School District Of The City Of York

K-8 Technology Device Request (April 2, 2020)

Posted on April 2nd, 2020

If your children do not have a tablet, laptop, or computer at home and you have not already requested a device you will be able to request a district device by filling out the online survey below. This survey is only for families that are not scheduled to receive a device on April 3rd from their home building. If you are already scheduled to receive a device, you DO NOT need to complete this survey. This survey will open on April 2 at 12:00 PM and it will close on April 4 at 12:00 PM. This is the FINAL opportunity to request a device for your child. All requests after April 4 at 12:00 PM will not be able to be fulfilled by the district.

You will be notified in a separate post when you are able to pick up the device. If you request a device today, you will NOT pick it up tomorrow.

As of  12 PM April 4, 2020 the link to request a device is closed. 

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Si sus hijos no tienen una tableta, un portátil o una computadora en casa y no han solicitado ya un dispositivo, podrán solicitar un dispositivo del distrito llenando una encuesta en línea. Esta encuesta es sólo para las familias que no están programadas para recibir un dispositivo el 3 de abril en su escuela vecindaria Si usted ya está programado para recibir un dispositivo, NO necesita completar esta encuesta. Esta encuesta se abrirá el 2 de abril a las 12:00 PM y se cerrará el 4 de abril a las 12:00 PM. Esta es la ÚLTIMA oportunidad de solicitar un dispositivo para su hijo. Todas las solicitudes después del 4 de abril a las 12:00 PM no podrán ser cumplidas por el distrito.

Se le notificará en un mensaje separado cuando usted podra recoger el dispositivo. Si solicita un dispositivo hoy, no lo recogerá mañana.

A partir de las 12 p.m. A partir del 4 de abril de 2020, el enlace para solicitar un dispositivo está cerrado.

K-8 Student Device Deployment (ONLY IF REQUESTED ALREADY)

Posted on April 1st, 2020

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

The School District of the City of York has developed a plan to ensure the continuity of education for our students while keeping the health and wellness of everyone a top priority.

Information for the technology request survey was sent out a week ago by social media, our website, robocall, school app and direct mail. Parents/guardians of students in a K-8 building that completed the technology request survey have been assigned a time to pick up a laptop on Friday, April 3, 2020.  A schedule has been created to ensure little interaction during the pick-up.  Below you will find the links to each school’s schedule. Laptops will be picked up every five minutes. This is a very aggressive schedule. As a result, there will be no time to ask any questions during this time.  When parents/guardians report to their designated location, they will need to sign the device agreement, pick up a laptop, and leave the property immediately. Once again, this is not a time for questions and/or interaction due to safety and scheduling.  If students have questions, they can send an email to StudentRemoteHelp@ycs.k12.pa.us.

 

The building distribution points are below:

  1. Davis: Door #1 (Main Entrance)
  2. Devers: Door #1 (Main Entrance)
  3. Ferguson: Door #6 (Rear Playground)
  4. Goode: Door #1 (Main Entrance)
  5. Hannah Penn: Door #3 (Main Entrance)
  6. Jackson:  Door #4 (Kindergarten Entrance)
  7. McKinley:  Door #1 (Main Entrance)
  8. STEAM:  Door #1 (Main Entrance)

 

Due to the number of laptops available, the district has made a decision to issue K-8 devices at a 3:1 ratio which means if you have 1-3 children attending in K-8, your household will receive one device.  If you have 4-6 children attending in K-8, your household will receive two devices.

Parents/guardians click the link of your child’s school first and continue scrolling until you locate your first name. If you have children attending multiple schools, check each building your children attend. Search for your first name. The school link below that has your first name determines the location you will go to pick-up a laptop. If your K-8 child goes to Cornerstone or William C. Goodridge Academy and you requested a school device, you should look at your child’s home school for your name. If you do not show up at your scheduled time, we may not be able to issue a laptop.

DAVIS K-8

DEVERS K-8

FERGUSON K-8

GOODE K-8

HANNAH PENN K-8

JACKSON K-8

McKINLEY K-8

SMITH STEAM ACADEMY

Your health and wellness are extremely important to us.  As a result, we will be adhering to no more than ten people in an area and social distancing (6 feet apart).  Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through new territory.  Even though there is much uncertainty in our world, our commitment to your child’s education has remained one of our top priorities.

Thank You,

Andrea J. Berry Ed.D.

Superintendent of School

9th and 10th Grade Student Device Deployment

Posted on March 31st, 2020

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

The School District of the City of York has developed a plan to ensure the continuity of education for our students while keeping the health and wellness of everyone a top priority.

Providing planned instructional activities for our 9th and 10th graders has been our leadership team’s top priority. Beginning April 6, 9th and 10th graders will receive instruction through online platforms. More detailed information will be shared in the coming days, but our first step is to make sure each of our 9th and 10th graders has a device ready to engage in instructional activities.

Parents/guardians of high school 9th and 10th graders can pick up a laptop on Thursday, April 2, 2020. A schedule has been created to ensure little interaction during the pick-up. Below you will find the schedule for pick up. Laptops will be picked up every five minutes. This is a very aggressive schedule. As a result, there will be no time to ask any questions during this time. When parents/guardians report to their designated location, they will need to sign the device agreement, pick up a laptop, and leave the property immediately. Once again, this is not a time for questions and/or interaction due to safety and scheduling. If students have questions, they can send an email to StudentRemoteHelp@ycs.k12.pa.us.

In an effort to remain six feet apart, we will be deploying laptops at four different doors at William Penn Senior High School:

1. Door 3 (Beaver Street)

2. Door 13 (College Avenue)

3. Door 15 (Corner of Pershing Avenue and College Avenue)

4. Door 33 (Princess Street)

Parents/ Guardians must have their child’s student ID with them in order to pick up a laptop. Please check the schedule below for your child’s time slot and location. If you do not show up at your student’s scheduled time, we may not be able to issue a laptop to you.

WP 9th Grade Student Time Slots

WP 10th Grade Student Time Slots

Your health and wellness are extremely important to us. As a result, we will be adhering to no more than ten people in an area and social distancing (6 feet apart). Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through new territory. Even though there is much uncertainty in our world, our commitment to your child’s education has remained one of our top priorities.

 

Sincerely,

Andrea J. Berry Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

11th and 12th Grade Student Device Deployment

Posted on March 30th, 2020

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Klike sou lyen sa a pou wè enfòmasyon sa a an kreyòl ayisyen

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The School District of the City of York has developed a plan to ensure the continuity of education for our students while keeping the health and wellness of everyone a top priority.

Providing planned instructional activities for our 11th and 12th graders has been our leadership team’s top priority. Beginning April 6, 11th and 12th graders will receive instruction through online platforms. More detailed information will be shared in the coming days, but our first step is to make sure each of our 11th and 12th graders have a device ready to engage in instructional activities.

Parents/guardians of high school 11th and 12th graders can pick up a laptop on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. A schedule has been created to ensure little interaction during the pick-up. Below you will find the schedule for pick up. Laptops will be picked up every five minutes. This is a very aggressive schedule. As a result, there will be no time to ask any questions during this time. When parents/guardians report to their designated location, they will need to sign the device agreement, pick up a laptop, and leave the property immediately. Once again, this is not a time for questions and/or interaction due to safety and scheduling. If students have questions, they can send an email to StudentRemoteHelp@ycs.k12.pa.us.

In an effort to remain six feet apart, we will be deploying laptops at four different doors at William Penn Senior High School:

1. Door 3 (Beaver Street)

2. Door 13 (College Avenue)

3. Door 15 (Corner of Pershing Avenue and College Avenue)

4. Door 33 (Princess Street)

Parents/ Guardians must have their child’s student ID with them in order to pick up a laptop. Please check the schedule below for your child’s time slot and location. If you do not show up at your student’s scheduled time, we may not be able to issue a laptop to you.

WP 12th Grade Student Time Slots

WP 11th Grade Student Time Slots

Your health and wellness are extremely important to us. As a result, we will be adhering to no more than ten people in an area and social distancing (6 feet apart). Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through new territory. Even though there is much uncertainty in our world, our commitment to your child’s education has remained one of our top priorities.

 

Sincerely,

Andrea J. Berry Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

CORONAVIRUS 2020 INFORMATION

Posted on March 25th, 2020

(Updated Information March 24, 2020)

Dear School District of the City of York families:  

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf extended the state-mandated closure of Pennsylvania schools. After consultation with the Superintendents from York County, realizing the interconnectedness of our districts, and the commitment to keeping health and wellness a top priority, we have collectively made the determination to extend the closure for students. Given this new information please know that we are preparing for the possibility of providing education online to our students. At this time the district is building a plan to ensure the continuity of education. This plan is to include the option for online school-work. The first step in the plan is to ensure that we have the technology available for our students. If your child(ren) has access to a tablet, laptop, or computer at home, your family is capable of online learning. 

If you do not have Internet access, see below information on how to access the internet

  • Xfinity has provided information on FREE WiFi access throughout our county during this time.
  • Visit https://wifi.xfinity.com to locate a “hotspot.” Please note that these hotspots are not home-based, and will be accessible at various locations throughout the county. 
  • You do not need to have an Xfinity account or service to access the hotspot WiFi!
  • Enter your zip code to find one near you, and follow the process to enable devices and access the free hotspot.

Also, please check with your cellular device provider for any updates that could pertain to your cell-phone plan in regards to internet and device usage. 

To further ensure this information gets to you in multiple ways, the district has launched a mobile app.

  1. Visit your app store (android and iphone) and type “York City School District” it should be the first option at the top
  2. Download the app to your device and ensure the notifications are on
  3. Check this app frequently for up-to-date information in the “News” section

We also encourage you to check our website, facebook, and twitter often, as the same information will be provided using those platforms.

Please know our district staff in essential roles have been and will continue to work remotely throughout this week and beyond.

  • Our food services staff  and volunteers continue to provide meals to our students at three locations in the District (William Penn door 15, Goode door 15, Ferguson door 6). We have served hundreds of students, and plan to do so throughout the remainder of the closure.
  • All other offices and schools will continue to be closed, and we ask that you honor the closure

We will continue providing you with updates on this situation as it relates to the School District of the City of York. 

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate new territory with rapidly changing circumstances. There are many unanswered questions, and we know this can cause uncertainty and concern for ALL. We are preparing to continue providing education for our students and want to reassure you that we will keep working on the way forward, together.

Sincerely,

Andrea J. Berry, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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(Updated information March 20, 2020)

As we are coming to the end of our first week of this state-mandated 10-day closure the School District of the City of York would like to provide our parents, faculty, and staff with an update. Please be aware that all of this information provided is subject to change at any time.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Update
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced on March 19, 2020, the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-2020 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA).

Talking with your Kids/Teens About The Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control has many resources available on helping children cope with anxiety or stress-related to this issue. Their mental health experts have provided the following tips for parents/guardians to help support your child throughout this time.

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. Create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model.  Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members

They also have a site dedicated to helping children cope with emergencies and disasters, which offers age-specific guidance. Click here to view that site: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

The School District of the City of York has answered some commonly asked questions as a result of the state-mandated closure below. Please be aware that all of this information provided is subject to change at any time.

How Long is the Closure?

  • We are closed through Friday, March 27, 2020.

Why Are We Not Giving School Work During This Time?

  • We are closed by decree of the state, we are not permitted to offer educational programming for the 10-day period. This closure also extends to all Bearcat Cyber and all public cyber schools. We are monitoring the situation and, if we would need to extend the closure beyond 10 days, we will revisit the option to use alternative educational options.

Will We Have To Make Up These Days?

  • As of March 20, 2020, our guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education is that we are not required to make up the days missed during this time.  The days will not impact our graduation date and they do not impact our last day of school.

Do We Have a New Date for Graduation?

  • As of March 20, 2020, Our graduation date has not been changed at this time, as the 10-day closure does not need to be “made up” and at this point does not have an impact on our calendar.

Does the 3rd-Marking Period Still End on March 25, 2020?

  • There has been no change to that date as of today, March 20, 2020.

What Should I Expect of My Child’s Teacher During the Closure?

  • This is a mandated state closure. Therefore, all student instruction has been suspended. We are monitoring the situation and are continuing to reach out to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for additional guidance. Additional district-wide communication will be distributed when necessary and/or new information is available to share with our school community.

What Extra-Curricular Activities are Cancelled?

  • During the 10-day closure, no activities – athletic, music or otherwise – will be held. We will reevaluate guidance as it comes available and provide information on what to expect following the closure at that time

What About PSSAs and Keystone Exams?

  • All Pennsylvania state assessments have been cancelled

How Will This Impact Registration?

  • We encourage that you utilize the online registration process.  You can register online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by clicking on this link:  https://ycssapphire1.k12system.com/CommunityWebPortal/Registration/index.cfm
  • At the end of the application, you will be required to submit scans or photographs of required documentation (residency verification, birth certificates, and shot records). Upon verification, your registration will be accepted, and you will be contacted when your student(s) can begin attendance in the York City SD. If you are unable to upload documents you will be contacted about coming to the central administration building to provide the documents once the mandated closure is lifted. Students should not report to a York City school until they receive confirmation from the central registration department about their start date.

Will Breakfast and Lunch Still Be Provided During The Closure?

  • As of March 20, 2020, students are able to receive lunch and breakfast for the next morning at William Penn Senior High School Door 15, Goode K-8 Door 15, and Ferguson K-8 Door 6, from 11:00 AM- 1 PM, Monday through Friday.

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(Updated Information March 13, 2020)

At 3:00 pm Governor Tom Wolf decided to close all Pennsylvania schools for 2-weeks. As of this communication please plan for students to return on Monday, March 30, 2020. Parents whose students need medication will be able to pick up the medication on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 pm.

Information and updates will be shared as quickly as they come in, check the website and social media regularly for the most timely information as it occurs.

What do you need to know?

  • Breakfast and Lunch will be available to students — location, times and more information will be announced via our social media and website
  • Effective today, all district buildings will be closed to the public
  • The SAT on Saturday, March 14, 2020, has been canceled
  • Effective today, all extracurricular activities and events are canceled through March 29, 2020
  • Effective today, all community use activities conducted by groups not affiliated with the School District of the City of York are canceled until March 29, 2020.

Please continue to exercise proper handwashing with soap and other universal preventive actions such as covering your cough, sneezing into your elbow or tissue (throw away tissue), avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces at home.

We will provide you with multiple updates during the closure via our website at www.ycs.k12.pa.us and district social media.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we balance proactive measures of caution and timely communication.

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(Updated Information March 12, 2020)

Dear Bearcat Families, Faculty, and Staff,

I am writing to you because we value the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. As you are aware, there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Pennsylvania, but NOT in York county.

There are NO reported cases of Coronavirus connected to our school district. 

We want you to know that our district is working with local, state and federal health agencies on prevention and district management in the event of an outbreak in our community. Our district follows local, state, and federal health care expert guidance and recommendations. We are sharing this information in the sake of transparency, so you are aware and can help reduce the spread of infection. The best ways to reduce the risk of getting this or any viral respiratory infection include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
  • Stay at home away from others if you are sick
  • Cover any cough or sneeze with your elbow, do not use your hands!
  • Do not bring your student to school or come to work at school if you have cold or flu-like symptoms (elevated temperature, fever, cough, shortness of breath)

What can you do now?

What is the School District of the City of York doing?

Our District is in constant communication with local and state health officials and will follow protocols should a case be confirmed in the community. In the meantime:

  • We are monitoring the situation and meeting daily, often with local and regional health and government officials, as well as other districts, to discuss the potential impact of Coronavirus on our schools and operations.
  • We are holding daily conversations to ensure that we are following preventive measures such as heightened cleaning and disinfection in all of our rooms and facilities.
  • The School District of the City of York has plans in place to monitor, prepare for and respond to any health or safety issue that may impact us. We also encourage you to use the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health as trusted resources on the latest updates and guidance concerning this health issue.
  • At this time, there is no guidance on canceling school or events such as field trips and co-curricular. We are reviewing all upcoming events daily and in concert with any new updates to the situation provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the PA Department of Health.

What if the Coronavirus is confirmed in our district?

In the event a case of Coronavirus is confirmed in a school, a decision will be made to take the appropriate steps necessary to mitigate the situation. If the situation at the community level should become a threat, prompting school closures of any kind, parents will be notified with a specific plan in place. While this is not likely at this point, we are prepared to take all necessary actions to protect public health.

We are in regular contact and will continue to share information so that parents, faculty, and staff, are fully aware of the situation and have a consistent response.

The School District of the City of York is committed to the health and wellness of our students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to follow all recommendations given by local, state and federal health officials concerning the Coronavirus, and will continue to provide you with updates related to this issue via our website at https://www.ycs.k12.pa.us/ as we receive them. Additional information can also be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Health website: www.health.pa.gov or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: https://www.cdc.gov.

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(Information Posted March 2, 2020)

Students and staff health, safety, and well-being are our highest priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the Coronavirus, a respiratory illness first identified in China in December 2019; we want to reinforce best-practice preventative safety measures.

There are NO reported cases of Coronavirus connected to our school district.

This communication is meant to provide information, so you are aware of this issue, and so you are assured that the School District of the City of York has plans in place to monitor, prepare for and respond to any health or safety issue that may impact us. We also encourage you to use the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health as trusted resources on the latest updates and guidance concerning this health issue.

There are everyday actions you and your family can take to stay healthy – the same preventive strategies used during a typical cold and flu season. The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently shared guidelines for K-12 schools regarding preventative measures. The guidance included tips for reducing the spread of any illness among our community at this time, such as:

*Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, do not use your hands!

*Clean surfaces frequently, such as countertops, light switches, cell phones, and other frequently touched areas. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

*Contain- Keep sick children home from school and limit their contact with others.

*Avoid touching your mouth, nose, eyes, and face after touching surfaces that are commonly shared

Our schools are cleaned and disinfected daily as part of ongoing custodial services. During a time of potential heightened illness, such as flu season, our staff enhances cleaning services and has plans in place to address areas in which higher incidents of illness may occur throughout that time.

The School District of the City of York is committed to the health and wellness of our students, faculty, and families. We will continue to follow all recommendations from federal, state and local health officials concerning the Coronavirus, and will continue to provide you with updates related to this issue. Additional information can also be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website  or the Centers for Disease Control website  (CDC)

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Coronavirus Resource Center

PA Department of Health 

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

What you need to know about the Coronavirus

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus

CDC What you should know

Stop the Spread of Germs(English)

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Symptoms of Coronavirus (English)

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Community Resources (Prepared York)

Wellspan Information

When to seek care (English)

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Breakfast and Lunch Program (March 19 – March 27)

Posted on March 18th, 2020

Starting on Thursday, March 19, 2020, instead of offering two meal periods, the School District of the City of York will provide to-go options for lunch for the day and breakfast for the next morning from 11:00 A.M.  – 1:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Students will be able to come to Ferguson K-8 Door 6 rear playground, Goode K-8 Door 15 circle-side of the building, and William Penn Senior High School Door 15 corner of College and Pershing Ave, for all school-aged students 18 and under. Meals will only be provided to students who are present. Take-out is not available for students who are not present. Parents are welcome to accompany their student(s) to pick-up their meal(s). Per federal guidelines, adults are not permitted to partake in this meal program. Students may go to any of the open locations to get a meal.

Please note: There will no longer be a breakfast time from 8:00-9:00 A.M.

As a reminder, all-district buildings will be closed to the public unless your student is coming to pick up a meal.

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A partir del jueves 19 de marzo del 2020, en lugar de ofrecer dos horarios de comida, el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York ofrecerá opciones de comida para llevar. Pueden recoger el almuerzo del dia y el desayuno para la mañana siguiente de 11:00 am a 1:00pm de lunes a viernes. Los estudiantes podrán venir por la parte trasera al patio de recreo de la escuela Ferguson Puerta 6, escuela Goode Puerta 15, al lado del círculo del edificio, y escuela William Penn Puerta 15 esquina de College y Pershing Ave, para todos los estudiantes en edad escolar de 18 años y menores. Las comidas sólo se proporcionarán a los estudiantes que estén presentes. No hay comida para llevar para los estudiantes que no estén presentes. Los padres son bienvenidos a acompañar a su(s) estudiante(s) a recoger su(s)las comida(s). De acuerdo con las leyes federales, no se permite que los adultos participen en este programa de comidas. Los estudiantes pueden ir a cualquiera de los lugares abiertos para obtener una comida.

Tenga en cuenta: ya no habrá un horario de desayuno de 8:00 a.m. a 9:00 a.m.

Como recordatorio, los edificios de todo el distrito estarán cerrados al público a menos que su estudiante venga a recoger una comida.

School Board Meeting Cancelled (March 2020)

Posted on March 13th, 2020

MEETING CANCELATION

 

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, March 18, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 31 North Pershing Avenue, York, Pennsylvania is canceled.  The next regularly scheduled Board Meeting of the Board of School Directors of the School District of the City of York will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 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

William Penn Senior High School to produce ‘Public Service Announcement (PSA): Driving Distracted’

Posted on March 9th, 2020

At the School District of the City of York, we believe in providing our students with experiential learning opportunities. William Penn Senior High School will be entering in the NJM Insurance Group and the Pennsylvania DUI Association “Just Drive PSA” Contest. The goal of the contest is to help teens keep safety top of mind, and educate them early on about good behaviors behind the wheel before they have the chance to develop habits that can lead to accidents, injury and more serious consequences. This PSA contest empowers teens to work together to develop compelling safety campaigns and encourage each other and their peers to ‘just drive.’

William Penn Senior High School in conjunction with our Public Safety Academy and other local first responders will be producing and filming a public service announcement about distracted driving, with the goal of emphasizing the importance of avoiding distracted driving and reduce teen driving injuries and fatalities.

“Our goal is to make this production as “dramatic” and “lifelike” as possible…. We truly want to make a difference with youth in our community and assisting them with making “live with” choices when driving…. before it’s too late,” says Officer Einsig, School Police Officer and Public Safety Academy coordinator.

Please see below an overview of the filming for your awareness:

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location of Filming Location/Accident Staging: W. College Avenue – between Pershing Ave. and Beaver St.
Scenario: Students driving a vehicle – distracted by music, cell phones, friends etc., causing an accident – pedestrian struck, subsequently causing the vehicle to strike a telephone pole. Multiple victims, entrapment.

** W. College Avenue will be closed/blocked between Pershing Ave. and Beaver St. – No street parking and no traffic or pedestrian flow will occur. The road will be blocked beginning at 6:00 AM on the day of filming/production.

**This serves as your notice that this “dramatization” will be occurring, do not panic or misinterpret the filming of the public service announcement as a “real emergency.”

Basketball: Playoff Tickets for sale (Location: Shamokin High School vs. Dallas High School)

Posted on March 9th, 2020

Athletic Department will be pre-selling tickets for the boy’s state playoff game vs. Southern Lehigh on Friday night 7:30 pm March 10th at Shamokin High School vs. Dallas High school. The athletic office will have tickets to pre-sell from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and at the door, it’s $8.00 for all.

Basketball: Playoff Tickets for sale

Posted on March 3rd, 2020

Athletic Department will be pre-selling tickets for the boy’s state playoff game vs. Southern Lehigh on Friday night 7:30 pm March 6th at Bethlehem Freedom High School in the athletic office starting Tuesday, March 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and at the door, it’s $8.00 for all.

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