Yakima Schools re-open August 25 — Here’s what you need to know

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YAKIMA, Wash. — Parents across Yakima county are preparing their children for another school year, which kicks off on Wednesday morning. To help families prepare for the first day of school, Yakima Public Schools compiled a Q&A covering topics that families across the region need to know before school starts.

First off, the 2021-22 school year begins on Wednesday, August 25. As Superintendent Dr. Greene announced in June, Yakima public schools will conduct full-time, in-person learning this school year. That being said, the pandemic remains omnipresent and specific guidelines will be implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

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Masks are still required to be worn in schools, per state-level guidelines recently confirmed by Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent Chris Reykdal. School districts do not have the jurisdiction to override this lawful requirement.

You may be wondering why you haven’t received a school supply list. That’s because Yakima public schools are providing all required school supplies for local students in the 2021-22 school year. That includes writing utensils, notebooks, and other necessary tools for early education.

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If you haven’t enrolled your child (K-12) by the August 11 deadline, you must go into the school building to enroll your child for classes as soon as possible.

Yakima Schools are using an app called ParentSquare as a primary communication method for the upcoming school year. With two-way communication, mass notification, attendance notifications, and an array of other functions, ParentSquare is a great way to keep on top of what’s going on with your child and their school. If your child is enrolled for school, you should’ve automatically been enrolled for the service, which you can download by clicking here.

Have a great first day of school!

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