Yelm Community Schools

September 28, 2021


We have had a terrific start to the school year and see wonderful engagement with students. There are many reports across the county and state of COVID positive cases, and we are experiencing some at school. Students and staff are doing an amazing job of distancing in class and wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID.

A critical factor in preventing the spread at school is to keep your student home if they are feeling ill. Please review the CLASS A and B symptoms below. We have COVID testing available for students if needed (see guidelines below).

Lastly, let's help our community stay healthy by following all safety guidelines when away from school.


If your child is experiencing CLASS A Symptoms

  • Parent/guardian can pre-register prior to arriving at the testing center.
  • Testing times are between 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Southworth Annex on Yelm Ave.

If your child is experiencing two or more CLASS B Symptoms

  • Please keep your student home until your student is symptom free for 24 hours.
  • If symptoms persist or the student develops CLASS A symptoms, then testing is recommended.
  • Please pre-register prior to arriving at the testing center.
  • Testing times are between 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Southworth Annex on Yelm Ave.
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COVID Information and Resources

Visit our website for the COVID Dashboard and Resource Links

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

The USDA announced school meals are free for all students regardless of application status. However, it is important for families to complete the online application in Family Access in order to be eligible for additional benefits starting September 1.


College Bound Scholarship

Fee Waivers for YHS Associates of Arts Degree

Running Start Book Rentals

Fee Waivers for Athletic and Activities

Free/Discounted Boys & Girls Club Fees

Discounted Internet Service through Comcast Internet Essentials

Calendar Highlights

Oct 8: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Development Day

Oct 11-15: National School Lunch Week

Oct 14: School Board Meeting 6pm

Oct 23: School Board Retreat 9am-12pm

Oct 28: 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: Julie Mondry, 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.