Dear Y.A.L.E. School Family,

 Y.A.L.E. School would like to welcome our students to the new school year.  We anticipate that it will be an especially exciting time for all of our students to reconnect with friends and experience traditional face-to-face learning once again when school begins on September 9, 2021.  All programs will be fully in-person five days per week for all students. Program dates and hours may be found in the 2021-2022 Student Parent Handbook, or the calendars posted on the website, for your child’s respective campus.  Please be aware that start dates for 18-21 college partnership programs at CCC and RCBC differ from other Y.A.L.E. campuses.

Before the year gets underway, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Y.A.L.E. parents and guardians for being such outstanding partners during these unprecedented times.  Your support and involvement have been truly extraordinary.  We greatly value the collaborative spirit that developed as we all adapted to challenges, and found unique solutions to benefit our learners and ensure their progress.

As we look ahead to the coming year, we invite you to continue this vibrant partnership.  Our teachers, administrators, and related services staff continue to welcome your input and ideas.  Our team is excited to share developments with you as well.   For example, our elementary and middle school students will be using a new inquiry-based science curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards that includes an exciting hands-on component.  High School students and those in our 18-21 programs will soon have a new resource to help them develop functional skills for independent living as Y.A.L.E. opens a “Life Skills Practice House.”  All of our program leaders are eager to update parents on these opportunities and more at Back-to-School Night; we encourage you to watch for information from homeroom teachers, in text alerts, and on our website for dates and times.

The Y.A.L.E. website is an ideal way for parents to access information on a regular basis.  Below are sections of the website that we encourage you to explore before school begins and throughout the school year:

  •  Return Safely Plan – Parents will find a comprehensive summary of Y.A.L.E.’s COVID-19 health policies and procedures for ensuring a safe school environment.  A “decision tree” is also included to assist families in knowing what to expect under various circumstances.
  • Y.A.L.E. School NewsSee all the latest highlights from across Y.A.L.E. campuses as well as a calendar of upcoming events. Be sure to subscribe to the Y.A.L.E. newsletter while here to receive updates on current happenings.
  • Y.A.L.E. Parents – Helpful information such as school calendars, letters from administration, school nurse forms, Parent Portal sign-up and other school essentials are readily available to parents using the dropdown menu.

We are looking forward to seeing your sons and daughters for the start of a wonderful school year.  We hope you’ll reach out to us with any concerns or feedback so that we can assist in making the transition back to full-time in-person instruction the best possible experience for all of our students.  Let the year begin!

Warmly,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

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