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  • Report cards went home today! If your child did not receive their report card it's because they have a library fine. They should have the notice of what library book is due. Please talk with your child to return the library book or pay the fine, in order to receive their report card. If you have any questions please contact the librarian Ms. Davis at 573-5107.
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  • Our monthly newsletter has been uploaded to the school website.
    If you would like to receive a paper copy with your child please contact the school and we will make sure one is sent home.
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District Announcements

  • Levy Information  

    Please Vote on February 11

    The Yakima School District depends on the local community to fund critical education programs and services through local levies. Despite attempted legislative improvements to the way education is funded in Washington State, the essential educational elements on which students and families rely are not fully funded. YSD works hard to support schools as efficiently as possible, and administrative spending at the district was recently recognized as the leanest among Yakima County school districts.  Fortunately, funding from local levies bridges the gap between what the state funds and the true cost of operating a school district.

    The Yakima School District has the following two essential funding measures on the February 2020 ballot to replace the expiring levy:

    1. a replacement educational programs and operations (EP&O) levy, and
    2. a capital improvement and technology levy.

    For more information, please go to www.YakimaSchools.org/levy 

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  • weather delays

    Inclement Weather Delays & Cancellations

    View delay and cancellation announcements

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  • Annual Notification of Referral for the Highly Capable Program

    Referrals for the YSD Highly Capable Program for the 2020-2021 school year are currently being accepted. Anyone may refer a student including students, parents, any staff member, and members of the community. Referrals must be submitted by January 31st, 2020.

    For referral packets and more information, please visit our Highly Capable Program webpage.

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  • When is sick TOO sick for school?

    When is sick TOO sick for school? Spanish

    Download information in pdf format: When is sick TOO sick for school?

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  • Extreme Temperature Guidelines for Children

    Is it too cold to go outside? Check out the extreme weather guidelines page on our website for some important information in keeping children safe.

    https://www.yakimaschools.org/Page/1758

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YSD Stories

  • Project 500 sends 240 Adams Elementary School Students Shopping for Winter Clothes!

    Posted by Julianna Maxwell on 12/3/2019

    This coming weekend is Adam's Project 500! We are taking 240 of our students shopping for winter clothes.  Triumph Actuation and the Salvation Army partner with Adams Elementary school to give each student $75 towards winter clothes. Volunteers will arrive as early as 6am on Saturday morning to make sure that every student is paired with a shopper and has a list of sizes and needs. At about 7am Yakima Transit starts coming and takes volunteers and students to West Valley Walmart to shop. This is the best way to kick off the Holiday Season!

     Project 500  Project 500

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  • Downtown Chili Cook-off

    Posted by Anthony Murrietta on 11/18/2019

    Chili Cook-off

    Yakima School District’s Chief Fun Officer Sharon Adams organized a Chili Cook-off at the Central Office Friday November 15, 2019.  The official winner of the Cook-off is Chris Rude with Shreddy the Reddy Chili.  The real winners are the Downtown staff who enjoyed the tasty creations.

    Contestants came up with creative chili names.  The contestants and entries were:

    • Jennifer Baird-Captian Thunderpants,
    • Susan Miller-Awesome Turkey Chipotle,
    • Andre Froemke-Chick’n keeps on Kick’n,
    • Kristi Kirk-Great Bowls of Fire, and
    • Olivia Martinez~Meam Mama

    Thank you all for your entries and providing lunch to the Central Services team!

    Our judges, Scott Izutsu, Ismani Valencia, Anthony Murrietta, Chantel Heffington and Dan Lnenicka scored big by sampling all

    A perfect way to end the workweek!

     

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  • Adams Veterans Program Honors Local Vets

    Posted by Mike Webster on 11/5/2019

    Schools Honoring Veterans

    Adams Elementary School will perform it's annual Veterans Day Program Friday, Nov 8th, at 9:30 am in the main gym. Over two hundred 4th and 5th graders will be singing patriotic songs on risers, while students narrate the history of Veterans Day, and read a list of veterans affiliated with our school. The Honor Guard from the VFW post 379 will post the colors and speak to the assembly. The students will present a flag to the VFW on which each star is a thank-you note written by students. Everyone is invited to join us to honor all veterans in our midst.

    #YSDmusic

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  • Winter Celebrations Around the World at Adams Elementary

    Posted by Mike Webster on 11/5/2019

    December 13: The Adams Elementary School winter program celebrates traditions from around the globe that take place in winter. Songs from Africa, Europe, Isreal, Mexico, and the United States will be performed in this K-2 program. Two elves, mic'd up and in costume, will inform the audience as they segue, with humor, between numbers. In addition to singing, students will be playing a variety of instruments including recorders, handbells, xylophones, and boom whackers. There will even be a live pinata--with a special twist! Unique choreography will employ everything from temper tantrums to Fortnight dances. Everyone is invited to join us for either of the two shows Friday, December 13th, at 9:30 am or 2:00 pm. 

    #YSDmusic

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  • Calm...

    Posted by Hayley Mesplie, Ed.S, NCSP on 10/15/2019

    On Friday the Special Education Team at Robertson presented a three-part presentation on serving all students with trauma and how that impacts their learning. We covered ACES, gen. ed strategies in the classroom for trauma and calming kits and why they are so important to have in the classroom. They each received a calming kit complete with items and directions and breathing technique which was graciously approved for by the principal with school funds and had the principal support! We then did a "Make & Take" where we made calming bottles. It was well-received by all!

    Calming Area

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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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Board Meetings

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for January:

    Tolerant - Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.

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