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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - Next School Day is Cycle Day 1 on August 20

Helpful Information

 

  • Activity Fee - There is a $50 activity fee for any student that will be involved with an extra-curricular activity  At the Middle School level, this includes athletic teams for grades 7 and 8, Sounds of Tomorrow, Jazz Band, and the Musical for all grades.

 

  • Attendance - Absence notes can now be submitted online. To report an absence, go to www.yssd.org/ms/pgresources and click on the Absence Note.

 

  • Cell Phones - We discourage cell phones being brought to school.  All students will have daily access to technology provided by the school and will not need their own device.  All phones should remain in the student’s assigned locked locker. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen personal devices.  All students must abide by the Acceptable Use Policy. Failure to do so will result in confiscation of phone and consequences.

 

  • Communication - In addition to a bi-weekly email, we will also communicate through the following social media:
  • Website – documents and announcements
  • Infinite Campus – Student Information (grades, attendance, behavior)
  • Schoology – Learning Management (daily HW assignments, assignment calendars, curriculum learning materials)
  • Twitter: @YorkSuburbanMS – announcements, students in action
  • Instagram: YorkSuburbanMS – classroom stories and students in action

 

  • Dress Code - We are committed to providing a safe and orderly learning environment for all students.  For this reason, we will continue to enforce a dress code. While planning your school wardrobe, students and parents/guardians are reminded to exercise good judgment in the selection of appropriate clothing for school.  Please refer to the dress code as presented on page 23 of the Code of Conduct.   Students violating the dress code will be asked to correct the issue immediately before returning to class.  If necessary, parents will be called to bring proper clothing so the student may resume his or her regular schedule.

 

  • Field Trips - Information on this year’s field trips will be sent home with your child after the start of school.

 

  • First Day of School for All 6th Graders and New Students - Wednesday, August 19, 2020

 

  • First Day of School for All Students - Thursday, August 20, 2020

 

  • Forgot Something? - Dropped off items should be limited to educational purposes only. Please note, dropped off items will not be immediately delivered to the student.

 

  • Lunch Pricing - The cost of a school lunch will be $2.75 and school breakfast will be $1.40.  We will continue to use the computerized debit system www.k12paymentcenter.com.  Students will maintain their previous accounts.  A parent may deposit any amount of money into the student’s account by simply placing the money or check made payable to YSSD Food Service Fund, into an envelope and writing the student’s name, homeroom, and PIN number on the face of the envelope. 

 

  • School Day - The school day begins at 7:50 a.m. (seated in homeroom) and ends at 3:00 p.m. Any student that arrives at 7:50 or after will be considered tardy to school. Tardy students should report to the office first and then may stop into the cafeteria to pick up his or her breakfast.

 

  • Student Drop Off - Parents who drive their children to school should drop them off at the main door entrance between 7:40 AM and 7:45 AM.  The first car in line should pull past the front doors to the Library Entrance. The following cars should pull in line along the curb behind the first stopped vehicle.  Students should immediately exit the car when it is stopped along the curb. Students and Parents should not stop one car at a time at the front doors.

 

  • Volunteering - If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the YSSD website at www.yssd.org/our-district/human-resources.  Please note there is a processing time of about one month as each volunteer must be approved by the School Board.  

EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

 

  • Students may be excused from school attendance for up to five (5) school days per year to participate in educational tours or trips.  These must be pre-approved two (2) weeks prior to the trip.
  • Educational trips will not be approved during the first 10 days and last 10 days of the school year, or during standardized testing windows.
  • Trip forms are available on the school district website or in any school building office.

Educational Trip or Tour Request Form

REMINDER FROM NURSE 

Attention: Parents of Incoming 6th grade students (for the 2020/2021 School Year)

All 6th grade students are required by the state to have a current Physical Exam (PE) form on file with their school nurse.  This exam must be dated within one year of the start of your child’s sixth grade school year.  Please return your child’s Physical Exam report (or copy of their sports physical) to the school nurse by the first day of school of their junior year.  Physical Exam forms are available on the district website.

Attention:  Parents of Incoming 7th grade students (for the 2020/2021 School Year)

All 7th grade students are required by the state to have a current Dental Exam form on file with their school nurse.  This exam must be dated within one year of the start of your child’s seventh grade school year.  Please return your child’s dental exam report to the school nurse by the first day of school of their seventh grade (school year.  Dental exam forms are available on the district website.

Attention: Parents of Incoming 7th grade students (for the 2020/2021 School Year)

Please be aware that The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires all students entering 7th grade to have a Tdap and a meningococcal vaccination.

Proof of these  immunizations must be submitted by all incoming seventh grade students before the start of school.

This immunization is typically given during your child’s sixth grade physical.  Please contact your child's health care provider to see if they already received these vaccinations or to schedule an appointment for them to receive the needed shots.

Please provide the school with a copy of your child’s immunization record from the doctor’s office confirming they have had this immunization before the end of school their junior year if possible.

Please email your child’s school nurse at dhannak@yssd.org  if you have questions or concerns.

Dental Form

Back to School Vaccine Clinics

Dianne Hannack, RN

Yorkshire Elementary School Nurse 717-885-1230

York Suburban Middle School Nurse 717-885-1260