McClure Newsletter

September 2022

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Word of the Month: Honesty

Welcome back McClure Mustang Families!

We were thrilled to open our doors to all of the smiling faces of our amazing students on the first few days of school. The start of school has been a successful one and we look forward to a year full of learning and fun. If you have any needs the following list of people might be able to help you.

Main office number - 573-1300

Jay Ochoa- Attendance and office assistant 573-1306

Jamie Bautista- Office Manager 573-1302

Karen Whitman- School Counselor 573-1352

Carol Elshaug- Behavior Specialist 573-1312

Erika Vestad- Academic Specialist 573-1366

Stephanie Casillas- Assistant Principal 573-1310

Jaime Lee- Principal 573-1301


  • School doors open at 8:15. Please do not drop students off before 8:15. Breakfast is now being served at 8:45 in your student's classroom.
  • You must have a visitor's badge to enter the building. You can get one by checking in at the main office.
  • If you have a concern about your student please start by contacting the classroom teacher first.

Parent Square

The Yakima School District Welcomes You to ParentSquare

The Yakima School District is now using the ParentSquare platform for the district, school, and classroom communications, primarily with email, text, and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their email address and/or phone number (use the email and phone number that you have provided to your school and is in our Skyward Student Information System).

How To Sign Up

  • Go to You can also install the ParentSquare app on your smartphone and follow the prompts to sign up.

    Tip! Use your email or the phone number that you have provided to your school and is in our Skyward Student Information System to set up your account otherwise ParentSquare will not be able to link your account to your student's information. Your email/phone number must match contact details in the school's database for this to work.

    Tip! If your contact details aren't recognized, contact your school to get them added.

Ms. Scherschligt's September Mindfulness Calendar

Please Click on the calendar to see the awesome September Mindfulness Calendar

Please help us stay safe!

Please monitor your student for symptoms (see below). If your student remains symptom-free they can come to school. The school continues to require safety measures like mask wearing, physical distancing, hand sanitation, and enhanced cleaning to ensure your child’s safety. If they develop symptoms please keep them at home and contact the school.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Most people who get COVID-19 have mild symptoms, including a fever and cough. Adults and children have reported the following symptoms or a combination of symptoms, which may appear two to 14 days after exposure:

Fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing



Muscle pain or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting


Other signs of new illness that are unrelated to a preexisting condition (such as seasonal allergies)

This list does not include all possible symptoms. To learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (


Students will be expected to bring their charged laptops to school everyday, unless their teacher tells them otherwise. Please make sure you help your student charge their laptop and please remind them to keep their laptop safe. This year we will be adding fines to damaged laptops. Here is a sample of possible fines.

Damaged power input jack $10.00

Damaged headphone jack $15.00

Damaged Keyboard $18.00

Damaged power adapter $25.00

Damaged LCD screen $45.00

Laptop lost or damaged beyond repair $445

Information for after school student pick-up

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The orange numbered shapes are areas you can have your student meet you if you are parking on 22nd or Viola. Remember Parking lots are closed at drop off and pick up for parking and are only used for drive through and buses. We are learning and improving every day.


ABSENCES: If you have not called in your student's absence and we have not made contact with you, please send a note with your student upon his/her return in order to avoid an unexcused absence. We are now required to send an attendance letter after three unexcused absences. Please contact our attendance secretary, Jay or call 573-1300 to report an absence.

TARDIES: Students need to be in class at 8:45 am ready to learn! If they come in after that, they will be counted tardy.

PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCES: If your student will be gone from school for other than an illness, or medical appointment, please fill out a prearranged absence form ahead of time. The forms are in the office at the student service desk. They need to be completed two weeks ahead of time with a parent signature or attached note, the dates of the absence, teacher signatures, and the principal’s signature. If such an absence occurs, and the form is not completed by district guidelines, the absence is not excused.

Attendance Matters-Did you Know?

*Starting in preschool kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

*Missing 10% or about 2 days each month over the course of a school year, can make it harder to learn to read.

*Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1 or 2 days every few weeks.

*Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

*Absences and tardiness can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school-and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Eventually good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed in high school and college.

-From Attendance works.

Cell Phones

All student cell phones, earbuds, and electronic devices are to be turned off and stored in student's backpacks once students arrive to school. McClure Elementary School will not be responsible for lost or stolen cell phones, electronic devices or toys.

Calendar of Events

September 5th, 2022 No School Labor Day

September 13-24, 2022 DIBELS testing

September 12, 2022 2:15 Dismissal

September 19, 2022 2:15 Dismissal

September 26th, 2022 2:15 Dismissal

October 5th, 2022 School Picture Day

October 7th, 2022 Professional Development Day for Teachers, No School for Students