YCSDigest - May 16, 2023

Posted On: 5/16/2023


Summer Programs

The York County School Division is pleased to offer several Summer Academy classes and enrichment opportunities for students this summer. You can access the 2023 Summer Academy Program Catalog on the YCSD website. The catalog includes details and dates for each program offered.

If your student is interested in participating, please keep the following dates in mind:

  • High School Original and Credit Recovery (virtual): June 21 – July 27
  • Middle and Elementary School Summer Academy (in-person): June 21 – July 27
  • Summer Enrichment Camps (in-person & virtual opportunities): Dates vary from June 26 – July 27. Camps may run from one to three weeks
  • Family Engagement Events: Dates vary from July 5 – July 27

Students in original credit and credit recovery courses need to be registered by June 15 and present on the first day, June 21.

Tutoring Funds Available

Virginia families can now apply for funds from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to help support the costs of tutoring and other similar services. K-12 Learning Acceleration grants of $1,500 are available to families of any public, private, parochial or home-school student in grades K-12 residing in Virginia, while qualifying families are eligible for $3,000.

Information about the grant process and opportunities to receive support in applying for the grants is available on the division website.

Elementary Attendance Zones

The York County School Division will review and evaluate elementary attendance zones in the coming months to address continued increases in elementary student enrollment. The division will engage the services of a consultant to analyze county data and prepare potential options for a committee of families and staff to review. Any resulting recommendations will be presented to the School Board for consideration in early 2024.

Virginia Student Vaccination Requirements

Do you have a child entering kindergarten, seventh or twelfth grade in August? If so, your student may need one or more of the following immunizations in accordance with Virginia Department of Health requirements, which became effective beginning with the 2021-22 school year:


  • Two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine given at age 12 months or older.

7th Grade:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, Menveo, or MenQuadFi) given at age 10 or older.

12th Grade:

  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, Menveo, or MenQuadFi) given at age 16 or older.

For additional information, visit the Virginia Department of Health website.

Student Art Show

YCSD is hosting a Student Art Show at the Yorktown Freight Shed this month. The exhibit is free and open to the public on Monday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. Each school has been invited to submit five pieces of student artwork to be judged. Ribbons for first, second, and third place, as well as “Best in Show,” will be awarded.

Community Announcements

The York County School Division offers local businesses and organizations the opportunity to share information with students and parents regarding educational/enrichment activities, events and opportunities, which are either available to YCSD students or support division programs. These flyers are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the York County School Division or the schools, but are made available as a community service for our families.

Community announcements can also be found on the division website and each school's website.