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 https://forms.gle/qzqL8Vk54xupmtDP9


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 https://forms.gle/qzqL8Vk54xupmtDP9

School District Of The City Of York

Reopening Schools Survey For Parents

Posted on June 10th, 2020

Dear Bearcat Families,

We hope this message finds you and your family safe and sound. We are busily preparing for next year and would like to know what plans you have for your child if/when it is safe for our schools to begin reopening for in-person learning. We understand that every family is in a unique situation, health, and comfort level that we need to be ready to support. This brief survey will help guide us as we design teaching and learning to meet your child’s needs, either in person in a classroom, virtual classroom, or a blending of both. Please help us by taking a moment to respond to the questions below for each child who will be attending one of our schools in the fall.

If you have multiple children, please re-take this survey to provide your response for each child.

In Partnership,
School District of the City of York Reopening Team

Reopening School Parent Survey (Click this Link)

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Queridas familias Bearcat,

Esperamos que este mensaje los encuentre a usted y a sus familias sanas y salvas. Nos estamos preparando para el próximo año y nos gustaría saber qué planes tienen para sus hijos si/cuando sea seguro que nuestras escuelas empiecen a reabrir para el aprendizaje en persona. Entendemos que cada familia está en una situación única de salud y nivel de comodidad que necesitamos estar listos para brindarles apoyo. Esta breve encuesta nos ayudará a orientarnos a la hora de diseñar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje para satisfacer las necesidades de su hijo, ya sea en persona en un aula, en un aula virtual o en una combinación de ambas.Por favor, ayúdenos tomando un momento para responder a las preguntas siguientes para cada niño que asistirá a una de nuestras escuelas en el otoño.

Si tiene varios niños, por favor, vuelva a realizar esta encuesta para proporcionar su respuesta para cada niño.

En Asociación,
Equipo de Reapertura del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York

Encuesta para los padres sobre la reapertura de las escuelas (haga clic en este enlace)

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Chè fanmi Bearcat,

Nou espere ke mesaj sa a jwenn ou menm ak fanmi ou an sekirite ak son. Nou ap prepare pou ane pwochèn e nou ta renmen konnen ki plan ou genyen pou pitit ou si / lè li sèten lekòl nou yo ap re-louvri pou aprantisaj an pèsòn. Nou konprann ke chak fanmi nan yon nivo sante ak konfò inik ke nou bezwen pare pou sipòte. Sondaj kout sa a pral ede nou gide nou nan konsepsyon ansèyman ak aprantisaj satisfè bezwen pitit ou a, kit se an pèsòn nan yon sal klas, nan yon sal klas vityèl, oswa nan yon konbinezon de tou de. Tanpri ede nou pa pran yon moman pou reponn kesyon sa yo pou chak timoun ki pral patisipe nan youn nan lekòl nou yo nan sezon lotòn nan.

Si ou gen plizyè timoun, tanpri pran sondaj sa a ankò pou bay repons ou pou chak timoun.

Nan asosyasyon,

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Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Posted on June 5th, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian and Family Members,

The school that your child attends is a Title I school, and as the parent/guardian and family member, you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program and activities in our district. The focus of all Title I programs is to help our students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey will be used to assist us with future planning for parent and family engagement activities and events at your school and throughout the school district. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Parent and Family Engagement Survey (Click Link Below)

https://forms.gle/GotYMgTnGu3aEryG7

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Estimados Padres/Tutores y Familiares:

La escuela a la que asiste su hijo es una escuela de Título I, y como padre/tutor y miembro de la familia, usted es una parte importante del equipo de Título I. Su aporte/comentario es vital en la planificación e implementación del programa y las actividades de participación de padres y familias en nuestro distrito. El enfoque de todos los programas de Título I es ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a alcanzar los mismos altos estándares de rendimiento académico que se esperan de todos los niños, independientemente de su condición socioeconómica y antecedentes culturales. La siguiente encuesta se utilizará para ayudarnos con la planificación futura de actividades y eventos de participación de padres y familias en su escuela y en todo el distrito escolar. Agradecemos sus comentarios y gracias por tomarse el tiempo para completar ésta encuesta.

Encuesta de Participación para Padres y Familia (Haga clic en el enlace de abajo)

https://forms.gle/SLpyy7y7ZDugB3QU6

K-8 Grade 4th Marking Period Information

Posted on June 3rd, 2020

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**Report cards and the information below will be mailed to families directly**

Dear Bearcat Families,

Congratulations Bearcats you did it! This year has been challenging indeed but we made it through together. We hope you and your family are safe and healthy as you read this letter.  Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we have reimagined education for our Bearcat students over the past couple of months. We are appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and volunteers for their positivity, flexibility, and resilience.

During distance learning, our goal was to provide continuous educational opportunities for students. Student engagement has been a central focus of academic instruction. We have continually emphasized the following three goals for Phase One and Phase Two of the K-8 Grade Continuity of Education Plan:

  • Equitably engage students’ hearts
  • Equitably engage students’ minds
  • Collaborate extensively

As we close out the fourth marking period, the following information will provide guidance on distance learning grading and promotion for the fourth marking period:

 

Grades will be identified based on Pass or Incomplete for all K-8 students.

  • Pass: The student gave an effort on the assignments given during the weekly lessons. The student attended virtual lessons when possible. The student asked questions when needed and demonstrated an understanding of the required skills.

 

  • Incomplete: The student completed a few assignments (or less). The student did not demonstrate the level of interest needed to grow in the related subject, skill, or content area.

 

Be advised, if your child(ren) receives an Incomplete for a grade this DOES NOT mean they have failed their current grade level. An Incomplete grade will be used in the 2020-2021 school year to identify possible academic intervention needs. Your child’s report card will state Promoted or Candidate for Retention. If the report card states your child is a Candidate for Retention, communication about retention would have been received prior to the closure of schools.

 

Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy Update

The Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy, a district school that emphasizes a project-based learning approach to education, will be accepting students for the 2020-2021 school year. This year there will be no formal application process. Due to the anticipation of a limited number of spots available, the School District City of York has developed a google form for families who are interested in their child(ren) attending the STEAM Academy. Student acceptance will be determined based on a lottery system. Please click or type the link below in your web browser to access the google form. All information must be submitted via the google form by July 14, 2020, to be eligible for consideration.

 

https://forms.gle/6we38CQRfANsLtk17

 

District- Loaned Electronic Device 

The School District of the City of York recognizes the potential impact that the state-mandated closure may have had on your child’s education. We believe in ensuring every opportunity for our Bearcats to continue learning even through the summer months. For this reason, district-loaned electronic devices will remain in your possession as we have expanded access to summer learning opportunities.  A date will be announced before the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for when district-loaned electronic devices will need to be returned to your school building. If you are planning on withdrawing from the School District of the City of York you will need to return your device. Contact your school building to inform them of your decision to withdraw and they will provide you with the necessary steps to return the district-loaned electronic device.

 

Please contact your school administrators if you have any questions. We look forward to the day when we can see our Bearcats in person, but until then, have a wonderful summer. Always remember — We Can’t Hide That Bearcat Pride!

 

See you soon Bearcats,

Andrea J. Berry, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

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 is available below.

Facebook Live:

https://fb.com/mvphd/videos/264828561386006/

YouTube Live:

https://youtu.be/cpgi5nYwlRg

 

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.

 

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Graduation Program Class of 2020 (English)

 

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Graduation Program Class of 2020 (español)

 

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

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.

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