CYSD E-News Weekly  
October 8, 2015  
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.

CYSD Celebrates Homecoming '15 

Central York High School will host Homecoming 2015 festivities October 9 and 10.

On Friday, October 9, the High School will host the Homecoming Football Game in the Central York High School Athletic Stadium.  
The Varsity Football team will face New Oxford Senior High School. Kickoff is at 7PM. Prior to the game, the 2015 Homecoming Court will process around the stadium and will be announced, with parents and guardians. The King and Queen will be crowned before kickoff.  

The High School will host its Homecoming Dance from 7-10PM Saturday, October 10, in the High School Gymnasium. 

Please join us in sending best wishes for a safe and memorable Homecoming Weekend to our students, faculty & staff!
Pictured, above, are members of the 2015 Homecoming Court including, (Back Row, L-R) Jared Wagner, Trevor Holdregger, Will Hartzell, Shawn Johnston, Kellen Beck, Magnus Grimes & Jordan Ashbaugh and (Front Row, L-R) Faith Hatchard, Hannah Rishel, Jill Czaplinski, Lydia Shellenberger, Juah Toe, Mackenzie Sopko and Lexi Baublitz. Photo courtesy Mr. Phil Kyle.
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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!


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!

Congratulations to District's 2015
Panther Foundation Grant Recipients 

The Panther Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funds in support of Central York School District 
programs and initiatives has announced the recipients of its 2015-2016 School Year Grants. They are:

  • Amanda Wolfe, Roundtown Elementary School (Break Books) 
  • Stephanie Crump, Central York High School (Catering Uniforms)
  • Debbie Bieber, Central York High School (Maker Spaces in the Library & Learning HUB)
  • Delma Rivera-Lytle, Central York Middle School (The 10th Annual Diversity Celebration) 
  • Molly Blankenstein, Hayshire Elementary School (ELMO Document Cameras) 
  • Jason Merritt, Central York Middle School (Fitness Equipment) 
  • Kerri Collins, Roundtown Elementary School (Sensory Station for Autistic Support Classroom) 
  • Regina Peckmann, Roundtown Elementary School (Reading Headphones) 
The Panther Foundation strives to offset the gap between the district budget and individual school fundraisers; in order to support a wide range oflearning experiences throughout the district. This is only made possible thanks to our sponsors and donations. If you would like to be a sponsor or donate please contact

**Please Note: Forms Are Due By October 12, 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.

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