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  • Winter Intersession for 3-5 grade Transitional Bilingual

    Parents/Guardians of students in grades 3rd-5th grade who are in the Transitional Bilingual Instructional program…The YSD will be providing a Language Enrichment Academy for your child during the Intersession over winter break. This Academy will run December 20-21 and January 3-4 from 8:30-12:30 at Adams Elementary School. During the four-day session, students will engage in STEM activities to enrich their language development. Transportation, as well as breakfast and lunch, will be provided. Registration forms will be mailed directly to the families of students who are eligible to attend. Please look for these in the mail from November 29-December 3. Completed registration forms are due to the Bilingual Office by December 7th. As space is limited, please send those in as soon as possible. For further details, contact the Bilingual Office at 573-7105.

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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

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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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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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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.

    View all character words

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