Welcome to Yorktown Schools

2014-2015 Calendar
2014-2015 Calendar.pdf

Announcements

REMINDERDAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS ON SUN., NOV. 2ND.

CLOCKS WILL NEED TO BE SET BACK ONE HOUR.


Parents and Guardians--Remember to read the weekly announcements that are posted at the bottom of this webpage to keep abreast of YES activities.

The YES library needs parent volunteers Monday thru Friday from 9:20 to 9:55 and on Thursday from 1:05 to 2:20.  Contact Melia Ozbun at 759-2717 or by email at mozbun@Yorktown.k12.in.us to volunteer.

YES held a canned food drive the week of Oct. 27th.  YES families donated 1,364 food items.  Thank you to everyone who donated to help families in need that live in our community.  Mr. Kerkhoff was the "winner" of the canned food contest and will wear a turkey costume to school one day next week.  Watch for a picture to be posted on this website next week.  YES won the competition between YES and YMS, so Mr. Braun dressed in costume and led the fall parade with Miss Lucas.  A picture will also be posted of Mr. Braun and Miss Lucas.


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.  


Reach Yorktown Ministry gives away food to local families in need the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at 9108 Sutherland Ave. (corner of Broadway and Sutherland in Yorktown).  A photo ID and proof of residency in Mt. Pleasant Township is required.


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

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.  We receive 10¢ for each Box Top.  The next collection day is Fri., Oct. 31st.  A monthly contest is held for the most Box Tops collected.  The winning classroom receives an ice cream treat party.  Mrs. Stagge's fourth grade classroom won the September contest.  Additionally, YES collects Labels for Education.  We do not receive money from Labels for Education, but the opportunity to "purchase" items for our school from the Labels for Education catalog.

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 10-31-14.
YES Announcements 10_31.pdf
click below to read the announcements from 10-24-14.
YES Announcements 10_24.pdf
Click below to read the announcements from 10-10-14.
YES Announcements 10_10.pdf

Upcoming Events

Mon, Oct 27 - Fri, Oct 31
Canned Food Drive
All donated goods to benefit local families.
Friday, October 31
Box Tops Collected
Red Ribbon Week
Cookies delivered in the AM
Fall Parade
1:00 PM
Parents may stand in the hallways to watch parade.
Monday, November 3
Girls' Basketball Practice
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
in gym
Girl Scout Troop 02713 Meeting
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
in art room
Boys Basketball Practice
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
in gym

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