The Storm Report

April 30, 2021


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

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Message from the Principal

Both 6th grade hybrid groups A and B returned to in-person learning four days a week, and it has been energizing to have more students in our hallways and classrooms. We look forward to welcoming back both 7th and 8th grade hybrid groups A and B on May 6th!

Parents must continue to complete morning health attestation and safety screening before students may enter the building each day. Students must also continue wearing proper face coverings and remain at a 3 foot distance with face coverings and a 6 foot distance in any areas where face coverings cannot be worn, such as during lunch in the commons.

May 10th marks the middle of Term 4, and students have a couple more weeks before Progress Reports are sent home on May 12th. Parents and students should check grades in Skyward and communicate with teachers about any opportunities for improving and maintaining grades. We want all students to find success as they work to finish the last term of the year.

We are currently planning transition events for the end of the year, and will communicate those dates soon. Many of them may be virtual, but we look forward to seeing parents and students again in-person as soon as we are able. Thank you for your support in working to help students transition back into the building! We appreciate our parents and community!

Ridgeline Middle School and YCS Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for employment with Yelm School District, please click on this link to be transferred to our Human Resources Site: JOIN OUR TEAM

Ridgeline has positions open if you are interested!

Transfer Requests for 2021-2022 —Second Round Deadline is May 31

Key Dates for 2021-2022 Student Transfer Requests to attend Yelm Community Schools

SECOND ROUND - March 16 to May 31, 2021

Applications received by May 31 will be given second priority and notified of the district decision by June 30. New applications may be subject to a wait list and should register at their resident school until a decision is made.

After June 1, 2021 through the First Day of School
Applications received after May 31 will be considered in August on a case-by-case basis and may have to wait until actual enrollment counts in September before receiving notification.

School Capacity and Waiting Lists
Many of our schools are experiencing over-crowding in some grade levels. This limits their ability to accept transfer students. Students denied based on capacity will be assigned to their resident school and placed on a waiting list for their requested school and notified if a space becomes available. Consideration of transfers from waiting lists typically does not occur until late August or early September.

Approval or denial of transfer requests is based on criteria outlined in board policy 3131 for resident and 3141 for nonresident students.


Parents will provide transportation for students who voluntarily attend a school outside their attendance area.

A Note About "Feeder" Schools
Something to think about before requesting a transfer is that our elementary schools have designated "feeder" middle schools. If you request an elementary school that feeds into a middle school outside of your home attendance school, you will either have to continue to request transfers and transport your child to and from school, or your child will have to separate from his or her peer group when moving up to middle school.

Yelm Middle School - Fort Stevens Elementary, McKenna Elementary, Southworth Elementary

Ridgeline Middle School - Lackamas Elementary, Mill Pond Elementary, Prairie Elementary

State Laws on Family Choice
Learning by Choice (a publication created by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)

Click this link for "Within District Transfer" and "Nonresident Choice Transfer Request"

RMS Booster Club

Ridgeline Booster Club welcomes you! The Parent Booster Club is a wonderful support group to encourage parent and student participation and to raise funds to enhance and expand the Academic, Social and Athletic programs that are available to each individual student at Ridgeline Middle School.

Watch video! What Qualities Make a Great Booster Club!

Supporting our students in their academic, social and athletic endeavors is our number one priority. We invite you to be part of this exciting opportunity by attending a Booster Club meeting, and or assisting at Club-sponsored events.

Volunteer registration is now online. Click here to complete your volunteer application. Booster Club meeting times will be virtual while distance learning continues.

If you have questions, please email

Art Supply Pickup Dates and Details

Art supply pick up for 7th grade charcoal, charcoal packet, and one sheet of 12 by 18 white paper (their last pickup)

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 2-3 5/3

Remote students pick up 5/5

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 2-3 5/6

Art supply pick up for 8th grade charcoal, vanitas packet, and one sheet of 12 by 18 white paper (their last pickup)

Art supply pick up for A group Period 4 5/18

Remote students pick up 5/19

Art supply pick up for B group Period 4 5/21

Erin Baar

Art Specialist, RMS

Mark your Calendar....

April 26-30

  • Spirit Week! (Details to come)

April 30

  • National Arbor Day

May 3 - 7

  • Staff Appreciation Week

May 6

  • (Hybrid only) 7th and 8th graders starting 4 days per week (100% remote students will remain remote)

May 9

  • Happy Mother's Day

May 13

  • School Board Meeting (Study Session)

RMS Dates and Details can also be found on our website calendar

PARENTS: Opt in for Text Messages - Text YES to 67587

Thank you to our school-community business partners!

We want express our gratitude for the continued support from our wonderful school and community business partners. This support has played a key role in the success of our students and makes such a difference in their lives.


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Melanie Keller (A-LI)

Stacey Jansen (LM-Z)


Kim Gosney, Administrative Secretary

Tracy Ubrun, Attendance/Registrar

RMS Tech Help Desk/Library Technician:

Vicki Aden


Phone: 360.458.1100

Fax: 360.400.1256

Newsletters are always available online at

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

Vicki Aden, RMS Library Technician