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YCSD Family Survey

Posted on: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

As we look ahead to the upcoming school year, division staff are developing plans to create a safe and effective start to the 2020-21 school year. We are approaching this work thoughtfully, collaboratively and with a profound sense of responsibility. Read more



YCSD Summer Hours

Posted on: Monday, June 22, 2020

The York County School Division adopts a four-day weekly schedule, Monday through Thursday, during summer months as part of the division’s energy efficiency program. Schools and offices will be closed on Fridays from June 15 through August 21. 2020. As the division continues to implement teleworking strategies due to COVID-19, individual offices and schools have adopted schedules to provide onsite building support and access. Please contact the appropriate office by phone or email to schedule an appointment. Read more



State Board of Education Recognizes YCSD Schools

Posted on: Monday, June 22, 2020

On June 18, 2020, the Virginia Board of Education recognized 447 schools across the state, including nine York County School Division schools, for high student achievement, continuous improvement or innovative practices under the board’s exemplar performance school recognition program. The awards are based on performance and practice during 2018-2019 and prior years. Read more



Kindergarten Kick-Off

Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We are excited to welcome the Class of 2033 to the York County School Division! Join us as we kick off Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year. Any child who is five years old on or before September 30, 2020 may attend kindergarten next year. Read more



May School Board Meeting Public Comments

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The monthly School Board meeting for May will take place on Monday, May 18, beginning at 5 p.m. In accordance with state codes, the meeting will be held virtually and will be open to the public live on the division’s YouTube Channel and on YCSD-TV. Per School Board policy, public comment will be accepted as part of the meeting. Citizens can address the Board by leaving a recorded voicemail on Friday, May 15. Read more



National Merit Scholarships

Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Two York County high school students have just been named recipients of National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. Annie Liang (YHS) and Nicholas Gu (THS) were selected from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. As finalists in Virginia, these two exceptional students are judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Please join us in congratulating them and wishing them success in their future studies! Read more



Public Hearing

Posted on: Monday, May 11, 2020

Public comment on the Resolution pertaining to the School Board Salaries will be solicited by electronic means in advance of final Board action of the Resolution scheduled for June 1, 2020. Following presentation of the Resolution on May 18, 2020, any person wishing to be heard concerning this matter should email the Clerk of the Board at sford@ycsd.york.va.us between May 18, 2020 and May 24, 2020. All public comments will be provided to the board members prior to action taken and made a part of the record. Read more



Governor’s Health Sciences Academy Awarded Grant

Posted on: Monday, April 27, 2020

The Governor’s Health Sciences Academy at Bruton High School is one of 16 programs awarded grant funding from the Virginia Department of Education for equipment upgrades. BHS will receive $37,500 to purchase virtual reality (VR) interactive anatomy laboratory equipment. The use of VR will give students an interactive view of an anatomical model of a human body system which traditional schematic drawings cannot provide. Students will be able to use the VR equipment independently or collaboratively. Bruton High School is one of only nine Governor’s Health Sciences Academies in Virginia. Enrollment in the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy is open to all YCSD high school students. Students can choose a pathway in Therapeutic or Diagnostic services according to their interest. Students interested in the program should speak with their school counselor. Read more



YCSD Schools Closed - March 16-27, 2020

Posted on: Friday, March 13, 2020

As you may have heard, at approximately 2:30 this afternoon Governor Northam ordered all Virginia public schools to close for a minimum of two weeks, beginning Monday, March 16 and through at least Friday, March 27, 2020. We know our students, families and staff will have many questions as we enter these unchartered waters. I want to assure you that YCSD staff have a plan for the continuity of learning for this very possibility. Our teachers have been developing those resources today and we will share more information on how parents and students can access these resources and tools within the next few days. Additionally, we will be providing staff with information regarding our continuity of operations and expectations for working from home during this closure. Please continue to monitor email, voice mail, text messages, the division website, and official social media pages for updates and information. Once again, all schools are closed by order of the Governor for a minimum of two wee Read more



YCSD Coronavirus Update

Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2020

I want to begin by thanking you for your continued support of the York County School Division as we have navigated through two unprecedented and complex situations, the Grafton electrical fire and the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in the last six weeks. As always, the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families is the top priority. While we have taken many steps to prepare for and mitigate the potential impact of the COVID-19 in our community, we know further action is warranted and we are now moving into the next phase of our Pandemic Response Plan. This includes adjusting school operations to limit student and staff travel while also minimizing outside access to our school buildings. As part of our response plan, tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020 will now be a designated student holiday and a staff workday for all employees. Read more



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