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Yelm Schools begin Tuesday – be aware of post-Labor Day added traffic

Credit: Yelm Community Schools

With Rainier Schools starting their 2015-2016 school year on September 1st and Yelm Community Schools (YCS) beginning classes this Tuesday, here are some helpful sites:

– YCS Bus Route information
Click here

– Use the YCS online payment system to put money on account for lunch or pay fees
Click here

– Free and Reduced Meal Benefits Applications available via the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program.
Click here

– “Before School Starts”
“A little advance preparation can make the first week a lot easier.
Tailor these strategies to suit you and your child as you prepare for the big day.
* Practice going to school.
* Describe what will happen on the first day.
* Ask your child compelling questions.
* Start going to bed earlier.
* Meet kids in the class.
* Learn about the drop-off policy.
* Give children control over what they can control.
* Plan ahead how you will say goodbye.
* Read books about starting school,” quoting PBS Parents.
Read more

– “Get Ready – School Starts September 8th!”
Message from Andy Wolf, YCS Superintendent
“Wow! Time truly flew by this summer as it seems like just yesterday we were saying goodbye to our students for the summer break. I hope you all found time to enjoy the beautiful weather and were able to spend some quality time with friends and family.

Our maintenance, grounds, custodial, mechanics and paint crews have been very busy over the summer. These folks take great pride in their work to ensure all aspects of our schools are maintained at the highest level to serve our students, community and staff. Their work to make sure our facilities are ready for the beginning of another school year is truly appreciated.

All of us at Yelm Community Schools are very excited to welcome back our students and families for the 2015-16 school year. Once again we will strive to help each child grow both academically and emotionally so they can make their career or college dream become a reality.

We know each child will face challenges and difficulties at some point in their school career, but with strong support from home, school and community we truly believe we can diminish the barriers that keep students from reaching their full potential.”
Read more of Superintendent Wolf’s message.

Posted by Steve on September 5, 2015 at 7:18 am | Permalink

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