August 24, 2017
Fore! YC
All skill levels are welcome at the York Catholic Golf Tournament on Monday,
September 18,
at the Out Door Country Club.  

Check-in starts at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8 AM.  

Click here to register by September 5. 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here for complete details.  

For more information about the tournament, contact Maida Connor at 717-846-8871 x216 or 
mconnor@yorkcatholic.org.
Homework for Parents

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On the first day of school, students received a packet of information to deliver to their parents.  The packet will contain mandatory forms that will need to be completed and returned to school no later than Thursday, August 31
Student Accident Insurance
Student accident insurance forms for the 2017-2018 school year will be distributed to students during homeroom.  The forms also can be accessed on the YC website in the Forms and Documents section or by clicking  here .
Lunch Accounts
Our Lunchtime Point of Sale purchasing system for student lunches is connected directly to the MMS online parent portal accessible through the York Catholic website.  Parents simply log in to the MMS parent portal, choose "View Cafeteria Account," click "Students," and follow the options to deposit money into their students' accounts.  As parents, you will be able to view what your student is purchasing in the cafeteria.  To ensure we are using this system to its potential, everyone is required to use their Lunchtime account log in to pay for his or her lunch meals.  The following policies are in place regarding Lunchtime Accounts and Balances.  We encourage parents to sign up for email notification when their Lunchtime account balances are getting low.
  • Checks and/or cash are not accepted in the cafeteria for food purchases during lunch periods. It is the responsibility of the student to submit a check (not cash) in a sealed envelope (clearly labeled with his/her name, grade, and student ID number) and place it in the Lunchtime box located in the cafeteria for the student's account to be credited. The minimum check amount is $10. Funds may not be available for 24 hours.
  • It is the student and parent's responsibility to monitor the Lunchtime account online for balance information and retain a positive balance at all times.
  • If a student has a lunchtime balance at $0.00 or below, they will only have the option to purchase a lunch consisting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, and drink (1% white milk, iced tea, or orange drink) for $3.00.
  • No refunds will be given during the school year. Seniors will be issued a refund on accounts with a balance of $5 or more after graduation unless they have a sibling enrolled at YC in which case the balance will be transferred to the sibling for the next school year. All underclassmen accounts will roll-over to the next school year.

  • Report cards and MMS access will be held at the end of each quarter if Lunchtime balances are not current.
Summer Assignments


Students are reminded that their math and reading summer assignments based on the classes they are taking during the 2017-18 school year are posted on the York Catholic website at www.yorkcatholic.org . Assignments are due Monday, August 28.
Student Supplies


The Student Supply List is available for the school year.  It is posted on the website and can also be accessed by clicking here .  Some teachers will announce the supplies needed for their classes on the first day the class meets.
New Student Breakfast

All new students are invited to the New Student Breakfast hosted by Alpha on Wednesday, August 30, from 7:45-8:15 AM in the Career Room.  This helps with the transition to a new school and gives our new students some contacts for information and friendships.  All new students are encouraged to attend.
Tailgates
Two tailgates are scheduled for Friday, September 8 , from 5:30-7 PM on the front lawn prior to the football game.  

The 7th & 8th Grade students and their families are invited to the Junior High Tailgate.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and paper goods will be provided. Please bring a covered dish to share.  Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend.  There is no charge for the Tailgate.  Please sign-up your family by September 1 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054ba9ae2ba1fc1-junior or by contacting Rachel Shanko at rshanko@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x344 -OR- Brian Gilbert at bgilbert@yorkcatholic.org   or  717-846-8871 x316 .  

International students and their host families are invited to the International Tailgate. Details will be going home to host parents soon.  For more information, contact Nicole Ivovich at  nivovich@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x299.

After the tailgates, families can cheer the Irish football team onto victory vs. Susquehannock. Kickoff is 7 PM. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Dress Drive
The Senior High Student Council is sponsoring a YC Dress Drive.  YC students and alumni are encouraged to donate new or gently used school appropriate formal/semi-formal dresses August 21-25 from 8 AM-3:15 PM in the main office. All donated dresses will be displayed for York Catholic students only on August 31 from 6-8 PM in the gymnasium. Senior High students in need of a Homecoming dress or Prom dress are welcome to come and select a dress at this time. All dresses will be $25 and the proceeds will go towards York Catholic's Mini-THON and the Four Diamonds fight against pediatric cancer.  For more information, contact Mrs. Megan Wertz, Student Council Moderator, at mwertz@yorkcatholic.org.
Color Run
The Senior High Student Council is sponsoring a 3K Color Run on Saturday, September 9, at 9 AM. 

A color run features a 3K course around the York Catholic campus where runners/walkers will go through clouds of colored powder to "decorate" their clothing. Hint: It's best to wear white!

The registration form and $15 fee are due August 30. On-site registration is available at 8 AM the day of the event, but a race t-shirt will not be included. All proceeds from this event will benefit York Catholic's Mini-THON and the Four Diamonds fight against pediatric cancer. 

Click here for a registration form to complete and return by August 30.  For more information, contact Mrs. Megan Wertz, Student Council Moderator, at mwertz@yorkcatholic.org.  
Changes to PA Immunization Law for All Students
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017.  The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in PA are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.  A child must have the required medically-appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines or risk exclusion from school.
 
Children in grades 7-12 need the following immunizations for attendance:
  • 4 doses of tetanus * (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (usually given as MMR)
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
  • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
    • 1st dose is given 11-15 years of age; a 2nd dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.
    • If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
*   Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td
 
All students must submit a Certificate of Immunization form by August 25.  
Click here for the required Certificate of Immunization form (green and white) to complete and submit to the York Catholic nurse detailing the dates your child's immunizations were administered.  If the form is incomplete based on the state requirements above, a 2nd form (PLAN - red and white) must be completed detailing the dates the immunizations are scheduled to be given.  Click here for the PLAN form.  The completed Certificate of Immunization (and the PLAN card, if applicable) must be returned to the school nurse by
August 25, 2017 .
 
Under Pennsylvania state law, students without the Certificate of Immunization form or the PLAN form on file, cannot be admitted school.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Lupinetti, York Catholic nurse, at 717-846-8871 x221 or dlupinetti@yorkcatholic.org or consult the PA Department of Health website at www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov. 
Incoming 11th Grade Physicals
The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that all children must have a medical examination upon entry into grade 11.  A medical examination is also required for those children who have transferred to York into any grade from other states or from other Pennsylvania areas and who have not sent records of previous examinations.  Please click here for the School Physical Form to be completed by a private physician.  Return the form to the school nurse no later than August 25, 2017.  Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school physician.  
Incoming 7th Grade Dental Exams
The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that children receive a dental examination upon entry into grade 7.   Please click here for the School Dental Form to be completed by a private dentist.  Return the form to the school nurse no later than August 25, 2017.  Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school dentist .
Fall Sports
Apparel                                                
The deadline to order team apparel is tomorrow, August 25, at 3 PM.  Click here to access the YC online store, select your team, and place your order. All orders will be shipped to your home.
 
Meet the Teams                              
Parents and fans are invited to raise the Irish spirit and meet the athletes who will be representing York Catholic on the court, on the course, and on the playing field this fall.  Meet the Teams Night will be held Monday, August 28, at 7 PM at the football stadium.  Come out and cheer on our teams!

All-Year Sports Pass
The York Catholic Athletic Association is selling the money-saving All-Year Sports Pass for admission to home Football, Basketball, and Volleyball games. This includes home Varsity, Junior Varsity, Junior High (9th Grade), 7th/8th Grade Football Games; Varsity, Junior Varsity, Junior High (9th Grade), 7th/8th Grade Boys' and Girls' Basketball Games; and Girls' Volleyball Games.   Click  here  for the order form.
Athletic Association
All parents of York Catholic student-athletes are members of the YC Athletic Association. Members work to raise needed funds for the YC athletic programs and serve as volunteers in various capacities at sporting events.  All levels of involvement are needed for the 2017-18 school year.  Please contact President Mark Andrasi at drais63@aol.com   to let him know your area of interest. Please plan on attending the Athletic Association meeting Tuesday, August 29, at 6:30 PM at YC.
Thank you!



Special thanks to the China family for organizing the cafeteria painting project and gathering the volunteers. The entire cafeteria was painted in one day and the brightened look was a welcome breath of fresh air when the students returned today.  Thank you!
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