York Middle and High School

May 2021

Dear Class of 2021 Families,

The New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) issued a memorandum on the parental right to decline examination waivers resulting from the COVID-19 health crisis and the subsequent cancellation of the Regents Examinations. 

Due to the cancellations, the Department announced certain modifications to the assessment requirements that students must meet in order to earn high school diplomas, credentials, and/or endorsements. The modifications applied to all students enrolled in grades 7-12 during the 2019-20 school year. In addition, the Department cancelled the January 2021 Regents Examination administration and some June 2021 Regents Exams. 

The purpose of this communication is to inform parents/guardians they have the option to decline the exemptions to the assessment requirements for graduation. This declination would mean that a diploma will not be conferred on such students this school year.

Regents Examination Exemption Declination

If you choose to accept the exemptions, then you need not complete the enclosed form and your child will graduate on June 26, 2021 

Please call or email with any individual questions.


Lindsey M. Peet

Welcome to York Middle and High School!

Our school community strives to develop successful, self-directed learners that work to achieve their goals. To that end, we are committed to providing opportunities for students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. 

Middle school students are provided opportunities to explore a range of courses while allowing them to cultivate individual interests. By the end of eighth grade, students will have been exposed to a variety of programs including mathematics, literacy, humanities, science, Spanish, technology, agriculture, music, art, and coding that will serve as the foundation for their future. In addition, middle school students’ unique social emotional needs are addressed in an intentional way during our midday homebase period.

The academic program designed for students in grades 9-12 includes twelve AP courses, sixty potential credits through GCC, numerous electives in technology, computer and gaming, music, art, Spanish, and health sciences. Students utilize Naviance as a tool for individual career exploration, goal setting, and post secondary planning. 

Engaged students connect beyond the school day. York Middle and High School students have the opportunity to play a sport, join a club, and star in the school play. We work as a team to ensure that students can be a contributing member to each and every extra-curricular pursuit they are interested in. 

By engaging students and families in our school community we will be able to reach our goal of preparing, challenging and inspiring all our students.


Lindsey Peet

MS/HS Principal


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