YCSD Make-Up Day Survey

Posted on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

As you know, YCSD students have missed five days of learning this school year due to Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. The division has extended one school day (Dec. 19) to address some of this lost instructional time and is now reviewing additional make-up options. We would like your input before the superintendent makes further adjustments to the 2018-19 school calendar. Division leaders have identified three possible options to schedule a full school day and provide students with important academic support during the first semester – Monday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 21, or Thursday, December 20. Please complete a brief online survey by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18., to share your preference as to which day the division should use as a make-up day. Makeup plans will be announced by phone, email, and all social media platforms. A revised calendar will also be posted on the school division website and all school websites. Read more

YCSD Weekend Activities

Posted on: Friday, October 12, 2018

While Dominion Energy has been able to restore power to all but six of the schools impacted by Tropical Storm Michael, all activities and events for today and tonight remain canceled. At this time the following schools remain without power - Bruton High, Queens Lake Middle, Dare Elementary, Magruder Elementary, and the Grafton Complex and will remain closed for activities until power is restored. Read more

BMES Teacher Makes Personal Connection

Posted on: Tuesday, October 02, 2018

As just about everyone at Bethel Manor Elementary School knows, Katherine Burgoyne is not just a fifth grade teacher – she’s also a Pittsburgh Steelers superfan. So what happens when one of her students - Kingston Samuels - happens to be a Baltimore Ravens fan? You find a way to engage students - Ms. Burgoyne promised Kingston she would dye her hair purple if the Ravens beat the Steelers. True to her word, Ms. Burgoyne rocked purple hair and was a good sport. She is an amazing example at making student connections and fostering those relationships. Read more

WMES Students Participate in Themed Week

Posted on: Friday, September 28, 2018

What's better than a theme day at school - how about a theme week? Waller Mill Elementary students particiated in the first ever themed week of resource classes. The students were able to practice balance for when a storm comes and a pirate is on a ship, they were able to dress like a pirate, walk with a peg leg, sing about being a pirate and much much more! Get ready Waller Mill Families... under the sea week is just around the corner! Read more

All YCSD Schools Fully Accredited

Posted on: Thursday, September 27, 2018

The York County School Division has once again earned 100% accreditation status according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education today. This year’s school accreditation ratings are based on a revised system for calculating school accreditation which went into effect this year. Read more

2018-19 Calendar Adjustment

Posted on: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The York County School Division has made an adjustment to the 2018-19 school calendar to address the school closings due to the mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Florence. Wednesday, December 19, will be extended from an early release day to a full school day. A portion of the division’s banked time will also be used to offset the missed days. If the division experiences additional school closings, as has happened during winter months in recent years, additional schedule adjustments may be made using identified early release days, teacher workdays and student holidays. Read more

Two YCSD Students Earn National Recognition

Posted on: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Please join us in congratulating two YCSD students who were recently named National Merit Semifinalists. Derek Yang, a senior at Grafton High School, and Nicholas Talati, a senior at Tabb High School, are among more than 16,000 students nationwide on to earn this prestigious distinction from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Read more

YCSD Transportation Review

Posted on: Thursday, August 30, 2018

As we approach the start of another school year, I am writing to provide an update on the division’s ongoing efforts to improve our student transportation system. As I shared in a communication to parents in May, the division has conducted a program review to provide recommendations to the School Board. Read more

Elementary Recess Review

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2018

The York County School Division is in the process of reviewing options for extending recess time during the elementary school day. The division’s current expectation is that grades K-5 provide a minimum of 20 minutes of daily recess. While some YCSD elementary schools exceed that current minimum expectation, a new state law in effect as of July 1, 2018 provides the division with an opportunity to restructure both the amount of time and the schedule for daily recess in grades K-5. Read more

YCSD Job Fair

Posted on: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

YCSD is hosting a job fair on Tuesday, August 7, 1-4 p.m. at Magruder Elementary School (700 Penniman Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185). Visit our website to view more job openings and create your application. Questions: Contact Candace Moore, Recruitment and Retention Specialist, at (757) 833-2235 or Read more

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