It is time to plan for the 2021-2022 school year! Before sharing information in this regard, we want to take the time to thank all of you for your patience and support as you, your children, and our beloved school have navigated a historic time in our nation’s history. In keeping with our school’s mission, we have spent the last 9 months ensuring the continuity of education and curriculum for our students through a combined virtual distance learning and in-person platform. The safety and security of the York Catholic community has and continues to be our first and foremost priority through this time.
As we transition to planning for 2021-2022, we ask that you please read the following information thoroughly as it contains important information regarding course selection, tuition assistance, and re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year, as well as the tentative calendar-at-a-glance. Links to important documents are included at the end of this letter.
Course Selection – Parent Information
Please take the time to review our course catalog for next school year. Also, please watch the video presentation pertaining to your student’s grade for next year. The video provides additional information beyond course descriptions, to include very specific requirements and elective options by grade level. These resources will assist as you engage in conversation with your student at home regarding their schedule options for next school year. Both resources are linked at the end of this letter. We will continue our partnership with several colleges and elective high school entities, to include Alvernia University for College in the Classroom credit, Dual Enrollment at three local York County colleges for credit, the York County School of Technology flex program for grades 11 & 12, and the Virtual High School for additional elective opportunities not offered at YC.
After reviewing the information this week online, please feel free to contact Mrs. Kathy Hand, Director of Studies, with any further questions you may have. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-846-8871 x313.
Course Selection – Student Process
Mrs. Kathy Hand, Director of Studies, and the Guidance Department began visiting Junior High classrooms this week regarding the course selection process for next school year. Junior High students will bring home a list of courses for the 2021-2022 school year to share with you. As part of the pre-course selection process, please review that list with them, provide the necessary parent signature, and have your student return the course selection form. Signed Junior High forms are due to homeroom teachers by Friday, February 5. Junior high students will register for courses online during computer class in early February.
Senior High students should be talking with their subject level teachers regarding appropriate course selection and level (1, 2, H, or AP) for 2021-2022. Beginning Monday, February 1, students currently in grades 9 through 11 will have access to the online course selection portal in VISION. This will remain open until February 19. During this time, students should select their courses, and appropriate levels based on teacher recommendations, for next school year. After completing the process online, students are instructed to print the course selection sheet and review with parents for parent signature. The final step is for students to have each of their teachers sign the course selection sheet next to the desired course to document their approval. These signed forms are due to homeroom teachers by Friday, February 26, 2021.
In an effort to prepare for the budget and enrollment numbers, we have aligned the re-enrollment process with our course selection calendar. Tuition figures for next year will be published in early April after budget approval by the School Board. In order to budget appropriately, we are asking families to re-enroll now.
To do so, we are offering a discounted early re-enrollment fee of $200.00 per student if paid by February 19, 2021. After February 19, 2021, the regular re-enrolment fee of $250.00 will be in place, with an increase to $300.00 after April 9, 2021. $200.00 of the re-enrollment fee will be applied to your child’s 2021-2022 required technology and capital improvement fees for 2021-2022 ($100.00 each).
If you plan to apply for tuition assistance for the 2021-2022 school year, please be sure to do so no later than March 1, 2021. For specific guidelines regarding this process, please see the additional information below titled “Letter regarding the FACTS Tuition Assistance Application & Neumann Scholarship guidelines.” If you require assistance in completing this application, you may make an appointment February 3 or 9 with our Business Office Manager, Ms. Heather Dougherty. Please contact her at email@example.com or 717-846-8871 x315.
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Again, we thank you for choosing York Catholic and we look forward to a continued partnership with your family next school year.