I don't believe anyone thought we would reach the beginning of the school year and still be dealing with Covid-19 but the reality is beginning to sink in, adjustments are being made across the state and I noticed earlier this week that the Yakima School District has begun passing out 1:1 laptops for middle school and high school students. Next will be kindergarten through 5th grade.

With one to one (1:1) laptops, every student has his or her own district assigned laptop for use at home and at school. The laptop will stay with the student through the entirety of the school year.

Laptops are not required but highly recommended and there are a few ways to pick your childs up including registering for curbside pick-up as well as walk-up check out.

Persons who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 may not attend a YSD laptop check out unless they:

  • Have at least 10 days* have passed since symptom onset and
  • Have at least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Have improvement in their symptoms.

The laptops are free of charge to use and have been specifically configured to his or her schedule for the entire school year so if you are a student who picked one up for Spring, you'll need to bring it back and switch with one that's been updated for the new school year.

Beginning on Monday, August 17th kindergarten through 5th grade can begin picking up their laptops.

So the big question is