YMS Spring Picture Day
Spring pictures will be taken on Friday, April 26 If you wish to place an order online please click on the link below or the order form is attached below
www.mylifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID: HM788327Y0
Wednesday, May 22 6th grade honor day at 8:35a
Thursday, May 23 7th grade honor day at 8:35a
Friday, May 24 8th grade honor day at 9:30a
January 7th – Q3 Begins
January 14th - Report Cards Q2
February 5th – Midterms
March 12th – End of Q3
March 13th – Q4 Begins
March 20th - Report Cards Q3
April 22nd – Midterms
May 24th – End of Q4/S2
The following information was emailed to parents of 6th grade students on September 13.
Hello 6th Grade Guardians!
I am excited to announce that it is time to sign up for the 6th Grade Chicago Trip! We will be traveling to Chicago on May 15th and 16th. The trip includes many new and exciting experiences for your student. I have attached this year's itinerary and the payment plan information. It is best to get signed up right away to secure your spot. We allow as many parents that wish to come along on the trip to join us with the proper background checks and paper work. If you are interested in going along, you will want to sign up the same way as you sign up your child. When you put your birthdate in, it will then recognize you as an adult. Students will stay in a quad room while chaperones will stay in a double unless you choose to pay extra for a single room. We will be participating in a fundraiser in November to help with the cost of the trip. More information on that will come out later. Please let me know if you have any questions. Again, I am so excited to start planning this very memorable experience for your student!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes more than 26,000 new cases of cancer in U.S. men and women each year, including cervical and oral cancers. Many of these cancers can be prevented with a safe, effective vaccine that is available to boys and girls starting at age 9. Indiana Code 20-34-4-3 requires that the Indiana State Department of Health make you aware of HPV, its link to cancer, and the available vaccine. The CDC has stated that, based on recent studies, HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active people will get it during their lifetime.1 That is why it’s important to vaccinate children before they could be exposed to the virus. According to the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians, all boys and girls ages 11 or 12 should get vaccinated.2 Although older teens and young adults can receive the vaccine through age 26, studies have shown that the vaccine produces a better immune response at earlier ages. The HPV vaccine offers long-lasting protection against nine types of HPV and has proven to be effective in preventing numerous types of cancers, including cervical and oral pharyngeal cancers. It also protects against genital warts. The vaccine can be given at the same time as other recommended vaccines and is administered in a two- or three-dose series, depending on the age of the patient when the series is initiated. It is important to complete the series. These vaccines have been studied carefully for safety. According to CDC, nearly 100 million doses have been administered in the United States and the data continues to show that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective. As with any vaccine, preteens and teens should sit or lie down for about 15 minutes after receiving the HPV vaccine to protect against fainting. While HPV is not a required immunization in Indiana, it is one of the few tools available to prevent cancer. We urge you to discuss the vaccine with your child’s healthcare provider. Questions may be directed to the Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Program at (800) 701-0704. For more information on HPV and the vaccine, please visit: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) HPV website: http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/default.htm
School Fees for 2018-19 are:
Grade 6 $150-$172
Grade 7 $270-$281
Grade 8 $270-$284
Range in fees are based on class placement
At registration only a $50 deposit will be expected. This is to avoid any refunds or additional charges that would need to be made due to class changes or placements after registration. A final Textbook Rental Statement will be mailed in September.
If choosing to purchase the $40 Insurance Repair Plan for the school issued iPad/MacBook Air, you may pay that at registration also.
Please click on the link below to read the YMS School Improvement Plan
Students should not arrive prior to 7:45 a.m. Upon arrival YMS students may go to the gym or cafeteria for breakfast. They are tardy to class at 8:10 a.m. School is dismissed at 2:45 p.m.
If you recently moved into the Yorktown Community School district and you would like to enroll at YMS, please call 759-2660 to set up an appointment. If you do not live within the school boundaries and wish to enroll your student at YMS, please call Yorktown Community School Central Office at 759-2720.