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  • York County School Division Return to School

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced YCSD and school divisions across country to approach teaching and learning from entirely new perspectives. On September 8, YCSD started the 2020-21 school year with all students learning from home in either the Remote Model of the Flexible Framework or the YCSD Virtual Academy.

    In late September, we began implementing a gradual return to school starting with specific student groups in accordance with the state’s phased guidance. By early November, we moved from the Remote Model of the Flexible Framework (all students learning at home) to the Leveled Model (all elementary grades on alternating hybrid schedule and all secondary students learning at home).

    Instructional Model Status
    (as of November 9, 2020)

    School Level Instructional Model
    Elementary Hybrid
    Middle Hybrid (grade 6); Remote (grades 7 & 8)
    High Remote

    Gradual Return Timeline
    (as of November 9, 2020)

    gradual return timeline for students

    While our goal is to continue moving towards a full reopening as the year progresses, we must first meet identified health and operational integrity metrics - such as local and regional COVID-19 transmission rates, mitigation strategies, and availability of teachers and staff to work on-site. It is also important that we remain prepared to shift between learning models as the course of COVID-19 changes in our community and world.

    As we have communicated these plans and gathered feedback from our staff and families, there have been many very strong opinions around that work. We truly understand that this is a tremendously challenging time for our families and staff and we value this critical feedback. It certainly plays a part in our decision-making, but prioritizing the safety and health for all remains the top priority. 


  • Letter from the Superintendent - November 23, 2020

    Cabinet members and the superintendent presented updates on the division’s Return to School Plan to the School Board. The presentation reviewed student academic performance during the first quarter and action steps underway to support students, staffing/substitute levels, and current health metrics, as well as recommendations for next steps.

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  • YCSDigest - November 13, 2020

    YCSD Digest regarding Report Cards, Thanksgiving Week Schedule, Impact Aid Forms, Return to School Update, and Virtual Parent Workshops

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  • YCSDigest - November 3, 2020

    YCSD Digest regarding Return to School Timeline, Community Budget Sessions, Technology Update, Food Services Important Update, and Community Announcements

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  • YCSDigest - October 26, 2020

    YCSD Digest regarding 2020-21 Calendar Reminders, Family and Staff Feedback, Citrix/Go Portal Status, and Rycor Online Forms Reminder

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Quick Links

  • COVID-19 Case Dashboard
  • Reopening Metrics
  • Remote Learning Family Support
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Division Website