YSD Stories

  • EBT Funds Available to All YSD Students

    Posted by YSD Food Services on 7/6/2020

    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.

    Update 7/6/20: We have been in contact with OSPI last week and they said that DSHS had the incorrect student list for Yakima School District which is why they turned down some parents; they are updating with the correct list which will show any student enrolled in Yakima School District that was grade K-12 in the school year 2019-2020 as eligible for PEBT.

    If you were denied, go to and apply again and see if their list has been updated. You can inform them Yakima is a CEP district.

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  • Superintendent Greene Greets the Mavericks

    Posted by Al Fischer on 5/11/2020


    Trevor Greene and Al Fischer

    The McKinley Mavericks send their thanks to YSD Superintendent Trevor Greene.  Mr. Greene joined Mr. Fischer on his daily "Musical Moment" video, saying hi and even helping solve a riddle posed by a McKinley student.  He sent his appreciation to us... and we are sending it back to him.  Thanks for your work, Mr. Greene!

    5-11-20 McKinley Musical Moment

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  • McKinley students LOVE their teachers!

    Posted by Amanda Voorhees on 5/7/2020

    Watch this ADORABLE video from students at McKinley Elementary to their amazing teachers.  It is clear the McKinley families LOVE their teachers!

    Teacher Appreciation at McKinley Elementary

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  • McKinley's Very Own Music Man

    Posted by Amanda Voorhees on 4/2/2020

    One question many parents, students and teachers have during this time of distance learning is "what does this look like for specialist teachers?"  Librarians, Physical Education Teachers, Reading Interventionists, English Language Teachers, and Music Teachers are looking for ways to continue to teach their content along side the ELA, Math, and Science Teachers.  McKinley Elementary is working on a plan to incoporate all specialists and here is an example of a recent music lesson, from their very own music man, Mr. Fischer!


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  • Kindergarten and Bob Fosse totally go together

    Posted by Al Fischer on 2/28/2020

    Here's a video of Kindergarteners doing their best with Bob Fosse choreography.  :-)


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District Announcements

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  • Current Status: STAGE A Fully Remote Learning

    The Yakima School District will be in Stage A of our reopening plan for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Stage A is fully remote/distance learning.


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  • Reopening Plan

    On Monday, August 3, 2020, the Yakima School Board approved YSD's proposed Reopening Plan for OSPI. This is NOT an alert of how school will start in the fall (i.e. distance learning) but we expect that info from the health dept in 1-2 days. To review our plan, go online to

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  • New 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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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for August: Safe - Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.

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