CYSD E-News Weekly  
October 2, 2015  

Community Invited to Attend
Fall Town Meeting
October 14

Central York School District's Board of Directors and Administration invite you to join us for a Fall Town Meeting at 7PM Wednesday, October 14, at Sinking Springs Elementary School, 2850 Susquehanna Trail, York.

Town Meetings offer District faculty, staff, students, families and community members an opportunity to engage in informal conversation with the School Board and Administration on topics impacting public education and Central York School District. In addition, the Town Meeting provides an opportunity for the administration and Board to share information on District programs and initiatives, and offers attendees an opportunity for "Question & Answer" time after each presentation.

This year's agenda will include the following topics:
  • Enrollment - A Start of the School Year Student Enrollment Update
  • Communications - An Overview of CYSD's Communications Program
  • Schoology - An Overview of our Learning Management System
  • PSSAs - An Update on Assessments & Central York School District 
We invite you to join us for an informative evening designed to offer meeting attendees a chance to learn more about the District, ask questions of our Board and Administration and share feedback in an informal setting.

We hope to see you there!

calendaricon Calendar Reminders for October  
  • Early Dismissal: Friday, October 9, 2015, is a Teacher In-Service Half-Day with Early Dismissal for ALL CYSD students. Secondary students will be dismissed at 11:30AM. Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:30PM. 
  • No School: There will be NO SCHOOL for CYSD students Monday, October 12, 2015, in observance of the Columbus Day Federal Holiday.

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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.

If you need assistance obtaining a flyer or downloading information, please contact your school office for help.

 Click here for more!


Central York Communities That Care Honors Youth, Adults Making a Positive Difference 

Central York Communities That Care (CYCTC) held its annual Spirit of Youth Awards Breakfast Saturday, September 26, at Springettsbury Township Park.

The event celebrates youth and adults who are making a positive difference in the lives of others throughout the Central York School District.

State Representatives Stan Saylor and Keith Gillespie attended the event and helped present awards on behalf of CYCTC. Local Radio Personality Mark McKenzie served as Master of Ceremonies and community health care advocate Brian Kreeger delivered the Keynote Address.  

This year's breakfast honored nearly 50 individuals, many of them Central York School District students, faculty and staff.

The 2015 Spirit of Youth Recipients included the following outstanding individuals:

Greg Baum, Jeff Bortner, Joshua Brady-Sapp, Owen Bresnahan, Emanuel Brown, Cindy Cameron, Jason Coyle, Carol Crone, Hannah Cunningham, Barb Eisenhart, Declan Grimes, Michelle Groom, Sara Hamri & Allison Reeser, Faith Hatchard, Lake Hinderer, Christian Hoch, Will Johnson, Jordyn Kahler, Bayleigh Keator, Carter Luckenbaugh, Ed McManama, Maggie Miller, Randy Mumford, Amy Musone & Regina Peckmann, Allen Kendrick, Joshua Kleinfeld, Dirk Krebs, Megan Krusemark, Karen Lehman, Christian Parthmer, Joanne Richard-Pears, Melissa Richards, Ronald Ruffin, Virginia Sauder, Anne Smith, Barb Snare, Connie Sohnleitner, Jennifer Spahr, Anita Truax, Jared Wagner, Jen Wagner, Erin Walker, Joy Williams, Lilia Wiltshire, Zack Wiltshire, Amanda Wolfe, Ileen Yeng 

Please click here to view a full listing of recipients of the 2015 Spirit of Youth Awards.

Denmark Youth Choir To Present Free Concert October 6 at Central York High School 

The Sankt Annae Youth Choir from Copenhagen, Denmark will present a free concert at 7:30PM Tuesday, October 6, at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York. The concert, part of the choir's 2015 North American Tour, will be performed in the High School Auditorium.

The 67-voice touring choir will be visiting York and the area for three days, and will be hosted by Central York School District families during their stay.

Sankt Annae Youth Choir performs an extremely versatile repertoire with both sonorous strength and transparent delicate polyphony, With a repertoire of contemporary and classical works for mixed voices, the choir gives secular as well as sacred concerts - early a cappella and partly with orchestra. It has performed together with some of the leading orchestras and conductors in Scandinavia.

Sankt Annae Youth Choir frequently takes part in productions for national radio and television in Denmark as well as abroad, and is often invited to participate in choral festivals.

The concert is free and open to the public, and community members of ALL ages are welcome to attend! 

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.

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.


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