Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Next School Day is Cycle Day 3
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




IR Announcements




August 2017



10  PTO meeting - 9:00 AM



10  New Family Orientation - 6:30 PM


15  3rd Grade Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night - 5:30 PM


15  5th Grade Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night - 6:00 PM


16  First day of school for students


22  4th Grade Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night - 6:00 PM


 IR Student Supply List - 2017-2018 


IR Student Handbook - 2017-2018 


YSSD Calendar 2017-2018 



Reminder to Parents . . .

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






Board Appreciation

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

Student Code of 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.)


Event Attendance Policy (read)


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 18, 2017


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 Brochure

Children's Health Insurance Program Website (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 2017-18

Breakfast        $1.40

Lunch             $2.40


Click here to see "What's for Lunch?" on your computer or download the app to your mobile device by scanning the code below.


YSEF - Questions and Answers About York Suburban Education Foundation (optional)



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 18, 2017.


Thank you.





Dr. Krauser and Mr. Showvaker "GOT" pride and share it with 5th graders at the Rock!





2017 Envirothon


Click the picture to see our students.




York Suburban Autism Walk

Saturday, May 6th 2017

YSHS Track 10am


T-Shirt Order Form

Orders due by 3/31/17.


PTO Assembly


Indian Rock Students learn about healthy lifestyles with Miss. April during the READY...SET...JUMP Assembly provided by the grenerous Indian Rock PTO.   


Impact Closet


Indian Rock students fill the Impact Foundation bin on the first day of the donation drive! Please help us continue to fill our bin through this Friday! 


Annual Holiday Breakfast




Orange and Black Day!



The sky is the limit at Indian Rock's Career Day!


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.”


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







Office reopens:  Monday, July 31, 2017 


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 Reliance Student Transporation at 717-714-2139.

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. 


Absence Notes can now be submitted online by clicking on the note below.





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 August/September

Week of August 16-18 - "1st Days of School"

Week of August 21-25 - "Off to a New Beginning"

Week of Aug. 28 - Sept. 1 - "Creating Success in School"

Week of Sept. 4-8 - "Respecting Ourselves and Others"

Week of Sept. 11-15 - "Respect - Be True to Yourself"

Week of Sept. 18-22 - "Respect - The Golden Rule"

Week of Sept. 25-29 - "Productive & Proud"


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


From the Division of Immunizations the following  CHANGES/UPDATES  are being made to the school immunization regulations.

The revisions to these regulations ARE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2017!

 • Clarify 4 doses of polio

• Add a dose of MCV for 12th grade entry

• Create a medical plan/certificate
• Reduce 8-month provisional to five days

 immunization Please click here for a flyer from the Department of Health with more details! 

For students in grades 3, 4 and 5---What you MUST do before your child can start school in August-CALL your child's doctor and verify that your child has ALL required immunizations including the required 4th polio shot after their fourth birthday. If your child needs any immunizations, please fax, mail or drop off a record documenting the shots your child has gotten as soon as possible. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school nurse, Krista Wolfenberger via email over the summer months at 


 make sure your child is up to date on all their immunizations.....TODAY!          





Free & Reduced Meal Information


                     CHIP Flyer




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.