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Student Medical Requirements for 2019-20

Posted on: June 1st, 2019

Immunizations

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established school immunization requirements for all students.  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)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 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
  • 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) – age 11 or older

*   Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td

If you submitted doctor’s documentation of the administration of these vaccines previously, you do not need to repeat this step unless an additional booster or immunization is needed or has been given in the past year.  (Students entering grades 10, 11, & 12 – please note the dose requirements for the MCV vaccine.)  All new students must submit doctor’s documentation of the dates the above doses were administered to the York Catholic nurse by August 23, 2019.  If any of the required immunizations will not be given by August 23, please click here for the PLAN form to detail the dates the immunizations are scheduled to be given.

Under Pennsylvania state law, students without the required immunizations or a plan with scheduled dates of administration on file, cannot be admitted to school.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah DeLuca, York Catholic nurse, at 717-846-8871 x221 or sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org or consult the PA Department of Health website at www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov.

 

Physicals

The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that all children must have a medical examination upon original entry into school (Kindergarten or first grade), and in grades six and eleven. These grades were selected because they represent critical periods of growth and development in a child’s life.

A medical examination is also required for those children who have transferred to York into any grade from other states or from other Pennsylvania areas and who have not sent records of previous examinations.

We are recommending that these examinations be done by your family physician, since he or she can best evaluate your child’s health and assist you in obtaining necessary treatments and corrections.

It is important that the school have a record of a child’s health status. This knowledge enables the school staff to help children achieve maximum benefits of their educational opportunities. Please click here for the School Physical Form – Private Physician. Please remember the form must be filled out as completely as possible by your family physician and must be returned to the school nurse no later than August 23. Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school physician. All examinations by the family physician are at the expense of the family.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah DeLuca, York Catholic nurse, at 717-846-8871 x221 or sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org

PLEASE NOTE:  Students planning to play sports must also submit the PIAA Physical paperwork completed by a physician.  Please click here for details.

 

Dental

The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that children receive a dental examination upon original entry and in grades 3 and 7. Believing that the family dentist should be the chief source of dental care, we encourage each child to visit the dentist
regularly. Please click here for the Dental Form for your dentist to complete. Please remember that the form must be filled out as completely as possible by your family dentist and must be returned to the school nurse by August 23. Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school dentist. All examinations by the family dentist are at the expense of the family.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah DeLuca, York Catholic nurse, at 717-846-8871 x221 or sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org

Summer Assignments

Posted on: March 6th, 2019

PLEASE NOTE:
Parents are not able to access the GoogleDocs to see the assignments.
Parents must access GoogleDocs through their student’s account.
New students will receive information in the mail about this.

 

SUMMER READING

Summer Reading 2019 – Book List for all English Classes (GoogleDoc)
Summer Reading 2019 – Writing Checklist for all English Classes (GoogleDoc)

Summer Reading Assignments 2019 – All English CP Classes & All English Honors Classes (GoogleDoc)

Summer Reading 2019 Assignments – All English Honors Classes (Google Doc)

Summer Reading 2019 Assignments – All English Advanced Placement Classes (GoogleDoc)

SUMMER MATH

Summer Math 2019 – Pre-Algebra (PDF) – practice pages, not required

Summer Math 2019 – Algebra I – Part I (GoogleDoc)
Summer Math 2019 – Algebra I – Part 2 (GoogleDoc)
Summer Math 2019 – Algebra I – CP (GoogleDoc)
Summer Math 2019 – Algebra I – Accelerated (GoogleDoc)

Summer Math 2019 – Algebra II (GoogleDoc)
Summer Math 2019 – Algebra II – CP (GoogleDoc)
Summer Math 2019 – Algebra II – Honors (GoogleDoc)

Summer Math 2019 – Algebra III/Trig (GoogleDoc)
Summer Math 2019 – Algebra III/Trig – CP (GoogleDoc)

Summer Math 2019 – Geometry (GoogleDoc)
Summer Math 2019 – Geometry – CP (GoogleDoc)
Summer Math 2019 – Geometry – Honors (GoogleDoc)

Summer Math 2019 – Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus – Honors (PDF
Summer Math 2019 – Calculus – Honors (PDF)
Summer Math 2019 – Calculus – AP (GoogleDoc)

Fall Sports

Posted on: March 5th, 2019

Fall Practices Open

Varsity football heat acclimation practice begins Monday, August 5, with all other Fall sports teams beginning practice on Monday, August 12.  Junior High Cross Country will begin August 26.  For exact practice times, contact the head coach or Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x230.

 

Online Sports Paperwork                                            

Students wishing to participate in athletics during the 2019-2020 school year must submit the following paperwork online at ArbiterAthlete.com no later than Thursday, August 1, at 3 PM; no exceptions.

  • PIAA Physical Form
  • Athlete & Parent Agreement
  • ImPACT Test

If you have not played on a York Catholic athletic team since the online process started last year, ArbiterAthlete accounts must be set-up by each athlete and his or her parent.  Please click here for the instructions on how to set-up an account. If you played on a York Catholic athletic team last year, you already have an existing account.  Please use the same ID and password you used last year.

ALL athletes must upload updated paperwork to be eligible to play during the 2019-20 school year. Doctors’ signatures must be dated AFTER June 1, 2019.

Failure to complete the online paperwork by the deadline will mean the student will not be permitted to practice the first day of the season.  For some sports, this could mean the student will not make the team.  Contact Mr. Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x230 if you have any questions and to be sure you have a valid ImPACT Test on file.  If you need technical assistance with Arbiter Athlete/PlanetHS, email schoolsupport@planeths.com.

Click on the Arbiter Athlete logo below to enter the online site.

 

 

Physicals

OSS Health is offering sports physicals on Wednesday, July 31, from 6-8 PM at their location on Powder Mill Road.

Please be sure to complete the medical information online (see above) before your doctor’s appointment and only print the 2 pages indicated for the doctor to review and complete.

Be sure to upload your signed forms by 3 PM on August 1.

Note to parents of athletes entering Grade 11:  The Department of Health requires a physical for your child when entering grade 11.  The form used by the DOH is different from the form used by the PIAA.   Please be sure to take BOTH forms to your doctor. 

Department of Health School Physical Form (THIS IS NOT THE ATHLETIC PHYSICAL FORM)
(Students entering Grade 11 ONLY)

 

ImPACT Testing

There has been extensive media coverage about athletics and concussions.  York Catholic has been at the forefront in this area and includes the ImPACT Test (Immediate Post-Concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to monitor our athletes.

All interscholastic athletes, cheerleaders, and marching band members are required to take an ImPACT Test to establish a cognitive baseline for concussions. This is an established technology used in order to determine the return to play/activity guidelines for participants who have sustained a concussion.

The test is administered on a computer.  The baseline is adequate for two years. Therefore, if a student participated on a YC team last season and had an ImPACT test, he or she is not required to repeat it this season.

Please email Mr. Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org to see if a valid ImPACT Test is on file.  Athletes will NOT be permitted to practice until the test is completed.  It is the athlete’s responsibility to be sure the updated baseline report is on file at YC.  Students MUST check with Mr. Cross to see if the updated ImPACT Test was transmitted properly and is on file. 

If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Kevin Bankos, Assistant Athletic Director Brad Hayek, Assistant Athletic Director Josh Cross, or Athletic Trainer Kyle Smink.

 

Sports Program Publication                                        

The YC Athletic Association (YCAA) is coordinating the sports program publication, which will be sold during football games, other sports’ home games, and through the YC Athletic Office. Each year, parents of seniors are offered to place a discounted ¼-page ad in the program to honor their senior student-athlete or student-musician.  Click here for complete information and to see a sample page from last year’s program. The deadline to place an ad is Thursday, August 1, by 3 PM.

If businesses would like to purchase an ad, please click here for rates and information.  If businesses would like to purchase a banner to advertise year-round at our football, basketball, and volleyball games, please click here for information.  Thank you for your support of the Athletic Association and our students.

 

Fall Pep Rally & Stadium Turf Open House

Parents and fans are invited to raise the Irish spirit and meet the athletes who will be representing York Catholic on the court, on the course, and on the new turf field this fall.  The Pep Rally & Stadium Open House will be held Monday, August 19, at 7 PM at the football stadium.  Come out and cheer on our teams!

Sports Complex Clean-up  

Posted on: March 4th, 2019

                             

The Athletic Department invites “all hands on deck” on Saturday, August 10, from 8 AM-12 PM to help prep the fields, grounds and structures for the fall season. Paint brushes, tool boxes, work gloves and willingness to help are needed.

Parents and YC supporters, along with seventh graders and older are needed. This is a service hours opportunity for students.

Please click here for complete details.

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Cross, at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x230. The rain date is Sunday, August 11.

 

YC Golf Tournament

Posted on: March 1st, 2019

York Catholic Golf Tournament

September 16, 2019
Out Door Country Club
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Shotgun Start

Click here to Register online.
Click here for Registration form with complete details.
Click here for Sponsorship flyer.

Contact:
LeAnn Citrone
lcitrone@yorkcatholic.org
717-846-8871 x216

 

2019-20 Calendar-at-a-Glance

Posted on: January 1st, 2019

Click here for a printable version of the 2019-2020 York Catholic Calendar at-a-Glance.