Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Updates


  • March 27, 2020

    Dear Cavalier Community,

    We hope you and your family are doing well and that all are safe and healthy. The last two weeks have been surreal.  Who would have thought this pandemic would have caused this chaos in our society?  To say the least, it has been stressful; and at times, scary.  Some of us have been busy preparing and delivering lunches as we awaited further guidance from our Governor and OSPI.  The Yakima School District is now at a point where we can start directing our focus on providing academic learning from the building level.  We thank you, in advance, for your patience and grace as we work through this unforeseen challenge.

    Starting next week, teachers will be attempting to communicate with students through e-mail, phone calls or video conference wherever possible. They are eager to provide educational materials and resources for student learning.   We will provide electronic versions of these materials, as well as paper copies for students who cannot access their school e-mail.  We will post more information about the educational materials on our website and share information with students over phone calls and other forms of communication.

    Parents, we know that the last ten days have not been easy and you probably have many unanswered questions about your child's education and about the rest of this school year. At this time, the plan is to return on Monday, April 27.

    Other information that may be of interest to you is that the State assessments (SBA, WCAS) will be waived for this school year. The breakfast and lunch distribution program will continue until the time we are allowed to return to schools.  Please continue to read your e-mails, visit the Yakima School District website, and listen for phone calls providing more information. Students are encouraged to check their school emails on a regular basis, as well.

    Our top priority is the well-being of all students and families, therefore we will continue to make decisions to assure the safest learning environment possible under these circumstances.   We ask that all students draw from their CAVS strength to get through this time of uncertainty.  We invite your inquiries by e-mail or phone, either directly to teachers at their phone extensions, or to administrators. All emails and extensions can be found on the school website.

    Thank you, again, for your support, patience, kindness, and grace,

    Your Wilson Administrative Team


    Estimados padres y estudiantes de la escuela Wilson:

    Esperamos que usted y sus familias estén bien y que todos estén seguros y saludables. Las últimas dos semanas han
    sido un poco extranas. ¿Quién hubiera pensado que esta pandemia habría causado este caos en nuestra sociedad?
    Ha sido estresante; y a veces, un poco desconcernante. Algunos de nosotros hemos estado ocupados preparando y
    entregando almuerzos mientras esperábamos recibir más orientación de nuestro Gobernador y OSPI. El Distrito
    Escolar de Yakima se encuentra ahora en un punto en el que podemos comenzar a dirigir nuestro enfoque en proporcionar
    aprendizaje académico desde el nivel escolar. Le agradecemos de antemano su paciencia y gracia mientras
    trabajamos en este desafío imprevisto.

    A partir de la próxima semana, los maestros intentarán comunicarse con los estudiantes por correo electrónico,
    llamadas telefónicas o videoconferencia siempre que sea posible. Están ansiosos por proporcionar materiales y
    recursos educativos para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. Proporcionaremos versiones electrónicas de estos materiales,
    así como copias en papel para los estudiantes que no puedan acceder al correo electrónico de su escuela.
    Publicaremos más información sobre los materiales educativos en nuestro sitio web y compartiremos información
    con los estudiantes a través de llamadas telefónicas y otras formas de comunicación.
    Padres, sabemos que los últimos diez días no han sido fáciles y probablemente tengan muchas preguntas sin
    respuesta sobre la educación de sus hijos y sobre el resto de este año escolar. En este momento, el plan es regresar
    el lunes 27 de abril.

    Otra información que puede ser de su interés es que las evaluaciones estatales (SBA, WCAS) no se aplicarán durante
    este año escolar. El programa de distribución de desayuno y almuerzo continuará hasta el momento en que se
    nos permita regresar a las escuelas. Continúe leyendo sus correos electrónicos, visite el sitio web del Distrito Escolar
    de Yakima y escuche las llamadas telefónicas que brindan más información. Se alienta a los estudiantes a revisar
    sus correos electrónicos de la escuela de manera regular.

    Nuestra principal prioridad es el bienestar de todos los estudiantes y sus familias, por lo tanto, continuaremos tomando
    decisiones para garantizar el ambiente de aprendizaje más seguro posible en estas circunstancias. Les pedimos
    a todos los estudiantes que usen su fuerza CAVS para superar este momento de incertidumbre. Invitamos sus
    preguntas por correo electrónico o por teléfono, ya sea directamente a los maestros en sus extensiones telefónicas o
    a los administradores. Todos los correos electrónicos y extensiones se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de la escuela.
    Gracias, nuevamente por su apoyo, paciencia y amabilidad.

    El equipo administrativo de la escuela Wilson

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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 

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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 

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    The Wilson Middle School's Technology Student Association Students will be hosting a night at Panda Express on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Anyone who wants to support this can just show a paper or digital flyer and 20% of the sales will be donated to Wilson TSA club. 


    TSA is is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes more than 250,000 middle and high school students across the United States. TSA is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more. A wide range of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student.  Wilson students are currently fundraising for their state competition this March held in Seattle, WA.


    Thank you for supporting our students!I don't know what this means?

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  • Wilson Middle School ASB/Leadership School Preparation Days

    Posted by Gané Bourgeois on 8/30/2018

    Students spent two days, before school started, to prepare Wilson for the Opening Day!
    They worked with the amazing Mr. Greg Hausske on our ropes course to emphasize communication and teambuilding.
    They tie-dyed t-shirts with our school colors and this year’ school theme, “Be Someone’s Champion”, and created posters promoting The CAVS Way.
    With the work of their Advisor, Mrs. Gruhn-Hilton, and Mr. Greg Hausske, these students helped prepare Wilson Middle School for a successful Opening Day.

    Wilson Ropes Course

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    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.

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