District to operate on two-hour delay Thursday, March 16

The district will operate on a two-hour delay schedule Thursday, March 16. All students should report to school at 10 a.m. Breakfast will not be served.

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York Youth Soccer League opens registration for summer clinics

Posted on April 28th, 2017

York City students are invited to register for summer clinics through the York Youth Soccer League.

Clinics are open to children ages 3 to 13 and range in price from $95 to $210. The league is offering clinics during two weeks over the summer — June 26 to June 30 in Manchester Township and August 7 to August 11 in York Township.

Please click on the flier below for more information.

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Athletes invited to enter YMCA’s 9th Annual Kid’s Triathlon

Posted on April 24th, 2017

The York YMCA is accepting entries for the 9th Annual Kid’s Triathlon.

Children ages 7 to 14 are eligible. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 27.

The cost to enter is $25, which includes a T-shirt and two free clinics. Check out the flier below for more information.

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We’re looking for great teachers! Attend the job fair May 3

Posted on April 24th, 2017

The School District of the City of York will host a job fair for teachers Wednesday, May 3.

Come prepared to share your resume and receive a preliminary interview with district administrators. The job fair is scheduled for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Central Administration building, 31 N. Pershing Ave. in York.

Check out this flier for more information:

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School Board approves plans for Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy

Posted on April 21st, 2017

The Board of School Directors for the School District of the City of York has approved an administration proposal to reopen the Edgar Fahs Smith School as a STEAM Academy for grades 3-8 during the 2017-18 school year. The board voted unanimously at its meeting Wednesday, April 19.

When school starts in August for the 2017-18 school year, the Academy will open with an enrollment of 300 students in grades 3-8. During the next five years, the District will add one grade per year so the Academy serves about 500 students in grades 3-12.

The Academy will be open to students of all backgrounds and abilities throughout the District. The District will arrange bussing transportation for students who do not live within walking distance of the school.

In addition to providing new educational opportunities for York City students, opening the Academy will reduce class sizes throughout the District. Classes at the Academy will serve a maximum of 25 students.

District educators, led by Superintendent Dr. Eric Holmes, have been working since the fall to explore the possibility of opening a STEAM Academy in York City. Their research included trips to similar schools in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

The focus of the Academy will be project-based learning — an innovative education strategy that emphasizes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Project-based learning empowers students to take control of their education and promotes learning that is meaningful to each student.

Since 2009, the District has offered a STEAM program at Ferguson K-8 in partnership with Penn State York. The Academy will build on the success of Ferguson’s STEAM program and expand its reach to more students.

“The opening of this Academy will mark a turning point for the School District of the City of York,” Holmes said. “We are committed to finding and practicing the best ways for our students to learn. I’m excited to see York City students take control of their education through project-based learning in a way that’s never happened before in this District.”

Applications for enrollment are available in the main offices of the District’s K-8 schools and on the District’s website here. Students who do not currently attend District schools but who are residents of the City of York are also encouraged to apply. The District has planned a communications outreach effort, including a series of town hall meetings, to inform parents/guardians about this opportunity.

Parents/guardians are welcome to attend any of the meetings, regardless of their child’s neighborhood school. All meetings will begin at 5 p.m.

McKinley: Tuesday, May 9                                                           Jackson: Wednesday, May 10

Davis: Thursday, May 11                                                               Devers: Tuesday, May 16

Hannah Penn: Wednesday, May 17                                                 Goode: Thursday, May 18

Ferguson: Wednesday, May 24

Hearing for Lincoln Charter School canceled

Posted on April 19th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the scheduled public hearing for Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.at the Administrative Offices of the School District of the City of York located at 31 North Pershing Avenue by the Board of School Directors of the School District of the City of York regarding a charter amendment request filed by Lincoln Charter School has been canceled.

 

Mindy A. Wantz, Board Secretary

The School District of the City of York

Board of School Directors

District unveils proposal for STEAM Academy at Edgar Fahs Smith school

Posted on April 11th, 2017

The School District of the City of York is making big plans for the 2017-18 school year!

At the Board of Directors meeting April 10, Superintendent Dr. Eric Holmes unveiled a proposal to reopen the former Edgar Fahs Smith middle school as a STEAM Academy for grades 3-8.

The Academy, open to students district-wide, would offer York City students and families a different educational option. The focus of the Academy will be project-based learning — an innovative education strategy that emphasizes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Project-based learning empowers students to take control of their education and promotes learning that is meaningful to each student.

Since 2009, the district has offered a STEAM program at Ferguson K-8. The Academy would build on the success of Ferguson’s STEAM program and expand its reach to more students.

The Board of School Directors will consider the superintendent’s proposal at its meeting Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, see the full proposal here.

District, York College partner to survey parents/guardians

Posted on April 7th, 2017

The School District of the City of York has partnered with York College on a project called York Communities of Hope that aims to improve the lives of York City residents.

On Monday, April 10, students from York College will be at Devers, Goode and Hannah Penn schools around dismissal time to survey parents and guardians about the community. The survey covers topics such as the availability of affordable daycare centers, safety in your neighborhood, employment opportunities and access to affordable housing.

There is no obligation to participate, but we encourage parents and guardians to make their voices heard.

Kindergarten registration dates set for April and May

Posted on March 31st, 2017

Kindergarten registration for 2017-18 is open!

Click here to begin online registration. Documents to help you navigate the online registration process are linked below.

Families who do not wish to use online registration for 2017-18 Kindergarten enrollment can choose instead to enroll their children in person from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates:

Monday, April 10

Thursday, April 13

Tuesday, April 18

Wednesday, April 19

Tuesday, May 9

Wednesday, May 10

Monday, May 15

Thursday, May 18

Registration will be held at the district administration building, 31 N. Pershing Ave. Appointments are not necessary.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact district registrar Priscilla Tanco at (717) 845-3571, extension 4000. Or, email her at tancopri@ycs.k12.pa.us.

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PSSA testing will alter schedule for elementary students

Posted on March 21st, 2017

In order to provide maximum accommodation and support to all of our students during Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), the district has decided to delay the start of school for Pre-K, Kindergarten, first and second grade students at all schools in the district.

This two-hour delay will be in effect for these students during the weeks of April 3 and April 24.

The delay will not be in effect for these students during the weeks of April 10 and April 17.

All other students (grades 3-12) should report at their normal times throughout the month of April.

For more information, see the documents below.

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Schedule and FAQs for upcoming PSSA testing (grades 3-8)

Posted on March 21st, 2017

The 2017 Pennsylvania System of School Assessments for grades 3-8 will begin April 3. For a full schedule, click on the document below.

See also a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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