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February is a good time to take a close look at your student’s progress in school. We are still in the beginning stages of the 3rd quarter. Make plans with your student for a successful second half of the year. Please contact your student’s teachers or one of our counselors if you need information about how to make this happen. You may also use the online program “Family Access” to stay informed of your student’s grades, homework assignments, email teachers and much, much more! Also, put it on your calendar and plan ahead for our Spring Conferences, from March 30th through April 1st 2022.

This month is also of particular interest to 8th grade students as the transition process to high school kicks off. There are several activities planned by our counselors to help them with the selection of courses. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call our school counselors at 573-2406.


2/7-2/11: Counselors Week

2/21: NO SCHOOL/Presidents Day

2/22-2/25: Mid-Winter Break/No School


Parents if you have not called in your student's absence, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible to avoid an unexcused absence. It is important to notify the school of any absence that occurs to prevent any further action with juvenile court. Also, if you know you will be or are planning to be out of town please be sure to contact our attendance office to schedule a pre-arranged absence, this way your child will have plenty of time to turn in assignments. Feel free to contact our attendance secretary, Mirna Rankin at 573-2410.

Student Contact Information Update

Parents, you must update your students information and emergency contact list. If there will be any changes to your phone numbers or address please contact our registrar, Mrs. Thomas at 573-2406.


Parents and students,

We would like to inform you that the office will not be responsible in accepting any Valentine's Day deliveries or gifts of any kind, such as, balloons, flowers, chocolates etc.

February's Character Word of the Month


The capacity, habit, or fact of being patient.


Homework Center

Meets after school Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. We provide students with a snack, have tutors available, and any other supplies they need like paper, pencils, markers, rulers, and calculators. We keep attendance when students arrive and when they leave. Please call Mrs. Madrinich at 573-2422 for more information or if you want to check if your children are attending regularly.


Meets in the library after school on Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Students attending can explore a variety of arts and crafts like knitting, crocheting, drawing, clay sculpting, painting, a variety of games, and even an electronic piano keyboard! We will keep attendance and you can call Mrs. Madrinich at 573-2422 if you want to check on whether your child is with us. We would love if any adult with a skill or craft they would like to share could come and help us learn what you know. You will need to complete a volunteer form in the office, so please contact Mrs. Madrinich at 573-2422 or leave a message if you are interested in helping out.


Many students still have books out from the past two years that we haven't assigned fines for yet in the Skyward system. Once fines are set, they must be paid before student records can be released to other schools or for seniors to participate in graduation. Please have your children check on the books they have borrowed in their library Destiny accounts. They can log in from home with their @ysd7 usernames and passwords just like all of their other class information and email. If books are found and returned, you can avoid having to have a fine in Skyward. All of our YSD schools will accept a GOOD, USED COPY OF THE SAME TITLE of a lost book rather than paying the cost to buy a new copy. That saves YOU money, and the library gets the book back for others to read. We call that a WIN-WIN situation for everyone!


To be successful in all subjects, children need to master reading early and keep up their skills by daily practice. Even reading a fiction novel builds BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE for many subjects, and develops empathy, the ability to put yourself in the mind of someone different from yourself. Empathy is needed to relate to other people and understand their point of view. Encourage your children to read more by modeling it yourself. Anyone with a YSD account can access the Yakima Valley Regional Library ebooks through the SORA app on the Wilson MS Library Destiny homepage. There are free magazines, ebooks, audio books for all ages when you add the YVRL library to the YSD selection of thousands of titles to share at home!

When inclement weather hits Yakima, many YSD staff are up (very) early consulting with city management, driving the bus routes and putting teams in place to best remove safety hazards at our buildings.

Our procedure includes making a delay or closure decision by 5:30a.m. but often it is made by 5:00a.m.

What is the procedure for determining to close school due to inclement weather? Check our policy here: Operational Procedure 2221 - Emergency School Closure (PDF).

We post messaging about delays and/or closures to (in this order):

We realize there are many opinions as to when we should delay, close or remain open in full operation. We take this decision very seriously and do our best to keep school open and on time. However, should we need to close school, we will make up each day lost. Please check the district calendar for a listing of designated snow make-up days. If we do not need to make up days, there will be no school on the scheduled snow make-up days. We do not make up time from delays.

If the weather is poor, allow extra time to get where you need to be and make sure you have prepared your children with warm coats, boots, hats and gloves. To prepare for delays and closures, please make sure you have a care plan in place for your children should you need to report to your employment. It's also time to be prepared for winter driving.

During the winter, we often run "Snow Routes" for our buses. Keep in mind that the buses do their best to stay on schedule but will drive slowly and safely. Please be prepared for possible delays at your bus stops. If a route is more than 30 minutes behind, an update will be posted to our transportation web page. If we run snow routes in the morning, we will stay on snow routes in the afternoon. Please be familiar with your child's snow route: View Yakima School District Bus Routes.

Download Inclement Weather Guidelines (English PDF) | Download Inclement Weather Guidelines (Spanish PDF)

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 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX – Dr. Robert Darling, Deputy Superintendent, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7003, darling.robert@ysd7.org;

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): ADA/Section 504 – Omar Santoy, Director of Student Services, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7221, santoy.omar@ysd7.org;

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX/ADA – Robert Noe, Chief Legal Counsel, 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 573-7039, nondiscrimination@ysd7.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.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM