• Rising YES Kindergarten Family Information



    We are so excited to support your family as your child makes their leap into elementary school! 

    You may find the information below helpful. Be sure to browse through the information, especially the links for more support. 


    York Elementary School (YES) - Traditional Calendar PreK-5 Elementary School

    STEM School of Distinction


    • Address: 5201 Brookhaven Drive Raleigh, NC 27612
    • Main Phone Line:  919-881-4960
    • Fax Number:  919-626-4464 


    School Hours

    • Students Arrive 8:45 AM - 9:10 AM
    • School Day Starts at 9:15 AM
    • Students Dismiss at 3:45 PM  
    • After 3:15 PM, students must be picked up in carpool – no early checkouts after 3:15 pm


    2024-2025 Staggered Entry Dates (by last name)

    Students only attend 1 day this week

    Staggered Entry: 

    Tuesday, August 27: Last names A-F

    Wednesday, August 28: Last names G-L

    Thursday, August 29: Last names M-R

    Friday, August 30: Last names S-Z


    Kindergarten Meet the Teacher:

    Tuesday, September 3rd from 2:00-3:00 pm


    First Day of Kindergarten for ALL Kinder Students:

    Wednesday, September 4, 2024

    Important Information for Families

    Bus Transportation


    Health Information



    Carpool Tags

    • If your student will use carpool throughout the year, we will be giving out carpool tags when school starts. After the first few weeks of school, carpool numbers will be available at the front office. Just call the office to let us know if you need a number.
    • If your Kindergarten student has an older sibling at York Elementary, the whole family will use the same carpool number.  
    • We re-issue new carpool tags each year - please dispose of last year's tag.



    • 1702 Medication Form: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/167
    • A parent must bring the medication to school and sign the medication into the office (DO NOT send medications in with the child)
      • Please call the school first so that we can set up a time for you to drop your child's medication off.
    • Medications must be in their original containers with the prescription label.


    Cafeteria Information


    Before/After School Care

    York staff will provide before and after school care  for families for the 2024-2025 school year.

      • Our program starts as early as 6:30 am and runs until 6:00 pm - weekly.

    • If you are interested in our before or after school care program, please contact our before/after school care coordinator, Ms. Garcia (pacostagarcia@wcpss.net)


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