Yelm Community Schools

August 12, 2020


Safe Start to Success Family Message 8.12.20

Food Service FAQs and Survey

Help us understand how you will access Grab n' Go meal service this year. Click Survey Link.
How Will Your Family Access Grab n' Go Meal Service?

Help us know where and when you will access meal service

Here are a few details about food service for this year.

Where will the Grab n' Go stations be located?
Food service will be available at the following locations: Fort Stevens, Lackamas, McKenna, Southworth, Ridgeline MS and Yelm High School.

What time will the Grab n' Go locations be open?
We are still working on this. Exact window of time will be posted soon.

What will be the cost of meals?


  • Full Pay K-5: $1.75
  • Full Pay 6-12: $1.75
  • Reduced K-12: FREE


  • Full Pay K-5: $2.85
  • Full Pay 6-12: $3.25
  • K-3: FREE
  • Reduced 4-12: $0.40
  • Milk only / extra milk: $0.50

How do I put money on my student’s meal balance?
As in the past, you can go online and put money on your student’s food service account. Go to the district website to online payments or access Food Service Payment in Skyward Family Access.

How do I pay and who can pick up meals for students?

Students will receive a scan card at a school distribution event or by mail to use starting September 2 when driving thru the Grab n’ Go locations. Meals may be picked up by a parent or guardian using the student’s scan card. Student doesn't need to be present to purchase.

When will Free and Reduced Applications be available?
Families can apply online using Skyward Family Access starting August 21. If a family qualified last year, they must reapply this year by October 14 before benefits expire.


Starting August 17, our buildings will be open to the public. We encourage you to call or email your school with questions when possible. If an onsite visit is required, please follow these guidelines.

  • Wear a face covering upon entering the building
  • Stay 6 feet apart and wait outside if there are multiple people in the office
  • Visitors will need to attest to health prior to entry (see questions on front doors)

Your health and safety is our priority!

WA State Commerce Dept Conducting Connectivity Survey

The Washington State Broadband Office and state Public Works Board have launched a mapping initiative to identify gaps in high-speed internet service and areas of broadband infrastructure needs in order to advance the state’s goal to have universal broadband access in Washington by 2024. Take this quick survey to help identify connectivity in our community.


Aug 20: School Board Meeting @ 6pm

Sept 2: First Day for Grades 1-12
Sept 7: No School - Labor Day

Sept 8: First Day for Kindergarten

Sept 10: School Board Meeting @ 6pm

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: Greg Davis, 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.