Announcements

Re-enrollment Process

Posted on: April 20th, 2019

At York Catholic, we are grateful for your partnership with us in the education of your children who bless our community everyday with their talents.  Please read the following information thoroughly as it contains important information regarding re-enrollment and tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year.

Course Selection

Junior High
Junior High students received a list of courses for 2019-2020.  Please review that list with them, provide the necessary parent signature, and return the course selection form with your 7th or 8th grade student by Friday, February 1, 2019.  Junior high students will register for courses online during computer class in early February.

Senior High
Senior High students should be talking with their subject level teachers regarding appropriate course selection for 2019-2020.  Beginning Monday, February 4, students in grades 9 through 11 will have access to the online course selection portal in Vision.  This will remain open for three weeks.  During this time, students should select their courses for next school year.  After completing the process online, students are instructed to print the course selection sheet and have each of their teachers sign next to the desired subject courses.  A parent signature is required as well.  These forms will be due February 22, 2019.

Parents, please take the time to click here to review our course catalog for next school year.   We are excited to be offering three new courses:  Yearbook for grades 11-12, Music Technology for grades 9-12, and Computer Science Discoveries for grades 9-10.

Re-enrollment
In an effort to prepare for the budget and enrollment numbers for next year, our re-enrollment process is aligned with our course selection. 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.  The early re-enrollment fee is $150.00.  After February 22, 2019, the re-enrolment fee will increase to $200.00, with an increase to $250.00 after April 5, 2019.  As in the past, $150.00 of the re-enrollment fee will be applied to your child’s 2019-2020 fees.

Tuition Assistance
If you plan to apply for assistance, please be sure to do so no later than April 15, 2019.  If you require assistance in completing this application, you may make an appointment with our Business Office Manager, Ms. Heather Dougherty, March 19 or March 20, at hdougherty@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x215.

Important Documents
Please click on the following documents for information and/or completion:

Again, we thank you for choosing York Catholic and we look forward to a continued partnership with your family next school year.

 

Spring Sports Post-Season

Posted on: April 10th, 2019

BOYS LACROSSE

District III-AA Tournament

Congratulations District III-AA 3rd Place!

PIAA AA State Tournament

May 28, June 1, 4, 8

GIRLS LACROSSE

District III-AA Tournament

Congratulations District III-AA Champions!

PIAA AA State Tournament

May 28, June 1, 4, 8

 

Class of 2019

Posted on: March 30th, 2019

Baccalaureate
Thursday, May 23
7:30 PM
at St. Joseph York

Graduation
Friday, May 24
7:30 PM
at York Catholic
ticket required

Awards Assemblies

Posted on: March 20th, 2019

Family members are invited to join us at the annual Awards Assemblies planned for our students who will be honored for their academic, service, athletic, and musical achievements.

Grade 12
The Senior Awards Assembly will take place on Wednesday, May 22, at 8:30 AM in the auditorium.

Grades 7-8
Thursday, May 30
, we will host Junior High Awards combined with 8th Grade Moving On & Junior High Student Council Inductions at 1:30 PM. At the conclusion of the assembly, 7th graders will report to period 9 and 8th graders will report to the cafeteria for a Moving On Reception. Senior High will run on regular schedule.

Grades 9-11
Friday, May 31, we will host Senior High Awards, Junior Ring Ceremony and Senior High Student Council Inductions at 1:30 PM. At the conclusion of the assembly, 9th and 10th graders will report to period 9 and 11th graders will report to the cafeteria for a Junior Ring Reception. Junior High will run on regular schedule.

The Awards Ceremonies for Grades 7-11 will include all awards except those that require a final average for the year to be recognized (the top of the class for the year and honors all 4 quarters). During the first week of school in September at the 2019-20 Back to School Mass with the entire student body, we will take an extra 15 minutes to welcome 7th grade and recognize all 8th through 12th graders who earned end of the year awards the previous year as a result of their final average.

Report cards will be mailed home Friday, June 14.

 

New Parent Orientation

Posted on: March 10th, 2019

Wednesday, May 29
7-8 PM

Parents new to York Catholic for the upcoming 2019-20 school year will receive important information to make your family’s transition to YC a smooth one.

Current parents are encouraged to attend and help welcome and share information with our new families.

Contact:  Heather Hoffman at hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x220.

 

 

Underclassmen Finals

Posted on: March 8th, 2019

Final examinations for students in Grades 8-11 are scheduled for Monday, June 3; Tuesday, June 4; and Wednesday, June 5.  It is important that all students are present for these exams.  Please do not arrange vacations during these days.  Student trips or vacations will not be approved.  Students will not be permitted to take a make-up exam due to a trip.

Monday, June 3             Religion and Science

Tuesday, June 4             English and Foreign Language

Wednesday, June 5       Math and Social Studies

For most students, two exams will be scheduled for each day, except where conflicts will necessitate three.  The testing periods will be 60 minutes.  Should a student not have an exam until the second testing period, he/she need not report until that time.  If a student does not have an exam in the second exam slot, the student is free to leave school at 9:45 AM.

Approximate time frame for most students will be 8:15 AM until 11:00 AM.  School districts have re-arranged their pick-up times to accommodate our early dismissal at 11 AM.

Lunch will not be served on Exam days.

For grades 9-11, these semester exams will comprise 1/5 of the second semester grade.  Students in grade 8 will prepare for and take a final exam; this will be presented as a learning experience in preparation for the transition into senior high school.

In light of the importance of these exams and their scheduling, the only absence that will be accepted on these days will be with a doctor’s excuse.

 

Sports Physicals & ImPACT Tests

Posted on: March 5th, 2019

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

York Catholic will host Sports Physicals at OSS Health at 1855 Powder Mill Road in York on Wednesday, June 12, from 6-7:30 PM.  Please do not arrive prior to 5:45 PM.  Cost is $15 — make checks payable to York Catholic High School.  Please be sure to complete the medical information online (see above) before arriving and only print the 2 pages indicated for the doctor to review and complete.

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.  Please note – OSS Health does not offer the school physical required by the Department of Health.  They only offer the sports physical required by the PIAA.

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.

 

Nurses & Coach Volunteers Needed                            

Volunteer nurses and coaches are needed for Physical Night at OSS on Wednesday, June 12.  Nurse duties include taking blood pressures, pulses, and respiration rates.  Coaches will check athletes in and out and measure heights and weights.  If you are interested, contact Kyle Smink at ksmink@yorkcatholic.org.

Uniform Exchange

Posted on: March 3rd, 2019

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 12, 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.

If anyone is interested in helping with the summer uniform exchanges, please contact Heather Hoffman at 717-846-8871 x220.

Summer Camps

Posted on: March 1st, 2019

York Catholic will be the site of Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Camps this summer operated by the Head Coaches.
Please click on the link below for more information.

Click here for Boys Basketball Camp

Click here for Girls Basketball Camp

 

Irish Diggers Volleyball Clinic

  • Rising 5th through 7th grader girls and boys
  • No playing experience required, come learn from the YC high school players and coaches
  • Thursday, June 6, from 5:30-8:30 PM in the York Catholic gym
  • No cost
  • Email Coach Autrey at pautrey@yorkcatholic.org to register or with any questions.

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.