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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for January: Tolerant - Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.

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  • Join us for the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE benefitting the American Heart Association!

    We began our fundraising at a virtual assembly on January 20th! Sign your student up now to learn healthy habits and raise money for kids with heart disease. 

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  • Grizzlies have GRIT! January 15th Winners! 
    These students have been nominated for demonstrating the letter R of our acronym: R = Reflect and Persevere! Winners will receive a vist from Ms. Rosbach and Ms. Orminski along with a prize! Stay tuned for next week's nominees and winners! #GrizzliesHaveGRIT
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  • Hi Grizzlies,

    Do you want to read more books online? Of course you do! Watch this quick video to learn how! 


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District Announcements

YSD Stories

  • 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!

    Thanksgiving Community Event - November 24

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  • 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.
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  • Principal Appreciation Month - Gilbert 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 Gilbert Elementary

    Did you know that Principal Stephanie Rosbach worked in advertising before switching careers to education? While working in advertising, she helped rebrand the Seattle Seahawks when the new Century Link Field opened up. 

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Shawn Orminski loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, creating homemade sauces and sides that her family loves?

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  • America's Next Top Model Classroom

    Posted by Stephanie Rosbach on 10/5/2020

    America's Next Top Model Classroom is taking Gilbert and special education by storm. I am proud to be partnering closly with the district and Special Education Services to provide a model classroom for our self-contained students. We plan for students in self-contained classes to return to school in a hybrid model beginning on October 26. 

    Ms. Daugherty and her team of paras created an environment to demonstrate what it will look like when proper safety protocols are in place. For example, dots are placed on the floor six feet apart from each door way for students to line up. Students have individually labeled chairs and supply boxes, as well as an additional pencil box to place their mask in at recess. Sinks have signs reminding students to wash their hands, each student will have his/her own water bottle, and we have full PPE for staff to wear. 

    We cannot wait to have some of our students back in the building!  

    Top Model Classroom



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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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