Announcements

  • 2019 Student Travel Survey

    Our school has been selected to participate in the 2019 Student Travel Survey by the Washington State Departments of Transportation and Health. Parents of children in K – 8th grade may get a call to take the short survey. We encourage parents to participate, as the results will help improve student transportation. However, if you do not want to be called, please contact the Department of Health at 1-833-256-4654 and leave your phone number and name of your child's school, Roosevelt Elementary School, to remove yourself from the contact list.

    View more information on survey in English | View more information on survey in Spanish

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District Announcements

  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

    Whooping cough (pertussis) is currently an epidemic in Washington. This means we’re seeing many more people sick with this disease than usual. Whooping cough can cause hospitalization and even death for young babies. Older kids, teens, and adults often spread the disease to babies. This is a serious situation.

    Whooping cough spreads very easily by coughing and sneezing. It begins with cold-like symptoms and develops into a bad cough. Coughing spells can be severe, sometimes ending in gagging or vomiting. Some kids also may have a high-pitched “whoop” after they cough, which is how the disease got its common name (although infants may not cough at all, and some teens and adults don’t have a “whoop” after they cough).

    Adults and children may catch whooping cough and spread it to others, even if they were already vaccinated because the vaccine wears off over time.

    Click for Information for Parents About Whooping Cough (pertussis)

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  • School Board Meeting Schedule Change

    Yakima school board moves Friday morning meetings to Monday afternoons starting April 29, 2019.

    https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/education/yakima-school-board-moves-friday-morning-meetings/article_b9d9ba2c-473f-11e9-a002-2f14f03cbcfa.html

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  • Make-up Days: Feb 15, Feb 19, June 13, June 14

    The following dates will be used as snow make-up days:

    Day 1 (closed Feb. 5) – the make-up day was Friday, February 15

    Day 2 (closed Feb. 11) – the make-up day was Tuesday, February 19

    Day 3 (closed Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13

    Day 4 (closed Feb. 28) - the make-up day is Friday, June 14th (half day)

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Highlights

  • Sunspot (1991) by Susan Brandeis

    Artist Susan Brandeis' elaborate textile construction 'Sunspot' is part of a series exploring the light and texture of the forest floor. It was created by sewing together and assembling screenprinted fabrics and flexible materials. The artist describes this piece as representing "the brilliant play of light on the ground when trees sway on a breezy day, or the shine of wet leaves and pine needles on a dewy morning." This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Yakima School District and is on display at Roosevelt Elementary School (make appointment to view).

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District Highlights

  • Thank You YAKIMA MILE!

    We extend a huge thanks to Downtown Yakima Mile for selecting the Yakima School District's Community Schools Violence Prevention Program as the charitable benefactor of the funds raised. #PartnersInEducation #YSDpride

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  • Yakima School Board Votes to Select Trevor Greene as the Next Superintendent

    March 1, 2019 - The Yakima School Board has unanimously named Trevor Greene as superintendent of the Yakima School District, pending contract negotiation. Mr. Greene will replace Dr. Jack Irion who will retire at the end of this school year.
    Click the post title above for more info.

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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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