Virtual Distance Learning


Dear York Catholic Virtual Distance Learning Families,

Thank you for choosing to keep your child active at York Catholic through the Virtual Distance Learning platform. We know this is not an easy decision. We are writing to share logistics regarding next steps and our Virtual Distance Learning Policies and Procedures.

Saturday, August 22, 2020           9 AM to 12 noon           Material Pick Up
Virtual Distance Learning families will pull through the bus loop by the main office entrance (Door #1) for curbside pick-up of textbooks and Chromebooks.  Families are asked to arrive at the time designated by the student's last name:

9 AM-10 AM:               A-F
10 AM-11 AM:              G-M
11 AM-12 noon:           N-Z

If this time does not work for your schedule, please contact Kathy Hand, Director of Studies, at khand@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x313. 

Please bring the following with you when you pick-up your textbooks and Chromebooks:

Monday, August 24, 2020            8:15 AM-3 PM            7th Grade Orientation
7th grade students who are participating in Virtual Distance Learning may attend in-person on this day only. Distance Learners who are not attending in-person today are not required to begin participating until Tuesday, August 25 (see below).

Tuesday, August 25, 2020           9 AM                            Virtual Distance Learning
                                                                                                  Orientation for Grade 7
Virtual Distance Learning students in Grade 7 & 8 are required to attend the Virtual Distance Learning Orientation online beginning at 9 AM. A link will be shared with parents Monday upon return receipt of the Virtual Distance Learning Policies and Procedures Agreement. A daily schedule of class period times will be shared at this time as well.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020           10 AM                           Virtual Distance Learning
                                                                                                   Orientation for Grades 8-12
Virtual Distance Learning students in Grades 8-12 may not attend In-Person the first day of school and are required to attend the Virtual Distance Learning Orientation online beginning at 10 AM. A link will be shared with students Monday via email upon return receipt of the Virtual Distance Learning Policies and Procedures Agreement. A daily schedule of class period times will be shared at this time as well.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020      8:15 AM                      Virtual Distance Learning
                                                                                                   Begins
When we are in school In-Person, Virtual Distance Learning students will learn from home. It will be as simple as students setting up a computer on a desk and teachers inviting these students to a virtual Google Meet session during the regularly scheduled class time. Distance Learning students will be able to see the entire lesson, interact with their class, raise their hands to volunteer or ask questions, etc. They will still be an integral part of the class even though they are at home.

Please click here to view a video demonstrating how Virtual Distance Learning students will access their classes.  

Click here for a Virtual Distance Learning Student Checklist that students can use daily to keep themselves organized.

One additional question we have received is whether or not Virtual Distance Learning students are permitted to participate in sports/activities/dances/etc. The answer is yes, as a full time York Catholic student, virtual learners are complete members of the student body.

Please know that teaching in front of a classroom while also attending to students online will be new for all of us, but our goal is to keep the instruction, communication, and community as connected as we possibly can. Please be patient with us as we continue working and learning simultaneously.

Please click here to review the Virtual Distance Learning Expectations and Protocols.  Print, sign, and return the Agreement form (last page) when you pick-up your textbooks and Chromebook on Saturday, August 22, or scan it to YCHSvirtual@yorkcatholic.org by Monday, August 24, 2020. The same procedure applies to the Chromebook form and COVID-19 form you received earlier (and also can be accessed through the links in the checklist area above). 

If you have any further questions regarding Virtual Distance Learning, please email YCHSvirtual@yorkcatholic.org.

Sincerely,





Katie Seufert '96
Principal




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