Yolanda will be closed for summer vacation.  Access will be limited due to the construction of our new cafeteria, expected to be ready for the fall.  We appreciate your consideration of the building process as we work to accommodate our families and a full day of kindergarten next year!  

The office will reopen on August 24th, with Registration day for new students scheduled for Wednesday, August 26th.  If your student attended Yolanda last  year they should be registered for the fall, unless you informed the office that they were not returning.  So stop in and say hello and pick up a supply list after August 24th.

Have a fun and restful summer vacation!

Projected Teaching Staff for 2015-16

Kindergarten:       Deanna Badenoch          

                                Jaylene Crawford

                                Nastalia Raines

First Grade:          Lee Corette                      

                                Bryanna Jones

                                Rayne Pelham

Second Grade:      Jeanette Duncan              

                                Vicki Stritzke  (formally Ferrenburg)

Third Grade:        Lisa Gibson                       

                               Ashley Buchholz

                               Adam Fine 

Fourth Grade:      Heidi Pratt                       

                                Chris Evans

Fifth Grade:          Amy Paschall                   

                                Keith Mabus

                               Teacher to be announced

Specialists:           Anne Ambros                   Behavior Specialist

                               Trudy Waddell                 Academic Specialist

                               Allyson Hazlehurst          ELD Specialist

                               Jennifer Knapp                 Literacy support

                               Kristin Woodford             Music


Please view our April/May/June Newsletter just added to our Website!

Choose the Newsletter heading in the top bar!  And click on the Feb/March newsletter.  We will also be mailing a copy to each household.  Happy reading!



We strive to be prepared for any emergency that may occur during the school day.  In a effort to be practiced in our procedures we periodically hold drills such as fire, earthquake and our CODE RED & CODE BLUE drills.

A CODE BLUE would be called in the event of unsafe circumstances at a nearby location.  In a CODE BLUE the building is locked down with all doors locked and windows covered.  Students continue to move about the room as usual with supervised visits only to the restrooms located in their pods.

A CODE RED would be called in the event of unsafe circumstances on the school grounds.  In a CODE RED the building is locked down with all doors locked and windows covered.  Lights are turned off and students are moved away from the doorways or windows and huddled down low until the danger no longer exists.

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 1st -5th grade at 8:40 AM and is dismissed at 2:45 PM
  • School begins each day for AM Kindergarten at 8:40 AM and is dismissed at 11:15 AM.
  • 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.