York County School Division

2019-20 Specifics

Classes for the 2019-20 school year start Tuesday, September 3. Our staff and teachers have been working hard to prepare for another great year for learning. We know parents and students have a lot to think about when getting ready for a new school year, so we've compiled the most frequently requested information right here for your convenience. We encourage everyone to explore this site, which offers helpful information to get you and your family ready for a great year in the York County School Division!

Calendars & Schedules

Parents are encouraged to plan ahead for several changes to the student calendar. In order to achieve guiding considerations for the student calendar, as well as meet the required 180 school days for the 2019-20 school year, the following adjustments have been made:

  • Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) will be an early dismissal day
  • Tuesday, March 3 will be a scheduled 2-hour delay for students
  • There will only be two early release days, rather than three, at the end of each semester
Important Student Dates  
October 4 Early Dismissal
November 5 Election Day
November 11 Early Dismissal (Veterans Day)
November 27 - 29 Thanksgiving
December 13 Early Dismissal
December 23 - January 3 Winter Break
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 23 - 24 Early Dismissal
January 27 Teacher Workday
February 17 Presidents' Day
February 28 Early Dismissal
March 3 2-hour Delay (Presidential Primary)
April 3 Early Dismissal
April 6 - 10 Spring Break
May 8 Early Dismissal
May 25 Memorial Day
June 10 - 11 Early Dismissal
School Hours    
  Regular Days Early Dismissal Days
High Schools 7:20 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. 11:20 a.m.
YRA 8:25 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. 12:25 p.m.
QLMS & TMS 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 12:00 pm.
GMS & YMS 8:05 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. 12:05 p.m.
Elementary Schools
(BMES, MES, MVES, TES)
8:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. 12:45 p.m.
Elementary Schools
(CES, DES, GBES, SES,
WMES, YES)
8:55 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

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Other Important Dates


*Elementary school start and dismissal times have been adjusted by one minute


Meal Prices

5 cent increases to the price of breakfast, lunch, and milk for students and adults have been established for 2019-20 in compliance with state and federal requirements. There is no change to reduced meal prices.


  Breakfast Lunch
Elementary $1.60 $2.70
Middle/High $1.70 $2.80
Adult $2.10 $3.45
Reduced Price $0.30 $0.40
Milk $0.60 $0.60

School Supplies


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Note: High school credit course supplies vary with each course, so high school supply lists are not posted in advance. If you have questions about your child's supply list, please contact the school directly.

Student Handbook and Conduct Code

Student Handbook & Conduct Code

Forms & Links

Athletic Participation Fees
Aspen Family Portal
Fall Athletics Schedules
Free & Reduced Meal Online Application
Free & Reduced Meal Application
Free & Reduced Meal Application (Spanish)
VHSL Athletics Physical Form

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Required Annual Notifications

Federal code, state code, and Virginia School Boards Association policy set certain requirements for school divisions regarding annual notifications, public hearings, and postings. The York County School Division provides many of these notices on this website. The Student Handbook and Conduct Code contains the notices below as well as additional notifications.