June 8, 2017
YC Golf Tournament
New Date & Location!
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 .
YC's Giving Heart
Throughout the years, YC students and faculty have collected donations for earthquake, flood, fire, and hurricane victims,  the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry,  the Ronald McDonald House and Mini-THON, several schools in need, retirement centers and nursing homes,  supported mission trips (for our teachers, students, and parishes), Outreach Paraguay, and many Catholic Charity organizations and York area activities.  This year's total collection was $3,661.21!  Thank you for the generosity of our students and faculty.

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Employment Opportunities
York Catholic High School is seeking to fill the following teaching and staff positions for the 2017-2018 school year.  In faith-based education, we place significant value in the cultivation of faith, mind, and heart. We take pride in partnering with our parents and the greater York Catholic community in supporting our students' scholastic and extra-curricular experiences.
 
Qualified candidates should demonstrate an understanding of the importance their position plays in all aspects of a student's developmental progress.  Candidates must also be individuals rooted in faith, willing to support Gospel values, and willing to inspire students through their word and example to accept and live these values and teachings.
 
Math Teacher (available August 2017)
York Catholic is seeking a full time math teacher to teach grades 9 through 12. Requirements: Certification and related Bachelor Degree in appropriate major.  State and federal clearances.
 
English Teacher (available August 2017)
York Catholic is seeking an English teacher to teach grades 7 through 12. Requirements: Certification and related Bachelor Degree in appropriate major.  State and federal clearances.
 
Religion Teacher (available August 2017)
York Catholic is seeking a full time religion teacher to teach grades 7 through 12. Requirements: Catechetical Certification and Theology degree.  State and federal clearances.
 
Part-time French Teacher (available August 2017)
York Catholic is seeking a part-time French teacher to teach grades 7 through 12. Requirements: Certification and related Bachelor Degree in appropriate major.  State and federal clearances.
 
Part-time Guidance Secretary (available August 2017)
York Catholic is seeking an experienced part-time office professional to assist the Guidance Department (5½ hours/day for 10 months).  Responsibilities include organizing college admission officer visits, assisting with scheduling appointments for students to meet with counselors, coordinating career day, collecting and monitoring senior enrollment and financial aid information for colleges, and assisting with the filing and organization of student files in the guidance office.  Due to the handling of sensitive information, the position also requires a high degree of professionalism and discretion with confidential information.  Experience working in an educational setting is preferred.
 
For all positions, please send resume, certification (not needed for Guidance Secretary), Diocesan application (available at www.yorkcatholic.org), a copy of state and federal clearances, and letter of interest to the following:

Katie Seufert
Principal
York Catholic High School
601 East Springettsbury Avenue
York, PA 17403
717-846-8871 x212
New Course Added - German Language! 
Gute Nachrichten ~ good news!  

We have a late addition to our 2017-18 course catalog; we are excited to offer German I to students in grades 7-12 next year.  This will be a full credit course in introductory level German and will be taught by Mrs. Kathy Falatovich.   If your student is interested in German I and would like to request a schedule change to accommodate that course, contact Kathy Hand at khand@yorkcatholic.org no later than June 16.   Seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
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
 
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 .
SAT Math Summer Review Course
It is time to get ready for the fall SAT!  Sharpen your math skills this summer. The math department is offering an SAT Review Course the week of June 19-22 from 9-11 AM all four days.  Total cost is $50.00, and includes a copy of the SAT math review book.  To register, send payment to Mrs. Kathy Hand in the Studies Office by Wednesday, June 14.   Please include your student's name and grade with a check made out to York Catholic.  Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome.
College Prep for Class of 2018
This spring, Juniors (now rising Seniors!) met with Mrs. Hess to generate college, technical school, and military searches through the CollegeBoard website.  This summer is an ideal time to visit schools of interest and begin the application process.  Please be attentive to each college's checklist of required documents and give yourself ample time to request and submit the information.  Students can email Mrs. Hess this summer with any questions at ehess@yorkcatholic.org.

Summer hours are flexible; please adhere to the 2 week minimum request for transcripts.  These requests should be submitted to the Main Office, attention Mrs. Gick.  Click here for the Transcript Request Form which is also available on the YC website in the Forms & Documents section. Please note that addressed envelopes, stamps, and fee(s) should accompany the requests.  The first transcript is free, additional requests are $3 each.  If you are uncertain if you have requested a transcript in previous years, you may email Mrs. Gick at sgick@yorkcatholic.org for that information.  If letters of recommendation are to be mailed with the transcript please indicate this in the area provided on the form.  Include summer contact information on the form in the event of questions or clarifications. 
Summer Assignments
Reading
York Catholic High School views the development of life-long habits of reading as a hallmark of an educated man or woman, and it encourages each student to read widely throughout the year.  The school also recognizes the value of other on-going academic engagement during the summer months.  Summer reading and other intellectual activities serve to stimulate, to enrich, and to reinforce academic skills during the summer hiatus.  Each current student has received a packet with the assignments for summer reading.  The assignments are also available on the home page of the YC website at  www.yorkcatholic.org  in the Announcements section, titled, "Summer Assignments," and on the Forms & Documents page.  Each grade level's requirements are clearly explained and testing and/or projects are due at the start of the 2017-18 school year. Click  here  for the list of books for the summer reading projects.
 
Math
Keeping students' math skills strong during the summer months helps to avoid the "summer slide" and aids in less review time when school resumes. Students should complete their Summer Math Assignments and return them by August 28.  The assignments are available on the home page of the YC website at  www.yorkcatholic.org  in the Announcements section, titled, "Summer Assignments," and on the Forms & Documents page.  
Vacation Planning
Mid-term exams for 2017-2018 will be completed at the end of the 2nd quarter.  Please mark these days on your calendar:  January 10, 11, and 12.  Please do not arrange travel before noon on January 12.  These exam days are important and cannot be missed.  Students will not be permitted to take a make-up exam due to a trip.
School Uniforms
Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms                                             
Flynn & O'Hara encourages parents to shop early and take advantage of the many convenient ways to shop for school uniforms.  Parents may shop at a retail location, visit www.flynnohara.com , or call 1-800-441-4122.  Avoid the long lines and waits by shopping before August 1.
 
Uniform Exchange                                                       
The uniform exchange will be available for trades and purchases on Wednesday, June 21, from 4-6 PMWalk-ins on days other than this date cannot be accommodated.  If you need uniforms, bring your gently worn items for an even trade or purchase some at a reduced price:  skirts $5, pants $4, sweaters $3, shirts $2.  Uniforms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Due to the size of the location, a maximum of five people will be permitted in the room at the same time.  If anyone is interested in helping with the summer uniform exchange, please contact Heather Hoffman at 717-846-8871 x220. 
Marching Band
Students participating in Marching Band are reminded that the Marching Band Agreement From and $60 Uniform Fee are due to Ms. Mezza by June 30.  The PIAA Sports Physical form is due to Ms. Mezza by August 1.  Marching Band apparel will be available on the YC Spirit Store website this summer. Information will be forthcoming.  Rehearsals will be held on the following dates:  June 28, July 12, July 19, and July 26  from 7-9 PM in the band room.  Students are asked to attend at least two summer rehearsals and are welcome to attend all.  
 
New and Old Marching Band families are invited to attend a picnic on Saturday,  June 10. Contact Ms. Mezza for details at  cmezza@yorkcatholic.org .
Music Association Meeting
Parents of music and choral students are welcome to attend the York Catholic Music Association meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 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.
Athletic Association Meeting
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  by  June 13 to let him know your area of interest.  Please plan on attending our meeting Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 PM at YC.
Thank You Parents!
Thank you to all the parents of the Class of 2017 for making York Catholic's annual Senior Breakfast so memorable.  A special thank you to the parent volunteers for your time and talents. It would not have been a success without each of you.
Thank You from the Community
The junior  Morality class used spiritual adoption as their Pro Life activity.  The students prayed for "Baby Lily" for 9 months while learning about a baby's monthly development in the womb.  The students hosted a baby shower which included prayers for the baby - "I pray you learn to make smart choices in life," "I pray you become who you dream to be," "I pray you grow with no danger," "I pray you never forget family and where you've come from," "I pray you love your life."
The shower gifts were donated to the Pregnancy & Family Resource Center.  Ms. Clinton received a thank you letter from Mrs. Linda Skehan, Executive Director of the Center:
 
"...I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the relevant and powerful experience you provided for your class.  That experience on Friday really makes me glad I've sent my children to YC, and I am grateful for all who have been educated in your Religion class."  
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601 E Springettsbury Ave
York PA  17403
717-846-8871 

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