School District Of The City Of York

Administration building to close for maintenance Friday, July 20

Posted on July 17th, 2018

The administration building of the School District of the City of York located at 31 N. Pershing Ave. will be closed on Friday, July 20 for maintenance work on the building’s transformer. Because of the nature of the project, the building’s phone lines and the district’s website will also be temporarily inaccessible.

However, administrative departments will still be available to assist staff members and the public at the following phone numbers:

Buildings and Grounds: Cindy Landis, (717) 849-1210

Business Office: Fran Doleman, (717) 849-1240

Special Education: Jodi Grothe, (717) 849-1218

Parent Liaison: Sandie Walker, (717) 849-1246

Central Registration: Priscilla Tanco, (717) 849-1240

 

District schools will be open on July 20 and available to assist the public at the following phone numbers:

Davis K-8: (717) 849-1246

Devers K-8: (717) 849-1210

Ferguson K-8: (717) 849-1344

Goode K-8: (717) 849-1314

Hannah Penn K-8: (717) 849-1256

Jackson K-8: (717) 849-1223

McKinley K-8: (717) 849-1312

STEAM Academy: (717) 849-1240

William Penn Senior High School: (717) 849-1218

 

The administration building will reopen for normal business on Monday, July 23. We understand this is an inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Board of School Directors announces schedule change

Posted on July 6th, 2018

NOTIFICATION OF MEETING CANCELATION

The Committee Meeting of the Board of School Directors of the School District of the City of York, Pennsylvania, previously advertised to be held Monday, July 9, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 31 North Pershing Avenue, York, Pennsylvania has been canceled.

Mindy A. Wantz, Board Secretary

Board of School Directors

 

NOTIFICATION OF MEETING CHANGE

The Board Meeting of the Board of School Directors of the School District of the City of York, Pennsylvania, previously advertised to be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 31 North Pershing Avenue, York, Pennsylvania has been changed.  The Board Meeting of the Board of School Directors of the School District of the City of York, will be held Monday, Monday, July 9, 2018 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 31 North Pershing Avenue, York, Pennsylvania.

 

Mindy A. Wantz, Board Secretary

Board of School Directors

KinderCamp for Kindergarten, first grade students starts July 9

Posted on June 26th, 2018

The parents/guardians of all district students entering Kindergarten and first grade are invited to sign up for KinderCamp at Hannah Penn K-8.

York City teachers have designed this free program to prepare students for the upcoming school year. For example, students will learn about following directions and positive social interactions.

Kindergarten students will practice academic skills such as letter and number sounds, writing and recognizing their name, shapes, colors and calendar concepts. First graders will review those skills as well as be introduced to first-grade sight words and basic math skills.

During their time in camp, students will be provided breakfast and lunch.

This three-week camp is open to all district students entering Kindergarten or first grade. Camp will be held four days each week (Monday through Thursday) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hannah Penn K-8, 415 E. Boundary Ave., on the following dates:

July 9 to July 12

July 16 to July 19

July 23 to July 26

Registration is required. Open registration will be held at Hannah Penn K-8 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3.

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We welcome Helen Thackston Charter School students to the Bearcat family

Posted on June 21st, 2018

The families of students enrolled at the Helen Thackston Charter School will soon receive a letter in the mail that details how to register with the district. Letters were mailed Thursday, June 21. The information contained in that letter is also shared below. A Spanish version follows the English version.

 

To the families of students at Helen Thackston Charter School,

The School District of the City of York welcomes you into our Bearcat family. During the coming weeks, we will be providing you with information that will assist in the smooth transition of your children to the school district. Please know that we want to partner and build a relationship with you. Our shared goal is to provide a premier educational opportunity for all children in York.

Before we can start this important work together, you must take the first step of registering your child with the School District of the City of York. In June and July, we will host several days of open registration at the district administration building, 31 N. Pershing Ave. On these days, you do not need an appointment. Simply show up with your child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of address. If applicable, you should also bring custody paperwork and Special Education paperwork (IEP).

For students enrolling in grades 9-12 at William Penn Senior High School:

  • Open registration will be held at the administration building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28.
  • William Penn Senior High School will host an orientation for students in grades 9-12 that will include a building tour, academic assessments and an opportunity for students to meet with guidance counselors and student services staff. Students can choose to attend a 10 a.m. or a 3 p.m. session in the auditorium on the following days: Tuesday, July 10 for 9th grade; Wednesday, July 11 for 9th grade repeaters and all students in grades 10 and 11; Thursday, July 12 for 12th grade.
  • The high school will host a separate meeting for parents/guardians that will include a building tour, academic program orientation and an opportunity to meet with guidance counselors and student services staff. Parents/guardians can choose to attend a 10 a.m. or a 3 p.m. session in the library on Tuesday, July 10, Wednesday, July 11 or Thursday, July 12. Each session is open to all parents/guardians regardless of your child’s grade level.

For students enrolling in grades 7-8:

  • Open registration will be held at the administration building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11.
  • You will receive notification this summer through the mail about open houses and back-to-school nights.

After these open registration dates, registration must be done by appointment. For more information about registration, contact District Registrar Priscilla Tanco at (717) 801-3960.

Please know that our goal is to make this transition process as smooth as possible for you and your family. It is important to us that you and your children feel welcome in the School District of the City of York. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Pupil Personnel Services by calling (717) 781-8292.

 

A las familias de los estudiantes de Helen Thackston Charter School,

El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York le da la bienvenida a nuestra familia Bearcat. Durante las próximas semanas, le proporcionaremos información que ayudará a la transición sin problemas de sus hijos al distrito escolar. Por favor, sepa que queremos asociarnos y construir una relación con usted. Nuestro objetivo compartido es brindar una excelente oportunidad educativa para todos los niños de York.

Antes de que podamos comenzar este importante trabajo juntos, debe dar el primer paso para inscribir a su hijo en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York. En Junio y Julio, organizaremos varios días de registro abierto en el edificio de administración del distrito, 31 N. Pershing Ave. En estos días, no necesita una cita. Simplemente presente el certificado de nacimiento de su hijo, los registros de inmunización y el comprobante de domicilio. Si corresponde, también debe traer la documentación de custodia y el papeleo de Educación Especial (IEP).

Para estudiantes que se matriculan en los grados 9-12 en William Penn Senior High School:

  • La inscripción abierta se llevará a cabo en el edificio de administración de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m. el Martes 26 de Junio, Miércoles 27 de Junio y Jueves 28 de Junio.
  • William Penn Senior High School ofrecerá una orientación para estudiantes de 9.º a 12.º grado que incluirá una visita guiada, evaluaciones académicas y una oportunidad para que los alumnos se reúnan con consejeros y personal de servicios estudiantiles. Los estudiantes pueden elegir asistir a las 10 a.m. o a las 3 p.m. sesión en el auditorio en los siguientes días: Martes, 10 de Julio para 9 ° grado; Miércoles, 11 de Julio para los repetidores de 9 ° grado y todos los estudiantes en los grados 10 y 11; Jueves, 12 de Julio para el 12 ° grado.
  • La escuela secundaria organizará una reunión separada para padres / tutores que incluirá una visita guiada, orientación sobre el programa académico y la oportunidad de reunirse con consejeros y personal de servicios estudiantiles. Los padres / tutores pueden elegir asistir a las 10 a.m. o a las 3 p.m. sesión en la biblioteca el Martes, 10 de Julio, Miércoles, 11 de Julio o Jueves, 12 de Julio. Cada sesión está abierta a todos los padres / tutores, independientemente del nivel de grado de su hijo.

Para estudiantes que se matriculan en los grados 7-8:

  • La inscripción abierta se llevará a cabo en el edificio de administración de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m. el Martes, 10 de Julio y Miércoles, 11 de Julio.
  • Recibirá una notificación este verano a través del correo sobre las jornadas de puertas abiertas y las noches de regreso a la escuela.

Después de estas fechas de registro abiertas, el registro debe hacerse por cita. Para obtener más información sobre la inscripción, comuníquese con la Registradora del Distrito Priscilla Tanco al (717) 801-3960.

Tenga en cuenta que nuestro objetivo es hacer que este proceso de transición sea lo más fácil posible para usted y su familia. Es importante para nosotros que usted y sus hijos se sientan bienvenidos en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la Oficina de Servicios al Personal Estudiantil llamando al (717) 781-8292.

Golf tournament to benefit Bearcat football and basketball programs

Posted on June 12th, 2018

To raise money for Bearcat football and basketball programs, York High coaches have teamed up to hold the first annual 1/2 Court Hail Mary Golf Tournament.

The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at Honey Run Golf Course, 3131 South Salem Church Road in York. Registration forms and payment information is included in the brochure below. The registration deadline is June 29.

For more information, contact Clovis Gallon at galloclo@ycs.k12.pa.us or Russell Stoner at justwin2424@yahoo.com.

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Proposed 2018-19 district budget available for review

Posted on May 25th, 2018

The proposed 2018-19 district budget is below. The Board of School Directors will consider the budget for adoption at the Wednesday, June 20 meeting. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building, 31 N. Pershing Ave.

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Upcoming Advisory Committee meetings canceled

Posted on May 18th, 2018

The School District of the City of York Advisory Committee Meetings as part of the Recovery Plan for the School District of the City of York previously advertised to be held at the School District of the City of York Administration Building, Board Room, 31, North Pershing Avenue on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, and Wednesday, August 8, 2018  have been canceled.

Mindy A. Wantz, Board Secretary

Board of School Directors

Report: York City schools are most under-funded on per-student basis in PA

Posted on May 16th, 2018

Recent media reports have highlighted the School District of the City of York’s status as the most under-funded Pennsylvania school district on a per-student basis, according to Equity First.

You can read a York Dispatch article here. An article from The York Daily Record is here.

In response to media inquiries, Superintendent Dr. Eric Holmes issued the following statement:

 

At the School District of the City of York, we believe that all children deserve access to an education that fully prepares them to lead healthy, happy and productive lives. We are focused on delivering that level of high-quality education to the nearly 6,000 students who attend our schools.

Since the 2015-16 school year, the district has been implementing its current Recovery Plan of 23 specific strategies designed to improve student achievement. The hard work continues, but we are beginning to see significant, measurable results. We are also committed to maintaining financial stability. For the fifth year in a row, the administration has proposed a balanced budget that does not raise property taxes.

Our students do not need us to make excuses for them. They are just as intelligent, talented and capable as any group of Pennsylvania students. But they do need an education system that allocates resources equitably so that every student can meet his or her potential.

The reality is that 55 percent of York City students live in acute poverty, 20 percent receive Special Education services and about a quarter are learning English as a second language. Since the beginning of this school year, more than 1,600 students have enrolled in the district and almost 1,000 have withdrawn. That is nearly equivalent to the entire population of William Penn Senior High School changing in one school year.

The School District of the City of York is the most under-funded district in Pennsylvania on a per-student basis with a deficit of $51.7 million. If this district received that allocation of state funds, we could significantly reduce the local property-tax rate and still have the resources necessary to transform this district and provide our children with a 21st Century education.

 

Deadline extended for 2018-19 STEAM Academy applications

Posted on May 7th, 2018

The deadline for students to submit applications to the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy for the 2018-19 school year has been extended to Friday, May 25.

The STEAM Academy is accepting applications for grades 3 to 9. Students must reside within York City to apply but do not need to be currently enrolled in the School District of the City of York.

Many openings remain for grades 3 and 4, and the district especially encourages parents of those students to submit an application.

The STEAM Academy will maintain a wait list for each grade level throughout the 2018-19 school year.

Current STEAM students do not need to reapply. Students who remained on the 2017-18 wait list must submit a new application for the 2018-19 school year.

Applications are available in the main office of each district school, as well as in PDF version below. For more information, contact the STEAM Academy at (717) 849-1240.

NOTE: The April 30 deadline indicated in the application has been extended to May 25.

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STEAM application grades 3-4

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STEAM application grades 3-4 (Spanish)

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STEAM application grades 5-9

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STEAM application grades 5-9 (Spanish)

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