Instructional Material Review

Posted on: Monday, February 19, 2018

The York County School Division is currently conducting an Instructional Material Review (IMR) process for the following courses: 6th Grade Science, 7th Grade Life Science and 8th Grade Physical Science. All textbooks, teacher resources, student materials and electronic materials are reviewed and adopted through this process. Materials that highly correlate with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and YCSD curriculum were targeted for the review process. At this time, parents and community stakeholders are invited to review, and provide feedback, on the materials recommended for adoption. Public preview is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the YCSD School Board Office. Read more

Jump Rope for Heart

Posted on: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In honor of Valentine's Day, we continue to focus on our hearts! The Bouncing Tigers jump rope group from Tabb Elementary school helped kick-off the Coventry Elementary Jump Rope for Heart event. These energetic young students demonstrated their jump roping abilities and energized the Coventry students at their assembly. The students at Coventry students have already collected $8,600 in two weeks time towards their goal of $11,300. At this rate were believe they will make their goal! Read more

Yorktown Elementary School Share Reading Strategies

Posted on: Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Parent involvement is a critical factor in students academic success. This morning, Yorktown Elementary reading specialists invited parents and students from kindergarten through second grade for a special "working breakfast." They shared strategies for reinforcing reading skills at home. Families left with take home manipulatives and students were able to select books to add to their home libraries. Read more

American Heart Month

Posted on: Thursday, February 01, 2018

February is American Heart Month and we couldn't "heart" this Waller Mill Elementary School first grader more. She's spreading the love and donating to the school's food pantry which helps provide food to students in need each weekend. We are so proud to have such thoughtful staff, students and parents! Read more

Seaford Elementary Students Plant Bulbs

Posted on: Monday, January 29, 2018

That dreaded word "snow" may be back in the forecast, but Seaford Elementary students have their sights on spring! Students spent some time planting bulbs in their garden, with the help of master gardener, Jody Turner, on Thursday, January 25, in order to provide more options when the Monarch butterflies return to their schoolyard habitat. Each student planted a few bulbs donated by Brent and Becky’s in Gloucester, VA. Students really enjoyed getting to dig in and help out the Monarch butterfly friends they got to raise in the fall. Read more

Great Kindness Challenge

Posted on: Friday, January 26, 2018

Elementary schools throughout the division kicked off the annual Great Kindness Challenge this week. This program fosters compassion in our school communities and is led by the elementary school counseling team. At Bethel Manor Elementary, posters made by both students and teachers line the halls to encourage a culture of kindness. Students have also created a "Kindness Rocks" garden for the school's courtyard. Read more

YCSD 2-Hour Delay/Exams Canceled

Posted on: Thursday, January 18, 2018

All York County schools and offices will open on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, January 19, 2018 for all students and staff. This will be a B day for high schools and middle schools. As some roads throughout the county remain snow-covered this evening, division staff will review road conditions again in the morning. If a change in operational status is necessary, parents and staff will be notified by email, phone call and social media. Read more

York County School Division Closed - January 18

Posted on: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

After assessing road conditions and reviewing forecasts, schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 18, 2018. Activities and practices are also canceled. The special meeting of the School Board will be rescheduled. Essential personnel should report as directed by supervisors. While we recognize that school closings can cause difficulties for some families, our top priority in making these decisions is the safety of our students and staff. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we work to resume regular school schedules. Read more

York County School Division Closed - January 17

Posted on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

York County School Division staff have been closely monitoring the Winter Weather Advisory for tomorrow and consulting with local emergency officials. Multiple forecast models are predicting a high probability of snowfall in the morning hours on the peninsula, which may cause hazardous road conditions. These conditions are expected to continue throughout the day tomorrow, impacting both student arrival and dismissal times. Given the forecast models and the 3-hour time frame needed to safely transport all students home from school, all YCSD schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, for all students and staff. Additionally, all activities and practices are canceled tomorrow. Essential personnel should report as directed by their supervisor. Read more

YCSD Science & Engineering Fair

Posted on: Friday, January 12, 2018

Congratulations to the winners and participants of the annual York County Science & Engineering Fair, held last night at the Grafton School Complex. Approximately 300 students from across York County secondary schools presented guest judges with 216 projects to review. First, second, and third place winners are invited to apply to participate in the regional Tidewater Science Fair held at Old Dominion University in March. Professional scientists and engineers from throughout the community volunteered their time to evaluate our students’ work. Several sponsors also provide special awards which include a wireless printer, camera and gift certificates. Read more

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