CYSD E-News Weekly  
October 16, 2015  
Congratulations to Central York

HS 2015 Homecoming Queen, King  

Central York High School hosted Homecoming festivities October 9 and 10, during which the 2015 Homecoming Queen and King were announced and "crowned" in the High School Athletic Stadium.

Congratulations to this year's Queen, Mackenzie Sopko, pictured above, left, and King, Magnus Grimes, pictured above, right. Court members included: Jared Wagner, Trevor Holdregger, Will Hartzell, Shawn Johnston, Kellen Beck & Jordan Ashbaugh and Faith Hatchard, Hannah Rishel, Jill Czaplinski, Lydia Shellenberger, Juah Toe, Mackenzie Sopko and Lexi Baublitz.

Photo courtesy Mrs. Lisa Sands, High School Yearbook Advisor.  


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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.

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District Offers iPad Info/Training Sessions for Parents/Guardians of Grade 4-6 Learners   

Central York School District will host a series of sessions designed to help parents/guardians learn more about the District-issued iPads being used in support of learning in Grades 4-6.

Technology Support teachers will host an October Workshop and a November Workshop, with sessions available during the day and in the evening. Parents/guardians should sign up in advance using the link at the end of this article.


October Workshop: Helping with iPads at Home   
Join us on Tuesday, October 20 for an opportunity to learn basic troubleshooting and get an introduction to the apps your child is using most often in the classroom. Participants will learn more about how students access and update apps on their iPads. Quick problem solving tips that will help troubleshoot small issues at home will be shared. We will also let you explore the Schoology, Notability, Class Dojo, and MyHomework apps that students use daily. If you come to the evening session, feel free to bring your child's iPad along with you! Time for questions and answers will be provided at the end of the workshop.


Tuesday, October 20
Morning: 9:30-10:30 am @ the ESC (775 Marion Road)
Evening: 6:30-7:30 pm @ the Sinking Springs Library    

November Workshop: 'Tis the Season for Internet Safety!
As we get closer to holiday breaks, it's a great time to remind our learners about online safety and good digital citizenship. Join us on Tuesday, November 10, for a chance to learn more about social media apps and websites. Our focus will be on raising awareness about these apps, privacy settings, and how to keep your tweeners safe and talk to them about these tempting tools. Explore a great parent resource, Common Sense Media, and  reviews and materials available to families of all learners.


Tuesday, November 10

Morning: 9:30-10:30 am @ the ESC (775 Marion Road)

Evening: 7:00-8:00 pm @ the Sinking Springs Library 

Sign-Up for Sessions

Sign up for both sessions at

School Board Will Meet Monday, October 19 

Central York School District Board of School Directors will hold a public Regular (Action) Meeting Monday, October 19, 2015. The meeting will begin at 7:15PM and will be held at the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York.

School Board meetings are open to the public, and community members are encouraged to attend and learn more about important issues and items of interest concerning Central York School District. Agendas are available online in advance and at each meeting. To view agendas and previous meeting minutes, please visit the School Board website.

In addition, each meeting offers opportunities for public input and citizen comment, and community members are encouraged to use this time to share feedback with the School Board and Administration.

Future School Board meeting dates are published online and can be viewed here.  

CYHS Students Create, Will Sell "Pink Out" T-Shirts At Tonight's Football Game

Central York High School Business Management students of Mr. Jonathan Hakim created and are selling "PInk Out" T-shirts to generate funds for PINK of York, a local organization that supports breast cancer survivors and raises  funds for medical research and prevention/awareness efforts.

Students will be selling T-shirts at tonight's home football game at Central York High School. Each shirt costs $10 and 50% of all proceeds will be donated to PINK of York.

A sample of the T-Shirt artwork is pictured above. Please contact Mr. Hakim with any questions or concerns at

Middle School Seeks Yearbook Sponsors  

The Panther Pride, the Central York Middle School yearbook, has a new opportunity for community members and businesses to sponsor yearbooks for its students. 

Currently about 60% of the Middle School population purchases a yearbook.  One of the reasons for such a low number is due to economic reasons.  In order to help those students, The Panther Pride is offering community sponsorships.  Individual community members or families may donate yearbooks; it can be anonymous, or they could be listed as a sponsor if desired. 

In addition, there are several levels of sponsorships for businesses; business sponsorships will include advertising space.  Either way, the result is more memories preserved for Middle School students.  If you are interested in sponsoring a yearbook, either as an individual or a business, you can call Mrs. Jennifer Brown at (717) 846-6789 X 1557 or email her at 


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.

Reminder: Flu Vaccine Clinic in K-6 Schools Planned for Tuesday, October 20

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.
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.

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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