Yelm Community Schools

September 20, 2022


It has been a joy welcoming back our 5550+ students and their families. The students arrive ready and energized to take on learning, and our staff is prepared to support each child in their growth and development.

Our continued goal is to ensure 100% of our students starting in Kindergarten are on a path to graduation, continuing education and work. Our staff throughout the district from teachers to bus drivers to administrators are committed to working with you to help your student achieve every day and engage in experiences that help them create a personal plan for their future.

We ask that you stay connected with your teachers, read the newsletters, check the websites for details and talk with your students daily about what they are learning. It takes you, our 250+ Graduate Yelm! partners and the YCS staff to support the children in our community. Let's do this together!

First Late Start Wednesday

REMINDER: This coming Wednesday is the first LATE START of the year. These occur weekly with the exception of 1/2 days for conferencing.

For a complete schedule, visit the district website.

School Meal Payments and Balance Notification

As a reminder to families purchasing meals this year, you can pre-pay for meals conveniently using the online payment system. If you need assistance with online payments, please visit our website for instructions or watch the video for mobile apps. Schools can also accept cash or check.

Families will be notified of low or negative balances through Skyward Family Access, School Messenger and/or by mail. Phone messages will be sent each school night starting Wednesday, September 21.

If you need meal payment assistance, please ask your school for an application or visit our website to check eligibility and download the forms.

Online Ticket Sales for YHS Events

Want to pre-purchase an event ticket for sports or other home events? Now you can. Yelm HS is pleased to announce that we will be using GoFan for digital ticketing for events. All major credit cards are accepted, along with Apple Pay and Google Pay.

We are excited to improve the experience for our guests and reduce the wait time at the gate/door.

Southworth Ribbon Cutting Event

Read more about the SW Ribbon Cutting event celebrating the collaboration between the district, City of Yelm, and Nisqually Tribe creating a beautiful learning environment for our students and community.

Dates to Remember


Sept 15-Oct 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept 21: First Late Start

Sept 22: School Board Meeting @ 6pm District Office

Sept 30: Nisqually Day

Sept 30: YHS Homecoming Game

OCTOBER: National Principals, Physical Therapy, Crime Prevention, Disability History, Bullying Prevention Month

Oct 1: Homecoming Dance

Oct 7: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Day

Oct 10-14: National School Lunch Week

Oct 12: YHS College and Career Fair

Oct 13: School Board Meeting @ 6pm YHS PAC

Oct 17-21: National School Bus Safety Week

Oct 27: School Board Meeting @ 6pm District Office

Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs, activities or employment opportunities 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 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Julie Mondry, 360-458-1900,; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120,; and 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, Address: 107 First St N, PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597.