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Yorktown Elementary School Share Reading Strategies

Posted on: Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Parent involvement is a critical factor in students academic success. This morning, Yorktown Elementary reading specialists invited parents and students from kindergarten through second grade for a special "working breakfast." They shared strategies for reinforcing reading skills at home. Families left with take home manipulatives and students were able to select books to add to their home libraries. Read more Read more

American Heart Month

Posted on: Thursday, February 01, 2018

February is American Heart Month and we couldn't "heart" this Waller Mill Elementary School first grader more. She's spreading the love and donating to the school's food pantry which helps provide food to students in need each weekend. We are so proud to have such thoughtful staff, students and parents! Read more Read more

Seaford Elementary Students Plant Bulbs

Posted on: Monday, January 29, 2018

That dreaded word "snow" may be back in the forecast, but Seaford Elementary students have their sights on spring! Students spent some time planting bulbs in their garden, with the help of master gardener, Jody Turner, on Thursday, January 25, in order to provide more options when the Monarch butterflies return to their schoolyard habitat. Each student planted a few bulbs donated by Brent and Becky’s in Gloucester, VA. Students really enjoyed getting to dig in and help out the Monarch butterfly friends they got to raise in the fall. Read more Read more

Great Kindness Challenge

Posted on: Friday, January 26, 2018

Elementary schools throughout the division kicked off the annual Great Kindness Challenge this week. This program fosters compassion in our school communities and is led by the elementary school counseling team. At Bethel Manor Elementary, posters made by both students and teachers line the halls to encourage a culture of kindness. Students have also created a "Kindness Rocks" garden for the school's courtyard. Read more Read more

YCSD 2-Hour Delay/Exams Canceled

Posted on: Thursday, January 18, 2018

All York County schools and offices will open on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, January 19, 2018 for all students and staff. This will be a B day for high schools and middle schools. As some roads throughout the county remain snow-covered this evening, division staff will review road conditions again in the morning. If a change in operational status is necessary, parents and staff will be notified by email, phone call and social media. Read more Read more

York County School Division Closed - January 18

Posted on: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

After assessing road conditions and reviewing forecasts, schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 18, 2018. Activities and practices are also canceled. The special meeting of the School Board will be rescheduled. Essential personnel should report as directed by supervisors. While we recognize that school closings can cause difficulties for some families, our top priority in making these decisions is the safety of our students and staff. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we work to resume regular school schedules. Read more Read more

York County School Division Closed - January 17

Posted on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

York County School Division staff have been closely monitoring the Winter Weather Advisory for tomorrow and consulting with local emergency officials. Multiple forecast models are predicting a high probability of snowfall in the morning hours on the peninsula, which may cause hazardous road conditions. These conditions are expected to continue throughout the day tomorrow, impacting both student arrival and dismissal times. Given the forecast models and the 3-hour time frame needed to safely transport all students home from school, all YCSD schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, for all students and staff. Additionally, all activities and practices are canceled tomorrow. Essential personnel should report as directed by their supervisor. Read more Read more

YCSD Science & Engineering Fair

Posted on: Friday, January 12, 2018

Congratulations to the winners and participants of the annual York County Science & Engineering Fair, held last night at the Grafton School Complex. Approximately 300 students from across York County secondary schools presented guest judges with 216 projects to review. First, second, and third place winners are invited to apply to participate in the regional Tidewater Science Fair held at Old Dominion University in March. Professional scientists and engineers from throughout the community volunteered their time to evaluate our students’ work. Several sponsors also provide special awards which include a wireless printer, camera and gift certificates. Read more Read more

YCSD School Schedule Revision & Exam Information Update

Posted on: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

All York County School Division schools and offices will open on time tomorrow, Thursday, January 11, 2018. This will be an "A" day for high schools and middle schools. The Science Fair will be held as scheduled at the Grafton School Complex tomorrow night. The York County School Division has made the following adjustments to the 2017-18 school calendar to address weather-related closings this month and to allow additional instruction prior to mid-term exams. Wednesday, January 24 through Friday, January 26 will be converted to full days for all students. Monday, January 29 through Wednesday, January 31 will be converted to early release days for all students. High school course exams will be administered beginning Friday, January 26. Additionally, Monday, February 19 will now be a regular school day for students and staff. Read more Read more

York County School Division Closed - January 10

Posted on: Tuesday, January 09, 2018

All York County School Division schools will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, 2018. All activities and practices are also canceled. 12-month staff should report on a 2-hour delay or use liberal leave. While we know this extended school closure can prove difficult for some families, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority in setting school schedules. The division's road assessment team members have traveled dozens of roads throughout the entire county and many continue to have icy conditions. Based on the forecasted overnight temperatures, road conditions are not expected to improve sufficiently to allow bus transportation tomorrow. Read more Read more

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