News & Announcements

Special School Board Meeting - Thursday, July 7th 2022

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)

New EV Athletic Director, Jim West (Read More)

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.

We’re Hiring! Substitute Bus Drivers

Starting pay: $22.48 per hour

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.

School Buildings Closed on June 20th in observance of Juneteenth

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:

East Valley Elementary

Updated: Lockdown lifted at 10:44 am.

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 We will update you when the lockdown has been released. For more information about a lock down, please visit

SEL Family Night

Families will learn what Social Emotional Learning is and how it can increase engagement in academic learning. They will also get the opportunity to meet EVSD staff that supports SEL in our schools and attend three breakout sessions (lead by ESD 105). One session will be focused on suicide prevention, another will be focused on SEL activities for K-12, and the 3rd will be on student behavior.

Crystal Hop Nominations Now Open

Nominations now open!
Each year, 3 Crystal Hop winners are recognized for the positive impact they have had on the lives and futures of East Valley students.

-Reward excellence in East Valley Schools
-Encourage creative, quality instruction
-Encourage the development of a positive
learning environment
-Encourage excellent employees to remain in
the district
-Contribute to the improvement of education
for East Valley students
-Foster community connectedness with East
Valley Schools

Who is eligible?
Each year we will acknowledge three winners, one from each category: certificated staff, classified staff, and volunteer.

Nominations now open! To learn more click on link below:
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