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YCSDigest - April 16, 2021

Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2021

Graduation ceremonies represent both the finish line of a student’s K-12 academic career and the start of their future. After more than a year of navigating the course of COVID-19, it seems fitting that the BHS, GHS, THS and YHS Classes of 2021 will celebrate graduation at the Start/Finish line of the Langley Speedway on June 14 and 15, and will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, such as thunder and lightning, June 16 and June 17 will serve as the alternate dates (detailed schedule provided below). The York River Academy ceremony will take place at Yorktown Middle School at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16. Read more



YCSDigest - March 22, 2021

Posted on: Monday, March 22, 2021

As the division prepares for the Expanded Hybrid Model to begin on March 29, we ask our staff and families to help support these efforts by continuing to conduct Daily Health Screenings before coming to work, school, or practice. Additionally, as families are still encouraged to drive and carpool to school to help support distancing on buses, please be prepared for higher traffic volume near schools during arrival and dismissal times. Read more



YCSDigest - March 17, 2021

Posted on: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The York County School Division is finalizing plans to move beyond the current Hybrid Model to a more traditional school schedule. In the Expanded Hybrid Model, eligible students enrolled in the Flexible Framework will attend school, in-person, four days a week. Students enrolled in the YCSD Virtual Academy will remain virtual and will continue to follow their existing schedules. Read more



YCSDigest - March 8, 2021

Posted on: Monday, March 08, 2021

The York County School division calendar committee has recommended a pre-Labor Day start to the 2021-22 school year. The committee considered multiple factors, including prior public feedback, in identifying calendar priorities. The proposal shifts the start of the school year to Monday, August 30, 2021 and the end of the school year to Friday, June 10, 2022. Identified breaks within the calendar (Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring) align with the division’s typical post-Labor Day start. Read more



YCSDigest - February 25, 2021

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Next Friday, March 5 will now be a full school day for all students, including the Virtual Academy. While the division’s original school calendar included an early release day next week, it has also been noted that early release days may become full days while the division is in the Remote or Hybrid models. As Cohort 2 has been affected by two inclement weather days, this action helps restore in-person learning opportunities for those students. Please remember that all schools will dismiss at their normal time on Friday, March 5. Read more



Instructional Material Review

Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2021

The York County School Division is currently conducting an Instructional Material Review (IMR) process for high school science- Earth, Biology, and Physics. All textbooks, teacher resources, student materials and electronic materials are reviewed and adopted through this process. At this time, parents and community stakeholders are invited to review, and provide feedback, on the materials recommended for adoption. The public preview day is scheduled for Monday, February 25 at the School Board Office on Dare Road. In accordance with division safety protocols, please use the signup form to ensure physical distancing. Read more



YCSDigest - February 16, 2021

Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Throughout this school year, division staff have monitored established school reopening metrics to determine opportunities to expand our Hybrid Learning Model for all students enrolled in the Flexible Framework. Throughout December and January, high rates of community transmission coupled with COVID-19 isolation and quarantine protocols led to critical staffing levels and forced the division to pause in setting dates for new grade levels. Read more



YCSD Remote Model Shift - Feb. 12, 2021

Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2021

York County School Division staff have been closely monitoring the Winter Weather Advisory for tomorrow while also consulting with local emergency officials. Multiple forecast models are predicting a high probability of snowfall in Williamsburg and York County, along with the possibility of freezing rain, which could cause hazardous road conditions in the morning. After careful consideration, and in order to allow families time to develop plans, the division will shift all students to the Remote Learning Model tomorrow, Friday, February 12 – this includes the Virtual Academy. Students should log in to class for synchronous instruction in accordance with their school schedule tomorrow morning. Essential staff should report onsite as directed by their supervisor, while all other staff are authorized to telework. Weekend athletics schedules will be evaluated tomorrow. Read more



YCSD Schools Closed - Jan. 28, 2021

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

All schools will be closed for students, including Virtual Academy, tomorrow, Thursday, January 28, 2021. Division staff will report on a two-hour delay, with the exception of custodians and maintenance staff, who will report on time. Read more



YCSDigest - February 8, 2021

Posted on: Monday, February 08, 2021

Dr. Shandor and Dr. Carroll provided the School Board with an update on the work underway to bring remaining grade levels into the Hybrid Model. Last week, Governor Northam announced that all school divisions must have in-person learning options in place by March 15. He further stated this begins with the most vulnerable learners, who have been in the YCSD Hybrid Model since September 28, and includes plans for the eventual safe return of all students. Therefore, YCSD already meets the Governor’s expectations and our work to bring all grades into the Hybrid Model continues. Read more



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