Yelm Community Schools

August 31, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

As our weather begins to cool, it is a sign school is just around the corner. Teachers are back this week for training and classroom preparation, and schools have shared information about in-person or virtual open houses coming up in the next week. We are working hard to finalize bus routes and prepare campuses for the start of school. Check Skyward Family Access after September 1 for schedules and routes.


Please take time to review our COVID Communication Plan on our website about home health screening, how we will inform families about positive COVID cases, and contract tracing procedures. After school begins, we will also be maintaining the COVID case database.


Enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend and stay healthy!

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.


BENEFITS INCLUDE:

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

Student Accident and Illness Insurance

Families are eligible to access Student Accident and Illness Plans through Myers-Stevens. Additional information and applications are available on our website.

Calendar Highlights

Sept 8: First Day of School Grades 1-12

Sept 9: School Board Study Session 6pm

Sept 13: First Day of Kindergarten

Sept 15: First Late Start (typically every Wednesday)
Sept 15-Oct 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept 17: Constitution Day

Sept 20: First Day of Preschool

Sept 23: 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, julie_mondry@ycs.wednet.edu; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120, lisa_cadero-smith@ycs.wednet.edu; and 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, shannon_powell@ycs.wednet.edu. Address: 107 First St N, PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597.