February 7, 2019
Re-enrollment Process
At York Catholic, we are grateful for your partnership with us in the education of your children who bless our community every day with their talents. Please read the following information thoroughly as it contains important information regarding course selection, re-enrollment, and tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year.
Course Selection 

Junior High
Junior High students received a list of courses for 2019-2020. Please review that list with them, provide the necessary parent signature, and return the course selection form with your 7th or 8th grade student by Friday, February 8, 2019. Junior high students will register for courses online during computer class in early February.

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Senior High
Senior High students should be talking with their subject level teachers regarding appropriate course selection for 2019-2020. Students in grades 9 through 11 now have access to the online course selection portal in Vision. This will remain open until February 22. 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 February 22, 2019.
Parents, please take the time to review our course catalog for next school year. We are excited to be offering three new courses: Yearbook for grades 11-12, Music Technology for grades 9-12, and Computer Science Discoveries for grades 9-10.
In an effort to prepare for the budget and enrollment numbers for next year, our re-enrollment process is aligned with our course selection. 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. After February 22, 2019, the re-enrollment fee will increase to $200.00, with an increase to $250.00 after April 5, 2019. As in the past, $150.00 of the re-enrollment fee will be applied to your child's 2019-2020 tuition.
Tuition Assistance
If you plan to apply for assistance, please be sure to do so no later than April 15, 2019. If you require assistance in completing this application, you may make an appointment with our Business Office Manager, Ms. Heather Dougherty, March 19 or March 20,  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.
Green & Gold Gala
You are cordially invited to York Catholic's Green & Gold Gala, a festive evening of cocktails, dining, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and fun on Saturday, April 6, from 6-10 PM at the Country Club of York.
Please join us as we celebrate our YC pride and successes throughout the year.  All proceeds will benefit our York Catholic Fund, enabling us to invest in tuition assistance for those in need, a vibrant curriculum, technology upgrades, the arts and athletics, resources for our valued teachers, and the beautification and safety of our school. 
Our planning committee is actively seeking donations for our live and silent auctions.  If you can contribute a gift certificate to a local restaurant or business, tickets to a sporting/cultural event, local attraction or getaway, it will truly help our efforts and make a difference in the lives of our students.  All donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes and grateful acknowledgement at the Green & Gold Gala.  

Click here for auction item information.
Click here for sponsorship opportunities.   
Click here for tickets.

Volunteer opportunities are also available.  For more information, please contact LeAnn Citrone at lcitrone@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x216. 
Any interested sophomore is invited and encouraged to take the PSAT 10 this spring at York Catholic.  The PSAT 10 mirrors the PSAT, and offers a tenth grader the opportunity to preview and practice for the actual PSAT without stress over score reporting.  Scores from the PSAT 10 are not reported and do not impact college applications in any way.  Students benefit from the opportunity to engage with the material and become familiar with the format of the test before taking the PSAT in October of their junior year.   PSAT test scores do count; those scores are referenced to determine Merit Scholars, and free practice tests are available online through College Board.  Features of the PSAT 10 are as follows:
  • The PSAT 10 is a three-hour exam, featuring a math section and a reading/writing section. 
  • Each section is worth 760 points for a possible total composite of 1520. 
  • The math section targets algebra and advanced math problems.  A spring testing session is optimal as sophomores will be concluding a year of Algebra II.
The test will be offered in the York Catholic library from 8-11 AM on Saturday, April 13.  Any interested sophomore must register by February 15.  Click here for the registration form; they are also available in the main office.  Cost per student is $20.00, and checks can be made out to York Catholic.  Questions may be directed to Kathy Hand at khand@yorkcatholic.org
Junior High Dance
T he 7th & 8th Grade students are invited to the Junior High Pink Out Dance on  Friday, February 8, from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets are on sale during lunch  February 4-8 . Please refer to the After-school Dress Code guidelines on page 15 in the Student Handbook/Agenda. 
Early Dismissal - Feb 15

We will be dismissing students at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 15, so that teachers may attend an important In-service. School districts will run their pick-up earlier to accommodate our students. There will be no supervision available in the building after 11:30 AM. Any students remaining after dismissal will need to call a parent or guardian for pick-up.
Retreat - Grade 7
The 7th grade class will be enjoying a Retreat Day on Thursday, February 14, from 8:30 AM-3 PM at Holy Infant Parish in Manchester, PA.  Our day will be led by the NET Ministries Team #8 and our theme will be "Fully Alive (True Happiness)."
We will need host families to house and feed same-gender pairs of the NET Team for one night on Wednesday, February 13. It is a wonderful chance to get to know some faithful young Catholics on their year of service to the Church and it's Youth! For more information on hosting, please contact Marie Krueger at mkrueger@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x236.   
Prom Dress Code
Please be reminded of our Formal Dress Code Agreement in preparation for Prom shopping.
For Young Women:
Gowns may not:
  • Be shorter than two inches above the knee
  • Be extremely low cut front or back
  • Have slits higher than the knee
  • Have bare midriffs or cut outs
  • Have transparent or translucent material
  • Have nude or flesh-tone colored material as a primary or secondary base color
For Young Men:
  • Must wear a suit or sport coat, dress shirt, and tie
  • Must wear dress shoes (sneakers are not permitted)
  • May not wear earrings
  • Must be clean shaven
Honors Choirs
Honors Choirs
Emily Danczyk, Natalie Kerchner, Anna Fraser, Joshua Dietrich, Paige Gordon, Corinne Oswald, Joseph Rizzuto

Congratulations to the York Catholic students who auditioned and were selected for the York County Honors Choirs  from 21 public and private school districts, homeschools, churches, and voice studios of York County. 
Junior Honors Choir (Grades 7-8-9)
Emily Danczyk (also a member of the Synergy select choir)
For performances, click here.  
Senior Honors Choir (Grades 10-11-12)
Joshua Dietrich
Anna Fraser                                                     
Paige Gordon (also a member of the Concorde select choir)
Natalie Kerchner                                               
Corinne Oswald
Joseph Rizzuto
For performances, click here.  
Music Association Meeting
Parents of music and choral students are welcome to attend the York Catholic Music Association meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 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.
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.
Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know ®
The Byrnes Health Education Center and the Lincoln Intermediate Unit are partnering to offer "Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know®," a free and meaningful Community Night for parents to come learn about pressures and situations children may be facing with drugs and resources for support. The program is being held Thursday, March 21, from 6-8 PM at the Byrnes Health Education Center, 515 S. George Street in York. Child care will be available for those parents who are attending. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the program. Pre-registration is required. Please visit: http://bit.ly/Byrnes_Drugs101 to complete your registration. For more information, please contact the Byrnes Health Education Center at 717-848-3064. Click here for a flyer.
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York PA  17403

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