CYSD E-News Weekly  
September 11, 2015  

Friday, 9/18/15, is a Teacher In-Service Half Day with early dismissal for ALL CYSD students.

Secondary schools will dismiss at 11:30AM. Elementary schools will dismiss at 12:30PM.

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 2015.

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 Middle School
Thursday, September 17

North Hills/Sinking Springs Elementary Schools
Tuesday, September 15

Hayshire/Roundtown/Stony Brook Elementary Schools
Wednesday, September 16
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Central York School District recently transitioned from sending flyers home with students to posting them online.

Flyers for upcoming and ongoing opportunities for CYSD families are now available on the district website and school websites.

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!


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!

CYSD Board of School Directors To Hold Public Meetings September 14 & 21  

The Central York School District Board of School Directors will hold a public Planning Meeting Monday, September 14, 2015, and a public Regular (Action) Meeting Monday, September 21, 2015. Both meetings will begin at 7:15PM and will be held at the Educational Services Center, 775 Marion Road, York.

School Board meetings are public, and community members are encouraged to attend and learn more about issues impacting public education, the community and Central York School District. There are opportunities for public input available at each meeting.

Meeting agendas are published online in advance of each School Board meeting, and meeting minutes are published online after they are approved at the following month's meeting.

To view copies of agendas and minutes, please visit the School Board website.

CYHS Student Wins First Place for Mobile App Development at National FBLA Conference

Congratulations to Central York High School junior Alex Santarelli who, during the summer of 2015, won first place in the Mobile Application Development category of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Chicago.

FBLA is a non-profit education association that encourages students to prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. The National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.

Student competitors such as Alex must first compete at the state level, where top winners are invited to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference held annually each summer.  As part of the competition, Alex had to present his mobile app in a first round of competition and was selected, out of 60+ competitors, to proceed to the final round of judging, where he was named the winner.

Alex's mobile application is a CYHS app (see the picture, below) developed last year and available in the iTunes app store for both iPhones and iPads. It enables users to receive updates and information about Central York High School and Central York School District. To download the free app, visit the iTunes store and search "CYHS." It is listed with the Education apps.

Alex was also recognized in a recent York Daily Record article, along with Central York High School class of 2015 graduate Alyssa McDevitt, that focused on how today's students are using technology in and out of school to create, program and code.  To view the article, click here.

Please join Central York School District in congratulating Alex on this tremendous achievement!

Pictured, at top, Alex Santarelli receives first place for Mobile Application Development at the FBLA National Conference in Chicago. Top right, Alex Santarelli with his First Place Award at the FBLA National Conference and, bottom right, a photo of the CYHS App.

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.

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

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.