February 22, 2018
Re-Enrollment, Course Selection, & Tuition Assistance
At York Catholic, we are grateful for your partnership with us in the education of your children who bless our community everyday with their talents.  Please read the following information thoroughly as it contains important information regarding course selection, re-enrollment, and tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year.
Course Selection

Junior High
Junior High students have completed their online course registration.

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Senior High
Senior High students should be talking with their subject level teachers regarding appropriate course selection for 2018-2019. Students in grades 9 through 11 now have access to the online course selection portal in MMS. This will remain open through tomorrow, February 23, at 3 PM. During this time, students should select their courses for next school year. After completing the process online, students are instructed to print the course selection sheet and have each of their teachers sign next to the desired subject courses. A parent signature is required as well. These forms will be due tomorrow, February 23, 2018, at 3 PM.
Parents, please take the time to click here  to review our course catalog for next school year. We are excited to be offering two new courses to include Women in Science, and Biology 1.5. We are also looking forward to the return of Journalism as an English elective.
An additional change in the academic schedule next year for both Junior High and Senior High involves the move to a static schedule. Currently all courses rotate across an 8 day cycle. Next year, we will move to a 6 day static cycle and all major courses will be offered at the same time daily.
In an effort to prepare for the budget and enrollment numbers for next year, we have aligned the re-enrollment process with our course selection once again. Tuition figures for next year will be published in early April after budget approval by the School Board. In order to budget appropriately, we are asking families to re-enroll now. The early re-enrollment fee is $150.00 per student.  After February 23, 2018, the re-enrolment fee will increase to $200.00, with an increase to $250.00 after April 6, 2018. As in the past, $150.00 of the re-enrollment fee will be applied to your child's 2018-2019 tuition.

Tuition Assistance
Our Advancement Department continues to work hard with our donors to increase tuition assistance opportunities for our students. If you plan to apply for assistance, please be sure to do so no later than April 17, 2018. If you require assistance in completing this application, you may make an appointment with our Business Office Manager, Ms. Heather Dougherty, March 20 or March 21, at hdougherty@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x215.
Please click on the following documents for information and/or completion:
Again, we thank you for choosing York Catholic and we look forward to a continued partnership with your family next school year.
Cal Ripken, Jr. Coming to YC!

Cal Ripken, Jr. will appear at York Catholic High School on  Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 PM in the auditorium.  Cal will be interviewed on stage by Pat Principe, Sports Director at WGAL-TV8. Attendees can get a chance to be a part of the interview process by emailing potential questions for Cal to answer to  info@yorkcatholic.org .
Tickets to meet Cal are already sold out, but reserved seats to attend "A Conversation with Cal Ripken, Jr." are still available and include the following options:

  • Infield Seat 2nd Base (front center section of the auditorium)                                    $125
  • Infield Seat 1st/3rd Base (front side sections of the auditorium)                                 $100
  • Outfield Seat (rear sections of the auditorium)                                                                 $75
If you haven't already purchased your tickets, time is running out!  Tickets can be ordered online by clicking the Ticket icon below or by visiting www.yorkcatholic.org .  Proceeds benefit the York Catholic athletic programs.

"Fiddler on the Roof" Tickets on Sale

Enjoy the musical talents of York Catholic students at the spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof." 

Show times are:
Friday, March 2, at 7 PM
Saturday, March 3, at 7 PM
Sunday, March 4, at 2 PM

All seats are General Admission.  Ticket prices are as follows:  Adults $10; Students $8 (ages 5-18), Family $40 (must be immediate family of at least 5 individuals). Click here for the ticket order form or purchase tickets at the door the night of the show.
Class Rings for Juniors
Juniors wishing to purchase class rings can place their orders online or with a Balfour representative at YC. A rep will be here Tuesday, February 27, from 4-6 PM in the lobby to assist with sizing, customizing, and orders; they will have full display cases for students to view as they try to select just the right ring. Questions may be directed to Kathy Hand at khand@yorkcatholic.org.
Photo Gallery

Don't forget to check out the Photo Gallery of student activities on the YC website at  www.yorkcatholic.org a nd use password MJYTZ. Photos may be purchased in a variety of formats. Click here to access the Gallery.
For the Kids Friday

As part of our support of the Four Diamonds for our Mini-THON event, students may pay $1 to wear blue or gold shirts for the Fridays leading up to Mini-THON. Blue is the official color of the Four Diamonds and yellow is the color recognized in the fight against pediatric cancer. Students should pay their $1 in homeroom on Friday. Uniform pants, skirts, or skorts must be worn.
Interested in Playing a Spring Sport?
Spring sports teams begin practices on Monday, March 5, for senior high and Wednesday, March 7, for junior high. For exact practice times, contact the head coach or Mr. Bankos at kbankos@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x214.
OSS Health is offering sports physicals at a cost of $15.  Athletes and a legal guardian or parent can attend at the following times and locations without an appointment:

Thursday, February 22, from 6-7 PM
York - 1855 Powder Mill Rd

Tuesday, February 27, from 6-7 PM
Hanover - 470 Eisenhower Dr

No Practice Until Paperwork is on File
Students wishing to participate in athletics must have the following paperwork on file:
Students wishing to play a spring sport MUST verify the paperwork is on file with the athletic director no later than Wednesday, February 28, at 3 PM; no exceptions.
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 bhayek@yorkcatholic.orgor 717-846-8871 x244 to be sure you have a valid ImPACT Test on file.
Chromebook Agreement for Sophomores
Chromebooks will be distributed to 10th grade students during English classes in early March. Students and parents are reminded to return the Chromebook Acceptable Use Policy Agreement by tomorrow, February 23. A Chromebook will not be given to any student who does not have a signed agreement form on file.
Ice Rink Parking
The management of the Ice Rink has requested that we remind all drivers to follow the signs for the traffic patterns when entering and exiting the ice rink parking lot. Cars have been observed entering the exit which is dangerous for everyone using the lot. Please be careful and respectful of the privilege of using this parking area.
Diocese of Harrisburg's 150th Anniversary
The Diocese of Harrisburg is celebrating its 150th Anniversary with the following events:
Living Mysteries of the Rosary will take place Friday, March 2, at 7 PM at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg. This event replaces the traditional Palm Sunday Youth Mass and gathering for 2018. The event is focused on an audience of young people (junior/senior high school), although all are welcome.
The Opening Mass for the Anniversary Year will take place Saturday, March 3, at 10 AM at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg. Please join Bishop Gainer as celebrant and homilist. A reception will follow featuring ethnic foods from various ethnic and cultural groups that reside within the Diocese.
A special 150th Anniversary Prayer Card is available at the YC main desk and at your parish.
Inclement Weather
During inclement weather that would cause a school closing or delay of schedule, York Catholic will call/text/email you through our One Call Now Emergency Notification system.  Other modes of notification include WGAL TV-8, Fox43, and the YC website.  Students from individual school districts are automatically excused if their district closes and does not provide transportation to YCHS.  The exceptions to this are Southern and Southeastern.  These students follow York Catholic's delay and closing schedule.
Irish Eye Archives

Previous issues of York Catholic's Irish Eye e-newsletter can be found on the home page of the YC website at www.yorkcatholic.org.

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York PA  17403

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