Announcements

Reopening Health & Safety Plan

Posted on: August 7th, 2020

 

Dear Families,

As you know, the start of the 2020-2021 school year will look and feel different as we continue to navigate the health situation related to COVID-19.  As guidelines evolve, our school will continue to adapt to the recommendations issued by federal, state, Diocesan, and local entities for our area.  

As previously published, York Catholic High School plans to “Return to Learn” in person, on campus, 5 days per week for the 2020-2021 school year.  As an alternative to in-person instruction, families will be given the option to participate in virtual instruction via “simultaneous teaching.” Webcams and tripods have been placed in every classroom to allow students who choose (for COVID-related reasons), to participate live in the classroom from home as if they were seated in the physical classroom themselves.  We are prepared for all possible alternatives, should further remote learning be necessary as a result of a required physical campus closure.

Please click here to review the Reopening, Health & Safety Plan carefully.  In the week ahead, we will be sending a survey for families to indicate which learning option they will be choosing for their child(ren).

Thank you for your patience and support as we work to Return to Learn at YC for the 2020-2021 school year.  As always, we appreciate your partnership in the Catholic education of your children.

Sincerely,

Katie Seufert ‘96
Principal

Message Regarding Face Mask

Posted on: August 2nd, 2020

Aug 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.

Watch Baccalaureate & Graduation

Posted on: July 20th, 2020

York Catholic’s Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation for the Class of 2020 will be held Tuesday, July 28, at 7 PM at St. Joseph Church in York.  We are blessed to have Father Daniel Richards, York Catholic Chaplain and Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church, as the celebrant and homilist. 

PA COVID-19 capacity guidelines will be observed with social distancing and mask protocol in place.  The event is not open to the public.  

 

WATCH BACCALAUREATE & GRADUATION

Click HERE to watch!

 

Congratulations York Catholic Class of 2020!

  • 67% of this class of 95 students earned over 11 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 2020 Scholarship Recipients.

  • This class will contribute to our global society as 97% have chosen to continue their education after high school; 1% are entering the military, and 2% are entering the workforce.  Click here for the Class of 2020 Post-High School Plans.

  • This class shared 15,242 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 2020 who received recognition from sources outside of York Catholic.   Click here for the Class 2020 Awards.

The graduates of the Class of 2020 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.

Please click here for a special video created especially for the Class of 2020.

Be sure to visit the York Catholic Facebook page for photos from Senior Delivery Day!

Congratulations Class of 2020!  We look forward to celebrating with you in July!

Sports & Activities Resume

Posted on: July 2nd, 2020

Dear York Catholic Family,

We are looking forward to resuming our athletics and activities as Pennsylvania continues to be in the Green Phase of the coronavirus pandemic. The following outlines information about several pieces we have confirmed.

Re-entry Plan for Inter-scholastic Sports & Activities
The number one priority for our school is the health and safety of our students, coaches, staff, and community. Therefore, the following guidelines are recommended based on the Diocese of Harrisburg/Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association/Pennsylvania Department of Education/Center for Disease Control/Pennsylvania Department of Health/Pennsylvania State Government Recommendations.

The policies in this plan are designed to minimize risk for our students, coaches, staff, and community. It is vital to the health and safety of all involved that our students and staff are always fully conscious of this and take responsibility for these guidelines with the utmost seriousness.

Please click here for the 2020-21 Re-entry Plan for Inter-scholastic Sports & Activities.

Please click here for the Student & Parent Agreement & Reasonable Assumption of Risk form.

It should be noted that any pre-season activity prior to the PIAA official fall season start date of August 17, 2020, (Varsity Football August 10) (Marching Band August 3), is OPTIONAL. Student-athletes and coaches should not feel pressured to attend. This should be strictly a personal decision.

Students wishing to participate at in-person, on-campus training/workouts/open fields must bring the following to practice:

  • signed Agreement form (see above)
  • temperature reading
  • mask
  • water bottle

Fall Practices Open
The YAIAA league announced that the beginning of the fall sports season is being delayed a few weeks.  Varsity football heat acclimation practice will now begin Monday, August 31, with all other Fall sports teams beginning practice on Friday, September 4. 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 2020-21 school year must have the following paperwork filed online at PlanetHS.com no later than Wednesday, August 5, at 3 PM; no exceptions.

  • PIAA Physical Form
  • Athlete & Parent Agreement for sports (last page of physical form/different from COVID Agreement)
  • 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 2020-21 school year. Doctors’ signatures must be dated AFTER June 1,2020.

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 5, 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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSS Health is conducting sports physicals in a different way this summer.  Instead of having exclusive dates for each high school for all sports, Fall athletes only are encouraged to schedule a visit during regular office hours at any of their 4 locations:  1855 Powder Mill Rd in York, 1665 Roosevelt Ave in West York, 470 Eisenhower Dr in Hanover, or 856 Century Dr in Mechanicsburg.  Call 717-747-8385 to schedule an appointment at the York locations or 717-747-8387 to schedule at the Hanover or Mechanicsburg locations.  Cost is $15 and a legal parent/guardian should accompany the student-athlete.  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 click here for the OSS flyer for more information.  Please note sports physicals may also be conducted by your private physician or at a local urgent care center.  Co-payments apply.  Physicals must be completed and uploaded to www.planeths.com no later than August 5 at 3 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-836-8871 x330.


Sports Complex Work Day

The Athletic Department invites “all hands on deck” on Saturday, August 8, from 8 AM-12 PM to help prep the fields, grounds and structures for the fall season. Please bring your paint brushes, tool boxes, work gloves, and a willingness to help. Parents and YC supporters, along with seventh graders and older are needed. This is a service hours opportunity for students. Please click here for sign-up.  If you have any questions, please contact Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x330.


Sports Program Publication

The YC Athletic Booster Club (YCABC) is coordinating the sports program publication, which will be sold at various home games and through the YC Athletic Department. 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 Wednesday, August 5, by 3 PM.

If businesses would like to purchase an ad, please click here for rates and information. Thank you for your support of the Athletic Booster Club and our students.

We thank you for your support of York Catholic Athletics.  Please continue to be stay safe and well.

Sincerely,

Kevin Bankos
Athletic Director

Student Supply List 2020-21

Posted on: June 1st, 2020

Click here for the list of supplies students should bring to school.

Teachers not listed will give their students their list the first day of school.

Summer Assignments

Posted on: May 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.

 

SUMMER MATH

Summer Math Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 7 – Pre-Algebra (PDF) – practice pages, not required

Summer Math Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 8 – Algebra I – Part I (PDF)

Summer Math Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grades 9-12 – IXL (PDF)

 

SUMMER READING

Summer Reading 2020 – Book List for all English Classes (GoogleDoc) (PDF)
Summer Reading 2020 – Writing Checklist for all English Classes (GoogleDoc) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 7 – (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 8 (Google Classroom 4fc2v4h) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 9 CP (Google Classroom 2fdfwig) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 9 H (Google Classroom phwmfar) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 10 CP (Google Classroom fumulnw) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 10 H (Google Classroom nyjm4iv) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 11 CP (Google Classroom sq37xlb) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 11 H (Google Classroom t5jr4ld) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 11 AP (Google Classroom e7barcb) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 12 CP (Google Classroom mhy5rl3) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 12 H (Google Classroom zqybjlh) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 12 AP (Google Classroom fnd3ik2) (PDF)

Student Medical Requirements for 2020-21

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
  • 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 20, 2020.  If any of the required immunizations will not be given by August 20, 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 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 20. 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.  Details coming soon.

 

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 20. 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.

Back-to-School Paperwork

Posted on: March 15th, 2020


Medical Requirements (Before School Starts)

Please click here for information about required Back-to-School Medical Information.
The deadline is Thursday, August 20.


Required Online Forms (Before School Starts)

All Back-to-School forms should be completed online no later than Monday, August 24.  It should only take approximately 5 minutes to complete the forms.

The Back-to-School online forms can be found on the VISION Parent Portal.

Parents of incoming 7th graders will receive instructions the week of August 10 on how to set-up a VISION Parent Portal account in a mailed packet along with class schedules.  Parents of students new to YC in grades 8-12 will receive an email the week of August 3 with instructions on how to set-up a VISION Parent Portal account.  If you do not receive this information, please contact Mrs. Deb Gingerich at dgingerich@yorkcatholic.org.

Parents of students who have attended YC prior to the 2020-21 school year should use their existing VISION Parent Portal account. Do not create a new account.  If you did not set-up a Parent account since your child has been a student at YC, please email Mrs. Deb Gingerich at dgingerich@yorkcatholic.org for instructions.

Click here to access the VISION Parent Portal.  You can also access VISION by visiting the York Catholic website at www.yorkcatholic.org and clicking the VISION icon located in the bottom right corner.  It is also available under Quick Links or in the Announcements section on the home page.

Once you sign-in to your VISION Parent Portal, follow these steps:

  • Click MORE in the upper right corner.
  • Select FORMS.
  • Click on the yellow CONTINUE button under the Student(s) Name.
  • You will need to click on all of the links (one at a time) to complete the online forms process.
  • Once you click SUBMIT, please allow time for the software to process before closing.

PLEASE NOTE:

If FORMS is not showing as an option for you, it indicates you are internally listed on your student(s) profile as “Contact 2.” At this time, the system will not allow us to permit Contact 2 to make changes online. If you, as Contact 2, have changes to your name, address, phone number, or email address, please contact Mrs. Deb Gingerich at dgingerich@yorkcatholic.org. Any changes made to Contact 2 online by Contact 1 will be verified with Contact 2 before being finalized.

Thank you for your attention in completing these required forms.


Required Paper Form 
(Before School Starts)

To expedite Chromebook distribution, we are asking families to complete the Chromebook form and send it with your child on the first day of school.  Please be sure to make an insurance selection and that both the parent/guardian and the student sign the form.  Students with completed Agreement forms will receive their Chromebooks the first day of school.  Please click here for the Chromebook Acceptable Use Policy and Agreement form.


Additional Required Paper Forms (First Week of School)

All students will be given important forms on the first day of school.  If your student does not give these forms to you to complete and sign, please ask them for this required paperwork.  All forms are due Friday, August 28.

Orientations

Posted on: March 1st, 2020
New Parents (Grades 8-11)

IN-PERSON – Wednesday, August 12, from 6-7 PM

 

New Students (Grades 8-11) 

IN-PERSON – Wednesday, August 12, from 6-7 PM

 

New Parents (Grade 7)

VIRTUAL – Wednesday, August 12, from 7-8 PM
Heather Hoffman will send you the link to join.

 

New Students (Grade 7)

IN-PERSON – Monday, August 24, from 8:15 AM-3 PM

 

International Students and Host Families

IN-PERSON – Monday, August 24, from 12-2 PM

YC Golf Tournament

Posted on: February 20th, 2020

York Catholic Golf Tournament

September 21, 2020
Out Door Country Club
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Shotgun Start

Click here for Golfer Registration Form
Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact:
Laurie Moir
lmoir@yorkcatholic.org
717-846-8871