Parent Learning Option Intent Form

The School District of the City of York is working very hard to plan a safe return for our students and staff in the fall. As we shared with our school board recently, school will likely look different this year. We understand that every family is in a unique situation, health, and comfort level that we need to be ready to support. As a result, families will have two learning options for returning to school in Fall 2020 under the Green Phase. 1) In-person learning 2) K-12 Bearcat Cyber Academy. Please submit one form for each of your children enrolled at the School District of the City of York. This form will close on August 6, 2020

El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York está trabajando muy duro para planear un regreso seguro para nuestros estudiantes y empleados en el otoño. Como compartimos con nuestra junta escolar recientemente, la educación probablemente se verá diferente este año. Entendemos que necesitamos estar preparados para apoyar a nuestras familias ya que cada familia se encuentra en una situación, salud y nivel de confort único. Como resultado, las familias tendrán dos opciones de aprendizaje para volver a las clases en el otoño del 2020 en la Fase Verde. 1) Aprendizaje en persona 2) Academia Cibernética Bearcat K-12. Por favor, envíe un formulario por cada uno de sus hijos matriculados en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York. Este formulario se cerrará el 6 de agosto del 2020

School District Of The City Of York

Student Services

Lulu L. Thomas

Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Lulu ThomasA York County resident, Lulu L. Thomas is the Director of Pupil Personnel Services. Lulu first began her career in The School District of the City of York 30 years ago as a Communication Arts and Social Studies teacher at Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School. She was also responsible for Student Government, Student Activities, the School Store, building fundraisers and all school wide assemblies. She earned her Administrative Certificate in 1998. She left Smith in 2002 to become the Assistant Principal at Goode Elementary. She held that position until 2005. She was the Project Coordinator for Freedom School from 2002-2005. Freedom School was a summer program for students in grades K-12. This summer program was a partnership with Crispus Attucks. Freedom School was a literacy-based summer program and was very successful. She was promoted to the position of Principal of Goode Elementary in 2005. Lulu was then asked to move to Phineas Davis Elementary as Principal in 2010. She was asked to guide the teachers, students and parents through a building renovation. Although this was a very long process, she was able to make sure that the education of our students came first. She was appointed the Director of Pupil Personnel Services July 1, 2015. Her duties include providing assistance to students and parents, Alternative Education, Homebound Instruction/Instruction in the Home, Home Education and Private Tutoring, Serious Incidents, Discipline, Building Transfers, Family Literacy Program, Attendance, Charter School monitoring, parent liaisons and community outreach.

Lulu grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University. Lulu earned her Administrative Certificate from Temple University. She recently completed the Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility Program at Shippensburg University.

Most Frequently Asked Questions/Answers about Student Services

To provide assistance to parents and students in the following areas: Parent Complaints, Student Assistance (Behavior and Academic), Alternative Education, After School Program, Family Literacy Program, Homebound Instruction/Instruction in the Home, Home Education and Private Tutoring, Serious Incidents, District Policies, Building Transfers, Attendance, Discipline, Charter School Monitoring, Cornerstone Program, Parent Liaisons and Community Outreach.
Parents can get involved by joining their building level Student Advisory Committee. If they are interested in participating they should contact their building principal.
Parents/guardians should always contact the building principal first. They are going to be able to address the concern. If a parent/guardian is uncomfortable contacting the building principal, then they can contact Student Services.
We have a volunteer handbook that includes all necessary forms. Anyone interested in volunteering in a building should contact the building principal.
Contact Student Services to set up a meeting to discuss a possible partnership. If the program being suggested aligns with the goals of the District Recovery Plan then the organization will have to present the program at the Education Agenda Team. If the program is approved an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) would need to be completed. Our solicitor would review the MOU. The group/organization would be invited to present at the School Board meeting. The School Board approves or denies all MOU’s and partnerships.

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