Tomorrow Wednesday, April 14, 2021, is a full student learning day. All students should continue following their learning schedules based on their cohort for the day. All students will be dismissed at their normal scheduled time. Thank you.

Mañana, 14 de abril, 2021, es un día completo de aprendizaje para los estudiantes. Todos los estudiantes deberán continuar siguiendo sus horarios de aprendizaje basado en sus grupos para este día. Todos los estudiantes terminaran sus clases a su horario normal. Gracias.

Information about the enhanced Hybrid Learning Model for the 4th Marking period is now available on the website. This mode of enhanced learning will begin on Monday, April 12, 2021. Please take the time to read the entire document and contact your child's school if you have any questions: CLICK HERE

La información para el modelo mejorado  de aprendizaje hibrido para el cuarto periodo de notas esta disponible en nuestro sitio en la red. Este modelo mejorado  se implementará el lunes, 12  de abril del 2021. Favor de tomar el tiempo de leer este documento en su totalidad y  si tiene alguna pregunta comuníquese con la escuela de su estudiante. Haga clic aquí

School District Of The City Of York

Pre-K

Through a partnership with Community Progress Council, the School District of the City of York has provided a high-quality Pre-Kindergarten program for York City 4-year-olds since the 2007-08 academic year. The program has grown from six classrooms the first year to 14 classrooms serving 265 students in 2018-19, with at least one classroom in each of the district’s eight elementary schools.Pre-Kindergarten graduates sitting in chairs

Each classroom has a teacher and an assistant teacher. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 20 students. Pre-K teachers hold bachelor’s degrees and Pennsylvania Department of Education certificates in early childhood education. The assistant teachers hold associate’s degrees or a Child Development Associate Certificate.

Pre-K gives children a chance to learn, become excited about school and be better prepared for kindergarten. The research-based curriculum focuses on building children’s social and academic skills.

The district’s program has received consistently high scores from the state to prove the program’s high quality. In fact, the state awarded the program more money for 2016-17 to expand Pre-K in York City.

Image of cartoonish bearData analyses consistently show that students who had attended the district’s Pre-K classes achieve significantly higher scores on standardized tests than students who did not attend the Pre-K program.

2020-21 Registration

Children who live in York City and who will be 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2020 are eligible for 2019-20 enrollment.

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 virtual learning 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 School District.

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.

 

 

Please bring each of the following documents to your registration appointment:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization records
  • Parent/guardian photo identification
  • Proof of address (such as a lease or utility bill)
  • Proof of income

Julie Fabie

Pre-K Principal

Pre-K Supervisor Julie Fabie head shotJulie Fabie has been supervising the School District of the City of York’s Pre-K program since its start in 2007 with six classrooms.  Julie has been instrumental in the expansion of the program to 14 classrooms and is responsible for the general oversight of the program and supervision of Pre-K staff.

Julie grew up in Altoona, Pa. and graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle High School.  She received her degree in elementary education from Penn State University.  She also went on to receive her master’s degree at Millersville University and an early childhood certification from Shippensburg University.  She student taught in the York City School District and went on to be hired as a first grade teacher in 1987. She has taught first grade, second grade and kindergarten in the district. While teaching kindergarten, she discovered the importance of early childhood education in a student’s life.  In 2007, the district received the Pre-K Counts grant and Julie became the coordinator of the grant.  As the program grew, so did the responsibilities.  Her title then changed to Pre-K Supervisor, and later Pre-K Principal. Julie lives in York with her son, Dylan, and her two dogs, Winston and Chewie.

Pre-K FAQs

Research has shown that children who attend high quality pre-kindergarten programs do better in school and are less likely to experience school failure than those who do not attend.
Pre-K students come to school at 8:15 a.m. and dismiss at 2:30 p.m.
The Pre-K department has partnered with the officers of the York City School District Police Department to educate Pre-K students on safety issues like stranger danger and safe walking.  The students learn from a young age to see police officers as role models who are here to help.
Contact us at the Pre-K office by visiting 31 N. Pershing Ave. or by calling (717) 845-3571, extension 4052.
Registration occurs in the spring for the following school year. If the child will be 4 by August 31, they are eligible to attend. We do take registrations throughout the year as openings do occur when people move.  We try to maintain a waiting list as well.  To register, families need to provide:

 

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of income

Yes. Pre-K students follow the district uniform policy for K-5 students
A small class size of no more than 20 students, two teachers in the classroom, a curriculum aligned with Pennsylvania Early learning Standards, regular review of your child’s progress and an emphasis on the social skills needed to transition into kindergarten.

For more information, please contact:

Vicki Landis, Pre-K Office Manager
717-849-1398

Julie Fabie, Pre-K Principal
717-849-1398

Romy Steinauer, Pre-K Education Manager
717-845-3571 ext. 4035

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