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  • Attatched are ELA and Math "I Can" Standards Statements as a Resource for you to help your child continue to be academically sucessful while staying at home.

    ELA:

    Grade 1 ELA

    Grade 2 ELA

    Grade 3 ELA

    Grade 4 ELA

    Grade 5 ELA

    Kindergarten

     

    MATH:

    Grade 3 Math

    Grade 4 Math

    Grade 5 Math

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    Garfield Families----Monday Update

    Dear Garfield Families:

    By now you have learned of our emergency closure, which begins immediately.

    To enforce social distancing, Garfield is now closed.

    There is no school starting Monday, March 16, 2020 to until at least Friday, April 24, 2020.

    If you did not revieve an email or robo call please download the YDS app and opt into phone and other notifications so you will recieve instant updates.

    Here are other updates that you need to know.

    STUDENT MEDICATION: If your child has medicine at school, a member of our health service team will be contacting you.

    FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: Beginning on Yeusday, March 17, 2020, Grad and Go food will be available on weekdays in the Garfield Parking lot from 10:30AM-12:30PM for children age 1-18 years of age. Each bag of food wil contain 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per day. Your child must be present to recieve food.

    CHILD CARE: At this time the plan for childcare is for first responders and health care providers to start Monday, March 23, 2020. If you are a first responder or health care provider with children within YSD, email a copy of your work credentials to responderschildcare@yakimaschools.org to advise us of your need for care. More infomation will be sent to you at that time.

    EXTENDED LEARNING: Right now we are not able to provide extended learning opportunities equitably to all our students. More information will be coming soon regarding online resources.

    Please continue to check our wesite along with our district website for the most recent updates and information. In addition, our Garfield Instagram page also shares updates and ideas. Please follow us at Garfield.ysd.

    Again, this is new territory for all of us. Our school may be closed, but together we will get through this challenging time. Thank you for your flexibility and patience.

    Sincerely

    Steve Brownlow

    Principal

     

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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 www.YakimaSchools.org/2020census 

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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 www.YakimaSchools.org/levy 

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YSD Stories

  • Calling All Families!!

    Posted by Steve Brownlow, Principal on 3/19/2020

    During this difficult time of our schools being closed, the staff members at Garfield Elementary are not stopping efforts to make a difference in the lives of their students and families.  This week, approximately 50 staff members have each taken a list of families to call on the phone making sure that they are up to date with information and that their basic needs are being met.  The staff is also sticking together though daily communication with each other using the GroupMe app, and planning meetings using Google Meet.  Finally, our students continue to receive daily breakfast and lunch nutirition thanks to our cooks and cutodians.  Garfield Staff...you are amazing!

        We Miss YOU!

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  • Garfield 5th Graders Carry On Tradition of Giving.

    Posted by Mikki Boughton & 5th grade teachers on 11/23/2019

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          For over 25 years Garfield 5th graders have been making apple pies to donate to the Union Gospel Mission. With help from staff members, friends, family, and this year Fred Meyer the students gather the supplies to make these apple pies. 

           The morning starts early as the students come to wash and prep the apples. They divide into their table groups, decide what roles they will fill in the operation, and get to work. From that point, it is a ballet of students bustling about. The kids are focused. Using their fraction skills to measure ingredients, and using their reasoning and inference skills to make on the spot decisions to ensure the pies are being created with love and precision. The students rival worker bees with their ability to work towards a common goal. In the end, they have created a gift to share with those less fortunate. 

            The next day the students stand outside, pies in hand, ready to take the pies to the truck. As a tradition, each 5th grader will pass the pie to the next student down the line until it reaches the truck. 

             This year our students donated about 40 pies to the Union Gospel Mission!

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  • Seattle Symphony Concert Movie!

    Posted by Jennifer Moultine on 10/2/2019

    Monday, October 7, 2019, from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Garfield Elementary School Gym. Free and open to all YSD young musicians and their families!

    This will be the first guided concert experience that the Seattle Symphony is offering outside of Seattle. It is a unique opportunity for students and families to enjoy an important symphonic work (Mahler's 1st Symphony) in the company of friends and family AND with movie snacks!

    The Seattle Symphony's effort to bring this concert to our community also helps with making the world of orchestral playing seem more accessible - more human. They will be bringing some SSO musicians to speak about what it's like to play this piece, and to talk with audience members after the viewing. It is approximately 50 minutes in length.

    YAMA SSO

    Above is a photo of our oldest orchestra, YAMA Philharmonia's trip to Benaroya Hall and for a workshop in Seattle last June: YAMA student Jaiden Cano conducts the orchestra with the help of guest conductor, Jonathon Heyward. 

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  • Reading buddies

    Posted by Mrs. Boughton, Mrs. Marinace, Mrs. Perez, Ms. Moloso on 9/6/2019

     Garfield 5th graders helping 1st graders learn to love reading.

    Garfield 5th graders helping our 1st graders learn to love reading.

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  • Building Stories

    Posted by Mrs. Modine on 8/30/2019

    Second graders used building bricks to create a character and setting for a short story. They loved creating their stories with the building bricks before writing it out.

    Figuring out what happens first in their stories.  Students creating their story. Partners deciding on their setting.

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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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