Friday, December 9, 2022

An update from York County School Division. Here’s what you need to know

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)

The countdown to virtual schooling is ticking away.

The York County School Division released a status update on Monday highlighting several changes to their Return to School website.

They included Health And Operational Metric Dashboards where statistics of transmission, provided by the Virginia Department of Health, will be posted. The dashboards will be updated weekly.

School schedules for remote learning of all school levels have also been updated. The schedules for Virtual Academy have yet to be finalized but will soon be available to families.

The school calendar also underwent some changes, including the removal of an early release day in October. A student holiday was moved from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4. The second quarter will begin Nov. 5.

As for food services, meal distribution will happen at four different locations beginning in September. Those sites are Dare Elementary, Magruder Elementary, Tabb High and York High. Service will be available between 4 to 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursday.

Applications for the Free & Reduced Meal Program are available now. Families are encouraged to fill out the form as soon as possible.

One great concern expressed by parents during public comment sessions in July was accessibility to technology. Technology fees will be accepted starting Aug. 28. The schedule for device pick-up will be out next week.

Despite the first nine weeks being remote, students are still required to receive immunizations by the Virginia Department of Education. Information about the required immunizations are still available for families on the division’s website.

“I wish our circumstances were different and our staff and students were preparing to be together in our buildings on September 8, but I know our dedicated faculty, administrators and staff will find amazing ways to create that same sense of school community and school pride while we are in the Remote Model,” division Superintendent Victor Shandor wrote in the update.

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