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  • Robertson parents, I am going to host an on line Robertson parent google meeting next Monday evening. I would appreciate the opportunity to thank you for your support of your child and the school in this challenging learning environment. I would also like the chance to hear from you with feedback as to how we can strengthen our team working together when school is in a remote setting. Here is the google meeting link you will use to join in the meeting.
    Monday June 1
    6:00- 6:45 English
    7:00 - 7:45 Spanish​​
    Looking forward to seeing you - Mr. Hummel​​
    To join the video meeting, click this link:
    https://meet.google.com/nuv-ymaw-syw
    Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 269-820-1173 and enter this PIN: 345 308 855#

    Mr. Hummel


    Padres de Robertson, voy a organizar una reunión en línea de Google para padres de Robertson el próximo lunes por la noche. Agradecería la oportunidad de agradecerle por su apoyo a su hijo y la escuela en este entorno de aprendizaje desafiante. También me gustaría tener la oportunidad de escuchar sus comentarios sobre cómo podemos fortalecer nuestro equipo trabajando juntos cuando la escuela está en un entorno remoto. Aquí está el enlace de la reunión de google que usará para unirse a la reunión.
    Lunes 1 de junio
    6: 00- 6:45 Inglés
    7:00 - 7:45 español
    Esperamos verlo - Sr. Hummel
    Para unirse a la reunión de video, haga clic en este enlace:
    https://meet.google.com/nuv-ymaw-syw
    Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 269-820-1173 and enter this PIN: 345 308 855#

    Mr. Hummel

     

     

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  • Robertson Elementary Progress With Remote Learning

    Learning how to provide effective teaching and learning to our students while at the same time doing so has been quite a challenge. I am super proud of our teaching staff for stepping up in building their knowledge and skills of how to do this. We also very much appreciate the parent support with your kids at home. We realize completely that this has been an extremely large challenge for you as well. Thank you for joining with us in the team effort!

    I want to share some of the remote learning strategies that we have learned and are working to put in place:

    Classroom meetings – Reconnecting students to their teacher and peers through weekly classroom meetings. These are not intended to be instructional. The purpose is for students to connect with their teacher and fellow students.

    Providing a weekly academic schedule – Helping to build routines for students and parents with the creation of an academic schedule for the week.

    Creation, use, and maintenance of an online classroom, ClassDojo – This includes the use of messaging and video to build a class story. A student portfolio is in place for return of student work that could be text, a drawing, a video or a picture.

    Routine communication times – Establishing common times for communication of learning tasks and emails from school to home. Most teachers have or will soon be communicating a common time that you can look for them to send out learning activities to your child. 

    Teacher made instructional videos – Teachers are learning how to produce short instructional videos that are followed up by a learning activity. Your child can pause and replay these as often as needed. 

    Thank you for partnering with us as never before in the teaching and learning of your child. We super appreciate everything you are doing in your home.

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  • The Yakima School District is proud to announce the hiring of TJ Bell-Davis as the 2020-2021 principal of Robertson Elementary School.  TJ will replace principal Mark Hummel, who is retiring.

     TJ Bell-Davis

    My name is TJ Bell-Davis and I am honored to serve as Robertson Elementary School’s next principal.

    I began my career in education more than 20 years ago when I was a college student at California State University-Bakersfield. Since then I have been an English Language Arts teacher in elementary, middle and high school.

    I have been the Center Director of two tutoring centers and a Facility Director for three programs serving military children from birth to 18 years old. I also spent two years as an Assistant Principal in Tacoma Public Schools and one year as an Interim Principal in Federal Way Public Schools. My husband is a retired Army veteran and we have been in Washington with our three children for four years.

    I have two bachelor’s degrees; one is in Communications and the other is in English. I also have a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and two years of doctoral coursework from the University of Phoenix. In 2018, I began my Leadership for Learning Ed.D. at the University of Washington-Seattle. As you can see, I have been attending school most of my life and I absolutely love to learn! 

    I am passionate about researching current trends and designing new strategies to improve the American education system. I chose to pursue my doctorate at the University of Washington because I want to fine-tune my craft as a champion for educational equity and build a community of educators who want to influence positive change. I want to be the type of doctor to help turn around schools so that children can succeed and excel. I imagine parents, teachers, school administrators, and educational researchers all coming together to improve schools as a team!

    I believe in learning and leading with a culturally responsive lens. I am an adaptive leader that enjoys working with diverse groups of people and loves to learn right alongside the students! My core beliefs are in alignment with promoting equity in education and reimagining schools. I have high expectations and standards for ALL staff and EVERY student.

    When I was a little girl, I wanted to be everything! I wanted to be an athlete, talk-show host and author. Once I started college, I gained an interest in learning about other cultures through food, music, and fashion. I have always been inspired by learning from other people. I want to share this love with the entire Robertson community! 

    I am excited to become a “Rocket” and join a school with a rich history and pride! 

    TJ

    Please review my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/t-j-davis-90344b58

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  • Parent - Student Handbook 2019-2020

    Parent/Student Handbook 19-20 (English)

    Parent/Student Handbook 19-20 (Spanish)

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YSD Stories

  • Robertson staff caravan to show their love to students!

    Posted by Cynthia Rinker on 5/19/2020

    On May 13, Robertson students and their families lined streets near the school to give a shout and a wave as they drove by in a parade-like line! The staff spent an hour winding through the streets within their boundary. The staff plan to caravan again May 27 and Leading the caravan 13 staff! June 10. 

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  • Robertson Staff Show Their Love

    Posted by Cynthia Rinker on 4/4/2020

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    Robertson Elementary's paraeducators, teachers, and our school counselor "came together" (using social distancing) to show their love for their students! The Robertson staff truly misses their students!

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  • Robertson Rockets are Rock Stars!

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 11/19/2018

    Robertson Elementary recently hosted our annual Special Person Lunch.  This is an event to celebrate Thanksgiving and give families an opportunity to join their student for a meal at school.  We have so many families that look forward to sharing this special meal.  This year, just under 800 people enjoyed this event. Some Robertson staff put together a slide show for our families to view while they ate.  Photos in the slides include students reading “On the Edge” while completing their WIG (Wildly Important Goal), staff and students having fun together and our Leader in Me community outreach projects.  We at Robertson are doing great things.  Go Rockets! Take a peak at the Slide Show of Our Rock Stars! Once you've clicked this link click on "Learn More"

     

    We are thankful

    So many special people

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  • Drive-In Graduation Events Canceled (5/26/20)

    May 26, 2020, Yakima, WA - At this time, the Yakima School District regrets that we have canceled drive-in graduation events for Eisenhower, Davis, and Stanton.  In recent communications with the Yakima Health District and guidelines set forth by the governor, we have determined that any celebration, other than virtual, is highly unlikely. The District, in conjunction with high school leadership at Eisenhower, Davis, Stanton and Yakima Online, will not facilitate or support a drive-in or virtual watch party, due to the growing concern of the number of infections in Yakima County and our lingering Phase 1 reopening status.

    While the district is still hopeful that a June 13 procession down Yakima Avenue to honor our graduates could happen, there are growing doubts, due to the status of Yakima County as a COVID-19 hotspot. This processional is something that we know our graduating seniors deserve but it may not be possible. We hope to provide updated information on the possibility of the June 13 processional on June 1.

    Class of 2020 Seniors – please check your specific high school’s website for more graduation details. www.YakimaSchools.org

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  • Student Registration

    Interested in K-8 or high school enrollment information? For a current status update on registering your student for school next year, please go here

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  • June 17 is the last day of school for YSD students

    According to guidance from OSPI, unless districts can show that student learning was NOT impacted by the emergency closures (either loss of instructional days, loss of instructional hours per day, or both) districts are required to add five (5) days at the end of the school year. For the Yakima School District, that means June 17th will be the final day of distance learning for the 2019-20 school year. Support will be available to students via distance learning through June 17.

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  • COVID-19 - Moving Student Learning Forward Survey (take the survey weekly)

    Our community and education leaders are doing their best to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Your perceptions will provide feedback to inform conversations and support improvement efforts. Data will be collected on an ongoing basis to track changes in people's perceptions. You are invited to complete the survey once per week. This is a free survey developed and administered by The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) for the public good. All individual survey responses are confidential and anonymous.

    Open Survey

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  • School closure extended to the end of the 2019-20 school year

    Please check your email or go online for an important message from Superintendent Greene regarding the extended closure of the Yakima School District https://www.smore.com/yez1v

    Update: The last day of school for YSD is June 17, 2020.

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  • 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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  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for June:

    Integrity: A personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards.

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