Northwest Harvest is in need of volunteers for emergency food packing April 1st-April 6th. Sort and re-package bulk food into family-sized portions for distribution to local food banks. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Josette at 509-453-4407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YSD SENIORS- Students in need of a device can pick up a laptop at Eisenhower High School on Saturday and Sunday (28 and 29 March) between the hours of 8:30AM and 3:30PM. Please park in the west parking lot, along 44th Avenue. Computers will be distributed by the entrance to the main office, and the pickup window will be identified by a sign.
Students must be present, and have their student ID available. Health and safety are our primary concern; please be prepared to maintain at least six between others who may be in line. The checkout process will involve taking a photo of the student with their student ID and a checkout form, to expedite and ensure a safe checkout process. Students will receive one laptop and one power adapter.
Estudiantes del doceavo grado que necesiten una laptop la podrán recoger en la Escuela Preparatoria Eisenhower el sábado, 28 y el domingo, 29 de marzo entre las 8:30 de la manana. Hasta las 3:30 de la tarde. Por favor, estaciónese en el estacionamiento del oeste a lo largo de la calle 44th Avenue. Las laptops serán distribuidas por la entrada de la oficina principal. La ventana donde se recogerán la laptop estará identificada con un letrero.
Los estudiantes deben estar presentes y tener su identificación de estudiante disponible?. La salud y seguridad son nuestra principal preocupación; por favor, mantenga al menos seis pies de distancia entre las otras personas que estaran en fila. El proceso para recoger la laptop implicará tomar una foto del estudiante con su identificación de estudiante y un formulario. Los estudiantes recibirán una laptop y un adaptador de corriente.
3/23/20: We have been asked to share with you that Governor Inslee will address the public tonight at 5:30pm regarding new strategies in Washington to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can watch online or on local television channels.
Yakima School Board Unanimously Approves an Emergency Suspension of Policy and the Board has adopted Policy 3435 – Emergency Situation: Closure of Schools, and Policy 6883 - Closure of Facilities, which acknowledge school closure in response to a pandemic/epidemic and designates the District Superintendent or a designee to act as a liaison for the school district to ensure the health and safety of students, staff, and the community. More online here.
3/6/20 -The 2020 Yamate Japanese Exchange has been rescheduled to 2021 (by the Japanese program hosts).
Notice - Perfect Attendance Awards (3/4/20)
Effective immediately [3/4/20] the use of perfect attendance for awards and incentives is suspended for the Month of March 2020. This decision is based on information from the Center for Disease Control's Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Yakima School District will revisit reinstating the program in April based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control.
General Information- COVID-19 (3/2/20)
Preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus is the same as preventing the spread of a cold, influenza, and other respiratory viruses. Please look below for specific information about personal prevention methods. As always, the Yakima School District custodial staff uses hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners to wipe down and sanitize doorknobs, sinks, toilets and more every day. We take instructions on preserving public health from the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH). Should we receive direction from WSDOH to add to our current custodial cleaning system, we will do that immediately.
The Washington State Department of Health has established a hotline with a live person to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call the WSDOH hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and press # then press 2. You will be connected to a live person. This hotline is open from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm.
For more information and resources, please go online to https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus and
YSD will continue to share information about this emerging public health issue with staff and with our community, (facts/resources are on all school and district websites). We are in communication with local public health officials to stay abreast of any changes or developments in this area and are committed to sharing these updates, as needed.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are creating contingency plans should the situation in this state dramatically change. We will, of course, keep you informed about any developments.
Reminders about how to prevent colds, influenza, COVID-19 and other illness at school
According to the Department of Health, schools do not need to take any special precautions beyond what is normally recommended to prevent the spread of viruses in schools. The entire community can reduce the risk of getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including the flu and the common cold, through these simple steps, which will also prevent COVID-19.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash hands with soap and water frequently and for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose. Help young children do the same.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
- Get a flu shot during the flu season.
- Department of Health (DOH) Updates
- Handwashing video for elementary students (English)
- Handwashing video for elementary students (Spanish)
- Handwashing video for secondary students (English)
- Handwashing video for secondary students (Spanish)
- Health tips (PDF)
- How Can I Be Prepared For a COVID-19 Outbreak? (PDF in English and Spanish)
- How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus COVID-19 (English and Spanish)
- Yakima Area Community Resources (English)
- Yakima Area Community Resources (Spanish)
- Yakima County Food Bank List
- Yakima Health District Stay at Home Order - 3/22/20 (English)
- Yakima Health District Stay at Home Order - 3/22/20 (Spanish)