Welcome to Yorktown Schools

2014-2015 Calendar
2014-2015 Calendar.pdf

Announcements

YES will hold picture day on Tues., Sept. 9th.  Students will bring home a flyer with information about purchasing pictures.  All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook.  Purchasing a picture package is optional.  Any student who is absent on Sept. 9th or would like their picture retaken may do so on Tues., Sept. 30th.

The Yorktown Public Library is now offering eBooks to YPL patrons.  Click below to view the instructions on how to access the eBook catalog.
Overdrive Info.pdf

Yorktown Elementary holds an annual Honor Day each year in May to recognize students for a variety of activities and achievements.  Two awards that students often receive are Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll.  Due to questions in the past, Yorktown Elementary would like to clarify the guidelines to receive these awards in May.

Yorktown Elementary All “A” Honor Roll – Students must earn an “A” in all subject areas for each of the first 3 quarters.  The 4th quarter is not considered since it is not yet complete at the time of the awards day.

Yorktown Elementary A/B Honor Roll – Students must earn a letter grade of “A” or “B” in all subject areas for each of the first 3 quarters.  The 4th quarter is not considered since it is not yet complete at the time of the awards day.

Yorktown Elementary Perfect Attendance – Students must be present each and every day to receive the perfect attendance award.  Students who are tardy or attending appointments who miss more than 2 hours of school will be counted as absent for a half-day.  Bereavement  Days and Religious Holiday are exempt.  


2014-2015 Book Fees
3rd Grade - 160.25

4th Grade - $164.00
4th Grade High Abilities - $192.00

5th Grade - $215.50
5th Grade High Abilities - $254.50

Click below to view the supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year.
2014-2015 YES Supply Lists.pdf

YES is again holding  a fundraiser selling potted mums.  Order forms were sent home with students on Wed., Aug 13th.  Students will have the opportunity to sell until Wed., Sept. 3rd.  Parents will pick up their children’s sold mums on Sat., Sept. 13th.  Pick-up details will be released later.  Thank you in advance for allowing your child to participate in the mum fundraiser.  The funds raised will help to landscape the YES playground and fund student activities.


The cost of a school breakfast will remain the same for the 2014-2015 school year.  However, an increase of .25¢
per school lunch has been approved.  Listed below are some of the factors considered in determining the necessity for the meal price increase:

  • Increased cost of food, cleaning and disposables.
  • All grains served must be “whole grain”, thus resulting in higher food cost.
  • Serving sizes of fruits and vegetables for breakfast/lunch have increased.
  • Increased cost of new equipment, equipment repairs and operational supplies.

Breakfast:
Reduced:  .30¢
Paid:  $1.50
Adult: $1.80

Lunch:
Reduced:  .40¢
Paid:  $2.45
Adult:  $3.45

Click here to read information about the YCS breakfast program.


Click below to view the YES Student Handbook and Attendance Policy.

    2014-2015 Student Handbook     Attendance Policy

Parents--please note that attendance letters are mandated by the State of Indiana.  Attendance letters are sent weekly.

YES is again participating in the Box Tops program.  The next collection day is Fri., Sept. 26th.  A monthly contest is held for the most Box Tops collected.  The winning classroom receives an ice cream treat party.

Closings/Delays
On days of school closings and/or delays, information can be received through the following communication services:
YCS’s mass phone call system (if signed up)
YCS’s mass email system (if signed up)
WLBC radio
WTHR-TV
http://www.yorktown.k12.in.us/

If you are not signed up to receive automated calls or mass emails from Yorktown Community Schools, contact the YES office at 759-2770 to get signed up.

On two hour delay days, child care is offered at Yorktown Elementary for students in kindergarten through fifth grades.  Parents may drop off any K-5 student at YES's main door starting at 7:30 AM.  No prior sign-up or spot reservation is necessary.  Qualified school personnel will oversee supervision.  The cost is $4.00 in cash upon arrival for each student using the child care.  Breakfast will not be served; however, students are encouraged to bring their own breakfast with them.  In case of unforeseen school closures on days that are initially delayed, parents must pick up students by 10:00 AM or a fee of $50 will be assessed to cover the cost of staffing.  Bus transportation for K-2 students will be provided to transport students to PVE at the conclusion of the delay.


Comcast - $9.95 Information Flyer (see Attached)
Please contact Comcast directly, the school has no affiliation with the program.
Thank you!
Comcast.pdf
Y.E.S. School hours:  Students may enter the building at 7:30; school begins at 7:50.  Dismissal is at 2:20.

Attention Fifth Grade Parents – Visit the YCS homepage (http://www.yorktown.k12.in.us) to read information about how to resolve issues with student laptops and home Internet connections.  After going to the YCS homepage, scroll down and click on the YCS Technology link on the left side of the screen and then click on Tech Setup, Tricks, and Troubleshooting.


Weekly Announcements

Click below to read the announcements from 8-29-14.
YES Announcements 8_29.pdf
Click below to view the announcements from 8-22-14.
YES Announcements 8_22.pdf
Click below to read the announcements from 8-15-14.
YES Announcements 8_15.pdf

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 1
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Wednesday, September 3
Mum Fundraiser Order Forms Due
Thursday, September 4
PTO Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
in YES lounge
Friday, September 5
Qtr. 1 Midterms
Tuesday, September 9
Picture Day
All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook.
Girl Scout Troop 2704 Meeting
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
in art room
Girl Scout Troop 2709 Meeting
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
in gym

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