• 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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    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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YSD Stories

  • EBT Funds Available to All YSD Students

    Posted by YSD Food Services on 6/29/2020

    Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children are eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

    P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for some of the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries. Because all YSD students receive free breakfast and lunch, all YSD students are eligible regardless of income. If you do not already receive benefits, you will need to apply on or after June 30.  If you receive food assistance benefits already, the money will appear on your EBT on June 30.

    PEBT Flyer - English

    PEBT Flyer - Spanish

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  • The Yakima School District is proud to announce the hiring of Doug Kaplicky as principal of Adams Elementary School beginning July 1, 2020.

    Posted by Lisa Wallace on 5/3/2020

    My name is Doug Kaplicky and I am honored to serve as Adams Elementary School’s next principal. I was beyond blessed to start my teaching career at A.C. Davis High School in the late 1990s, a few years before that I graduated from Eisenhower High School. It is with great pleasure to return to this amazing community as a servant leader and educational teammate. 

    After 12 years in school administration, I was humbled and honored to be named the 2017 Washington State Principal of the Year.  This recognition was a direct reflection of an amazing, certified, and classified middle school staff, who valued students’ individual needs, teamed with parents, celebrated peers while collaborating on a district vision.  The staff put themselves on the map in July of 2014, when our team was given 42 days to create a school that had sat empty, with limited resources and employees coming from eight different locations. Surprisingly, twenty months later in 2016, this talented staff was named a Top Innovation School by OSPI.

    Three of my twelve years of administrative experience were at the elementary level. I was extremely proud to team with a talented staff in the Richland S.D. (Lewis and Clark Elementary). In 2013 and 2014 the staff, students, and parents were recognized by OSPI as a State Distinguished Achievement School.


    My first lead Principal job was in the Warden S.D. that allowed me five years to extend my learning curve in Spanish immersion programs, find success in a high poverty region and help create a daily mantra of social-emotional learning for students and staff.  Teaming with the Center of Effective Education helped reinvent our school culture, which later leads to national recognition in 2009. The following year I was recognized as the ESD 171 Regional Principal of the Year, which was a direct reflection of a great school community.

    Over the last couple of years, I had a chance of a lifetime to travel to over 30 States as an educational consultant and public speaker. This gave me a chance to grow a ton personally and professionally, as I observed many leadership styles. This work was usually based around; The Cards You Are Dealt (Leadership), Unpacking Social-Emotional Backpacks (Students-Staff), promoting equity, and developing educational leaders.  While on the road, I fell in love with the research of school trends and regained a passion for writing that opened up an opportunity to be published later this year.  I am also very blessed to be a dad of two great teenage kids.

    I am beyond excited to join the school-family of Adams Elementary.  I look forward to teaming with staff, meeting parents, and most of all inspiring students.  Go Bulldogs!



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  • Adams Elementary School, along with our community partner Grace of Christ Church, fed over 900 students for grab and go lunch and breakfast. Thank you to everyone who supports our community and families.

    Posted by Julianna Maxwell on 3/27/2020

    We miss and love you!

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  • Wilson Students Receive Honor in State Youth Art Competition

    Posted by Tina-Marie Lasha on 2/25/2020

    Youth Art Month

    Two of our 4 student entries in the Youth Art Month Contest won Honorable Mention for the State Contest Division! These young men did all of the work on this outside of class and brought me their entries.

    Their work can be seen on the poster above.

    Tina-Marie Lasha

    Wilson Middle School


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  • Mardi Gras Kick Off!

    Posted by Marie Webb on 2/24/2020

    Members of Pandemonium Steel Band performed at Seasons Performance Hall on Sunday 2/23 as a kickoff for a Mardi Gras celebration featuring Show Brazil! They did a fantastic job!

    All students are former members of Barge Lincoln Elementary who have played in BALIKI and BALIGRA steel drum bands previously.  Members of Pandemonium are now students at Davis HS, Washington MS, and Discovery Lab School.Pandemonium Steel Drum Band

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District Announcements

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  • Summer Meals Program Begins on July 1st

    The Summer Meals Program for 2020 will run from July 1st through August 5th. For details, please visit the following page:

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  • RE: OSPI Reopening Guidance Released

    Dear YSD Families and Staff,

    Thank you for your flexibility as we work to provide a quality education during the COVID-19 global pandemic. I know that the situation has been challenging, and I am thankful for your resourcefulness, dedication, and care for our young learners.

    The much-anticipated guidelines for returning to school in the fall were just released by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). These recommendations were developed in close collaboration with the state Department of Health and Governor Inslee’s office.

    The Yakima School District will thoroughly review the guidelines and work with our leadership team to develop a local reopening guide for our schools. This will be influenced by the state’s recommendations but also may have some unique components. We anticipate sharing this reopening guide with you and with our community the week of July 6.

    As you know, this is uncharted territory and there will be some elements of the guide that will need to be worked out along the way. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this process and promise to stay in close communication with you moving forward.

    I hope you continue to stay safe and healthy. We will be in touch soon with more information.


    Trevor Greene, Superintendent

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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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