Playoff football game versus Cocalico postponed to Saturday

The Bearcats' District 3 Class 5A semifinal playoff football game against Cocalico originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 has been postponed to Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. Location is has been changed to Manheim Central High School, 400 Adele Ave. in Manheim.

TWO-HOUR DELAY: Friday, Nov. 16

The School District of the City of York will operate on a two-hour delay schedule tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 16) because of the weather. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade should report to school no later than 10 a.m. Pre-K students should report to school by 10:15 a.m. Please be safe.

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William Penn Athletic Office selling tickets in advance of Friday’s football game

Posted on October 22nd, 2018

Skip the long lines and get your tickets to Friday’s football game against Central York in advance!

Tickets for the Oct. 26 game will be for sale in the William Penn Senior High School Athletic Office starting Tuesday, Oct. 23. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Friday, the office will close at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students.

School safety drill prepares students, staff for lockdown response

Posted on October 19th, 2018

Earlier this year, the state legislature passed Act 44 – School Safety and Security Act. The new law requires that every district hold an annual school safety drill with local first responders within the first 90 days of school. In compliance with the new law, the school district held a lockdown drill at 9:30 am. today, October 19, 2018. The purpose of this drill was for students and staff in each school building to practice the protocols for a lockdown.

The School District of the City of York works hard to ensure the safety of all students and staff at all times. To do that, we must be prepared for different scenarios that require our students and staff to take action. If you have any questions about this drill, please contact your child’s principal.

York YMCA opens registration for upcoming sports, dance programs

Posted on October 18th, 2018

Registration is open and financial assistance is available for several sports and dance programs offered through the York YMCA and beginning soon.

See the flyer below for details and a registration form.

Stop by the membership desk at the York YMCA no later than a week prior to the start of the program to obtain the paperwork for financial assistance or to register.  Contact Doug Markel at or 717-843-7884 x 261 with questions or further information.

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York Career Fair scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11

Posted on October 2nd, 2018

A team of community partners has collaborated to host a career fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the York Revolution baseball stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way in York.

Job seekers are invited to meet with local employers looking to hire for part- and full-time positions. Applicants with criminal histories will be considered by some employers. Dress professionally, and bring your resume.

A series of free prep sessions are scheduled in the days leading up to the career fair. Details are in the flyers below.

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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 (Devers, Jackson, STEAM)
  • Sandie Walker at (717) 873-9048 or (Davis and William Penn)

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