Posted on April 14th, 2020
Dear Bearcat Families, We understand that every family is in a unique situation, health, and comfort level that we need to be ready to support. This brief survey will help guide us as we design teaching and learning to meet your child's needs, either in person in a classroom, virtual classroom, or a blending of both. Please help us by taking a moment to respond to the questions for each child who will be attending one of our schools in the fall. If you have multiple children, please re-take this survey to provide your response for each child.
Posted on April 14th, 2020
Posted on April 6th, 2020
The School District of the City of York has developed a plan to ensure the continuity of education for our students while keeping the health and wellness of everyone a top priority. Click the links below for instructions and guidance on how all 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students will be expected to continue learning through this mandated-closure. We encourage you to use patience as 9-11 grade courses will be uploaded in the coming days, continue to follow these steps daily to check for updates on your course work.
El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York ha desarrollado un plan para asegurar la continuidad de la educación de nuestros estudiantes, manteniendo la salud y el bienestar de todos como una prioridad principal. Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para obtener instrucciones y orientación sobre cómo se espera que todos los estudiantes del 9th-12th grado continúen aprendiendo a lo largo de este cierre mandatorio. Les pedimos que tengan paciencia mientras que las clases de los grados 9-11 se cargarán al sistema en los próximos días, por favor sigan estos pasos diariamente para comprobar las actualizaciones de su trabajo de clase
Distri Lekòl Vil York la te devlope yon plan pou asire kontinyasyon edikasyon pou elèv nou yo, pou kenbe sante ak byennèt tout moun yon pi gwo priyorite. Klike sou lyen sa a pou jwenn enstriksyon ak konsèy sou kijan yo atann pou tout elèv lekòl segondè yo kontinye aprann nan tout fèmti obligatwa sa a. Nou mande pou ou pasyan ke klas 9-11 rive nan sistèm lan nan pwochen jou yo, tanpri swiv etap sa yo chak jou pou tcheke pou dènye nouvèl sou travay klas ou.
Mesaj ki pa gen ladan enfòmasyon ki anwo a ka eksperyans yon tan rete tann pi lontan
Posted on March 18th, 2020
The School District of the City of York will provide to-go options for lunch for the day and breakfast for the next morning from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Students will be able to come to
for all school-aged students 18 and under. Meals will only be provided to students who are present. Take-out is not available for students who are not present. Parents are welcome to accompany their student(s) to pick-up their meal(s). Per federal guidelines, adults are not permitted to partake in this meal program. Students may go to any of the open locations to get a meal.
As a reminder, all-district buildings will be closed to the public unless your student is coming to pick up a meal.
El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York ofrecerá opciones de comida para llevar. Pueden recoger el almuerzo del dia y el desayuno para la mañana siguiente de 11:00 am a 1:00pm de lunes a viernes. Los estudiantes podrán venir por
para todos los estudiantes en edad escolar de 18 años y menores. Las comidas sólo se proporcionarán a los estudiantes que estén presentes. No hay comida para llevar para los estudiantes que no estén presentes. Los padres son bienvenidos a acompañar a su(s) estudiante(s) a recoger su(s)las comida(s). De acuerdo con las leyes federales, no se permite que los adultos participen en este programa de comidas. Los estudiantes pueden ir a cualquiera de los lugares abiertos para obtener una comida.
Como recordatorio, los edificios de todo el distrito estarán cerrados al público a menos que su estudiante venga a recoger una comida.
Posted on July 6th, 2020
William Penn Senior High School presents the 2020 Virtual Summer Session. If your student is actively enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year at William Penn Senior High School and has previously failed a class in the areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, English and Language Arts, or Health/Physical Education you are given the Free opportunity to recover your credits. Take full advantage of this Free opportunity to get back on track towards graduation. To register for your Free classes, visit:
tinyurl.com/WPSHS2020summer and complete the form.
Don’t delay your classes start on July 6th and end August 6th.
Posted on July 1st, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Board of School Directors of the School District of the City of York will hold its public board meetings during the month of July virtually through the Zoom video conferencing platform on the dates and at the times set forth below. Additional details for the virtual meetings shall be available on the school district’s website at https://www.ycs.k12.pa.us/
Committee (non-voting) meeting: Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Regular (voting) meeting: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Virtual Committee Meeting July 13, 2020 – (Details will be posted in the coming days)
Virtual Board Meeting July 22, 2020 – (Details will be posted in the coming days)
Mindy A. Wantz, Board Secretary
Board of School Directors
Posted on July 1st, 2020
Posted on June 19th, 2020
The School District of the City of York will be producing updates regarding the plan for Reopening Schools every Friday. Introducing the initiatives associated with reentry we are going to be operating in a space where we use the Acronym T.I.P.S. :
Transparency- We want to have transparency in our community about what our plans are for the reopening
Inclusiveness- We as a district want to be inclusive of our community in our plans as we develop decisions
Patient & Present- We want you to have patience with us as we walk through the process utilizing the Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance, and we want to make sure that you are present in the process and that you are advocating for what you think is right for your students.
Steadfast & Supportive- We want you to be steadfast and supportive, understanding that we are making decisions that are in the best interest for your children.
Check out this weeks video update below!
Posted on June 10th, 2020
Dear Bearcat Families,
We hope this message finds you and your family safe and sound. We are busily preparing for next year and would like to know what plans you have for your child if/when it is safe for our schools to begin reopening for in-person learning. We understand that every family is in a unique situation, health, and comfort level that we need to be ready to support. This brief survey will help guide us as we design teaching and learning to meet your child’s needs, either in person in a classroom, virtual classroom, or a blending of both. Please help us by taking a moment to respond to the questions below for each child who will be attending one of our schools in the fall.
If you have multiple children, please re-take this survey to provide your response for each child.
School District of the City of York Reopening Team
Queridas familias Bearcat,
Esperamos que este mensaje los encuentre a usted y a sus familias sanas y salvas. Nos estamos preparando para el próximo año y nos gustaría saber qué planes tienen para sus hijos si/cuando sea seguro que nuestras escuelas empiecen a reabrir para el aprendizaje en persona. Entendemos que cada familia está en una situación única de salud y nivel de comodidad que necesitamos estar listos para brindarles apoyo. Esta breve encuesta nos ayudará a orientarnos a la hora de diseñar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje para satisfacer las necesidades de su hijo, ya sea en persona en un aula, en un aula virtual o en una combinación de ambas.Por favor, ayúdenos tomando un momento para responder a las preguntas siguientes para cada niño que asistirá a una de nuestras escuelas en el otoño.
Si tiene varios niños, por favor, vuelva a realizar esta encuesta para proporcionar su respuesta para cada niño.
Equipo de Reapertura del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York
Chè fanmi Bearcat,
Nou espere ke mesaj sa a jwenn ou menm ak fanmi ou an sekirite ak son. Nou ap prepare pou ane pwochèn e nou ta renmen konnen ki plan ou genyen pou pitit ou si / lè li sèten lekòl nou yo ap re-louvri pou aprantisaj an pèsòn. Nou konprann ke chak fanmi nan yon nivo sante ak konfò inik ke nou bezwen pare pou sipòte. Sondaj kout sa a pral ede nou gide nou nan konsepsyon ansèyman ak aprantisaj satisfè bezwen pitit ou a, kit se an pèsòn nan yon sal klas, nan yon sal klas vityèl, oswa nan yon konbinezon de tou de. Tanpri ede nou pa pran yon moman pou reponn kesyon sa yo pou chak timoun ki pral patisipe nan youn nan lekòl nou yo nan sezon lotòn nan.
Si ou gen plizyè timoun, tanpri pran sondaj sa a ankò pou bay repons ou pou chak timoun.
Ekip Distri Lekòl Vil York la
Posted on June 5th, 2020
Dear Parent/Guardian and Family Members,
The school that your child attends is a Title I school, and as the parent/guardian and family member, you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program and activities in our district. The focus of all Title I programs is to help our students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey will be used to assist us with future planning for parent and family engagement activities and events at your school and throughout the school district. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
Parent and Family Engagement Survey (Click Link Below)
Estimados Padres/Tutores y Familiares:
La escuela a la que asiste su hijo es una escuela de Título I, y como padre/tutor y miembro de la familia, usted es una parte importante del equipo de Título I. Su aporte/comentario es vital en la planificación e implementación del programa y las actividades de participación de padres y familias en nuestro distrito. El enfoque de todos los programas de Título I es ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a alcanzar los mismos altos estándares de rendimiento académico que se esperan de todos los niños, independientemente de su condición socioeconómica y antecedentes culturales. La siguiente encuesta se utilizará para ayudarnos con la planificación futura de actividades y eventos de participación de padres y familias en su escuela y en todo el distrito escolar. Agradecemos sus comentarios y gracias por tomarse el tiempo para completar ésta encuesta.
Encuesta de Participación para Padres y Familia (Haga clic en el enlace de abajo)
Posted on June 3rd, 2020
**Report cards and the information below will be mailed to families directly**
Dear Bearcat Families,
Congratulations Bearcats you did it! This year has been challenging indeed but we made it through together. We hope you and your family are safe and healthy as you read this letter. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we have reimagined education for our Bearcat students over the past couple of months. We are appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and volunteers for their positivity, flexibility, and resilience.
During distance learning, our goal was to provide continuous educational opportunities for students. Student engagement has been a central focus of academic instruction. We have continually emphasized the following three goals for Phase One and Phase Two of the K-8 Grade Continuity of Education Plan:
As we close out the fourth marking period, the following information will provide guidance on distance learning grading and promotion for the fourth marking period:
Grades will be identified based on Pass or Incomplete for all K-8 students.
Be advised, if your child(ren) receives an Incomplete for a grade this DOES NOT mean they have failed their current grade level. An Incomplete grade will be used in the 2020-2021 school year to identify possible academic intervention needs. Your child’s report card will state Promoted or Candidate for Retention. If the report card states your child is a Candidate for Retention, communication about retention would have been received prior to the closure of schools.
Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy Update
The Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy, a district school that emphasizes a project-based learning approach to education, will be accepting students for the 2020-2021 school year. This year there will be no formal application process. Due to the anticipation of a limited number of spots available, the School District City of York has developed a google form for families who are interested in their child(ren) attending the STEAM Academy. Student acceptance will be determined based on a lottery system. Please click or type the link below in your web browser to access the google form. All information must be submitted via the google form by July 14, 2020, to be eligible for consideration.
District- Loaned Electronic Device
The School District of the City of York recognizes the potential impact that the state-mandated closure may have had on your child’s education. We believe in ensuring every opportunity for our Bearcats to continue learning even through the summer months. For this reason, district-loaned electronic devices will remain in your possession as we have expanded access to summer learning opportunities. A date will be announced before the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for when district-loaned electronic devices will need to be returned to your school building. If you are planning on withdrawing from the School District of the City of York you will need to return your device. Contact your school building to inform them of your decision to withdraw and they will provide you with the necessary steps to return the district-loaned electronic device.
Please contact your school administrators if you have any questions. We look forward to the day when we can see our Bearcats in person, but until then, have a wonderful summer. Always remember — We Can’t Hide That Bearcat Pride!
See you soon Bearcats,
Andrea J. Berry, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Posted on May 30th, 2020
Greetings Bearcat Family,
We are excited to present our Seniors with their diplomas on Thursday, June 4, 2020, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. At this time, the student must return all textbooks, electronic devices, and district-loaned items (such as instruments, calculators, costumes, etc.).
Senior Device and Textbook Dropoff/Diploma Pick-up/ Locker Clean-out
Note: Parents and/or guardians (with appropriate ID) are permitted to drop off and pick up the items listed above.
Reflecting on the district’s priorities of being equitable and understanding the impact of COVID-19 we have decided to forgive any remaining balances or financial obligations that were incurred for this school year.
Virtual Graduation Ceremony
The School District of the City of York is pleased to present a professional video commemorating the Class of 2020. This commemorative video will be streamed at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 4, 2020. The link to view the live stream is available below.
Those who wish to view the live stream will be able to access the link to enter the video platform 30-minutes prior to 7:00 PM to ensure you have an adequate amount of time to prepare for the celebration. We encourage you to post congratulatory pictures and videos enjoying the Virtual Graduation Ceremony by using the hashtag #WPSHSClassof2020.
Posted on May 29th, 2020
The proposed 2020-21 district budget is below. Click the image below to download the PDF. The Board of School Directors will consider the budget for adoption at the June School Board Meeting. (Dates and information will be announced via our district website)
Posted on May 27th, 2020
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