CYSD E-News Weekly  
September 4, 2015  

Happy Labor Day!
There is No School for CYSD Students and ALL District Offices WILL BE CLOSED Monday, September 7, 2015, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

Classes will resume as normally scheduled Tuesday, September 8. Please note - this will be a Cycle Day #3. 

Test of Automated Phone System Planned for 9.8.15 
Central York School District will conduct a test of its automated phone messaging system the evening of Tuesday, September 8, 2015. We will send a call to all parents/guardians of our K-12 students as a test of the system.

If you do not receive a call Tuesday evening, we will post information on our District website and Facebook page for parents/guardians who need to verify or update phone information on file with our District.  

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Please be sure to visit our website to view & download information on great opportunities for students & families happening now in our community. Click here for more!


CYSD Schools Will Host
Back-to-School Nights in September   
All schools in Central York School District will hold special, evening "Back-to-School" sessions for parents and guardians throughout September 2014.

These evenings are opportunities for our students to bring parents and guardians to visit their classroom, and school and meet their teachers, principals and staff. Back-to-School Nights are wonderful opportunities for parents and guardians to become acquainted with what our students experience in a "typical" school day.

Please see the dates, and times, below, and watch for information sent home directly with from your  child's school and teacher.

Central York High School
Thursday, September 10

Central York Middle School
Thursday, September 17

North Hills/Sinking Springs Elementary Schools
Tuesday, September 15

Hayshire/Roundtown/Stony Brook Elementary Schools
Wednesday, September 16

Tell Us What You Think!  
Parents/Guardians Invited To Take  
"Move The Pride Day" Survey
In June 2015, Central York School District hosted "Move The Pride" for all students entering grades K-12 in the 2015-2016 school year.

Move the Pride is a program through which ALL K-11 grade learners had an opportunity to visit their new, 2015-2016 classrooms or schools and meet their new teachers and classmates before the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

The District would like parent/guardian feedback on the program and your family's experience with it. We will also be surveying our faculty and our students about their experiences.

To take the Parent/Guardian Move the Pride Survey, please click here. Your responses are confidential and will be used to help enhance the program for June 2016.

Thank you!

Apply Online for Free/Reduced Lunch Applications   

apple.jpg Central York School District participates in the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Students from families who qualify (under federal guidelines) will receive lunches and breakfasts free or at a reduced cost. In addition, qualifying Kindergarten students will receive free milk at snack time.

All students in grades K-12 may purchase free or reduced meals through the point-of-sale system. Parents/guardians and students may complete the application online via the following link: 2015/2016 Free/Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Program.

These applications may be filed at any time throughout the school year for any family experiencing net income changes. All information is confidential; discrimination is not permitted in accordance with district, state and federal requirements. New applications must be submitted annually. Applications are also available in all school buildings for families who do not have access to a computer or the Internet at home.

CYCTC Will Sponsor Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

CTC Logo Central York Communities That Care, a non-profit organization that supports the students, faculty, staff and community members of Central York School District, will host a Chicken BBQ fundraiser at the upcoming Springettsbury Township "Saturday in the Park" event.

Tickets cost $7 in advance and $7.50 the day of the event. Meals include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, applesauce and a roll. Pick-up is from 3-6PM Saturday, September 26 at Springettsbury Park (use the Whiteford Road parking lot near the concession stand).

All proceeds benefit programs and activities designed to reduce risk factors for and increase protective factors for our youth and families.

To purchase tickets, call (717) 846-6789, ext. 1900 or email

School Picture Dates for 2015-2016  

camera.jpg Central York School District has scheduled School Pictures for the 2015-2016 School Year on the following dates. Please watch for information on purchasing pictures and other details from your child's school or teacher in the coming days.
  • Sinking Springs Elementary School Pictures - Wednesday, September 9
  • Central York High School Pictures - Thursday, September 10
  • Central York Middle School PIctures - Friday, September 11

Panther Pantry Stocking Shelves,
Prepping for first Pick-Up Night Sept. 17

The mission of The Panther Pantry is to provide nourishment to the children and families of Central York School District. The pantry shelves are stocked each month by Central York School District learners and community volunteers. The food and household items that line the shelves are donated by community members. Thank you to all those that have helped the pantry run smoothly it's first year in operation!

Anyone from our Central York School District community is welcome to the pantry. Know that you will be cared for and that information is kept confidential.

Pantry 2015-2016 Schedule 
Pantry hours are from 5:00-6:00 pm on the following dates:
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Help Stock the Shelves

This month, Hayshire, Roundtown and Stony Brook Elementary Schools are collecting items for the pantry. Help the primary buildings collect a total of 1,500 items. Send items with your child to school starting on Tuesday, September 8th . Items will be collected throughout the week.

Suggested Donation Items:
Paper Goods (Paper towels, toilet paper, napkins)
Household Supplies (all purpose cleaner, dish soap, laundry detergent)
Personal Care Items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo)
Food Items (vegetables, fruit, sauce, pasta, rice, cereal, nuts, granola, peanut butter, jelly, raisins,

CYSD Transitions to Posting Flyers Online  

Central York School District receives information from many community organizations offering opportunities to participate in activities and events designed for children and/or families. 

Effective the start of the 2015-2016 School Year, flyers will no longer be sent home with our elementary (K-6) students in backpacks. Instead, all flyers will be posted on District and school websites, which are available to all  families and community members. Copies are available in each school's office for families without Internet access. 

These flyers are posted on our website for your review and reference.

Please click here to visit the Community Flyers website and view opportunities for students and families now available in our area.  

Nominate A Person Making a Positive Difference for A "Spirit of Youth" Award

Do You Know an Outstanding...Neighbor? Student? Employee? Coach? Co-Worker? Friend? Teacher?
Do you know someone who supports youth through the development, provision, and/or participation in youth programs and/or educational activities? A youth who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to our community and has made extraordinary contributions?

If you know an outstanding youth or someone who makes a difference in the lives of youth, the Spirit of Youth Awards  are an excellent way for you to recognize them and let them know how much their efforts are appreciated."Spirit of Youth" Award recipients will be honored during the "Spirit of Youth" Awards Breakfast held in conjunction with Springettsbury Township's "Saturday in the Park" event planned for September 26, 2015.

How do I nominate someone?
To nominate someone for an award, complete the nomination form and send it, along with information supporting your nomination, to the address given. Click here to download a nomination form.

What should I include with my nomination?
Remember that, while the nominated individual is well known to you, the Selection Committee may only know the information provided with your nomination form. Please be as detailed as possible and include information that distinguishes your nominee from other nominees. Deadline to nominate is September 18, 2015.
You may include supporting materials such as letters of recommendation, publications, media stories or tributes. Please limit additional materials to items that provide new information or insight into who the nominee is and the nature or impact of their contributions. Please do not send originals or important or official documents, as they may not be returned.

Community/Adult Education Brochure Now Available Online 

Central York School District offers a variety of fun and educational programs for community members through our Community/Adult Education Program.

The Fall 2015 Community/Adult Education Programs are under way.

Click here to download a brochure and registration form.