Thursday, May 26, 2016 - Cycle Day 6
Indian Rock Elementary (3-5)
1500 Indian Rock Dam Rd, York PA 17403 Phone: 717.885.1250 FAX: 717.885.1251
York Suburban School District educates, challenges, and prepares students to shape the future.
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Dr. Gregory E. Gulley


Indian Rock Elementary School

1500 Indian Rock Dam Road

York, PA  17403

Phone:  717-885-1250 

Fax:  717-885-1251




Board Appreciation

IR Announcements





May 2016


02-06 PSSA Make-ups

08 Happy Mother’s Day

09 Race for Education

     12:30-1:30 Grade 4

       1:30-2:30 Grade 3

       2:30-3:25 Grade 5

11  3:30-8:00 PM IR Art Show & Book Fair

12  9:00 AM IR PTO Meeting

      7:00 PM Grade 5 Concert

13 Orange & Black Day

      9:30-11:30 Grade 4

      12:30-2:30 Grade 5

17 9:30 AM Grade 3 Earth Day Musical

19 9:00 AM Writers Conference

20 6:00-8:00 PM Grade 5 social at YSMS

26 9:15 AM Grade 5 Awards Assembly

27 1:15 PM dismissal–Last day for students



Student Supply List  2015-2016 


 IR Student Handbook 2015-2016



YSSD Calendar 2015-2016 

Reminder to Parents . . .


COMMUNITY FLYERS can be found on the "For Parents" tab of the YSSD website.  Please check this page regularly for updates.






Art Club





Indian Rock students celebrated running 975 miles during the Spring session of Miles in the Morning!  







Weather Kids

On March 2nd, a 4th  grader in 4H at Indian Rock Elementary School, appeared on FOX43 News First at Four, to help deliver the weather forecast! Elise Kloske was on television with FOX43's Chief Meteorologist MaryEllen Pann, presenting the weather report for FOX43 viewers. As one of MaryEllen's Weather Kids, Elise also got a peek behind the scenes of how a television station operates, and received a t-shirt provided by Weather Kids sponsor Lapp Electric. If you didn't catch FOX43 News First at Four live, you can watch it here: Way to go Elise!







Back to School Packet


Attention Parents/Guardians: This Online Back-to-School Packet contains important information that all parents/guardians and students need to review and complete prior to the first day of school.  


Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this window to complete Sections 1 through 5. 


Welcome Back!



1.  Update Infinite Campus:


Please go to Infinite Campus and update the contact information for your household and each student's health history information.  



2.  Please click on each link below to review each document:


Student Handbook (read)


 Appendix A

Code of Student Conduct (read)


 Appendix B

Acceptable Use Policy (read)

Electronic Device Policy (read)


 Appendix C

Medication Form (Required if your child needs to take medication at school.)



3.  After you have reviewed each document above:


Click here for the Parent Sign-Off Sheet

*Check the appropriate boxes

*Complete the fields at the bottom

*SIGN the form

*Return this form on the first day of school, and NO LATER THAN Friday, August 21, 2015


Please note: If you have multiple children in one building, simply change the student information at the bottom and reprint the form without starting over.



 4.  Please scroll down for additional documents:


Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIPS) (optional)


Free & Reduced Lunch Information and Application (optional) - A Free & Reduced Lunch Application must be completed each year in order to be eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch.

K12 Payment Center - Online meal payment and purchase monitoring (review) - When you first add your child(ren), the balance will be zero, since the balance is not pulled from our point of sale system until a transaction occurs.  The correct balance will appear within 24 hrs.  


Elementary School Meal Prices

for 2015-16

Breakfast        $1.40

Lunch              $2.20


Click here to see what's for lunch on your computer or download the app to your mobile device by scanning the code below.


5.  You are finished!  


Please remember to turn in all documents that you've printed from Sections 1-4 above on the first day of school and no later than Friday, August 21, 2015.  


Thank you.



YSSD Upcoming Events



Do you need to register a student?  Please contact Mr. Nick Staab, YSSD Office, at 717-885-1131, to schedule an appointment.

Questions regarding student transportation?  Please contact Durham Bus Company at 717-843-0520.

Educational Trip Reminders:  Students may be excused from school attendance for up to five (5) school days per year to participate in educational tours or trips.  


*Educational trips will not be approved the first or last ten (10) days of school or during PSSA testing window.  


Trip forms are available in the office or on the District website and must be submitted 10 days prior to the trip. 





Project Wisdom - Character Education at IR



Project Wisdom is a character education program for elementary students, which includes one-minute messages read during morning announcements each day.  The messages introduce our students to the ideas of being responsible, respectful, and caring human beings.  Project Wisdom encourages students to think about the choices they make and the consequences of those choices.  Make it a great day . . . or not.  The choice is yours!


Themes for the month of May


May 2-6 - "Encouragement: Working as a Team"

May 9-13 - "Nonviolence: Thinking It Through"

May 16-20 - "Respect: The Golden Rule"

May 23-27 - "Last Week of School: Congratulations!"


Actual message shared regarding "Role Models" 

Good morning, Indian Rock faculty, staff, and students.  This is Dr. Gulley with a few words of wisdom.  Gandhi was a national hero of India, a man who made a huge difference in the world by teaching that being violent is not the best way to solve our differences.  Gandhi was a role model for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who also taught nonviolence.  In other words, what Gandhi said and did affected the life of Dr. King in a positive way.


Did you know that you don't have to be a world-famous hero to affect someone else's life?  In fact, you don't have to be an adult.  No matter what your age, you can be a positive role model.  That's right!  Being a positive role model just means that you set a good example for others to follow.  Today, be a positive role model by helping a younger student or setting a good example for your classmates or choosing to do the right thing even when its' hard to do.


With something to think about, this is Dr. Gulley.  Make it a great day . . . or not.  The choice is yours.



Student reporters from the Road Runner Gazette interview Varsity Football Players and Record Breakers!


A Student reporter for the Road Runner Gazzette Interviews a Varsity Volleyball  All Star!



School Nurse's Nook


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Hour of Code

Every year, hosts a week-long event called "Hour of Code." The purpose of this event is to foster student interest in computer coding. The events have received much press and media attention, with Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and even President Obama promoting participation.  York Suburban School District hosted its own Hour of CODE event during the week of December 5-12. “The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.”  Student engagement was at an all-time high while writing code, and they may continue to access coding activities on our For Student Tab at  

Check out for more information.




The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.