ROBERTSON NEWS

January 2020 Vol. 2

Robertson Elementary

2807 W. Lincoln Ave. Yakima WA. 98902 (509)-573-1600


Office hours : 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday

Character Word of the Month:

“Tolerant”

Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.

Parent Pick-up Reminder

This is a reminder to parents that pick up their children after school by car in the front parking lot along the Powerhouse Road side of school.

Safety for every student is an utmost concern at Robertson. The pick up procedure is that students wait along the gym for their parent’s car. Please do not ask your child to walk along the sidewalk by the fence to get in the car. When this happens we cannot insure that:

1) All students are getting in the car with the right person.

2) Students are entering into the parking lot in a manner in which they will not be hit by a moving vehicle.

Please consider how unsafe it would become it all parents were to do this and all students were jumping into cars all along the line in which we wait.

Thank you for your patience and willingness to wait to pick up at the front of the pick-up zone along the gym.

Leaving a message for a student:

If you have urgent information that needs to reach your child, please do so by contacting the office staff at 573-1600. Changes in directions for a child regarding plans to get home should be provided to the office as soon as known. We will try our best, but cannot guarantee a message called in at the last minute can reach the student before buses depart.


Please try to make arrangements with your child in the morning before school as it disrupts the whole class and instruction to call in with messages our teachers instruct right up to the bell.


Teachers do not answer telephone calls during instructional times and often do not have an opportunity to check messages until after the school instructional day is over. Teachers can also be reached by email following this sequence – lastname.firstname@yakimaschools.org

STEM Day for Kids!

Bring your children to the Hopf Union Building (HUB) on the Yakima Valley College campus on Saturday, February 1ST for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities geared towards helping your children explore the connections between Math, Science and Engineering.

When: Saturday February 1, 2020 from 9am – 1pm

Where: YVC in the Hopf Union Building (HUB)

Who: Elementary school-aged children

Hosted by: STEM Departments at YVC

Contact: Juanita Romero (509) 574-6800 ext 3317 jromero@yvcc.edu

For more information, visit: www.yvcc.edu/stem.

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT:

Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees at 104 N. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX / ADA - Cece Mahre, Deputy Superintendent, (509) 573-7039, mahre.cece@yakimaschools.org;

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX / ADA / Section 504 / HIB – Amanda Jewell, Executive Director of Student Life, (509) 573-7004, jewell.amanda@yakimaschools.org.

Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored by the Yakima School District should contact one of the ADA Coordinators 24 hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired individuals may access Washington Relay Services by calling 7-1-1- or 1-800-833-6388.