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School District Of The City Of York

Independent study finds safe lead levels in water district-wide

Posted on September 24th, 2018

The School District of the City of York has completed a study at nine district schools to test lead levels in drinking water. The study complies with a new state law requiring school districts to test lead levels in drinking water.

The results of the study — which produced no findings of unsafe lead levels — are below:

Davis K-8

Devers K-8

Ferguson K-8

Goode K-8

Hannah Penn K-8

Jackson K-8

McKinley K-8

STEAM Academy 

William Penn Senior High School

Volunteers needed to serve as liaisons between schools and families

Posted on September 14th, 2018

The School District of the City of York is looking for parents/guardians to serve as liaisons between our schools and our students’ families. We have openings at the following buildings: Davis K-8, Devers K-8, STEAM Academy and Jackson K-8.

These volunteers facilitate communication between parents and school administrators. They help to plan meetings and work to include all stakeholders.

The Parent-School Liaison is bilingual or works closely with bilingual staff to ensure that all parents are given timely, adequate and appropriate notice of all meetings, programs, initiatives and news from the school and the district.

The Parent-School Liaison works with the District Parent Liaison to ensure that any parent who has expressed an interest in becoming more involved at the school is contacted. The Parent-School Liaison also works with the District Parent Liaison in networking between schools and at the district level on parent outreach activities.

Clearances are required to volunteer in this capacity.

If you are interested, contact:

  • Elodia Barajas-Zepeda at (717) 600-6365 or barajelo@ycs.k12.pa.us. (Devers, Jackson, STEAM)
  • Sandie Walker at (717) 873-9048 or walkesan@ycs.k12.pa.us. (Davis and William Penn)

William Penn students who helped accident victim featured on WGAL

Posted on September 12th, 2018

WGAL Reporter Anne Shannon visited William Penn Senior High School on Sept. 10 to interview Jayden Hall and Jaidyn Ehrhart, two 9th grade students who helped an injured woman after witnessing a car accident.

The two students have also been recognized by Principal Brandon Carter and Officer Britney Brooks for their decision to take action to help someone in need. The district newsletter, The Bearcat Bulletin, featured the girls’ story in the Aug. 27 edition.

Check out the WGAL report here.

 

 

District offers free English and citizenship classes to parents/guardians

Posted on September 7th, 2018

The School District of the City of York is offering free classes to students’ parents/guardians who want to learn English as a second language or study to become a U.S. citizen.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Child care will be provided on site.

For fall 2018, the district is offering English as a second language classes through the following schedule:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays at Jackson K-8, 177 E. Jackson St.
    Sept. 10 to Oct. 30 — 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    Register by contacting Gabriela De Hart at (717) 801-2852 or Sandra Rojas at (717) 819-2290.
  • Mondays and Wednesdays at Devers K-8, 801 Chanceford Ave.
    Sept. 17 to Dec. 12 — 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Register by contacting Sandra Rojas at (717) 819-2290 or Elodia Barajas at (717) 600-6365.
  • Saturdays at District Administration, 31 N. Pershing Ave.
    Starts Sept. 15 — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Register by contacting Elodia Barajas at (717) 600-6365.

For fall 2018, the district is offering citizenship classes through the following schedule:

  • Saturdays at District Administration, 31 N. Pershing Ave.
    Starts Sept. 15 — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Class offered in English and Spanish
    Register by contacting Elodia Barajas at (717) 600-6365.

 

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Registration open for YMCA soccer, volleyball programs

Posted on August 30th, 2018

In collaboration with the York City School District, the York YMCA is now accepting financial assistance applications and registrations for a boys and girls outdoor soccer instructional program and league for ages 4 to 11.

The soccer program will begin Saturday, Sept. 22.  We are also accepting financial assistance applications and registrations for a girls intramural volleyball program for ages 11 to 15.

The volleyball program will begin Monday, Sept. 17.

Stop by the membership desk at the York YMCA on North Newberry St. no later than Thursday, Sept. 13 to obtain the paperwork for financial assistance or to register your child for these programs.

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Communities in Schools coordinator wins national award for work in York

Posted on August 30th, 2018

Leyna Rozon, who serves Jackson K-8 as its Communities in Schools coordinator, has received a national award for her work to reduce the school’s out-of-school suspension rate.

The All In for Students Awards, created in 2007, honors the exemplary dedication of CIS staff, educators, community partners and CIS alumni, who go all in for students, empowering them to stay in school, graduate and go on to brighter futures.

Recognizing a need for positive decision-making services within the school, Ms. Rozon has assisted hundreds of students through her self-facilitated groups focusing on reducing aggression and increasing self-esteem.

Ms. Rozon also works individually with an average of 55 students per year.

“I am a firm believer that every day might not be a good day but there is something good in every day, and I want my students to believe that too,” Ms. Rozon said.

The School District of the City of York first partnered with Communities in Schools for the 2014-15 school year. The dropout prevention program currently serves six district schools.

“Being nominated and winning this award is incredibly humbling. The students I work with are my biggest motivator, and I am just so lucky to be in the position to make a positive change in their lives,” Ms. Rozon said.

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