July 25, 2019
Golf Tournament
All skill levels are welcome at the York Catholic Golf Tournament on Monday, September 16, at the Out Door Country Club. Check-in starts at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8 AM. The registration deadline is September 3.

Click here to Register online.

Click here for Registration form with complete details.

Click here for Sponsorship flyer.

For more information about the tournament, contact LeAnn Citrone at lcitrone@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x216.

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York Catholic uses the YC website and emails as resources for information for our parents and students. Please add the YC website to your Favorites and visit it often. The address is easy to remember: www.yorkcatholic.org . Also, be sure to check your email every Thursday for the "Irish Eye" e-newsletter that contains important information and reminders. If it's not showing up in your Inbox, check your Spam folder and mark info@yorkcatholic.org as a safe sender and not spam.
Date Changes for Baccalaureate & Graduation 
Due to the vigil Masses for the Ascension of our Lord, t he dates of Baccalaureate and Graduation for the Class of 2020 have been changed.

Baccalaureate is now scheduled for Monday, May 18, at 7:30 PM at St. Joseph Church in York.

Graduation is now scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, at 7:30 PM at York Catholic.

Click here for a revised version of the 2019-20 Calendar-at-a-Glance.
Bus Transportation for Next School Year

If you have not received your bus transportation information from the school district where you live, please click on the link below to print and complete your form. Please mail your form to the school district where you reside immediately.

Eastern                          contact Kimmy Nickle at 717-252-1555 x33231 or knickle@easternyork.net
Southern                      contact Heather Dougherty at  717-846-8871 x215
Southeastern              contact Heather Dougherty at  717-846-8871 x215
Summer Assignments

PLEASE NOTE:  Parents are not able to access the GoogleDocs to see the assignments.  Parents can only access GoogleDocs through their student's account.  New students will receive information in the mail about this.

York Catholic High School views the development of life-long habits of reading as a hallmark of an educated individual, and it encourages each student to read widely throughout the year.  The school also recognizes the value of 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 information regarding summer reading.  The assignments are also available for student access 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.  Reminder that parents can only access the assignments through their student's Google account.  Each grade level's requirements are clearly explained and reading responses are due on or before Friday, September 6

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 online Summer Math Assignments on or before Friday, September 6. The assignments are available for student access 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.  Reminder that parents can only access the assignments through their student's Google account. 
Student Medical Requirements for 2019-20
Immunizations Needed                                               
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established school immunization requirements for all students. 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) - age 11 or older
                                    *   Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td

If you submitted doctor's documentation of the administration of these vaccines previously, you do not need to repeat this step unless an additional booster or immunization is needed or has been given in the past year. (Students entering grades 10, 11, & 12 - please note the dose requirements for the MCV vaccine.) All new students must submit doctor's documentation of the dates the above doses were administered to the York Catholic nurse by August 23, 2019. If any of the required immunizations will not be given by August 23, please click here for the PLAN form to detail the dates the immunizations are scheduled to be given.
Under Pennsylvania state law, students without the required immunizations or a plan with scheduled dates of administration on file, cannot be admitted to school.

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 23, 2019. Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school physician.

Incoming 7th Grade Dentals                         
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 23, 2019. Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school dentist.

If you have any questions regarding any of these 3 medical requirement, please contact Sarah DeLuca, York Catholic nurse, at 717-846-8871 x221 or sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org

Planning on Playing a Sport Next School Year?

Online Sports Paperwork                                           
Students wishing to participate in athletics during the 2019-2020 school year must submit the following paperwork online at ArbiterAthlete.com no later than next Thursday, August 1, at 3 PM; no exceptions.
  • PIAA Physical Form
  • Athlete & Parent Agreement
  • ImPACT Test
If you have not played on a York Catholic athletic team since the online process started last year, ArbiterAthlete accounts must be set-up by each athlete and his or her parent. Please click here for the instructions on how to set-up an account. If you played on a York Catholic athletic team last year, you already have an existing account. Please use the same ID and password you used last year.
If your child did not attend the York Catholic Physicals Night at OSS, you will need to make an appointment with your family doctor, go to one of the Urgent Care Centers, or go to OSS Health on Wednesday, July 31, from 6-8 PM at their location on Powder Mill Road.  Be sure to complete the information online and only print 2 pages (Sections 5 & 6) for the doctor to review and complete.  
Once the physical is complete, ALL athletes must upload updated paperwork to be eligible to play during the 2019-20 school year. Doctors' signatures must be dated AFTER June 1, 2019.  Be sure to upload your signed forms by 3 PM on August 1.
Failure to complete the online 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. 
ImPACT Test are not a part of the ArbiterAthlete process.  You must contact Mr. Josh Cross at  jcross@yorkcatholic.org  or 717-846-8871 x230 to be sure you have a valid ImPACT Test on file or receive the code to take the test. 
For any questions about athletic physicals or ImPACT tests, please contact Mr. Cross at the above email address or phone number.

If you need technical assistance with Arbiter Athlete/PlanetHS, email
schoolsupport@planeths.com .  
Sports & Band Publication
The YC Athletic Department is coordinating the sports program publication, which will be sold during home games. Each year, parents of seniors are offered to place a discounted ¼-page ad in the program to honor their senior student-athlete or student-musician. Click here for complete information and to see a sample page from last year's program. The deadline to place an ad is Thursday, August 1, by 3 PM.
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 Department and our students.
Sports Complex Work Day

The Athletic Department invites "all hands on deck" on Saturday, August 10, from 8 AM-12 PM to help prep the fields, grounds, and structures for the fall season. Please bring your paint brushes, tool boxes, work gloves, and a willingness to help. Parents and YC supporters, along with seventh graders and older are needed. This is a service hours opportunity for students. Please click here for complete details. If you have any questions, please contact Josh Cross at jcross@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x230. The rain date is Sunday, August 11. 

Chandler Hake was recently named to the 2019 All-LaxRecords All-America Third Team. He was the only player from District 3 to be selected. He holds the York Catholic records for goals and points scored. Congratulations Chandler!
Marching Band
Handbook & Paperwork
The Marching Band Handbook and required paperwork are available on the YC website in the Forms & Documents-Music section. All required forms should already be turned in to the office. Please be sure to upload the physician-signed physical forms online by August 1. Musicians will not be permitted to participate until paperwork is uploaded.  (See Sports Physicals section above for complete details.)

Band Camp
New Member Band Camp  takes place August 7 and 8 at York Catholic from 8 AM-4 PM.  All new members should attend.  Returning members are invited to attend.  Bring your instrument, music, lunch and a snack, refillable water bottle, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bug spray.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can march in all day.  
Full Band Camp  begins August 12 and runs through August 22 Monday - Friday 8 AM-4 PM at YC.  
Lifetouch Photography will be taking group and individual pictures on Friday, August 16, at 7:40 AM. Please come prepared to be in full band uniform.
If you have any questions, you may contact Ms. Mezza at 717-846-8871 x224 or cmezza@yorkcatholic.org .
Deanery Service Opportunity

The new Holy Trinity Catholic School (formerly St. Patrick Catholic School) is offering a service hours opportunity Saturday, August 3, from 9 AM-4 PM. Help is needed to paint the halls and stairwells, as well as provide childcare for children of volunteers. Lunch will be provided and volunteers can stay for Mass in Brenner Hall at 4:30 PM. Click here to sign-up.
In Case You Missed It...
Capital Campaign Update

Classrooms are taking shape with new cabinets, floors,
and projection screens

Piece by piece... new video scoreboard frame

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Photos are also posted on the Capital Campaign page of the YC website.
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