Announcements

Congratulations Class of 2021!

Posted on: May 21st, 2021

Congratulations York Catholic Class of 2021!

  • 68% of this class of 76 students earned over 10.3 million dollars in college scholarships!  Some students received full tuition, room & board, and some received full tuition.  Many received multiple scholarships from universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations.  Click here for the Class of 2021 Scholarship Recipients.

  • This class will contribute to our global society as 95% have chosen to continue their education after high school; 1% are entering the military, and 4% are entering the workforce.  Click here for the Class of 2021 Post-High School Plans.

  • This class shared 11,775 hours of service to the community volunteering with fire departments, police departments, hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, food pantries, animal rescues, and community events.

We also celebrate the abilities and gifts of certain individuals from the Class of 2021 who received recognition from sources outside of York Catholic.   Click here for the Class of 2021 Awards.

The graduates of the Class of 2021 have left their mark on York Catholic High School and are now prepared and ready to make a difference in their community and the world.  Our wish for this class is that they practice their Faith, expand their Mind, open their Heart, and honor their Family as the new alumni of York Catholic High School.

Message Regarding Face Mask

Posted on: August 2nd, 2020

August 12, 2020

~York Catholic Mission Statement~
Guided by a Christian moral compass, we educate our students
in an atmosphere of faith, family and mutual respect,
preparing them to serve the global community.

Dear York Catholic Community,

Recently, the mission of York Catholic High School has been called into question. Our community finds itself performing the necessary work of reflection. For more than 90 years, our school’s faith-based mission has provided for the education and formation of a community comprised of 10,000 alumni. Our desire has always been to ensure our community members feel they are equal and respected.

“There may be no division in the body,
but that the parts may have the same concern for one another.
If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it;
if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.”

~ 1 Corinthians 12: 25-26 ~

We’re all united in our desire for York Catholic to be a community that provides an inclusive environment for everyone within the teachings of the Catholic Church. It’s through that truth that we will remain strong and follow a path forward that seeks to ensure everyone can freely express their feelings.

Over the last week, we have been in contact and spoken with several members of our community, and we have listened a great deal. We have communicated with a representative of the York Catholic African-American Alumni Association and look forward to our continued discussions with their organization. Those discussions will involve our continued commitment to listen. As many of you know, a peaceful protest march is planned this Saturday, which will end at the high school. We have spoken with community members who are assisting with the march. Measures will be in place to provide for the safety of the participants and our campus. We respect the rights of all participants in this march, and we support their desire to be heard.

For our community, the path in front of us is important. We seek to listen for understanding and provide an opportunity for healing. In doing so, York Catholic will remain true to our mission by fostering an atmosphere of faith, family and mutual respect, as we prepare our students to serve our global community with grace.

Sincerely,

Katie Seufert ’96
Principal
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August 2, 2020

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, a statement written by the parent of a recent graduate of York Catholic High School circulated publicly on social media. The statement indicated that the graduate had been told to remove a “Black Lives Matter” face mask prior to entering St. Joseph Church in York for the celebration of the Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2020.

Each graduate was given a face shield to be worn in lieu of a face mask. Graduates gathered outside the church prior to processing inside. They were checked in, asked several questions regarding exposure to COVID-19, and temperature checked. Two other graduates chose to wear a solid face mask with no writing in addition to the actual shield and sought permission in advance to do so.

The graduate mentioned in the statement by the parent did not seek permission to wear a face mask in addition to the face shield, nor was the face mask worn at all during the 45 minutes prior to the processional portion of the ceremony. It was not until the last minute, right before entering the church, that the face mask with writing was put on. York Catholic administration directed the face mask to be removed privately, away from the other graduates and guests.

The decorum of York Catholic’s Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies follow the tradition that no messages are permitted on caps or gowns. Any graduate wearing a cap, gown, or mask with any message would have been asked to remove it.

We wish to re-emphasize that York Catholic believes in the dignity of all human persons, and the equal treatment of all people. We encourage our students, faculty, and alumni to engage in personal conversation, continue to listen with open hearts, always strive for better understanding, and grow as a supportive community of love and respect.

Sincerely,

Mr. Arthur Full
Chairman, York Catholic School Board

Very Rev. Daniel K. Richards, V.F.
Dean of the York Deanery
Pastoral Chairman, York Catholic School Board
Chaplain, York Catholic

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June 2, 2020

York Catholic Family,

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 has left the world, our nation, our community, and each of us experiencing a variety of emotions including sadness, anger, and horror. It is disheartening that actions of hate and injustice continue in our society. It is clear there is much more progress to be made.

In the last week and a half, the York Catholic community has proven, across social media and through other communication channels, it stands for what is right and just, reinforcing the values of faith, family, and mutual respect for all of mankind. We are proud. With each graduating class, we become more confident that our future is bright.

As Mr. Dan Breen, Superintendent and Secretary of Education for the Diocese of Harrisburg, stated in his address to the senior class of 2020, “the world desperately needs you!” The world needs young men and women who will peacefully work for justice, defending the dignity and sanctity of all human life, and using the values and lessons instilled during their formative years of Catholic Education.

As a community, we must continue to stand strong together to ensure our Catholic Christian faith and values permeate every corner, from our care for our students and their families while they are in our halls to the mandate to serve the global community, leaving it better than we found it.

During these times, we must rely on our faith in Christ and faith in each other, which unite us. We must rely on our Christian values where discrimination, injustice, violence, and hatred are sins that will not be tolerated. And we must not allow the political rhetoric to divide us, but rather be united in our values and our voice. We must “love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind.”  And we must “love our neighbor as ourselves.”  For “on these two commandments depend all the law.” (Matthew 22)

May we all continue to believe in the power of the York Catholic community and remain proud of our collective voice for peace and justice. We encourage our students, faculty, and alumni to engage in personal conversation, continue to listen with open hearts, always strive for better understanding, and grow as a supportive community of love and respect.

With hope,

Mrs. Katie Seufert ‘96
Principal

Click here for a message from Pope Francis and Bishop Gainer.

Fall Sports Physicals

Posted on: June 1st, 2020

Fall Practices Open

Varsity football heat acclimation practice begins August 9 with all other Fall sports teams beginning practice on Monday, August 16.  For exact practice times, contact the head coach or Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x330.

 

Online Sports Paperwork 

Students wishing to participate in fall athletics during the 2021-22 school year must have the following paperwork filed online at PlanetHS.com no later than Wednesday, August 4, at 3 PM; no exceptions.

  • PIAA Physical Form
  • Athlete & Parent Agreement (last page of physical form)
  • ImPACT Test

If you have not previously played on a York Catholic athletic team, PlanetHS.com 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 2021-22 school year. Doctors’ signatures must be dated AFTER June 1, 2021.

Click here to access the instructions for uploading information to PlanetHS.com.  Students wishing to play a fall sport MUST verify the paperwork and ImPACT test are on file with Mr. Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x330 no later than Wednesday, August 4, at 3 PM.

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.  

If you need technical assistance with PlanetHS, email schoolsupport@planeths.com.

 

Physicals

OSS Health is hosting sports physicals for fall athletes on June 1, June 12, and July 7 at their Powder Mill Rd York location.  Please call 717-848-4800 to schedule an appointment; walk-ins cannot be accommodated.  A parent or guardian should accompany the student-athlete. Cost is $15.  Please be sure to complete the medical information online at www.planeths.com before arriving and only print the 2 pages indicated for the doctor to review and complete. 

Please note the planeths website will be updated with the proper forms on June 1. Do not complete or print the forms prior to June 1. If you choose the June 1 physical date, it would be recommended to make your appointment in the afternoon to give you time to complete the paperwork that becomes available that morning.

Sports physicals may also be conducted by your private physician or at a local urgent care center, however, they must be dated AFTER June 1, 2021. Co-payments apply.

Physicals must be completed and uploaded to www.planeths.com no later than August 4 at 3 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x330.  

 

Student Medical Requirements for 2021-22

Posted on: April 1st, 2020

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 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) – age 11 or older

* Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td


RETURNING STUDENTS

If you submitted doctor’s documentation of the administration of these vaccines previously to the York Catholic nurse, 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.
  • If your child has received the COVID-19 vaccine, please share a copy of the vaccine card so they can be removed from the potential quarantine list of close contacts.

 

NEW STUDENTS

All new students must submit doctor’s documentation of the dates the above doses were administered to the York Catholic nurse.

  • If any of the required immunizations will not be given by August 18, 2021, please click here for the PLAN form to detail the dates the immunizations are scheduled to be given.
  • If your child has received the COVID-19 vaccine, please share a copy of the vaccine card so they can be removed from the potential quarantine list of close contacts.

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 sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org or consult the PA Department of Health website.

 

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 18. 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 sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org.

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

 

Dental

The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that children receive a dental examination upon entry into grade 7.  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 18. 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 sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org.

 

Bus Transportation

Posted on: March 1st, 2020

If you have not received your bus transportation information from the school district where you live, please click on the link below to print and complete your form.  Please mail your form to the school district where you reside no later than June 11, 2021.  

Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Central York (PDF)
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Dallastown (PDF)
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Dover (PDF)
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Eastern (PDF)
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Northeastern – contact Pat Smith at 717-266-3667 x 10229 or smithp@nebobcats.org
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Red Lion (PDF)
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Southern York – will be available end of July 2021
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Southeastern – will be available end of July 2021
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  Spring Grove (PDF)
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  West York (PDF)
Bus Transportation 2021-22:  York Suburban (PDF)

Senior Yearbook Pictures

Posted on: February 15th, 2020

Each year YC enters into a contract with a professional photographer, Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch, for the senior pictures appearing in our yearbook, ROSA MYSTICA.  All senior yearbook photos must be taken by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch. Pictures from any other photographer cannot be accepted for the yearbook.  Junior parents will be receiving mailed information from Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch with instructions regarding guidelines and the scheduled date and time of your student’s senior picture at York Catholic (June 7 and 21).  Please arrive prior to your scheduled appointment so you are ready for your assigned time.  If you did not receive a postcard, please call Lifetouch at 1-800-445-1189.

Every senior must get their picture taken, however, seniors are under no obligation to purchase the photo.  If desired, students can purchase yearbook photo packages from Lifetouch.  Lifetouch contributes a portion of package purchases back to York Catholic.

Please observe the following guidelines regarding appearance for photos.  All gentlemen must be clean shaven and wear a dress shirt, tie, and sport coat or suit jacket. Hair must be regulation length.  No piercings are allowed. Ladies will be provided with a black shoulder drape for photos. Only necklaces and earrings are allowed for the yearbook picture of the young women.  Hair must be of a natural color.  No facial jewelry is permitted.  Please reference pages 16-20 of the Student Handbook for further clarification.  

PLEASE NOTE:  The code that was included on the paperwork for the Senior Portraits was incorrect.  The correct code is TQPD.  Using this code will bypass the sitting fee.   

 

If you have any questions, please contact Lifetouch at 1-800-445-1189.

Uniform Exchange

Posted on: February 8th, 2020

 

York Catholic hosts a uniform exchange to assist students who need financial assistance with uniforms.  The uniform exchange will be available for trades and purchases on Wednesday, June 23, from 4-6 PM.  Walk-ins on days other than this date cannot be accommodated.  If you need uniforms, bring your gently worn items for an even trade or purchase some at a reduced price:  skirts $10, pants $8, sweaters $6, shirts $4.  Uniforms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

COVID screening, mask protocol, and social distancing guidelines will be observed.

If anyone is interested in helping with the uniform exchanges, please contact Heather Hoffman at 717-846-8871 x220 or hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org.

 

 

Summer Assignments

Posted on: February 1st, 2020

PLEASE NOTE:
Parents are not able to access the Google Classroom or Google Docs to see the assignments.
Parents and new students must access the PDF version.

Students are reminded their Summer Reading and Math assignments are due Friday, August 27.  Each current student has received information regarding their assignments.  For your convenience, they are also listed here:

 

SUMMER MATH

Keeping students’ math skills strong during the summer months helps to avoid the “summer slide” and aids in less review time when school resumes. Students should complete their online Summer Math Assignments on or before Friday, August 27.  The assignments are listed below.

Summer Math Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 7 – Pre-Algebra (PDF) – practice pages, not required
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – Algebra 1 – IXL (PDF)
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – Algebra 2 – IXL (PDF)
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – Algebra 3/Trigonometry – IXL (PDF)
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – Geometry – IXL (PDF)
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – Pre-Calculus CP (PDF)
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – Pre-Calculus Honors (PDF)
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – Calculus Honors (PDF)
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – AP Calculus AB (PDF)
Summer Math Assignments 2021 – AP Calculus BC (PDF)

 

SUMMER READING

York Catholic High School views the development of life-long habits of reading as a hallmark of an educated individual, and it encourages each student to read widely throughout the year.  The school also recognizes the value of on-going academic engagement during the summer months.  Summer reading and other intellectual activities serve to stimulate, to enrich, and to reinforce academic skills during the summer break.  Each current student has received information regarding summer reading.  The assignments are listed below.  Each grade level’s requirements are clearly explained and reading responses are due on or before Friday, August 27.

Summer Reading 2021 – Book List & Google Classrooms for all English Classes (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 7 (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 8 (Google Classroom dpmrr5u) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 9 CP (Google Classroom rtu6fj4) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 9 H (Google Classroom 6ozgojr) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 10 CP (Google Classroom xuoubl6) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 10 H (Google Classroom rerojqo) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 11 CP (Google Classroom mrcwtz6) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 11 H (Google Classroom mwthnbo) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 11 AP (Google Classroom 4oc3oxn) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 12 CP (Google Classroom hh3cb4e) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 12 H (Google Classroom 3zg7dhr) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2021 – Incoming Grade 12 AP (Google Classroom cl7x5mw) (PDF)

Lucky Charms Club

Posted on: July 1st, 2019

 

 

Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join our Lucky Charms Club for fun activities throughout the year organized by our YC students.

Click here to join the club and receive reminders about upcoming events.

 

2021-22 Calendar-at-a-Glance

Posted on: June 29th, 2019

Click here for a printer-friendly version of the 2021-2022 York Catholic Calendar-at-a-Glance.