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  • 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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  • Stanton Academy, Washington Middle School and Christ the Teacher Team Up to Assemble 200 Winter Backpacks for Homeless Youth

    Posted by Mary Kay Velikanje on 1/23/2020

    200 backpacks donated by students

    On Monday, January 27th at 2:15 pm, students from Stanton Academy, Washington Middle School, and Christ the Teacher will team up at Stanton Academy to assemble 200 winter backpacks for homeless youth.  The backpacks will be picked up by Rod's House that same afternoon so that they are immediately in the hands of those in need.

    The backpacks will contain winter necessities like beanie hats, hand warmers, water bottles, hygiene kits, gloves, school supplies, healthy snacks, mylar blankets, chapstick, playing cards, socks, and more.

    All three schools applied for and were awarded a grant from the Yakima Health Department to help the homeless.  Each school was awarded $1900 from the Yakima Health Department, plus Stanton Academy received an anonymous matching grant to their $1900.  The Yakima Health District realized all three schools had all written very similar grants and asked if they would like to work together.  All three schools said yes without hesitation.

    On Monday, the student volunteers from all three schools will meet at Stanton Academy and work together to assemble the backpacks.  The event should take about an hour.

     "The assembly of the backpacks will move fast because so many students have stepped up to help," said one of the coordinators.

    Drew Harris, a local Realtor, and volunteer with Rod's House says the backpacks are in great need and will make an immediate difference in the lives of youth who do not have a consistent place to sleep each night.

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  • Stanton Senior Block Party

    Posted by Brianna Henry on 6/13/2019

    On Thursday May 23rd, 2019 Washington Fruit sponsored a first ever block party for Stanton Graduates and their families. As our neighbor they wanted to do something that would connect students and families to the community around them and show their support for the hard work our students have put forth throughout the year. It went from 5 to 8pm. HopTown Pizza and Winey Dogs provided food. Washington Fruit also brought in Knocker Balls for fun and entertainment for all. It was a success with over 25 graduates and their families attending. We want to give those businesses a HUGE thank you, we had a lot of fun and truly appreciated it.                                                                                                             

    Knocker Balls Pizza Face Paint

    Winey DOgs

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  • "Donuts for Drivers"

    Posted by Berenice Ponce on 5/30/2019

    Stanton Academy Principal Mr. Dave Chaplin, along with ASB/Leadership Teacher Ms. Brianna Henry and two leadership students surprised drivers with donuts as a token of appreciation for making sure students arrived safely at school.

    They also gave drivers a small note that read:

    "You're Amazing, Thank you for bringing your student to school"

    Leadership students handing out donuts

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  • YSD Intensified Algebra Teachers at 85%-95% Student Success Rates

    Posted by Shelby Lockhart-Robins on 2/8/2019

    The nine Intensified Algebra teachers at Ike, Davis, and Stanton are all seeing high rates of success for students! A big shout out to MaryKay Velikanje, Shauna Heilman, Ellen Rundgren, Kevin Calkins, Eduardo Gonzalez, Michael Guaglianone, Marc May, Juan Monroy, Vicente Villanueva, Collette Hefner (YSD Math Instructional Specialist), and Kris Lindeblad (Dana Center Coach) for their focus on positive classroom environments, visual math, engaging instruction, high quality formative assessments, and collaboration. 98% of YSD Intensified Algebra students have been successful so far!

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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.

    Sincerely,

    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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