The Storm Report

April 2, 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

Successful ~ Trustworthy ~ Organized ~ Respectful ~ Motivated

A Message from the Superintendent

YCS Families,

The school board met Wednesday night and discussed moving from 6 feet to 3 feet distancing rule for students. Throughout this past year, our focus has been to return students back to in-person instruction when it is safe to do so. The board affirmed that going to a 3 foot rule would allow us to bring our hybrid students back safely.

Our intent is to bring back our hybrid students four days per week, in hopes to accelerate learning and remediate any achievement gaps that occurred during remote instruction. Wednesdays will continue to be REAL (Remote Education for All Learners) days.

These grade levels will return on the following dates.

April 22: K-2, 6, 9 and 12 will start 4 days per week

May 6: 3-5, 7-8, 10-11 will start 4 days per week

When we started hybrid, we said this was the first step to a return to normal. This is our next step. Not only will our students benefit greatly from more time in-person, it will give us strong experience as we prepare for a full reopening of school next fall.

We will be working over the next few weeks to shift transportation routes, food service delivery, and classroom configuration to support 3 feet distancing for students in the classroom and 6 feet distancing during meal times. Further details will be communicated after Spring Break.

As a community, we have done an amazing job following the health and safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID. Please continue these practices over the break so we can have a “Safe Start to Success” when we return April 12.

A few spring break reminders:

Thank you,

Brian Wharton

~ No School ~ April 5 - 9 ~ We wish you all a restful Spring Break! We will see you back on April 12.

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Thank you to all of our families whom were able to join us and attend virtual Spring Family Conferences! We enjoyed visiting with you!

Please be sure to take this survey as we value your input to help us support student success! Survey will close on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.



We are extremely proud of to announce that 359 students made the Honor Roll in Term 3 achieving a term GPA between 3.0 - 4.0.

Honor roll by grade level:

  • 6th Grade - 125 students
  • 7th Grade - 117 students
  • 8th Grade - 117 students.

Congratulations to our students and staff for your hard work!
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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.

Elections for Board positions are in April. We are looking for a new President, social media, and volunteer coordinator.

Why Join the Ridgeline Booster Club?


Yelm Community Schools has been approved as a COVID Testing Center. Starting Monday, March 15, staff and students that attest to having symptoms and are asked to stay home will be offered a voluntary self-administered test. The drive thru center will be open from 10am - 12pm each day at the district office. Watch the video to learn more and how the testing works.
YCS COVID Testing Center

Art Supply Pickup Dates and Details

Art supply pick up for sharpies ultra-fine, 5 styles of drawing packet, and two sheets of 9 by 12 white paper (8th) sharpies regular, observational drawing packet, and two sheets of 9 by 12 white paper (7th) and graphite and 5 sheets of 9 by 12 white paper and 1 sheet of 12 by 16 white paper (6th their last pickup)

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 1-3 4/19

Art supply pick up for A group Periods 4-5 4/20

Remote students pick up 4/21

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 1-3 4/22

Art supply pick up for B group Periods 4-5 4/23

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....

Month of April

  • National Autism Awareness Month & National School Library Month

April 4

  • Happy Easter!

April 5 - 9

  • Spring Break ~ No School

April 12

  • School Resumes

April 19

  • Patriot's Day

April 19 - 23

  • Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 21

  • Administrative Professionals Day

April 22

  • 6th graders on campus 4 days per week
  • Earth Day / Take your Daughter and Son to Work Day

April 30

  • National Arbor Day

May 6

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

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

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

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

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