CYSD E-News Weekly  
September 25, 2015  

District To Pilot Voluntary Flu Vaccine Program in K-6 Schools  

stethoscope_dr_pad.jpg Central York School District will partner with Health Hero PA to offer a voluntary, in-school flu vaccination program for our K-6 students on October 20, 2015.
Health Hero is a voluntary flu vaccination program that offers the Flumist nasal-spray immunizations free of charge to students whose parents wish them to receive it during the school-day clinic.

Flu is among the top vaccine-preventable illnesses. Per the CDC, 25 to 50 million cases are reported each year in the United States, leading to hospitalizations and in some severe cases, death. Schools and school children have the highest rate of infection.

In the past, the District had been part of a Pennsylvania Department of Health flu vaccination pilot that provided the District with flu vaccines free of charge to offer to our students and community. The state eliminated that program during the 2014-2015 School Year, and the District has looked for alternatives to offer to our students.

This year, we are piloting the Health Hero school-day program with our K-6 buildings. Health Hero has been partnering with schools and providing free flu immunizations to students through voluntary school-day programs for several years. In addition, please note the following key information about the program:
  • We will only be offering the nasal Flumist through the program.
  • Vaccines are voluntary and will only be administered if the parent/guardian consent forms are on file with the school prior to the October 20th clinics.
  • Parents/guardians may not attend these in-school clinics.
  • Health Hero will visit each of our K-6 buildings on October 20 to administer the vaccines. A school staff member will be present at each clinic.
  • The vaccines are FREE to students in Grades K-6 whose parents/guardians wish them to receive one.
  • All consent forms are due back at school by October 12.
Parents and guardians of K-6 students will receive information from their child's schools early next week. This will include the following information, which is attached here electronically:

Health Hero Letter to Parents/Guardians 


Consent Form - English

Flu Vaccine Information Sheet - English 

Consent Form - Spanish 

Flu Vaccine Information Sheet - Spanish   

If you wish to learn more about Health Hero, please visit their website at: If you have any questions or concerns about the District's pilot of this program, please contact us at (717) 846-6789, ext. 1210 or ext. 1292.


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The Central York School District Board of School Directors will hold its Planning Meeting at 7:15PM Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Educational Services Center, 775 Marion Road, York.

The meeting is public and community members are encouraged to attend.


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!



Join Us for CYSD Band Day Today at CYHS

Central York School District's annual Band Day will be celebrated today before the home CYHS Varsity Football Game vs. Northeastern in the Central York High School Athletic Stadium.

District band members from Grades 5 through 12 will assemble to perform together before the game, beginning at about 6:20PM in the High School Athletic Stadium.

Join families, students and community members for a special pre-game show featuring CYSD band members of ALL ages!

Tickets On Sale Now for Harlem Wizards  

The  Harlem Wizards are coming to Central York School District this fall! They will take on a team of Central York Players representing ALL 7 schools Friday, November 6, 2015 at Central York High School. 

This PTO-sponsored event will feature players from ALL CYSD schools for a fun night of tricks, hoops & alley oops! 


7-9PM (Doors Open at 6PM)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Central York High School Gymnasium


General Admission Seating 
$10/each from 9/18/15 through 10/15/15

$12/each from 10/16/15 through 10/29/15

$15/each from 10/30/15 through 11/6/15 
Reserved Seats

Reserved Seating Tickets cost $25/each


PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will ONLY  be sold online for this event.

To purchase tickets, please click here to visit the CYSD Webstore. 

There will be a concession stand with snacks and drinks available for purchase. Souvenirs will also be on sale at the game.

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

Epilepsy Club Plans "Purple Outs"  This Fall

The Central York High School Epilepsy Awareness Club will be sponsoring "Purple Out" games with fall sports teams during the next few weeks. Come out to support the teams and epilepsy awareness by wearing all the purple you have!

Students who don't own any purple or would like to donate to the cause, can buy a Purple Out T-shirt from Ms. Walker in Room 411 for just $10 or order a shirt from Mrs. Detwiler in Room 507. (See picture, right, for closer look at T-shirts.) Students or others interested in purchasing shirts or contributing to the cause can contact Mrs. Detwiler at or Ms. Walker at

Half of the T-shirt proceeds are contributed to the Leg Up Farm, a therapy organization that works with children with disabilities, including those with epilepsy.

The Club held two "Purple Outs" this week at Girls' Tennis and Boys' Soccer, and will hold a third at tonight's home football game vs. Northeastern.

Information for Parents/Guardians on Upcoming BrightBytes Surveys  
The administration, faculty and staff of Central York School District remain committed to providing your child with the ideal learning experience. Obtaining feedback from you, as parents/guardians and partners in your child's education, as well as from our students, is critical to achieving this goal.

In an attempt to refine the existing learning experiences, we depend upon verbal and written feedback. In most cases, the feedback is easily secured, analyzed, and formulated into improvement action plans. It is more difficult, however, for us to obtain information on what access our students have to technology at home and in school in support of their learning. In addition, we are working to better measure how students are mastering 21st Century Skills such critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.

To help us learn more about these two areas, the District has partnered with  BrightBytes to access a survey tool that we will begin using this school year. The survey, for students in Grades 3-12, is taken online, requires no more than 15 minutes to complete and is administered to students twice a year (Fall and Spring). 

It is anonymous and gathers information on the topics described above.

Most importantly, it gives us immediate feedback to help us improve how we are using technology in support of the learning experience throughout the District.

Parents/guardians of students in grade 3-12 will receive information about the survey directly from your child's school in the coming week. The Fall Survey is scheduled for the week of September 28, 2015.

We invite you to view the video included above, right, and to visit the District's "BrightBytes" website to view sample surveys and learn more  Please click here to visit the site.  


Panther Pantry Schedule for 2015-2016    

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:
  • 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


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