School District Of The City Of York

Phase Two K-8 Grade Continuity of Education Plan

Posted on May 6th, 2020

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education has issued guidance regarding school learning and we will now be implementing Phase Two of our Continuity of Education Plan for all K-8th grade students. Although school buildings remain closed at this time, teaching and learning will continue for students. Review and enrichment with teachers began on Monday, March 30, 2020. Planned Instruction for all K-8 graders will begin on Monday, May 11, 2020, and end Friday, May 29, 2020. As we move to Planned Instruction, we know parents and guardians are being asked to engage in new roles in their student’s learning. To help ease you into this work, please find below guidance:

  • Students should continue to participate in their Enrichment and Review Activities of SuccessMaker, RAZ-kids, XtraMath, head sprout, and Epic! as already established in phase one of the Continuity of Education plan.

 

  • Planned Instruction – Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, teachers will provide planned instruction lessons via a virtual meeting platform weekly. Planned Instruction will cover content in Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, and Encore lessons. Lessons are intended to reinforce prior learning and introduce new learning to all students.

 

  •  Virtual Meeting Platform – The platform your teachers have been utilizing to communicate (Office Hours, Class Meetings, etc) with your student will also be used during planned instruction.

 

  • Participation – Each student, by the method available, is expected to continue working on their Enrichment and Review Activities every day, as well as attend planned instruction “virtual lessons”, that will be communicated with your student by their teachers. 

 

  • Grading – During the state-mandated closure, the District is moving from our current grading system and will now be implementing grading based on Pass and Incomplete for the fourth marking period. Participation is expected of all students in all areas of Phase one and Phase two of our Continuity of Education Plan. Grading will be based on the level of engagement of each student.

 

  • Communicating with Teachers – All teachers have scheduled office hours to provide instructional support for students and answer questions for families. Your child’s teacher has contacted you via email, phone, or by other communication methods. Please continue to check your email and answer all phone calls on a regular basis, if possible, so you do not miss important messages.

 

  •  Expectations for Families:
    • Continue communication with your child’s teacher and/or principals if you have questions.
    • Establish a place for learning at home that minimizes distractions and work to establish a routine for learning at home while also being flexible when needed.
    • Set realistic goals for yourself and your child(ren). We are all in this together.

 

 

 

Technical Support Information

Posted on April 14th, 2020

Student remote help email and the text line are running behind because of the volume of requests. Please be patient as our IT department is working diligently to answer your messages. When you write into technical support you must include the following:
1. First and last name of the student
2. Grade of student
3. The program you are trying to log in to and or the issue you are experiencing
Messages that do not include the information outlined above may experience a longer wait time.
Phone number: 717-676-3477
Email: StudentRemoteHelp@ycs.k12.pa.us

How to Login to District Laptop (Click Link)

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Las lineas de correo electronico y de mensaje de texto de apoyo a distancia para los estudiantes  están atrasadas debido al alto volumen de solicitudes. Por favor, tengan paciencia ya que nuestro departamento de IT está trabajando arduamente para responder a sus mensajes. Cuando escriban a la linea de apoyo técnico deben incluir lo siguiente:
1. Nombre y apellido del estudiante
2. Grado del estudiante
3. El programa al que está intentando ingresar y o el problema que está experimentando
número de teléfono: 717-676-3477
dirección de correo electrónico: StudentRemoteHelp@ycs.k12.pa.us
Los mensajes que no incluyan la información antes mencionada pueden experimentar un tiempo de espera más largo.

K-8 Grade Continuity of Education Plan

Posted on April 6th, 2020

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The School District of the City of York’s district and school administration has been working diligently to implement and deliver a formalized, equitable, and meaningful at-home distance learning plan. During this unprecedented time and the uncertainty of how long this health crisis may last, we recognize the importance of not only continuing our students’ education but also how we can offer support to our families during this time. Your child’s homeroom teacher will be reaching out to you this week to answer questions and go over the plan with you. Please share all login and/or device questions and concerns with your homeroom teacher at that time.

What follows is an outline of the district’s plan for learning activities at home.

Important Details:

  • K-8 At-Home Learning Start Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 (students may choose to log into our programs as soon as they are able)
  • Delivery: Online Enrichment & Review activities
  • Home Access: Tablet, laptop or computer and Internet

Enrichment & Review Activities:

  • No new content (standards or skills) are addressed through the Enrichment & Review At-Home Learning activities
  • No grading occurs during this time
  • Providing online resources to support the practice of previously learned information

Student Information Sheet:

Encore Activities:

To get started, visit the website below, click the grid with your grade level. You will find your ENCORE classes listed across the top. We are asking you to complete at least one lesson from each Encore subject every week- but you can always do more! Lessons will be changed every week- new on Mondays.

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9th-12th Grade Continuity of Education Plan

Posted on April 6th, 2020

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. Click the links below for instructions and guidance on how all 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students will be expected to continue learning through this mandated-closure. We encourage you to use patience as 9-11 grade courses will be uploaded in the coming days, continue to follow these steps daily to check for updates on your course work.

How to Login to District Laptop (Click Link)

9th-11th grade Cyber learning Directions (Click Link)

Student remote help email and the text line are running behind because of the volume of requests. Please be patient as our IT department is working diligently to answer your messages. When you write into technical support you must include the following:
1. First and last name of student
2. Grade of student
3. The program you are trying to log in to and or the issue you are experiencing
Messages that do not include the information outlined above may experience a longer wait time.

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El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York ha desarrollado un plan para asegurar la continuidad de la educación de nuestros estudiantes, manteniendo la salud y el bienestar de todos como una prioridad principal. Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para obtener instrucciones y orientación sobre cómo se espera que todos los estudiantes del 9th-12th grado continúen aprendiendo a lo largo de este cierre mandatorio. Les pedimos que tengan paciencia mientras que las clases de los grados 9-11 se cargarán al sistema en los próximos días, por favor sigan estos pasos diariamente para comprobar las actualizaciones de su trabajo de clase

Cómo iniciar sesión en la computadora portátil del distrito (haga clic en el enlace)

Instrucciones de aprendizaje cibernético para los grados 9-11 (haga clic en el enlace)

Las lineas de correo electronico y de mensaje de texto de apoyo a distancia para los estudiantes  están atrasadas debido al alto volumen de solicitudes. Por favor, tengan paciencia ya que nuestro departamento de IT está trabajando arduamente para responder a sus mensajes. Cuando escriban a la linea de apoyo técnico deben incluir lo siguiente:
1. Nombre y apellido del estudiante
2. Grado del estudiante
3. El programa al que está intentando ingresar y o el problema que está experimentando
Los mensajes que no incluyan la información antes mencionada pueden experimentar un tiempo de espera más largo.

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Distri Lekòl Vil York la te devlope yon plan pou asire kontinyasyon edikasyon pou elèv nou yo, pou kenbe sante ak byennèt tout moun yon pi gwo priyorite. Klike sou lyen sa a pou jwenn enstriksyon ak konsèy sou kijan yo atann pou tout elèv lekòl segondè yo kontinye aprann nan tout fèmti obligatwa sa a. Nou mande pou ou pasyan ke klas 9-11 rive nan sistèm lan nan pwochen jou yo, tanpri swiv etap sa yo chak jou pou tcheke pou dènye nouvèl sou travay klas ou.

Kouman pou konekte avèk laptop distri lekòl la (Klike sou lyen)

Enstriksyon pou aprann Cyber ​​pou elèv lekòl segondè (klike sou lyen)

Imèl sipò Remote ak liy mesaj tèks pou elèv yo anreta akòz volim segondè nan demann. Tanpri pran pasyans kòm depatman IT nou an ap travay di pou reponn a mesaj ou yo. Lè w ap ekri nan liy sipò teknik la yo ta dwe gen ladan sa ki annapre yo:
1. Non ak ti non elèv la
2. Klas elèv la
3. Pwogram nan w ap eseye antre nan oswa oswa pwoblèm nan w ap fè eksperyans

Mesaj ki pa gen ladan enfòmasyon ki anwo a ka eksperyans yon tan rete tann pi lontan

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Breakfast and Lunch Program

Posted on March 18th, 2020

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
  • William Penn Senior High School Door 15 corner of College and Pershing Ave
  • Jackson K-8 Door 4 on McKenzie Street

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.

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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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
  • escuela William Penn Puerta 15 esquina de College y Pershing Ave
  • Jackson School Gate 4 en la calle McKenzie 

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.

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

Class of 2020 Diploma Pick-up/ Virtual Graduation Information

Posted on May 30th, 2020

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Greetings Bearcat Family,

We are excited to present our Seniors with their diplomas on Thursday, June 4, 2020, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. At this time, the student must return all textbooks, electronic devices, and district-loaned items (such as instruments, calculators, costumes, etc.).

Senior Device and Textbook Dropoff/Diploma Pick-up/ Locker Clean-out

  • All attendees are required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines
  • Students should report to Door 33 (Princess Street Gym Doors) and find the assigned line based on their last name.
  • Students say their names to be identified on the list, return the district-issued electronic device, textbooks, and other district-loaned items.
  • Once cleared on the list, the students will be issued their diploma and any awards in which they were to receive.
  • Students will be asked if they have any personal items that they would like to retrieve from their lockers. If “yes”, students will be escorted into the building to retrieve them. If “no” you are giving permission to the School District of the City of York to discard any remaining items left in the school locker.

Note: Parents and/or guardians (with appropriate ID) are permitted to drop off and pick up the items listed above.

Reflecting on the district’s priorities of being equitable and understanding the impact of COVID-19 we have decided to forgive any remaining balances or financial obligations that were incurred for this school year.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony 

The School District of the City of York is pleased to present a professional video commemorating the Class of 2020. This commemorative video will be streamed at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 4, 2020. The link to view the live stream will become available on Thursday.

THE LINK WILL BE PROVIDED HERE

Those who wish to view the live stream will be able to access the link to enter the video platform 30-minutes prior to 7:00 PM to ensure you have an adequate amount of time to prepare for the celebration. We encourage you to post congratulatory pictures and videos enjoying the Virtual Graduation Ceremony by using the hashtag #WPSHSClassof2020.

 

Proposed 2020-21 district budget available for review

Posted on May 29th, 2020

The proposed 2020-21 district budget is below. Click the image below to download the PDF. The Board of School Directors will consider the budget for adoption at the June School Board Meeting. (Dates and information will be announced via our district website)

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Registration Information Update

Posted on May 18th, 2020

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The School District of the City of York – Registration Information

To assist parents/guardians who are relocating to the School District of the City of York, 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://ycs-sapphire1.k12system.com/CommunityWebPortal/Registration/index.cfm.

Our Central Registration team will continue to work during the closure and at this time this is the only means of registration to YCSD. At the end of the application you will be required to submit scans or photographs of required documentation (residency verification, birth certificates, photo ID of the parent or guardian, and shot records). Upon verification, your registration will be accepted and you will be contacted about when your student(s) can begin attendance in the York City SD.

If you don’t have access to a printer to upload the required documents you can take a picture of each document and upload it.   Students should not report to a York City school until they receive confirmation from the central registration department about their start date.

Registration for the 20-21 school will begin on July 1st. All registration will be completed online.

 

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Online Registration Instructions (English)

 

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Online Registration Instructions (español)

Virtual School Committee (May 11) and Board (May 20) Meeting Details

Posted on May 7th, 2020

 

MEETING CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS

 

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Meetings of the Board of School Directors of the School District of the City of York have been revised.  The public board meetings as set forth below which were previously scheduled to take place at the school district’s administration building (31 North Pershing Avenue, York PA) will, due to the Covid-19 emergency, now take place virtually through the Zoom video conferencing platform.  Additional details for the virtual meetings shall be available below:

Committee (non-voting) meetings:    Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm; and, Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Regular (voting) meetings:                    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm; and, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

 

Virtual Committee Meeting May 11, 2020 – how to watch live streaming

Virtual Board Meeting May 20, 2020 – how to “attend” via Zoom or watch live streaming (Click link)

 

Mindy A. Wantz, Board Secretary

Board of School Directors

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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