CYSD E-News Weekly  
November 6, 2015 

Calendar Reminders
Parents and guardians, please note the following important upcoming dates.
  • Monday, November 9:
    Teacher In-Service Day with No School for CYSD Students.
  • Wednesday, November 11:
    Provine School Pictures will visit all schools for picture retakes. Forms are available in each school's main office.

Tickets Are Still Available for Tonight's Harlem Wizards Event! 

The  Harlem Wizardswill 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 

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased WITH CASH ONLY at tonight's event. Doors open at 6PM. 

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

Annual Notices
Athletic Schedules
District Calendar
District Website
Online Grades
Policy Manual
School Board
Student Handbooks

School Board Will Meet
Nov. 9 & 16

Central York School District Board of School Directors will hold its public Planning Meeting Monday, November 9, and its public Regular (Action) Meeting Monday, November 16. Both meetings will begin at 7:15PM and will be held at the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York.

Agendas will be available online in advance of the meeting, and copies will be available at each meeting. Click here to visit the School Board website and learn more.


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!

Parents/Guardians Invited to Attend Upcoming "Mass Customized Learning" Forums  

Central York School District's School Board, Administration, Faculty & Staff, Parents/Guardians and Community members have been working together for the past few years to determine how we can best support our K-12 learners with a customized education experience designed to best meet each individual student's needs while preparing them for success in school and beyond.
Although a lot of the conversations about customized learning started with our Comprehensive Planning Process, and continued through several public Town Meetings and School Board meetings, we are still hoping for more opportunities to engage directly with parents/guardians about what this means for our schools. 

We are currently in the planning stages and talking about many different ways that we can provide the best learning experience for our students and families - and we definitely need input from our parents and guardians to help with this process!

Here are some upcoming opportunities to dialogue directly with the administration, learn more, share concerns and gain a better understanding of what MCL is - and is not.

MCL Parent/Guardian Forums
  • 11AM-12:30PM November 10
  • 7:30-9PM November 10
  • 7-8PM November 18
  • 11AM-12:30PM December 15

You do not need to RSVP for these sessions. All forums will be held in the Board Room of the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York.

If you unable to attend, we encourage you to contact Dr. Snell, Superintendent, at (717 ) 846-6789, ext. 1210, and schedule a time to speak with him about any questions or concerns you may have on this or any other topic. We hope you can join us!

To Our 10th Annual Diversity Celebration
The Central York School District Diversity Education Committee needs your help! We are inviting Oprah Winfrey to speak at our 10th Annual Diversity Celebration ~ via a video invitation you can view, above.

Please take a moment to view the video, then SHARE it with your friends, family and colleagues on social media. Make sure all posts include @centralyorksd and @oprah so that your posts appear in both the Central York School District and Oprah social media feeds.

Thank you, and start sharing!!
Special Thanks to "The Link" - Central York's Student-Run PR
Agency, for the production of this video.
Winter Sports Requirements Posted Online 

basketball Central York District's Athletics Department has posted Winter Sports paperwork, impact testing information and sportsware requirements online. 

This paperwork must be completed by November 11, 2015, by any students who wish to participate in a District-sponsored Winter Sport. 


CYHS Performing Arts Department To Stage "Mystery of Edwin Drood" 

The Central York High School Performing Arts Department will present two performances of the Tony- award winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, November 20 and 21 at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York.  Both performances begin at 7:30PM and will be held in the High School Auditorium. 

Who killed Edwin Drood? It's a question that has stumped audiences for years - now it's your turn to answer one of Broadway's most baffling mysteries. Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dicken's unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood - and it's up to you to choose the killer!

This is a community show production, and cast, crew and pit members include High School students, District faculty and staff and community members. 

Tickets cost $12 (Center Seats), $10 (Side Orchestra Seats) or $8 (Mezzanine Seats).  To purchase tickets, visit and click on the "Ticket" graphic. You may also make reservations by phone by calling (717) 846-6789 ext 1338.

Central York Aquatics Program Now Offers
Online Registration For Swim Sessions 

Registration is now open for Central York School District's Winter Aquatics Program, and there are now two convenient ways for participants to sign up for sessions.

Register Online
Participants may pay with VISA, Discover or Master Card debit or credit cards. The Central York Web Store accepts online payments 24/7 through a secure site provided by RevTrak, a national credit card payment processor. You will need the following information to register: Your name, address, phone number, email address and the name & birth dates of any family member you wish to register. You can access the Web Store link to register by visiting our Aquatics webpage at:

Register By Phone
For participants without Internet access, or those must pay cash or check, please call Mrs. Jane Bauer, Aquatics Secretary at (717) 846-6789 ext. 1316. You will need the following information: Your name, address, phone number and the name & birth dates of any family member you wish to register. If there is vacancy in the desired program(s), you will be asked to mail in your payment to: Aquatics Secretary, 601 Mundis Mill Rd, York,
PA 17406. Checks should be made payable to "CYSD."

Click here to view and download a copy of the brochure. 

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 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.

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 North Hills Library

Sign-Up for Sessions

Sign up for either session at

CYSD Collecting Gently Used Music Instruments for Student Musicians In Need  

trumpet.jpg Not sure what to do with the violin or flute your child no longer plays? Consider donating your old, gently used musical instruments to Central York School District to benefit student musicians in need. 

Central York School District is now collecting used musical instruments that can be refurbished, cleaned and donated to students who want to participate in band or orchestra but have financial barriers to purchasing an instrument of their own. (Please note - the District is not collecting pianos at this time).  Music Department faculty and staff will refurbish, clean and distribute donated instruments to students as needed throughout the year.

If you wish to donate an instrument, please bring it to the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York, PA, during business hours (7:30AM-4PM).  All donations are tax-deductible.  

Please contact Julie Randall Romig, Director of Communications and Marketing, with any questions about this program at (717) 846-6789, ext. 1292 or via email at 

Opportunities for CYSD Youth 

  • Central York Wrestling: Wrestlers wanted! Short, tall, big, or small...we have a weight class for you!Join us and be ready to train hard. We want you to be part of our team. There will be a New Wrestler and Parent orientation meeting this Wednesday Oct 28 for all those that may be interested in participating.We will meet in the Middle school cafeteria at 7pm. More info at:
  • Central York Lacrosse Club: Registration for the Central York Lacrosse Club, for their Spring 2016 season, is now open.  This is for all boys and girls in elementary school and middle school. Registration will remain open until December 13th.  The season begins in late February.  For more details about the club, visit their website at
    After School Good News Clubs: The After School/In School Good News Clubs have begun
    for this school year in all the Central York Elementary Schools. The clubs run from October - April from 3:40 - 4:50 p.m.  They are a once a week club and there is no charge to attend.  You may download
    the Good News Club flyers from the Central York website under Community Events & Flyers.  The After School/In School Good News Clubs teach Bible stories, songs and games. Visit the Community Events & Flyers Website for details.