Friday, October 21, 2016 - Today is Cycle Day 2
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.
  Buildings    Indian Rock Elementary




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






05 - School Closed - Labor Day

06 - Elementary Instrumental Rental Meeting @ YSHS - 7 PM

09 - IR PTO Meeting - 9 AM

16 - IR T-Shirt Day

26 - 2 hour delay for students

28 - IR School Pictures




01- Fall Festival 10:00 AM (Rain or Shine)

05- Parent/Teacher Conferences-No School for Students

06- Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointment

10- Columbus Day-No School for Students



IR Student Supply List 2016-2017  


IR Student Handbook 2016-17 


YSSD Calendar 2016-2017



Reminder to Parents . . .


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






Buddy Bench


At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, Braeden Hilty came up with an idea at the bus stop. His mom was asking him if everyone had a friend at school and wished there was a way to make sure everyone did.  Braeden replied, “What about a Buddy Bench?”  He shared his idea with close friends, Lena Englerth and Abigail Sprankle.  The girls saw the value of having a friend and the three agreed that Indian Rock needed a Buddy Bench.  Their first step was to raise money.  So, at the Fall Festival, the students set up a booth and charged one dollar to play the game they designed and set up.  Their poster about the Buddy Bench idea attracted kids to play the game and also earned generous donations from awesome grandparents!  Braeden, Lena, and Abigail raised a lot of money at the Fall Festival but it wasn’t quite enough so they turned to their teachers at the Rock for help.  The teachers participated in a special Casual Day to help raise the rest of the money for the Buddy Bench.   The teachers were very happy to donate money and wear jeans to work one day last spring!  Once Braeden, Lena, and Abigail had enough money to purchase a Buddy Bench, there was still work to do.  First, the students had to pick a color for the bench.  Then, the three friends went to Print-O-Stat to get plaques engraved.  Their dream and hard work became a reality when they got to see the Buddy Bench delivered to Indian Rock on the last day of school in May.  The last step was to plan a school-wide WE ROCK assembly to share the Buddy Bench with the faculty, staff, and students at Indian Rock on August 26, 2016.  Braeden, Lena, and Abigail want everyone to remember the quote that is engraved on a plaque on the Buddy Bench.  Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”


From the Indian Rock Kitchen



Winners of Lucky Fruit Day!


One child from each grade recieved a basket of chocolate crovered fruit and lollipops,prepared by the Indian Rock Kitchen Staff.


Coin Drive to Benefit Ayden Zeigler

Thank you for your participation in the coin drive.  Together, we showed that we are 4 Ayden Strong and raised $920.00!



Welcome Back



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 19, 2016


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 2016-17

Breakfast        $1.40

Lunch             $2.30


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 19, 2016.  


Thank you.



Art Club







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!


Spirit Wear!


Don't forget to order your YS spirit wear today!  The online store is open through 11/2/16.








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 September/October

Week of Sept. 6-9 - "From Good Beginnings Come Good Ends"

Week of Sept. 12-16 - "Education: Lessons to Learn"

Week of Sept. 19-23 - "Making It Count"

Week of Sept. 26-30 - "Goals: Road Maps to the Future"

Week of Oct. 3-7 - "Respect: I Respect You. I Respect Me."

Week of Oct. 10-14 - "Attitude: Keeping My Face to the Sunshine"

Week of Oct. 17-21 - "Keys to Success"

Week of Oct. 24-28 - Confidence: Daring to Be My Best"

Week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 - "Great Lives, Great Dreams"


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.


School Nurse's Nook


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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.