The Storm Report

February 9, 2021


Craig Curry, Principal

Kyle O'Neil, Asst. Principal

10605 Carter St. SE

PO Box 476

Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360-458-1100 Fax: 360-400-1256

Successful ~ Trustworthy ~ Organized ~ Respectful ~ Motivated

Food Service Meal Distribution Change

Food Service will be changing meal distribution day to WEDNESDAY.

NO SCHOOL ~ Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15 in Honor of President's Day. Offices will be closed.

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Inclement Weather

Winter often brings inclement weather and could cause school delays and closures. In our virtual learning environment, we may experience delays and closures too. There are many factors that impact our decision. Superintendent explains in the video below. Also visit our FAQ page for the revised bell schedule.

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Inclement Weather Plan
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Honor Roll ~ Term 2

We are extremely proud of to announce that 362 students made the Honor Roll achieving a term GPA between 3.0 - 4.0.

Honor roll by grade level:

  • 6th Grade - 121 students
  • 7th Grade - 124 students
  • 8th Grade - 117 students

Congratulations to our students and staff for your hard work!

Student Passing Rate Trends

For the past twelve years, we have been compiling the statistics comparing grades from quarter to quarter and year to year. Here is the breakdown for the second term and end of first semester that we just completed. We had 493 students who passed all of their classes. Great job!


The Smile Mobile is coming to Yelm!

This is a little-to-no-cost mobile dental clinic for children, youth, pregnant/postpartum people, and adult family members with Apple Health (Medicaid, ProviderOne, etc.) and those without insurance.

The clinic will be parked in the bus loop of Yelm Middle School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 8, 9, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Call 888.286.9105 to register.

Virtual "Coffee with the Principal” (Date Change)

Please join us for an evening, virtual "Coffee with the Principal", Tuesday, February 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

We welcome all new and returning families to join us. We will be discussing what to expect in hybrid learning. We look forward to seeing you!

Zoom Link to join:

Dollars for Scholars 2021

Yelm's Dollars For Scholars chapter is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. We hope you can join us as we raise scholarship money for the graduating class of 2021 and look forward to an exciting virtual event.

Key Auction Dates:

Procurement Deadline: Feb. 11 (to donate click here: Donate Item)

VIP Boxes Go On Sale: Feb. 19

Item Catalog Goes Live: Feb. 26

Silent Auction Opens: March 5

Silent Auction Closes: 5 p.m. March 12

Live Auction Items Open for Bid: 5 p.m. March 12

Live Auction Program: 7-8 p.m. March 13

Proceeds provide scholarships for Yelm High School’s Class of 2020!

Taste of the Prairie Dates:

*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dollars for Scholars from the below restaurants on the following dates*

Red Lantern: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb.16

Varsity Pizza: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb.17

Red Lantern: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 2

Red Lantern: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 9

Varsity Pizza: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 13

Transfers & Nonresident Requests for 2021-2022

Approval or denial of transfer requests is based on criteria outlined in board policy 3131 for resident and 3141 for nonresident students.

Key Dates for 2021-2022 Student Transfer Requests to attend Yelm Community Schools

FIRST ROUND - February 1 to March 15, 2021
Applications received by March 15 will be given first priority and will be notified of the district decision by April 30. New applications may be subject to a wait list and should register at their resident school until a decision is made.

SECOND ROUND - March 16 to May 31, 2021
Applications received by May 31 will be given second priority and notified of the district decision by June 30. New applications may be subject to a wait list and should register at their resident school until a decision is made.

After June 1, 2021 through the First Day of School
Applications received after May 31 will be considered in August on a case-by-case basis and may have to wait until actual enrollment counts in September before receiving notification.

School Capacity and Waiting Lists
Many of our schools are experiencing over-crowding in some grade levels. This limits their ability to accept transfer students. Students denied based on capacity will be assigned to their resident school and placed on a waiting list for their requested school and notified if a space becomes available. Consideration of transfers from waiting lists typically does not occur until late August or early September.


Parents will provide transportation for students who voluntarily attend a school outside their attendance area.

A Note About "Feeder" Schools
Something to think about before requesting a transfer is that our elementary schools have designated "feeder" middle schools. If you request an elementary school that feeds into a middle school outside of your home attendance school, you will either have to continue to request transfers and transport your child to and from school, or your child will have to separate from his or her peer group when moving up to middle school.

Yelm Middle School - Fort Stevens Elementary, McKenna Elementary, Southworth Elementary

Ridgeline Middle School - Lackamas Elementary, Mill Pond Elementary, Prairie Elementary

State Laws on Family Choice
Learning by Choice (a publication created by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)

Click this link for "Within District Transfer" and "Nonresident Choice Transfer Request"

Mark your Calendar....

February 8, 9, 11, 16, 17, and 18

  • SmileMobile (See details below)

February 11

  • School Board Meeting, 6:00pm, @ Mill Pond

February 12

  • No School (Possible Snow Make up Day)

February 14

  • Happy Valentine's Day

February 15

  • NO SCHOOL—President’s Day

February 18

  • Virtual "Coffee with the Principal" 6-7pm

February 19 - March 13

  • Dollars for Scholars Events

February 25

  • School Board Meeting, 6:00pm, @ YCS DO

February 26

  • Term 3 Mid-Term Progress Reports home with students today

PARENTS: Opt in for Text Messages - Text YES to 67587

Thank you to our school-community business partners!

We want express our gratitude for the continued support from our wonderful school and community business partners. This support has played a key role in the success of our students and makes such a difference in their lives.


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Melanie Keller (A-LI)

Stacey Jansen (LM-Z)


Kim Gosney, Administrative

Tracy Ubrun, Attendance/Registrar

RMS Tech Help Desk/Library Technician:

Vicki Aden

Phone: 360.458.1100

Fax: 360.400.1256

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Nondiscrimination Statement

Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Greg Davis, 360-458-1900, ; 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124,; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120,; Address: 107 First St. N., PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597