Tornado Warning NewsLetter

March Edition

Principal's Message

Good Afternoon YHS Families

It’s hard to believe that we got to “Spring Forward” a couple of weekends ago. Time goes by way too fast! This past weekend felt like spring and then we had the opportunity to enjoy some of that infamous PNW liquid sunshine yesterday.

It has been awesome to observe the growth our students are making this year and we are looking forward to showcasing their growth later on this spring when many of our students sit for the SBA’s. If you have a 10th grade student, ask them about their SBA prep work in both English and Math!

We have watched leaders emerge and take on roles they would never have thought possible. I’m very proud of all of our ASB leaders, Board Reps and our SAC (superintendent advisory council) . Through sharing their voices we have reimagined what we want from Yelm High school. Our staff is continuing to look for opportunities to make this the best high school in Thurston County!

If you missed the recent musical production of "The Little Mermaid" truly missed out. I believe this was the BEST high school musical that I have ever seen! . The 2000+ community members that attended would agree! All but one show sold out. If you are connected to any of the cast and crew, please congratulate them and thank them for their amazing performances.

In May our students will showcase their talents once again when they present "CLUE" May 19 and 20, 2023. Tickets will go on sale through GoFan in early May.

Spring Break is also just around the corner—truly a time to do some “Spring Cleaning” and reflect on all the progress you have seen your student make this year. It is a great time to renew your energy to help your scholar have a great end of the school year. April and May go by so quickly. Please ask your scholar to share what has brought them joy at YHS this year.

Happy Spring

Curtis J. Cleveringa

YHS Principal

2023 Little Mermaid Cast
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Spring Student Led Conferences

Spring Conferences will be held Wednesday through Friday, March 29-31 respectively. Students will be released at 10:26 am each of these days.

Conferences will be "in-person" and scheduled directly through Skyward Family Access. Parents will sign up in Skyward for 15-minute blocks with the student’s Tornado Time Teacher. Students MUST BE PRESENT for the Student Led Conference. If there is a need for a virtual conference, please email the teacher directly to set it up.

Be sure you know your Skyward login and password. If you need help retrieving this information, please contact the front office at 360-458-7777.

Conference scheduling will close on Tuesday, March 28th at 12:00 noon. After closing, if a conference time needs to be changed, added or re-scheduled, please email that teacher directly.

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Family Belonging Survey

At Yelm Community Schools, we value our partnership with families. It is important that all families experience a sense of belonging in our schools. Please complete the survey to help us understand your perspective of your experience at Yelm High School. The survey will be available from March 27 through April 14. You are welcome to complete a separate survey for each campus where you have a student. The survey link will be active beginning March 27.. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback.
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Math Tutoring at YHS

The math department will continue offering tutoring at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00. Mr. Cadero-Smith or Mrs. McKay will be there to answer questions and offer extra instruction to help your students succeed.

State Testing Information

May brings testing to YHS, which also means some bell schedules changes. We will have block schedules so that students will have the time need for testing. Block schedule 1, 2, 3 means that students will attend periods 1, 2 and 3 on a given day. Block schedule 4, 5, 6 means they will attend periods 4, 5 and 6.

5/4/23 1, 2, 3

5/5/23 4, 5, 6

5/8/23 1, 2, 3

5/9/23 4, 5, 6

5/15/23 1, 2, 3

5/16/23 4, 5, 6

5/18/23 1, 2, 3

5/19/23 4, 5, 6

5/22/23 1, 2, 3

5/23/23 4, 5, 6

Bell schedules will be available on the website soon.

Upcoming Events

3/22/23-FFA District Competition

3/22/23-One Hour Late Start/No Tornado Time Bell Schedule

3/23/23-YHS Band Concert

3/29/23 -1/2 Day - Student Led Conferences Periods 1, 2 and 3

3/30/23-1/2 Day - Student Led Conferences Periods 4, 5 and 6

3/31/23-1/2 Day - Student Led Conferences Periods 1-6

4/1/23 - 4/9/23 Spring Break

Upcoming Events

  • SBA Testing throughout May (See above article)
  • MORP Dance May 5 YHS Gym from 6:00 PM-9:00PM Open to all YHS/YES students (Must be clear of fines to purchase tickets)
  • YHS Drama presents "Clue" May 19 & 20
  • Senior Prom June 3 (Check the website for details)

Athletic events can be found here.

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Inclement Weather

As a reminder, if road conditions are poor, we try to make decisions by 5:30am and will put out messages through School Messenger, social media and our website. You can also sign up for FLASH ALERT. Stay warm and dry!
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