District Wide TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing ~ Springfield Public Schools

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, Springfield Public Schools will hold their district wide Spring  TAG Testing at Ridgeview Elementary School. The TAG test assesses whether or not your child is at the 97%ile or above in the areas of Reading, Math, or Intellectual giftedness. The 97%ile means that if your child was in a line of 100 students, they would know more than the first 97 students in line. These children are at the top of their class, and typically above most students at their entire grade level at school.  If you feel your child may fit into this category, please talk to your child’s teacher and your school’s TAG contact  to refer your child for the spring testing. After you refer them for testing, you will receive a packet from your school with a parent questionnaire and more information about times of testing for your individual child.

If your child is already qualified as TAG, and you feel that your child may need to be accelerated a grade level, you would also speak to your child’s teacher and the TAG contact to refer your child for acceleration. The testing for acceleration will take place Saturday, February 25, 2017, for the above grade level test in Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Reference & Research and/or Social Studies. After testing, we will meet as a team with your school to discuss the next steps and fill out the Iowa Acceleration Scale.

Questions?  Contact:     School Rep: Dorian Buttacavoli  at  541-744-6387  or

District Rep: Stephanie Lovdokken at 541-520-4012


Parents:  High Priority transfer window (for within-district students only) opens January 3-31st.

Open enrollment is from March 1st-April 1st for the 2017-2018 school year.

Forms can be found on the Springfield Public schools website.

New this year:  all transfer applications must be turned in to the Instruction Dept. – 525 Mill St. Room 311.  DO NOT turn your application into your school, we have been instructed not to accept the applications but to direct parents to the Instruction Dept.

If you have any questions please call Amy Stephens at 541-726-3254 or amy.stephens@springfield.k12.or.us


Parents: Springfield School district is moving to PeachJar, an online flyer management system that makes it easier for families to receive important information  on their devices.  You will be receiving a letter requesting that you update your e-mail information with school to enable us to give you the opportunity to be invited to receive information with PeachJar. Please look for the letter and return it to school if we do not have your email address or if your email address has changed.


Looking for an after school activity? Check out the new  Young Rembrandt’s link under parent info to the right!




Springfield Public School District is updating our safety procedures. Letters have been mail to each household with information regarding this process.  If you have not received your letter or have further questions, please give us a call.

We all hope that we never have to use these drills in a real life situation.  But should we ever need to, we strive to be prepared to insure that our students are safe and secure.  If you have any questions regarding these drills please feel free to call the school office at 541-744-6418


 Springfield Public Schools is committed to preparing all students for a bright and successful future! 

     Yolanda Elementary School is located in Springfield, Oregon. We are a K-5 public school with 425 students, an active PTO and a strong, dedicated staff. Our staff commitment: Every child a proficient reader, writer, thinker and mathematician.

Principal: Jeff Butler
Secretary: Karla Bigelow

School Hours

  • School begins each day for K -5th grade at 8:35 AM and is dismissed at 2:50 PM
  • Office Hours
  • On school days, the office opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m.
  • On days when school is not in session but staff are present (e.g. in-service days, conference days, collaboration days, etc.), the office is open from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The office is closed all other days except by appointment.