Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Updates


  • As of Monday, March 16:

    The Yakima School Distirct is closed from Monday, March 16 through at least April, 24, 2020.

    Student Medication:  If your student has medicine at school, a member of our health service team will be contacting you.

    Food Service:  Beginning on Tuesday, March 12, Grab and Go food will be available on weekdays in the roundabout parking lot from 10:30am-12:30pm for youth ages 1-18.  Each sack of food will contain one lunch and one breakfast per day.  Your child must be present to receive food.

    Extended Learning:  At this time, YSD cannot provide formal extended learning opportunities equitable to all students.  We will maintain a list of learning activities on the YSD website.  

    If you have any questions, please call Hector Mendez at 509-573-5201.  

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  • Parents,

    Please visit the Yakima School District's website for educational resources under the student tab.  The B-L PTO will be copying free educational games and activities to their Facebook page in the coming days.  Please have your child read, read and read some more during this time.  

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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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YSD Stories

  • #stayhomestayhealthy

    Posted by Marie Webb on 3/29/2020

    Barge Lincoln’s #teacherparade was cancelled recently because of the stay at home order from Yakima Health District and our governor.  :(

    We’ve been wanting to reach out to our kiddos.  In order to stay in compliance with the current orders in place.


    Kiddos, we miss you terribly!! ❤️ ❤️


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  • Reaching out to the community at large,

    Posted by Marie Webb on 3/19/2020

    Mr. Mendez and Mrs Brennan have been working tirelessly to ensure that families in the Barge Lincoln area know about meals for students impacted by school closures.  Each day the number of students taking part in the program has increased! We may not be there in person to help but we're with you in spirit!  Thank you Mr. Mendez, Mrs. Brennan, and all the kitchen/custodial staff! We appreciate you! ❤️❤️Along our front fence Reaching out to our community! Mrs Brennan helping with distribution.

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  • Stanton High School students build carts for BALIKI, BALIGRA and PANDEMONIUM Steel Band

    Posted by Hector Mendez on 2/7/2020

    Mr. Dale Mapes, CTE teacher at Stanton Academy, and several of his students have created rolling carts to transport the steel drums used by Barge-Lincoln's BALIKI, BALIGRA and PANDEMONIUM students.  For the past seven years, Ms. Marie Webb, music teacher at B-L, has depended on volunters to transport the steel drums to and from Barge-Lincoln.  Due to a partnership between Stanton Academy and Barge-Lincoln Elementary, students in Mr. Mapes CTE class have built over 12 wooden carts to transport the steel drums.  We thank Stanton Academy for their support!

    Mr. Mapes  Students in Mr. Mapes CTE class at Stanton Academy

    Wooden carts made by CTE students at Stanton Academy

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  • Transitional Kindergarten at Barge-Lincoln!

    Posted by Tori Brennan on 1/28/2020

    Beginning on Tuesday, January 28th at Barge-Lincoln Elementary School, fifteen bright-eyed transitional kindergarten students began their Yakima School District education journey!  Both the kinderkids and parents were elated and full of smilings walking into their new classroom that the teacher, Laura Rodriguez, has decorated and created for them.  The Barge-Lincoln community of learners welcomes these new families and students!  Thank you to all the district staff who have helped make this vision of jumping starting these transitional kinderkids into their education!

    Transitional Kinder

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted by Marie Webb on 12/20/2019

    Happy Holidays!  The staff and students at Barge Lincoln Elementary wish everyone in the YSD an awesome holiday season!  We're rocking out our ugly sweaters today!!

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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.

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