Home of the Mountain Lions

Jodi Jarmin, Principal

PO Box 476

Yelm, WA 98597


December 16, 2022

All unclaimed lost & found items will be donated to charity this week!

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news from the nurses

As the cold and flu season sets in PLEASE remember to keep your children home from school if they have:

  • A fever (must stay home 24 hours from the last fever onset, without the use of fever-reducing medication)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea (If your student vomits while at school, we will ask for them to be picked up and remain home for 24 hours from their last vomiting episode)
  • Significant cough or congestion

Once cough and congestion symptoms have greatly improved your student may return to school. If they still have a mild cough please consider having them wear a mask to help prevent spreading germs to their classmates and teachers.

As a heads-up, we are seeing and getting reports of RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus), positive influenza tests, GI “bugs” (vomiting/diarrhea), and hand/foot/mouth disease (which typically starts as cough/cold/fever symptoms then develops into the rash).

Our health room recently has been overly busy! Please help us out by following these guidelines and keeping your children home when they are sick.

Lastly, keep in mind possible backup plans (emergency contacts) for picking up your student if they are asked to be sent home while in school.

If you have any questions please contact us at:

McKenna Health Room: 360-458-0520

Attendance Line: 360-458-2431



Parking Reminder

For parent pick-up, please park in a designated stall in the parking lot. The lanes in front of the office are a no parking zone due to it being a fire lane. Thank you for your understanding.

McKenna Student Handbook

Did you know all Yelm Community Schools student handbooks are posted on each school's website and updated at the beginning of every year? We are asking all McKenna families to discuss and remind their students of the McKenna expectations in the McKenna Student Handbook.

Transportation Changes

If your student has a pick-up or bus/transportation change, please call or email the McKenna office before 2:00 p.m at 360.458.2400 or We will not be able to make any changes to schedules after 2:00 p.m.

School Meals

McKenna Elementary has qualified for the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) for the 2022-23 school year. All students will receive free breakfast and lunch for the year.

Students may purchase a single milk for $.50 if a drink is needed for cold lunch. Please add money to your students lunch account through Online Payments. Please follow the login instructions on the Online Payment site. If you do not know your Family/Skyward Access login, please call the office at 360.458.2400, press 7 or 8.

McKenna Spirit Days

  • Wear your college gear!


  • Wear your McKenna gear!

Upcoming Events

December 19-Jan 2

  • Winter Break
January 4, 11, 18 & 25
  • One-Hour Late Start - School Starts at 9:25 a.m.
January 16
  • No School - MLK Day
January 27
  • Early Release - 11:25 a.m.
February 1, 8, 15 & 22
  • One-Hour Late Start - School Starts at 9:25 a.m.
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TRL Resources & Activities

Explore online resources with learning and entertainment activities that families, caregivers and educators can access from home.

Thank You to Our Yelm Community Schools Business Partners!

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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., P.O. Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597