McKinley K-8 After School Programs Cancelled (Today)

Please be advised McKinley K-8 has been placed on a "Shelter in Place" due to an incident occurring in the area. All teachers and staff are safe. No students are on the premises as today is a Wellness Wednesday with learning occurring at home. All after-school activities are cancelled.

Election Day Information- November 3rd School Building Closed

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is election day. With several of our school buildings serving as polling sites, the School District of the City of York has made the decision to close all school buildings for in-person learning. All students will be expected to continue learning virtually and/or completing assignments given by their teacher at home.  Students will still be able to receive a Breakfast and Lunch at their respective schools.


El martes, 3 de noviembre, 2020, es día de elecciones. Como varias de nuestras escuelas servirán como lugar para votar, el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York ha tomado la decisión de cerrar todas las escuelas para el aprendizaje en persona ese día. Se espera que todos los estudiantes continúen aprendiendo virtualmente y/o completando las asignaciones indicadas por los maestros en casa. Los estudiantes podrán recibir un Desayuno y un Almuerzo en sus escuelas respectivas.

All PreK-12 Grade Students Virtual Learning (2nd Marking Period)

2nd Marking Period Virtual - Please click the link below to access more information on the Virtual Learning plan. This plan has been approved by the School Board of Directors at the School Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. https://www.ycs.k12.pa.us/blog/all-k-12-virtual-learning/

School District Of The City Of York

District Superintendent

Dr. Andrea J. Berry began her work as Assistant Superintendent for the School District of the City of York on July 6, 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science degree from Western Maryland College, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.

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She came to the School District of the City of York from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she served as an elementary school teacher, assistant principal, principal, and district level supervisor. She has an extensive background in equity and diversity as well as English Learners programs.

Dr. Berry believes academic achievement is a direct correlation to educator expectations. If students are taught how to “think about their thinking” (metacognition), then they can rise to any and every challenge presented to them. She is rooted in the premise that children can and will learn when given the opportunity to soar and demonstrate excellence. Furthermore, she is committed to setting up learning environments that allow for equitable practices for diverse learners.

She is active in the community and has membership in a variety of organizations. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and continues to serve on the Citizens Advisory Board. She has taught a variety of college level courses at several universities and will join the faculty at Wilson College in the spring of 2018.

Dr. Berry’s philosophies are grounded in the research conducted by Wiggins and McTighe (2005) that denotes instructional initiatives should “Begin With The End In Mind.” She also has strong beliefs in establishing a culture and community of leaders with a “Growth Mindset” as presented by Dweck (2008). Her hope is to help the York learning community provide its students with a premier education.

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