The STORM Report

October 8, 2020


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

No School - Teacher In-service Day

October 9, 2020 - NO SCHOOL. Schools and offices are closed for Teacher In-Service Day.

Register to VOTE

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Washington mails a ballot to every registered voter a few weeks before the election. Keep an eye on the mailbox, and be sure to mail it back or drop it in a drop-box before Election Day! You can also vote in person if you prefer to do so. Washington offers early voting.

Click this Link to register or check your registration status -


Election day is Nov. 3

Registration deadlines

Online: Oct. 26

By mail: Received by Oct. 26

In person: Nov. 3

Absentee ballot deadlines

Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3

Return in person: Nov. 3 by 8:00 p.m.

Early voting

Oct. 16 - Nov. 3, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

Additional information
The deadline to update an existing voter registration with a new name or address is Monday, October 26, 2020

You can save a stamp and drop off your ballot at one of the following permanent drop box locations :

Yelm School District Administration Parking Lot, 110 First Street North, Yelm

and/or Lackamas Elementary School, 16240 Bald Hill Rd. SE, Yelm

Mid-Term Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be mailed home on Friday, October 16. Stay Connected Using Skyward Family Access – We communicate primarily through emails home to keep you updated on school information and events. In addition, Skyward Family Access is an excellent way to keep track of your student’s progress, check attendance and email teachers with questions. You can also pay for fees and food service from home!!!

Click the link below to log in to your Skyward Family Access:


College Bound Scholarship WA

Your child may be eligible to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship! This early promise of financial aid is funded by the state of Washington to encourage students to dream big and continue their education after high school.

What does the scholarship pay for?

College Bound combines with other state financial aid to cover the average tuition (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance. It is not a “full-ride” scholarship. Other college costs--such as room and board, transportation, and personal expenses--will be the student and family's responsibility. These could be covered by a combination of the family’s funds and federal grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any 7th or 8th grade student who meets one or more of the following requirements is eligible to apply:

· Their family meets the income requirements as listed in the brochure or on

· They are a foster youth or a dependent of the state.

· Their family receives basic food or TANF benefits.

How can my child sign up?

Apply Online (available in English and Spanish) or print an application form and Q&A in multiple languages.

Remember, the deadline to apply for College Bound is June 30 at the end of a student's or the student's 8th grade year. Students only have to apply once even if they move or change schools in Washington.

To learn more, visit, call 888-535-0747 (Option 1), or email

Thank you to our school-community business partners!

Costco of Hawks Prairie, Dairy Queen, LB Steele Cabinet Company, Leavitt Orthodontics,

Les Schwab Tires, Olympia Federal Savings, Prairie Hotel, Stewart’s Meats,

Today's Dental Center, Yelm Domino's and Yelm Dental, Dr. Smith

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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