• Whitney Elementary Staff Video to our Whitney Wildcat Students!

    Have an AMAZING summer and we will see you soon. "It's ALWAYS a great day to be a Wildcat!"

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  • Whitney Family Distance Learning Survey

    Parents and families, we would like to get some feedback from you about your distance learning experience this spring. Please take a few minutes fill out the survey below. You will need to complete this form for EACH student enrolled at Whitney.

    Open distance learning survey

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    Whitney Teachers- We Appreciate You!



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  • Week 6 Whitney Readers--this is the final list for this school year:

    Anthony L        Ms. Crutchfield          

    Keelin S           Ms. Crutchfield

    Efren S             Ms. Crutchfield

    Romeo Z          Ms. Crutchfield

    Tyson S            Ms. Crutchfield

    James B           Mrs. Ortiz

    Keigan B          Mrs. Ortiz

    Jenna L            Mrs. Ortiz

    Giovoni L         Mrs. Ortiz

    Hugo T             Mrs. Ortiz

    Neymar L         Mrs. Ortiz

    Ahtziri P           Mrs. Ortiz

    Julissa S           Mrs. Ortiz

    Malachi R        Mrs. Davis

    Angel M           Mrs. Davis

    Laela M           Mrs. Fuentes

    Bianca Q          Mrs. Fuentes

    Sebastian G     Mrs. Soria

    Iyliana M         Mrs. Voelker

    Jennifer L        Mr. Armstrong

    Valeria M        Mr. Fuentes

    Emma B           Mr. Fuentes

    Penelope M    Mr. Fuentes

    Marcus S         Mrs. Wetch

    James R           Mrs. Mahony

    Marko P           Mrs. Davis



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  • June PE Activities

    Week 7 Packet - Grades K-2

    Week 7 Packet - Grades 3-5

    Week 8 Packet - Grades K-2

    Week 8 Packet - Grades 3-5

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  • Music Resources from Mr. Beam - Updated May 14

    View music resources here:

    (Use your student account to access files)

    The link above contains a folder for grades K-2 and another folder for grades 3-5.

    Grades K-2:

    A selection of kids songs to sing along to.

    Grades 3-5:

    Four recorder lesssons. Each lesson is in its own folder.

    Instructions- Open the music book (PDF file) and find the song you want to play/learn. Print out the page or download a copy of it to play along with. Then minimize the PDF page ( _ ) and open the mp3 file for the song. Start the mp3 and start counting when the music starts as that is your introduction. While you are counting, open the music book back up ( _ ) and play along.

    Good Luck! And above all, have fun while you learn.

    P.S. You could print out select pages of the 4 books! Then you would only need to open the MP3's. That would even be easier than opening and closing the books! ;-)> 

    Mr. Beam

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  • Video from Mrs. Newell & Ms. Sabin.

    We miss you!

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    Our primary focus is on the health and safety for all students, families, and staff.  In keeping with this focus, YSD will proceed with the following:

    • Library materials will remain at home until further notice (with the exception of high school seniors).
    • We will not ask students or families to return library materials until it is safe for us to return to school in the fall.  No late return notices will be sent home at this time.
    • Incoming 6th and 9th grade students will return their library materials to their new building when it is safe for all of us to return to school.
    • Student & family communication regarding return of library materials in the fall will be posted on web site.
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  • Reading & Writing Resources

    Building a reader at home

    Building Writing Skills

    Writing at Home

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  • PE Resources

    Drop everything and move (DEAM) Calendar

    Monthly PE Calendar

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  • Whitney Students -

    I hope you are all well!  Stay safe, use social distancing, and continue to read every day while you are home.  Please see below for additional resources you can access while you are home.

    Mrs. Newell, Principal

    Websites for Kids 10 Free Learning Websites At-Home Brain Breaks Free Educational Sites Reading Choice Board Reading Resources Virtual Field Trips Scholastic Resources Educational Websites

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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 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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  • Whitney Elementary Staff Video to our Whitney Wildcat Students!

    Posted by Kim Newell on 6/10/2020

    Whitney Elementary Staff Video to our Whitney Wildcat Students!

    Have an AMAZING summer and we will see you soon. "It's ALWAYS a great day to be a Wildcat!"

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  • Whitney Elementary Hands out FREE books to all K/1/2 students!!

    Posted by Kim Newell on 5/1/2020

    Whitney Elementary handed out FREE books to every kinder, first, and second grade student that came through the drive-through at Whitney on Friday May 1st.  Each student received three books and got to say hello to their teachers from a distance.  Books were donated by First Book.  Thank you Mrs. Cleveringa for organizing and receiving the donation!  Thank you Whitney Staff for helping with the drive-through!  If you were not able to get a book on Friday, please contact your child's teacher to get a book.

    Whitney Free Book Drive Through

    Whitney Staff

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  • I ❤ Math Night

    Posted by Kimberlee Newell on 2/11/2020

    Whitney Elementary welcomed families to an "I Love Math" Night on Thursday January 30th, 2020 with fun math games and activities for kids of all ages.  Families learned about place value, fractions and number bonds by playing games with their teachers, friends and families.  Families got to try out Freckle Math and Rocket Math on the computer and see how our new 3D printers works for our Hi-Cap program.  Whitney PTA hosted a photo booth, sold snacks, and provided free popcorn for students who completed their "I Love Math" punchcards.  Thank you to everyone for making it a great night of math fun.

    Mr. Cunningham showing Dr. Pam Ansingh and a Whitney student our 3D printer. Mrs. Newell with Superintendent Greene having fun at Math Night! Whitney teachers having fun at Math Night!

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  • Whitney Elementary Hour of Code

    Posted by Kim Newell on 12/17/2019

    Whitney Elementary hosted an Hour of Code event on Thursday December 12th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for parents and students.  The Hour of Code takes place every year during Comptuer Science Education Week, December 9-15th.  This was Whitney's first time joining in to the largest learning event in history but it was not the first time they have done coding at Whitney.  With a huge groundswell of support and attention, it's an ideal time for schools and districts to put the spotlight on computer science programs and expand opportunities.  This year ESD 105 supported Whitney Elementary with snacks and prizes.  Whitney had their computer lab and library full of parents and students eager to learn about coding.  Thanks to the ESD 105 Whitney gave away a computer science game, two Amazon Echo Dot's and two Amazon Fire Tablets.  Parents were amazed at what their students could do with coding.  It was a successful event!

    Whitney Prizes donated by ESD 105 Whitney Library Whitney Computer Lab

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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:

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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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