May 18, 2017
Staff Update
Please pray for Mrs. Deb Collare as she will be out on medical leave for the remainder of the year.  Members of the English Department will cover her classes for the remainder of the year.
May Crowning & Senior Awards
The YC May Crowning and Senior Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:30 AM on Monday, May 22. Family members are welcome to attend.  Please plan to be seated by 8:30 AM.
Baccalaureate & Graduation
York Catholic's Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2017 will be held Tuesday, May 23, at 7:30 PM at St. Joseph Church in York.  We are honored to have Father Thomas Hoke, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Spring Grove, as the celebrant with Father Jonathan Sawicki, York Catholic chaplain and pastor of St. Mary's Parish, as our homilist. 

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Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Harrisburg, will confer the diplomas at Graduation on Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 PM in the YC auditorium.  Tickets are required for Graduation. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  
Junior Deadlines Tomorrow
Final Payments
Juniors:  A Balfour representative will have a table set up in the front lobby Friday, May 19, during senior high lunch periods to collect final payments on class rings.  All families should have received a postcard from Balfour highlighting a remaining balance.  Please contact Kathy Hand with questions at  or 717-846-8871 x213. 

Photos Needed
Junior Ring Day will  be Tuesday, June 6, a day of celebrating the junior class moving up to be leaders of the school. As part of that celebration, a Powerpoint presentation is being put together to include not only pictures from this year, but also photos from the entire journey of these fine young men and women from their very early years. If you have any photos to add to this Powerpoint, please email them to Mrs. Woodard at . If these are paper photos, please have your son or daughter drop them off to Mrs. Woodard, room 109, in a clear zip lock plastic bag with your name on the photos and the bag. Please submit these photos by Friday, May 19. Thank you for helping in this project.
Sports Physicals Required
Athletic Physicals
All Fall athletes must have a physical dated between June 1, 2017 and August 9, 2017 to be eligible to participate in Fall sports.  Physicals given prior to June 1, 2017 are NOT recognized by the PIAA.
Athletic Physicals for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Monday, June 5, from 6-7:30 PM at OSS Health at 1855 Powder Mill Road.  Students must bring their completed 7-page PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation form (CIPPE) that can be printed here or accessed on the homepage of the YC website at  (the correct forms will be dated March 22, 2017 at the bottom of page 1).  The forms must be signed by a parent.  Cost for the physical is $15.  Checks should be made payable to York Catholic.  OSS requests student-athletes DO NOT enter the building prior to 5:45 PM. 
If you go to your own doctor, you must use the PIAA Sports Physical Form (CIPPE) referenced above.  No other form is acceptable. 
Please note:  OSS is conducting sports physicals ONLY.  OSS staff will not be performing driver's license physicals or 11th grade physicals.  All students entering Grade 11 are required by the State of Pennsylvania to have a complete physical prior to the start of the school year.  Grade 11 athletes must schedule an appointment with their personal physician between June 1, 2017 and August 9, 2017.  Be sure to take both physical forms to the appointment (sports physical form & Grade 11 physical form).
ImPACT Testing
There has been extensive media coverage about athletics and concussions.  York Catholic has been at the forefront in this area and includes the ImPACT Test (Immediate Post-Concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to monitor our athletes.
All interscholastic athletes, cheerleaders, and members of the marching band and bandfront are required to take an ImPACT Test to establish a cognitive baseline for concussions. This is an established technology used in order to determine the return to play/activity guidelines for participants who have sustained a concussion.
The test is administered on a computer.  The initial baseline is adequate for two years. Therefore, if a student participated on a YC team last season and had an ImPACT test, he or she is not required to repeat it this season.
It is the athlete's responsibility to email Brad Hayek at  to see if a valid ImPACT Test is on file at YC.  If an ImPACT test needs to be taken or re-taken, contact Mr. Hayek for instructions.  Once completed, the student must check with Mr. Hayek to see if the updated ImPACT Test was transmitted properly and is on file. 
Sports Physical Forms and ImPACT Tests must be given to Mr. Hayek by August 9 to be permitted to start Fall practice. 

For more information, contact Brad Hayek at , or Kyle Smink at .
Nurse & Coach Volunteers Needed                             
Volunteer nurses and coaches are needed for Physical Night at OSS on June 5Nurse duties include taking blood pressures, pulses, and respiration rates.  Coaches will check athletes in and out and measure heights and weights.  If you are interested, contact Kyle Smink at .
Ascension Mass

Family members are welcome to join us for Ascension Mass on Thursday, May 25, at 10:20 AM. Attendance at this Mass fulfills your Holy Day of Obligation.
Summer Camps
York Catholic will be the site of various sports camps this summer operated by individual coaches.  Please contact the coach listed in the brochure for more information.

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In Case You Missed It...

Four York Catholic students attended the Nursing Career Exploration sponsored by the York County Alliance for Learning  (YCAL).  Grace Gulley, Megan Hale, Kelsey Smith, and Kayleigh Pokrivka got a hands-on look at nursing as they  consider it as their future career.  
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