Our Middle School Art Programs proudly present their 22nd Annual Art Exhibit, offered virtually this year! May is Washington State's Arts Education Month, a time to strengthen arts education in our schools for all students. Community participation is critical to the success of Arts Education Month, so on behalf of Yakima Valley Middle Schools, we thank you for your support and hope you enjoy our exhibit! You can view the artwork at https://bit.ly/2RKk8uY.
A heartfelt Thank You to Maverick Gaming and their program "Maverick Cares"
Posted by Sara Cordova on 11/23/2020
This Thanksgiving season, Maverick Cares donated Thanksgiving meals for 20 of our Yakima School District Families! We are grateful for their generosity and thoughtfulness this holiday season. We also want to thank our Yakima Police Department for coordinating this effort. We appreciate you!
The Yakima School District Is Accepting Referrals For Students Into The Highly Capable Program
Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 11/13/2020
The Yakima School District is accepting referrals for students in kindergarten through 11th grade for consideration into the Highly Capable Program.
If you would like to refer a child that fits this description, please complete a Referral Packet at https://www.ysd7.org/domain/22 by Friday, January 29, 2021.
Children who demonstrate exceptional ability, exceed grade-level standards in literacy and/or math (or have the potential to do so if challenged and supported,) demonstrate exceptional creativity, and possess a strong motivation to excel are good candidates for the Highly Capable Program.
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.