Immunization Requirements

Posted on: September 19th, 2017
Changes to PA Immunization Law for All Students

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017. The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in PA are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. A child must have the required medically-appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines or risk exclusion from school.

Children in grades 7-12 need the following immunizations for attendance:
** 4 doses of tetanus  (1 dose on or after 4th birthday) – Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td
** 4 doses of diphtheria (1 dose on or after 4th birthday) – Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td
** 4 doses of acellular pertussis (1 dose on or after 4th birthday) – Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td
** 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
** 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (usually given as MMR)
** 3 doses of hepatitis B
** 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
** 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) – 1st dose is given 11-15 years of age; a 2nd dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.  If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
** 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

All students must submit a Certificate of Immunization form by August 25.

Click here for the required Certificate of Immunization form (green and white) to complete and submit to the York Catholic nurse detailing the dates your child’s immunizations were administered. If the form is incomplete based on the state requirements above, a 2nd form (PLAN – red and white) must be completed detailing the dates the immunizations are scheduled to be given. Click here for the PLAN form. The completed Certificate of Immunization (and the PLAN card, if applicable) must be returned to the school nurse by August 25, 2017.

Under Pennsylvania state law, students without the Certificate of Immunization form or the PLAN form on file, cannot be admitted school.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Lupinetti, York Catholic nurse, at 717-846-8871 x221 or or consult the PA Department of Health website at

Required Paperwork

Posted on: August 25th, 2017

Welcome to the new school year!

Please review and complete the forms your student gives you the first week of school.  7th Graders received their packets Wednesday, August 23 and students in grades 8-12 received their packets Thursday, August 24.

This packet contains important information including paperwork that needs a parent’s signature and return by Thursday, August 31.

If the packet has been misplaced, please click here to print the forms.

Please be mindful that we will be emailing parents on a weekly basis with informational updates and our York Catholic website also contains information you will find helpful throughout the year.

We are looking forward to a blessed year and we thank you for selecting York Catholic as your educational choice for your child.


Youth Night for our “Futures”

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017

Partner school students in grades 1-6 are invited to Futures Night at York Catholic!  Come out and be part of the team as you cheer for your future school!

Boys Soccer                 Sep 12 at 4 PM

Girls Soccer                  Sep 18 at 4 PM

Volleyball                      Oct 10 at 7 PM

Football                         Oct 13 at 7 PM

Cheerleading                 Oct 13 at 7 PM

Marching Band             Oct 13 at 7 PM

For complete details, contact Dustin Boeckel at

Partner School Camps & Clinics

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017

Partner Cheer Clinic                                        

YC’s Varsity Cheerleaders will be hosting a Cheer Clinic for students in grades K-6 on Saturday, September 30, from 9 AM-12 PM in the gymnasium with a showcase of what was learned performed from 11:45 AM-noon.  Participants will learn cheers, chants, and a dance.  K-6 cheerleaders who participate will get an opportunity to join the varsity squad on the sidelines at the YC football game on October 13.  Cost for one child is $25, two children are $35, and three children are $45. Click here for the registration form. Registration and payment are due by September 28.  For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at 717-846-8871 x220 or


Partner Band Camp                                         

York Catholic is hosting an Elementary Marching Band Camp on Saturday, September 30, from 8 AM-2 PM for any 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student who has played a band instrument for at least a year or who would be interested in color guard.  Students will have the opportunity to play level-appropriate Marching Band music, as well as learn basic drill techniques, and basic color guard techniques with a little fun thrown in. A mini-show for parents will take place at 1:45 PM.  Lunch, snack, flipbook, lyre, and music will be provided. Cost is $25 per child, $40 for 2 children, $55 for 3 children.  Please bring a refillable water bottle, comfortable sneakers, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, and comfortable clothing.  Click here for the registration form. Please register by September 22. For more information, contact Cecelia Mezza at or 717-846-8871 x224.

Any 6th grade band student who attends a parochial school is welcome to play with the York Catholic Marching Band in the stands at the October 13 football game.  You do not need to attend the mini camp in order to play with us.  Please email Ms. Mezza if you are interested.  Report time is at 5:45 PM in the YC Band Room. Students can leave at halftime or stay for the full game.

Welcome Wednesday

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017

York Catholic will be open from 10 AM-2 PM on Wednesday, September 27, for families to drop by for a tour with one of our YC Student Ambassadors and observe what happens during a typical day.  You’ll also have a chance to meet with our Admissions Director to get your questions answered.

For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at or 717-846-8871 x220.

Open House

Posted on: August 21st, 2017

York Catholic’s Spring Open House will be held on Sunday, October 15, from 12-2 PM.

Prospective students and their families are welcome to tour the school, talk with faculty, staff, and students, and enjoy learning more about York Catholic’s exemplary academic programs for students in grades 7-12.

For more information, contact Ms. Heather Hoffman, Director of Admissions and Enrollment, at 717-846-8871 x220 or

Click here to pre-register for Open House.

Click here for a coupon off the application fee.

College Admission Information Night

Posted on: August 16th, 2017


A College Admission Information Night for Juniors, Seniors, and their parents will be held at YCHS Thursday, October 26, at 6:30 PM. 

Ms. Hess, York Catholic School Counselor, and Ms. Sharon Mulligan, York College Admission Counselor, will review the college admission process, student transcripts, recommendation letters, and a Junior and Senior timeline.  This is especially helpful information if your student is the first in your family to go to college.

To register, contact Mrs. Moir at 717-846-8871 x254 or   You will receive a confirmation email once your registration request is received.   If you do not receive this email, please call Mrs. Moir.


Yearbook Sale

Posted on: August 15th, 2017

Even though the 2018 color yearbooks are not distributed until May, NOW is the time to place your order for a book.  Extra yearbooks are not available in May.  Only what is ordered is delivered to YC for distribution.  To make yearbook ordering easier, York Catholic is participating in the Smart Pay sales management program offered through Taylor Publishing. Smart Pay handles the order taking and payments allowing the yearbook advisor and staff additional time to produce the best yearbook ever.

Order NOW!  Simply click here or call the Smart Pay ordering line at 1-800-853-1337.


Special Note for Parents of Seniors:

There will be a special section of the 2018 yearbook reserved only for parents of seniors to send a message to their senior son or daughter.  It is a great keepsake and a wonderful way to congratulate your child for all of their years of hard work.  The rectangular space costs $20 and can be in full color with a total of 30 words and 1 picture.  Be sure to only submit pictures that you do not need replaced.  Photos should be in good condition and printed on photo paper.  Please click here for the Senior Form and return it with your payment (checks made payable to York Catholic High School) to Mrs. Nagley no later than Tuesday, November 21.


A Patriotic Night at the Races

Posted on: July 20th, 2017

York Catholic’s Athletic Association will host “Irish Night: A Patriotic Night at the Races” on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, at YC. Doors open at 5:30 PM.  At 6 PM, the night starts with a Moment of Silence and live singing of the National Anthem, by YC senior athlete, Catherine Tillotson.

Join us for 12 simulcast horse races, silent auction, raffles, rip tickets, and all you can eat food and beverages with catering by Mission BBQ for $25. Reserved tables for 8 are available for $500 that includes 8 tickets and publicity the night of the event.

Reserve your tickets in advance so we can prepare our food and beverage suppliers! To reserve tickets, contact Roxanne Castellanos at or 717-846-8871 x211 or send your order request (quantity of tickets and names for each) and payment (check made to YC Athletic Association) to her attention at York Catholic.  You will not receive a hard ticket but will be checked in the night of the event.

Dress is casual. This event is for ages 21+. Please support our event and come prepared to play and have fun while raising money for YC Athletics.

Click here for a flyer to share with friends.


The York Catholic Fund

Posted on: July 15th, 2017

“We Believe”

The York Catholic Fund provides vital dollars to help ensure an exceptional educational experience for our students. Each year, donations support the gap between tuition charged and the actual cost per student (approximately $2,000.00 per student), professional development for teachers, student club activities, technology, and facility improvements at the school.

We Believe York Catholic students work hard, play hard, and brighten the world with their faith, mind, and heart. They share their musical and acting talents throughout the year and have great success on the fields and on the courts winning several athletic championships.

We Believe our parents make the best choice for their children as they continue to invest significantly in their education. The Class of 2017 is a strong example of the return on this investment achieving $8.3 million in college scholarship offers and volunteering over 20,000 hours of service to the greater York community and beyond. Upon graduation, our students truly realize the mission statement of York Catholic as they are academically sound, intellectually curious, and ethically prepared to serve the global community with grace.

We Believe as a member of our YC family, your help will enable us to continue to offer a rich multidimensional experience for this year’s students. Please become a donor to this year’s York Catholic Fund. Your support will help our students benefit from strong academics, winning athletics, and vast and varied extracurricular activities.

We gratefully accept annual gifts from July 1 through June 30 of each year to The York Catholic Fund. Donors who give $1,000 (or more annually) are members of YC’s Mystical Rose Society and as such, receive special acknowledgement at Mass and invitation to events throughout the year. For fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018), The York Catholic Fund will strive to raise $300,000 to address the initiatives above by encouraging all graduates whether recent or seasoned, parents, and friends to get involved. Each and every gift, whatever the amount, is valued and matters tremendously.