Senior IB Announcement
Seniors who have taken an IB class and have submitted work to IB, please contact Mrs. Main via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request your IB transcript. You need to email her your name (spelled correctly) and the university/college and the campus site to which you wish your transcript to be sent.
Last Name, First Name
Computer and internet support:
YSD students in grades 6-12 in need of a device can check out a laptop at the following locations between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. This schedule will continue until further notice.
A student or parent must be present. Health and safety are our primary concern; please be prepared to maintain at least six feet between others who may be in line. The checkout process will involve taking a photo of the student or parent with a checkout form, to expedite and ensure a safe checkout process. Students will receive one laptop and one power adapter.
WiFi Hotspots-Spectrum has opened all of its hotspots to public use during this time. Anywhere that people see SpectrumWiFi as an option they will be able to use it. This web address: https://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots.html is a map that lists all of the businesses that have hotspots - be sure to enter Yakima in the search.
Cell Phone Provider-Check with your cell phone provider, many are providing unlimited data to all customers, including the mobile hotspot feature, on phones that are capable.
The local internet service providers (Spectrum and Washington Broadband) listed below are currently offering free internet service for 60 days for households with students.
*Please note that you must cancel the service by the end of the 60 days in order to avoid any fees; there may also be charges depending on selected options.
Spectrum (Charter)-Free service for 60 days for students and teachers. (855) 243-8892
Washington Broadband-Free service for 60 days for students.-(509) 853-0858
View details on checkout process
District Student Help Desk
It is essential moving forward that you check your YSD7.ORG Google email account regularly. This will be the most efficient way to communicate with your teachers and obtain learning opportunities. If you need assistance resetting your password, please contact the district:
District Student Help Desk
Please call or email Mrs. Collins, Davis Office Manager, by Wednesday, May 6th, if you will be picking up ‘PLM’. We will have your ‘PLM’ in an envelope ready when you arrive on May 8th.
When you call or email, it is critical you provide your NAME, GRADE, and CONTACT NUMBER.
Mrs. Sandy Collins’ contact information:
Office Hours for Teachers; Beginning Monday, April 13th
ELA 8:00am – 10:00am
Math 9:00am – 11:00am
Social Studies 10:00am – 12:00pm
Science 11:00am – 1:00pm
World Lang. 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Some ways to communicate with teachers during office hours include: Email, Skyward, Canvas, Google Meet, Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Telephone, etc. Teacher contact information can be found here: https://www.yakimaschools.org/Page/822
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
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.
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.
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.
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