YCS November 2018 E-Newsletter
Brian Wharton
Facts on Our Facilities
Based on the survey results from October 2 open forum and the survey provided to the community, we have developed a frequently asked question format and will be sharing major topics of the community. Our first focus question is on McCleary funding. Learn more at www.ycs.wednet.edu/factsonfacilities.

QUESTION : Does the new McCleary ruling provide money to build and remodel schools?

ANSWER : No. Washington State school funding from the McCleary decision provides dollars for employee salaries and costs to operate schools. Communities must fund school construction from local bond measures or capital projects levies. Bond measures require a 60% voter approval.
District News
Community Facilities Advisory Forum - Nov 5
The Community Facilities Advisory Committee will be sharing potential safety improvements and construction projects under consideration for the February bond measure in response to the feedback from the October meeting. A major focus has been placed on the safety needs on each campus while balancing the aging facilities needing to be remodeled. Please join the discussion on November 5 at Yelm Middle School starting at 6pm.
Graduate Yelm! Update
Spotlight on TCYFL : All Thurston County Youth Football players and cheerleaders are wearing the Graduate Yelm! logo on their uniforms. All students and parents learn that the logo is a symbol that emphasizes the value of success in school.

Welcome to our newest partners : D-zins Upholstery & Interiors, Salon Nouveau, Eddie Pablo III Video Productions, and SE Thurston County Fire Authority.

Register to become a partner today!
Making Schools Safer Presentation - November 28 @ 5:30pm
In partnership with local agencies and community resources, the district is hosting four safety nights starting with a panel on "Making Schools Safer." Learn about the changes taking place in schools to address school safety and the partnership with local law enforcement. Community agencies and organizations will be available to share resources and a panel of experts will present to attendees. Vendor event opens at 5:30pm and panel begins at 6:00pm. Must be present to win door prizes provided by local businesses.
YHS Drama Presents "Almost, Maine"
One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Tickets available at the door - cash or check

$8 for YHS students without ASB and adults
$6 for YHS student with ASB and Seniors 65+
Free for ITS Troupe members with card

We hope to see you there.
Community Connected Resources
Tech Access at Home
GOOGLE for EDUCATION : All Yelm students can access Google applications at home the same as at school. Students will need to login to the RAPID PORTAL to access their Gmail and Google Classroom. As the school year continues, additional software students use every day will become available on the mini-desktop in the portal.
LOGIN Screen
STEP 1 : Open Google Chrome and go to portal.rapididentity.com
STEP 2 : Student logs in just like they do at school
Mini Desktop
STEP 3 : Click on Gmail or Google to begin working
STEP 4 : IMPORTANT - Log out of the RAPID PORTAL when you are done and close Google Chrome browser. This will avoid any other computer users at home from being limited to school filter systems. It's just good practice!
Rapid Logout
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 : All Yelm students can access Microsoft Office 365. Register for the FREE licensing with the student's school email account. Visit https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education
Calendar Highlights
November: Native American Heritage Month
Nov 3 & 4: SkillsUSA Lights On Event - NAPA from 10am-2pm
Nov 4: Daylight Savings Ends (Turn clocks back one hour)
Nov 5: Community Facilities Forum - YMS @ 6pm
Nov 6: Election Day
Nov 6: Special Education Advisory Committee Mtg - YHS 5:30pm
Nov 8-11: YHS Play "Almost Maine" 7pm evenings & 2pm weekend matinee
Nov 9: End of 1st Quarter - 1/2 Day for Records
Nov 12 : NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
Nov 19-21: 1/2 Days for Conferences
Nov 20: School Board Meeting - DO @ 6pm
Nov 22-23: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28: Making Schools Safer - YHS @ 6pm
Dec 1: Christmas in the Park
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: Greg Davis, 360-458-1900, gregory_davis@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.
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