Our school year is off to an amazing start! The THE staff is so thankful to have our students back at school full time for the 2021-22 school year. It is awesome to hear their voices and laughter after all we have been through with the pandemic. Thank you so much to our families for your support, as we navigate through all the protocols we are asked to follow. It has been difficult, but with all of us working together, we will make this a positive experience for all of our students.
The fall PTA fundraiser was a great success. Thank you for helping to raise money for our school. The PTA does some wonderful things to enhance the learning of our students, and we appreciate all they do. Also, thank you for your patience, as some of the fundraising materials are on backorder. Hopefully everything will be here soon.
Something new for THE this year is our Kinder Bridge program. This program helps our youngest learners with skills to be prepared for kindergarten in the fall. These kiddos started school this week, and it has been so fun welcoming them to our Black Bear family. We are thankful the district has been able to provide this program in all three of our elementary buildings.
I am so proud of our students this year, and their hard work. I am equally proud of our staff that come to work every day to provide the best for the students they serve. Terrace Heights is a great place to be, and I am thankful every day to be part of this community.
Thank you for the patience, grace, and support you continue to show us during these difficult times. We will continue to serve our students through all of the changes that come our way during the pandemic.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns (573-7820). We are here to help!
East Valley School Board of Directors will be conducting a Special Board meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2022 to replace the cancelled regularly scheduled board meeting from July 11, 2022. (Click title for additional information)
The East Valley School District is thrilled to announce the hiring of our new Athletic Director, Jim West. Jim West grew up in Bainbridge Island, WA. He has an extensive athletic, coaching, teaching, and administrative background. Mr. West played football at Western Oregon University, while earning a bachelor of science in Business Administration and Economics. After a three-year career at Boeing, Mr. West returned to college and obtained his teaching certificate at Central Washington University while also coaching defensive backs for the Wildcats.
Why substitute? Great opportunity for retirees, stay-at-home parents who have children in school and want something that aligns with their school schedule, and anyone who may want to earn a little more $$ each month.
• Bus drivers are given everything they will need to succeed; including comprehensive training. No experience necessary. Classes to obtain license will be provided. • Substitute drivers who work 630 hours or more in one school year become eligible for medical benefits.
Call our Transportation Department at 509-573-7347 for further details. Applications only available at the District Office, 2002 Beaudry Rd., Yakima, WA 98901.
In observance of the federally recognized holiday of Juneteenth, all East Valley School District school buildings will be closed on Monday, June 20th. The District Office will be open normal business hours (7:00 am – 4:00 pm). Schools will reopen on Tuesday, June 21st and will be open until June 30th.
To learn more about Juneteenth and its importance in United States history, please click: https://www.govinfo.gov/features/juneteenth
East Valley Elementary went into a lockdown at 10:30 AM for what we believe was an automated communications system malfunction. We are currently investigating the situation, but do not believe there are any student safety concerns. We will update all staff and families once more information is known.
There will be no entry to or exit from our building. Please check our website for updates at http://www.evsd90.org. We will update you when the lockdown has been released. For more information about a lock down, please visit https://www.evsd90.org/apps/pages/emergency.