August 3, 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

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Car Wash

The YC Music Association is holding a Car Wash this Saturday, August 5, from 10 AM-1 PM at the York Catholic bus circle entrance. Come out and get an exterior car wash while supporting a good cause with your donation.

Chicken BBQ
York Catholic's Athletic Association is hosting a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 19, from 11 AM-1 PM at the high school. Cost is $8 and includes ½ chicken, baked potato, applesauce, dinner roll/butter, and utensils. For your convenience, pre-orders are available by clicking here or by completing the form found on the York Catholic website.   Pre-ordering is encouraged if purchasing more than 5 meals.  
Mattress Sale

In the market for a new mattress? YC is the place for you on Saturday, August 19, from 10 AM-5 PM when the YC cafeteria transforms into a mattress showroom.  You can save up to 50% on retail brands like Beautyrest, Simmons and Therapedic. Layaway and delivery are available. All proceeds benefit YC Athletics.  Click here for complete details.
Host Family Needed
A host family is needed for a female student from Mexico joining the York Catholic family this school year. Open your heart and home and learn about a new culture while teaching your host student about American traditions. Host families receive a dedicated host family coordinator and student advisor, frequent communication with 24/7 availability, and host family orientation and guidance.  Host families offer students a separate bedroom, meals, school transportation, and a supportive environment.  Our international students speak English, possess strong academic skills, have their own spending money, and are covered by medical insurance.  If you can host this YC student, please contact Linda Suiter, AYUSA Northeast Regional Manager-Regional Support Specialist, at 415-231-3854 or
New students are invited to attend an orientation on the dates listed below.  We will take a tour and familiarize you with programs and expectations. New students will receive their class schedules at this time.
           New Students in Grades 8-11:  
           Thursday, August 17, from 9 AM-11 AM
           International Students and Host     
                  Wednesday, August 23, from 8 AM-3 PM
Fall Sports

Fall Practices Open
Varsity football heat acclimation practice begins August 7 with all other Fall sports teams beginning practice on Monday, August 14.  For exact practice times, contact the head coach or Mr. Bankos at or 717-846-8871 x214.

No Practice Until Paperwork is on File
Students wishing to participate in athletics must submit the following paperwork:
  • PIAA Physical Form (dated after June 1, 2017)
  • Athlete & Parent Agreement (last page of physical form)
  • ImPACT Test
Students wishing to play a fall sport MUST submit the paperwork to the Assistant Athletic Director, Brad Hayek, no later than Wednesday, August 9, at 3 PM to be permitted to start Fall practice.  Football paperwork is due Friday, August 4, at 3 PM.
Failure to submit the paperwork by the deadline will mean the student will not be permitted to practice the first day of the season.  For some sports, this could mean the student will not make the team.  Click here for the proper Physical & Agreement forms.  Contact Mr. Hayek at or 717-846-8871 x244 to be sure you have a valid ImPACT Test on file. 
Fall Sports Program
The YC Athletic Association (YCAA) is coordinating the fall sports program, which will be sold during football games, other sports' home games, and through the YC Athletic Office. Each year, parents of seniors are offered to place a discounted 1/4 page ad in the program to honor their senior student-athlete or student-musician.  Click here for complete information. The deadline to place an ad is Monday, August 14.
If businesses would like to purchase an ad, please click here for rates and information.  If businesses would like to purchase a banner to advertise year-round at our football, basketball, and volleyball games, please click here for information.  Thank you for your support of the Athletic Association and our students. 

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.

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!                   
Sports Complex Clean-up
The Athletic Department invites "all hands on deck" on Saturday, August 12, from 7 AM-1 PM to help prep the fields, grounds, and structures for the fall season. Paint brushes, tool boxes, work gloves, and willingness to help are needed. Parents and YC supporters, along with seventh graders and older are needed. This is a service hours opportunity for students. 

Please go to  for complete details.  

If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director, Kevin Bankos, at   or 717-846-8871 x214. The rain date is Sunday, August 13. 
Summer Assignments

Students are reminded that their math and reading summer assignments based on the classes they will be taking during the 2017-18 school year are posted on the York Catholic website at .
Student Supplies

The Student Supply List is now available for the upcoming 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.
Uniform Exchange

We have a uniform exchange at York Catholic to assist students who are late admissions or who need financial assistance with uniforms.  The exchange is scheduled for Thursday, August 17, from 12-2 PM.

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 or consult the PA Department of Health website at 
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 .
Music Meeting
Parents of music and choral students are welcome to attend the York Catholic Music Association meeting on Tuesday, August 8, at 6:30 PM. The meetings usually last approximately one hour and everyone's input and feedback are welcomed and appreciated. Your help in planning and implementing the efforts of the YCMA are critical.
In Case You Missed It...

Congratulations to Ashlyn O'Neill, Grace Gardini, Kadie Kamara, Kadija Kamara, Ali Logsdon, and Paige Gordon who were named UCA All-American Cheerleaders at this summer's camp. They excelled in all three categories - jumps, cheer, and dance. Grace also won the camp's Jump-Off!
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