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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

  • FREE Adult English Language Classes for YSD Families

    You are invited to participate in the Adult English Language Classes for Yakima School District Families. Classes will include a variety of English language development activities along with using the computer program Rosetta Stone. Language enrichment activities will be offered for your student while adults are learning English. Download the following flyer for registration details.

    Adult English Language Classes Flyer

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  • Secondary Math Curriculum Review

    Hi YSD Families and Community Members! We are getting ready to launch a 6th-12th Secondary Math Curriculum Review and we need your input before we begin the process. Please take 5mins to fill out this brief survey. Your input is very important in this process and will help determine the key areas of focus when reviewing math programs.

    YSD Secondary Math Community Survey (English)

    YSD Secondary Math Community Survey (Spanish)

    If you are interested in participating in the math curriculum review process starting Jan 15th and ending in early April, please contact:

    Shelby Lockhart-Robins, Math & Science Director
    (509) 573-7029 | Lockhart.Shelby@yakimaschools.org

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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

  • 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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  • Yakima Public Schools See Growth in Graduation Rates

    In 2018, 79.5% of students graduated in four years. This is up from 72.5% in 2017, 73.5% in 2016, 65.3% in 2015 and 63.2% in 2014. The average graduation rate in Washington State in 2018 was 80.9%. Further, Davis High School and Eisenhower High School saw rates far above the state average of 80.9% in 2018 with 88.7% and 84.8% respectively.

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  • 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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