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  • 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

  • Chess Club

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 12/17/2018
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  • "The world is full of kind people.. If you can't find one be one" (Unknown)

    Posted by YSD Stories Account-Jenny Tenney on 12/17/2018

    At Ridgeview a group of students have put this quote into action by creating the Random Acts of Kindness Club.  The students volunteered to give up their lunch recess twice a week to meet and work towards furthering the culture of kindess at Ridgeview Elementary.  The club is part of the ongoing work of Jeff Clark and Becky Fernandez, two counselors who staff the calm room.  The calm room welcomes students who need a place to refocus their energy as well as presenting anti-bullying and personal space lessons.  The calm room is a vital part of the culture of Ridgeview Elementary.Kindess Club

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  • Enhancing Math Skills at Ridgeview

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 12/17/2018

    Students at Ridgeview use the computer to enhance their math skills. IOed is an online program that offers students an exciting fun way to practice their math skills and give teachers the data they need to meet individual student needs.  In this picture the students in Mrs. Kelly McIlrath's third grade class, are practicing their multiplication and division skills.  Multiplication and division are important third grade concepts that all children should have a solid understanding of.  Ridgeview students use a variety of methods to increase their math skills and IOed is just one way they work to improve.

      K. McIlrath's 3rd grade class

    K. McIlrath's 3rd grade class

    K. McIlrath's 3rd grade class

     

     

     

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  • Ridgeview Kindness Club

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 11/29/2018

    Kindness Club

    "The world is full of kind people....If you can't find one be one (Unknown)

    At Ridgeview a group of students have put this quote into action by creating the Random Acts of Kindess Club.  The students volunteered to give up their lunch recess twice a week to meet and work towards furthering the culture of kindess at Ridgeview Elementary.  The club is part of the ongoing work of Jeff Clark and Becky Fernandez, two counselors who staff the calm room.  The calm room welcomes students who need a place to refocus their energy as well as presenting anti-bullying and personal space lessons.  The calm room is a vital part of the culture at Ridgeview Elementary

     

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  • Ridgeview Read & Treat/ PBIS Night

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 10/29/2018

    Ridgeview Read or Treat/PBIS Night

    Thursday, October 25th, 2018

     

    The witches cackled

    The goblins roared

    At Ridgeview Read and Treat, no one was bored

     

    PBIS to learn the Ridgeview way

    All the children learn to behave

     

    Teachers reading Halloween books

    and giving spooky looks

     

    Witches, princesses, superheros and bugs

    Smiles, laughter and hugs

    At Ridgeview Read and Treat night

    Oh what a sight!

     

    By Jenny Tenney

    Assistant Principal

     

    Maria Urrutia 4th Grade Teacher reading a story

    Parents/Students of Ridgeview

     

    Batgirl made a special appearance

     

    Christie Anderson reads in her classroom

    Ridgeview Read & Treat

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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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