Winter weather is here! We live in a climate where roads can become slick and temperatures can be cold and uncomfortable. It is time to prepare your household and your children for winter weather. Schools are preparing too!
If the superintendent calls for a change in school status due to winter weather, a message similar to this (via ParentSquare and StudentSquare) will be sent by 6:00 a.m. Other ways to find out if Yakima School District schools are delayed or closed due to weather is:
- Check the School or District websites at https://www.ysd7.org/ (the websites are the first place the information is posted - sometimes by 5:15 a.m.)
- Check official district social media accounts https://www.ysd7.org/socialmedia
- Watch the local media (but also check our websites as occasionally the media accidently confuses their report with information from another district).
Please note that if the Yakima School District calls for a delay that buses will also be delayed. Note that winter road conditions can delay buses further. Only four of our bus routes have snow routes as they are on a hill, so be sure to know if your route has a snow route and where you should meet your bus should snow routes be called. www.YSD7.org/busroutes or the transportation department at 509-573-7200.
NO SCHOOL DECEMBER 19 - JANUARY 2
STEAM AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
We are starting to recruit for the after school program for 2nd & 3rd graders. We are going to take it on a first come first serve basis. We will be able to have 30 students. We will have a wait list so students who have poor attendance will be replaced by students who would like to participate. Here is the link to register, let me know if you need paper registration forms. We start on the first day back from break Jan. 3 and we end on March 10. Let me know if you have any questions!
Amae Merrill. 573-1766
Communities in Schools’ (CIS) Student & Community Advocate, Vanessa Gudino, is hosting a school-wide classroom attendance competition to help students set and meet their attendance goals. At the end of each month, she will reward the top 3 classes with best attendance. We hope to get the help of parents to bring their children to school every day so they can achieve their goals and thrive the best they can here at Roosevelt. The mission for Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
- Scholastic Book Fair in the library! OPEN Dec 5-9 3:00-3:30 and during each library class time. Thursday Dec.8 open until 5:30.
- Pay with cash or credit card only. Students will receive a flyer to see some books for sale.
- This is optional!
- ALL family night (October and November) library books are due before Christmas vacation, Dec. 16, 2022
AVOID HOLIDAY MISHAPS
Keep your days merry, bright, & healthy
The holidays are a wonderful time of year. And, they also create opportunities for poisonings and toxic exposures—especially in children. The Washington Poison Center offers these helpful tips to keep your days merry, bright, and healthy.
* Make sure all gifts, even if wrapped, are safe for children. Watch for button batteries, the small cylindrical batteries found in watches, hearing aids, and keychain flashlights. If swallowed, button batteries can cause burns, internal bleeding, swelling of the airway, and even death.
* Monitor holiday lights when children are present. Children are drawn towards sparkling lights, and have a tendency to put lights in their mouths. Be extra careful with bubble lights, as the liquid can cause burns, irritation, and carbon monoxide exposure.
* Keep open alcoholic beverages and cannabis (marijuana) out of the reach of children. Alcohol and cannabis can have strong effects on a child, even in small amounts. Clean up leftover alcoholic beverages immediately. Always store alcohol and cannabis out of sight and reach of children, preferably locked up.
* If you are traveling, keep prescription and over-the-counter medicines in child-resistant containers, not plastic zip lock bags or pill keepers. Keep these containers out of sight and out of reach of children.
* Place mistletoe and holly berries up high and out of reach. The toxins in mistletoe and holly berries may lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Call the poison center at 1(800) 222-1222 if holly berries or mistletoe are ingested.
* Contrary to popular folklore, poinsettias are not poisonous. Ingestion may irritate the mouth, stomach, or skin, but will likely not cause severe symptoms.
* Wash hands and sanitize often, but keep cleaners and sanitizing products (including hand sanitizer) out of reach and out of sight of any small children.
* Keep pets safe from holiday hazards, as well. If you think a pet has ingested something potentially toxic, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
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