevelt's registrar, Maria Araujo, with any questions. 

    Sending you love and well wishes from your Roosevelt family.  


    Mrs. Smith



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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

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  • Wearing a Mask is an Act of Kindness and Love

    Posted by Rachel Garza on 7/2/2020

    Wearing a Mask is an Act of Kindness

    Wearing a Mask is an act of Kindness and LOVE! Roosevelt Staff Love and miss their students and famlies. Please "Mask Up to Open Up" We are BEARS! #StopTheSpread #YSDpride #YSDRooseveltRocks



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  • Roosevelt Rocks, We are BEARS!

    Posted by Rachel Garza on 5/3/2020

    While it is true that schools are closed, Learning is not! Roosevelt administrators, teachers, and support staff have been actively communicating daily with students and their respective families. Through various points of contact and two-way communication such as phone calls, voicemails, mailed letters, and post cards home, Remind app notifications, emails, Google meets, Roosevelt Webpage, Roosevelt Booster Club Facebook page, preparing/distributing learning packets, and meals; Roosevelt staff has had an estimated 6,000+ interactions with families regarding their child's education and social emotional well-being. At Roosevelt we follow BEAR expectations. That means that Roosevelt Bears will: Be safe, Expect success, Act responsibly, Respect all. Since 1903, Roosevelt has been a great place to learn and grow- we truly withhold a strong legacy and great future despite unprecedented times. It is times like this, as a staff, we persevere, support, and maintain our mantra: "We are BEARS!" #RooseveltRocks #RooseveltStrong #YSDpride

    Roosevelt Staff: We are BEARS!

    Roosevelt Staff Check our website everyday for updates

    Stay home and stay healthy

    Roosevelt Rocks! We are BEARS!

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  • Free Books to Read at Home for Roosevelt 1st-Graders

    Posted by Laura Harper on 4/22/2020

    Families of Roosevelt 1st-graders drove through the Roosevelt bus lane on Tuesday to pick up sets of free, brand-new books. These books build families' home libraries and help our 1st-graders keep their reading skills strong during school and library closures. The Roosevelt 1st-grade team was able to provide these books free of charge through the support of an Ellison Education Grant from the Ellison Foundation. The grant funded a set of monthly breakfast and literacy events called Breakfast Bites and Books.  Each month this school year, 1st-grade families had been gathering in their classrooms to enjoy catered breakfasts and fun activities, and  then received free books for home libraries.  With the Roosevelt building closed, the Ellison Foundation allowed the grant to continue to fund the purchase of books for home libraries.  Roosevelt is grateful for the generous contribution of the Ellison Foundation, an organization in Bellevue, WA, that supports educational initiatives that create lifelong achievement and address the needs of our community’s families. 

    Free Books to Read at Home for Roosevelt 1st-Graders  Free Books to Read at Home for Roosevelt 1st-Graders  Free Books to Read at Home for Roosevelt 1st-Graders

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  • Roosevelt Elementary School Recognized for Closing the Gaps!

    Posted by Kirsten Fitterer on 4/22/2020

    Washington State Recognized School  The Yakima School District is proud to report that Roosevelt Elementary School has been recognized by the Washington State Board of Education for closing gaps in targeted areas.

    "Roosevelt Elementary in Yakima, Washington is inspiring. With these awards we recognize the outstanding efforts of our schools and their positive impact on students,” said Washington State Board of Education Chair, Peter Maier. “The State Board, OSPI, and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee are excited to celebrate the diverse educational communities that support Washington’s ever-changing K-12 student population.  Thank you to our state's schools and educators for your dedication to students!”

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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.


    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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