Announcements

  • February Newsletter

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  • Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying (HIB)

    We recognize that bullying is a problem that can happen anywhere despite education and prevention efforts. We ask you to partner with us to address bullying and to ensure that our schools are safe and positive places for growing and learning.

    "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying" means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act that:

    • Physically harms a student or damages the student's property; or
    • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education; or
    • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
    • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

    If you see someone being bullied, tell someone you trust. You can report bullying to any school staff member, the School Compliance Officer, or the District Compliance Officer. Reports can be filed anonymously. Each school office has incident reporting forms. Incident reporting forms are also available under the Reporting section of this webpage.

    HIB pamphlet and online reporting form (English and Spanish)

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  • 2018-19 Middle School Transfers

    Cutoff for transfer requests for Middle School will be Monday, August 20th.

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District Announcements

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    MEET THE FINAL SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES

    The Board of Directors has invited three candidates back to Yakima for interactive interviews with the community.  You are invited to meet and interact with our three Superintendent Candidate Finalists on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

                                    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – Trevor Greene

                                    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Ben Ramirez

                                    Thursday, February 28, 2019 – John Boyd

    For the community, there are two opportunities each day (at YSD Central Services, 104 N 4th Ave, in Conf. Rms. A & B):

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Brown bag drop-in lunch | For interested stakeholders, staff, parents

    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. | Community forum | For interested community and staff

    Please feel free to drop in, ask questions and get to know our finalist candidates. Please note that student leaders and YSD staff will have additional opportunities to interact with the candidates. Those times will be announced at the schools.

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  • Please join us for the all-district parent forum on March 7 at Washington Middle School.

    Parent Forum Flyer - English

    Parent Forum flyer - Spanish

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

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

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

    Day 3 (Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13 (half day moves from the 12th)

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  • SIX CANDIDATES WERE INTERVIEWED FOR YAKIMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT

    Tuesday evening February 12th, the Yakima School District Board of Directors selected candidates to be interviewed to fill the upcoming vacancy for Superintendent of the Yakima School District.  Dr. Jack Irion has announced his retirement after the 2018-2019 school year.  The next Superintendent will begin on July 1, 2019.

                Fifteen people submitted their application for consideration.  The candidates selected by the school board for preliminary interviews include:

    Preliminary interviews were Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21 at the Yakima School District Central Services building located at 104 N 4th Ave.  Interviews began at 4 PM for approximately 75 minutes per candidate.  Interviews were open to the public.

    The school board will select the finalists on Friday afternoon, February 22nd.

     

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  • Extreme Temperature Guidelines for Children

    Is it too cold to go outside? Check out the extreme weather guidelines page on our website for some important information in keeping children safe.

    https://www.yakimaschools.org/Page/1758

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District Highlights

  • 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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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for February:

    Respect - Admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

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