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  • June 9, 2020

    Dear Wilson families - Due to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the required shutdowns of our schools, we are required by the state to provide 5 extra days of distance learning for students, extending the school year from June 10 to June 17th. By Wednesday June 10, your students will be receiving their final week of tasks for the 2019-20 school year. We have set up online support for you and your students to access instruction and support from June 11-17th. From 8:30-2:30 PM, please visit the meeting link Upon joining this meeting, you and your child will be able to access a teacher who can provide support and answer questions. Spanish-speaking teachers are available for all students/families to access as well.

    Estimadas familias de Wilson - Debido a problemas relacionados con la pandemia de COVID-19 y los cierres obligatorios de nuestras escuelas, el estado nos exige proporcionar 5 días adicionales de aprendizaje a distancia para los estudiantes, extendiendo el año escolar del 10 de junio al 17 de junio. Antes del miércoles 10 de junio, sus estudiantes recibirán su última semana de tareas para el año escolar 2019-20. Hemos establecido asistencia en línea para que usted y sus alumnos tengan acceso a la instrucción y la asistencia del 11 al 17 de junio. De 8: 30-2: 30 PM, visite el siguiente sitio de internet de la reunión Al unirse a esta reunión, usted y su hijo pueden acceder a un maestro que puede brindar apoyo y responder preguntas. Los maestros de habla hispana también están disponibles para todos los estudiantes y familias durante este tiempo usando el siguiente enlace

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  • Message From The Principal

    May 13, 2020

    Dear incoming 6th grade students Wilson staff is excited that you are coming to Wilson to be a Cavalier! We hope to have an opportunity for you to come in for an actual 6th grade orientation in the fall. Please stay informed with the latest Wilson News by visiting our website during the summer and early fall. For now enjoy our virtual tour. See you soon! 

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  • May 4, 2020

    Dear Wilson Families,

    Most Wilson students are making an effort to connect with teachers during the week for long distance learning. We will continue to make attempts to connect with students that we show have not had communication with anyone at the school. If you receive this letter and your student has not participated in distance learning please give us a call at 509-573-2402 to arrange communication and learning for your student. 

    Many parents and students have inquired about the grading process used for distance learning. We will be following the OSPI grading guidelines. Our philosophy in grading will be: "Do No Harm" and to give students the opportunity to improve their grades using their March 17th status as a baseline. All students will receive either an A, B, C or Incomplete grade as determined by their teacher. We recognize the challenges this unforeseen school closure has caused all of us and our priority is your student’s physical and emotional well being. All and any effort on your students’ behalf will be considered an attempt to improve their learning.

    We will also continue to follow the schedule below so students can organize their week to participate in teacher’s online meetings or office hours. Students will continue to receive assignments on Mondays.










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    Some teachers may make special arrangements to meet with students outside of these specific days, if so, they will communicate this to your student/s.

    If you have any questions concerning this schedule, grading or distance learning in general please contact the administrative team at 509-573-2401 for Mr. Araiza; 509-573-2403 for Mr. Gonzales; 509-573-2404 for Ms. Bourgeois.

    We hope that you continue to remain safe and healthy! Thank you always for your continued support, patience, kindness, and grace.


    Your Wilson Administrative Team

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  • Student Laptop Checkout

    Laptop checkouts for students in grades 8 and 7 will begin on Thursday 4/9. Checkouts for students in grade 6 will begin on Monday 4/13. View details on checkout process

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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

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  • Yakima Valley Middle Schools Virtual Art Exhibit 2020!

    Posted by Michelle Fortier on 6/3/2020

    YSD Middle School 21st Annual Art Exhibit has gone VIRTUAL this year!

    Online viewing of the show available now (link below)

    YSD Middle School Art Exhibit 2020

    Participating middle schools include: Wilson, Washington, Franklin, Discovery Lab, Lewis & Clark and Union Gap.

    About the exhibit: Yakima Middle School Art Teachers collaborate throughout the year to host our spring show. While the schools are now closed due to COVID-19, we don't want our students to miss this special opportunity to showcase their talents! The exhibit originated at Washington Middle School in 1999 thanks to its founding director/teacher Leslie Pease. Our devoted team of art educators strive to enhance every student's creative potential and provide equal opportunity for each child. In celebration of our youth and vibrant community of artists, we thank you for your continued support of Yakima Schools and the Arts!

    Please click here to view the show

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    Posted by Ernesto Araiza on 5/20/2020

    We hope you enjoy a positive message from the Wilson staff to students and to the whole community in general.  Stay safe and healthy...We Are In This Together!   Wilson MS Video Link

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  • Wilson MS administrators are surprised with a staff appreciation parade.

    Posted by Ernesto Araiza on 5/18/2020

    Wilson administrators were surprised by staff this morning with an appreciation parade to celebrate School Administrator Week.  Staff shared their love with their cars decorated with signs and threw candy as they paraded through the schools' bus loop, honking wildly. The administrators were thankful and genuinely surprised.   Click on link to watch video

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  • Wilson Elf on the Shelf

    Posted by Gané Bourgeois on 12/20/2019

    Elf Trophy Elf on the Machine Musical Elf Staff FAVORITE Take a Time Out Elf

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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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