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

YCSDigest - January 25, 2021

Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2021

The School Board received an update on the division’s Return to School plan, beginning with information on COVID-19 vaccination efforts. More than 600 YCSD employees have begun receiving and/or scheduling their vaccinations. This is an important step in our ongoing efforts to resume in-person instruction for all students enrolled in the Flexible Framework. While we do not have a definitive timeline for when all employees will have received both doses of the vaccine, we do know it takes up to 3-4 weeks after the second inoculation before the vaccine reaches optimal protection. Read more

YCSDigest - January 11, 2021

Posted on: Monday, January 11, 2021

Dr. Shandor and chief officers also provided an update on the division’s Return to School plan this evening. Since September 29, the division has gradually returned students to school in the Hybrid Model, maintaining safe operations even as case levels began to rise. This has established confidence in the effectiveness of the adopted mitigation strategies in our buildings as well as our staff and students’ adherence to those protocols. Read more

YCSDigest - January 6, 2021

Posted on: Wednesday, January 06, 2021

As you know, the division scheduled a temporary shift to remote learning for this week, just as we did the week after Thanksgiving, in order to assess the impact of COVID-19 on our school operations. Over Winter Break and this week, division staff have conducted extensive contact tracing, evaluated staffing availability at each school, and assessed our ability to resume in-person learning safely through implementation of our mitigation strategies. Read more

YCSDigest - December 14, 2020

Posted on: Monday, December 14, 2020

Last week, Governor Northam enacted new restrictions in Virginia to help stem the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, he stressed that the new Executive Order does not change anything for schools. He further acknowledged that school is the best place for students and pledged that state leaders will continue working with local leaders to provide information needed to make decisions at the local level. The York County School Division remains committed to providing in-person instruction for all students within the guidelines and realities of a global pandemic. Our decisions regarding in-person learning are based on several factors. Read more

TMS Student Honored as Congressional App Challenge Finalist

Posted on: Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Lucie Cox is the youngest finalist in the Region 2 Second Annual Congressional App Challenge. Lucie and other regional finalists were recognized by Representative Elaine Luria during a virtual award ceremony on December 6, 2020. Participants strived to create a high quality app that is creative and implementable while demonstrating excellence in programming skills. Lucie, an eighth grader at TMS, designed an app through to raise awareness of butterfly habitat loss. Read more

YCSDigest - November 13, 2020

Posted on: Friday, November 13, 2020

Report cards for the first nine weeks will be posted online in Aspen on Wednesday, November 18. This new date was established due to the network interruption that occurred at the end of the quarter as students were submitting work and teachers were finalizing grades. Paper copies of report cards will NOT be issued, though parents can print a copy from Aspen or contact their child’s school to request a copy. Read more

YCSDigest - November 3, 2020

Posted on: Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Over the last few weeks, the York County School Division has implemented the first stages of our Return to School plan, which guides the work of moving from mandatory school closures in March to having students and staff back in their classrooms. This Thursday, November 5, students in grades 4 and 5 will begin the Hybrid model as scheduled. Next Monday, November 9, we will also welcome sixth grade students back to our middle schools. While ninth grade students were also tentatively scheduled to return next week, we will not be able to meet that target date for our high schools. Read more

YCSDigest - October 26, 2020

Posted on: Monday, October 26, 2020

In August, the division adjusted the school calendar to include Tuesday, November 3, as a regular school day. As November 3 is also Election Day, the division will enact a one-hour delay for the Hybrid Model to reduce the possibility of traffic and congestion near polling locations during the early morning hours. Student drop-off and bus routes will run one hour later than normal and Hybrid Model students learning from home on Tuesdays should login for their morning meetings one hour later than normal. Read more

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