Bulldog Nation Announcements

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Welcome to William Yates Elementary Home of Bulldog Nation!  The staff are so excited to see our Bulldogs again for the school year.  

We are so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. Yes, we are still in the midst of bizarre circumstances again for the the school year, but so excited to see our Lil’ Bulldogs!  I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you this year!  

A couple Bulldog Notes-
Arrival & Dismissal:

  • WYE will open our doors at 9:05 for the Second Semester, students will go straight to their classrooms or grab and go breakfast from the cafeteria.  .WYE Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will enter the building through our main entrance doors.3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will enter the building through the “old” Prime Time doors on the east side of the building.  The Buses will enter and exit through our new driveway to the new gym off of South Crackerneck Road.MAP-
  • Students should not arrive prior to 9:05am as there will be no supervision and cars/buses will not be unloaded prior to 9:05 am. The tardy bell rings at 9:15 daily.
  • Please be patient with our parent drop off and pick up. If you are driving your child to and from school, please use this car sign that you picked up during our meet teacher/curriculum night-This helps us identify the students you are picking up, and creates a smoother process. If you need a car sign- please reach out to your classroom teacher.

We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goal of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.  I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside such a wonderful group of caring individuals.   

  • Please consider participating in PTA, they support our amazing teachers with every field trip, recently purchased our sound system in the new gym, and so much more.

School HoursThe 2021-2022 school year hours will be from 9:15 AM to 4:05 PM.   

Please be cognizant of starting times and ending times so that your child does not miss out on educational opportunities.   Car riders may enter the building at 9:05 am daily.   

Bus InformationTo find out your bus number, please visit www.bssd.net and click on the tab PARENT RESOURCES then PARENT TOOLS-Boundaries and Bus routes.  This link also provides approximate pick up and drop off times.  All Kindergarten students will be given a wrist band during our meet the teacher scheduled times- Please use a sharpie and add your students name, address and bus number on this yellow wrist band.

Breakfast and Lunch: We are happy to announce that all students will once again receive free meals during the 2021-2022 school year. According to the USDA, the free meals include an entrée, fruit, vegetable, and milk.  In addition, any student attending Prime Time after school will be charged $.80 per day for a snack.*

The site to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches: www.schoolcafe.com  


Our Building

3600 Davidson Road
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 874-3740

Our Staff

Kerri Edwards

Michael Compton
Assistant Principal

Kimberly Porterfield


January 17 - No School

January 24-28th Change War/Spirit Week

February 10th- Bingo for Books

February 17th- 3rd Grade Music Performance 7pm PTA mtg 6pm 

March 10th- 1st Grade Music Performance 7pm  PTA mtg 6pm

March 11th- PTA Spring Party

March 28th-April 1st – PTA Walk a thon

April 21st—5th Grade Music Performance 7pm

April 22nd or 29th – Carnival

May 19th- Kindergarten Music Performance 7pm

May -TBD – Field Day


Peachjar Flier information



Visit the WYE Peachjar link for District Flier Information.

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