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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for October: Engaged - The degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that a person shows with a particular topic or activity.

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  • Fall 2020 Benchmark DIBELS Assessment

    Your student will soon be taking the DIBELS Benchmark Assessment. DIBELS are measures that help teachers and schools determine how students are performing on important readings kills. DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills.

    View DIBELS assessment flyer (PDF opens in new window)

    View DIBELS assessment flyer (PDF opens in new window)

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  • 8.26.20

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  • 2020-2021

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  • REGISTRATION PACKETS AND BOOK DROP OFF

    Robertson will have a table set up outside the office area starting Monday August 17th. You may drop off registration packet here and get any questions answered you may have. There will be a large basket Marked "Books" on the table as well please return any and all Library or classroom books or materials you may have checked out over the summer in the basket.

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  • One-to-one Laptops

    All K-12 students can pick up a district laptop starting Monday Aug 17. Elementary students that have a laptop from the spring school closure do not need to get a new laptop; the laptop they already have will be their 1:1 laptop for the 2020-21 school year.

    For pick-up times and details, please visit www.ysd7.org/laptops

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  • The Yakima School District is proud to announce the hiring of TJ Bell-Davis as the 2020-2021 principal of Robertson Elementary School.  TJ will replace principal Mark Hummel, who is retiring.

     TJ Bell-Davis

    My name is TJ Bell-Davis and I am honored to serve as Robertson Elementary School’s next principal.

    I began my career in education more than 20 years ago when I was a college student at California State University-Bakersfield. Since then I have been an English Language Arts teacher in elementary, middle and high school.

    I have been the Center Director of two tutoring centers and a Facility Director for three programs serving military children from birth to 18 years old. I also spent two years as an Assistant Principal in Tacoma Public Schools and one year as an Interim Principal in Federal Way Public Schools. My husband is a retired Army veteran and we have been in Washington with our three children for four years.

    I have two bachelor’s degrees; one is in Communications and the other is in English. I also have a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and two years of doctoral coursework from the University of Phoenix. In 2018, I began my Leadership for Learning Ed.D. at the University of Washington-Seattle. As you can see, I have been attending school most of my life and I absolutely love to learn! 

    I am passionate about researching current trends and designing new strategies to improve the American education system. I chose to pursue my doctorate at the University of Washington because I want to fine-tune my craft as a champion for educational equity and build a community of educators who want to influence positive change. I want to be the type of doctor to help turn around schools so that children can succeed and excel. I imagine parents, teachers, school administrators, and educational researchers all coming together to improve schools as a team!

    I believe in learning and leading with a culturally responsive lens. I am an adaptive leader that enjoys working with diverse groups of people and loves to learn right alongside the students! My core beliefs are in alignment with promoting equity in education and reimagining schools. I have high expectations and standards for ALL staff and EVERY student.

    When I was a little girl, I wanted to be everything! I wanted to be an athlete, talk-show host and author. Once I started college, I gained an interest in learning about other cultures through food, music, and fashion. I have always been inspired by learning from other people. I want to share this love with the entire Robertson community! 

    I am excited to become a “Rocket” and join a school with a rich history and pride! 

    TJ

    Please review my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/t-j-davis-90344b58

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YSD Stories

  • Principal Appreciation Month - Robertson Elementary

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/14/2020

    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.

    Principal Appreciation Image for Robertson Elementary

    Did you know that Principal TJ Bell has collected over 30 American Girl dolls?

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Carrie Pitts grew up in rural Eastern Washington on her family's wheat farm? This fun fact makes her appreciate the variety of agriculture in the Yakima Valley.

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  • Washington Apple Crunch October 7th!

    Posted by Melissa Lim on 10/12/2020

     

     

    Yakima School District participated for the first time in the state wide "Taste Washington Day," Washington Apple Crunch event on Wednesday, October 7th. The students who picked up meals received a fun handout sheet with apple facts, as well as a Washington grown apple so they could participate in the state wide celebration by biting into their apple with a CRUNCH! Our food service staff at Davis High school decided to join in themselves and are pictured below along with other food service staff throughout our differnt sites. 

    Did you know Washington State produces more apples than any other state in the United States? Harvest of these apples begins in August and goes through November and Yakima County is the leading county in Washington for apple production! On top of being an important economic part of the Yakima valley, apples also contribute some stellar nutrition! Apples contain antioxidants which help keep your cells healthy, vitamin c which can boost your immune system, and soluble fiber which helps lower cholesterol. Now there's something to celebrate, and if you ever get a chance to meet the growers and farmers of the next apple you take a bite of, remember to thank them for supplying you with a local, nutrition packed, delicious treat! Shout out to the Yakima Valley for being a noteworthy agricultural leader in our nation and for the Yakima School District featuring local produce. 

    #TasteWADay

    #WAAppleCrunch

    Davis High School staff participating in the Washington Apple Crunch, October 7th.

     

    Thanks for tunining in with Food Services!

     

    Melissa Lim, RDN

    Food Services Program Manager

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  • Welcome Back Rockets!

    Posted by Teleah Bell-Davis on 8/26/2020

    I just have to send a giant thank you to the amazing paras, cooks, teachers, administrators, and custodians who made today's lunch and supply pick up feel extra special for our students and parents!  My husband and kids came to Robertson this morning and were greeted with waves, masked smiles, hellos and the most wonderful decorations.  My son and daughter called me once they left campus and they were squealing with delight as they named the many staff they saw and described the decor as a 'party at school'.  My son even exclaimed that this was 'the best day of his life".  Sometimes the simplest gestures have the greatest impact.  Thank you again!  My "mom heart" is warmed and my "teacher heart" is proud to be a rocket!
    Hello  We love the Rockets We love our Students Welcome Back

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  • 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 WashingtonConnections.org and apply again and see if their list has been updated. You can inform them Yakima is a CEP district.

    PEBT Flyer - English

    PEBT Flyer - Spanish

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  • Robertson staff caravan to show their love to students!

    Posted by Cynthia Rinker on 5/19/2020

    On May 13, Robertson students and their families lined streets near the school to give a shout and a wave as they drove by in a parade-like line! The staff spent an hour winding through the streets within their boundary. The staff plan to caravan again May 27 and Leading the caravan 13 staff! June 10. 

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