CYSD E-News Weekly  
November 13, 2015 
CYSD Will Hold Public Meeting Monday, 11.16.15, To Discuss Potential Technology Resource 
Central York School District Board of School Directors and administrators invite you to attend a public meeting at 6PM Monday, November 16, at the Educational Service Center. 

The meeting will focus on a technology resource the District is reviewing as a potential solution to best support customized learning opportunities for ALL students and enhanced communication about curriculum, instruction and assessment for parents/guardians.

We encourage faculty and staff, parents/guardians and community members interested in learning more about this resource to attend the meeting, which will last approximately 1 hour. 

The meeting will precede the School Board Regular (Action) Meeting, which will begin at 7:15PM. The Board Meeting is public, and community members are encouraged to attend as well.
School Board To Meet Mon. 11.16.15
Central York School District Board of School Directors will hold its public Regular (Action) Meeting at 7:15PM Monday, November 16, at the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York.  

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


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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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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
  • 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. 1208, 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!

"Freedom Tour" Veterans Visit CYHS 

Central York High School students heard lessons in resilience, bravery and perseverance first-hand from the wounded veterans of Operation Warrior RECONnect Tuesday, November 10, during two "Freedom Tour" assemblies presented at the school in honor of Veteran's Day.  

The Freedom Tour, sponsored by the Roever Foundation, visits schools and organizations around the country to share stories of life, courage, injury and triumph. The Roever Foundation was founded by decorated Vietnam War veteran Dave Roever, who  leads the group and assemblies. Today the Foundation, through its Operation Warrior RECONnect  program, trains wounded warriors from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and assists these American heroes in reconnecting with their families and society. 

The tour's visit to this area and Central York High School was made possible in part by the Pleasureville American Legion. 

Pictured, above, Mr. Ryan Caufman, Principal, (far left),  Mr. Gerry Eisner, Assistant Principal, (second from left), Mr. Greg Potteiger, Assistant Principal, (second from right), and Dr. Michael Snell, (far right), join members of Operation Warrior RECONnect following the school's Veteran's Day assembly. 

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. If you are sharing on Twitter, please use the #OPRAH so that you appear in her Twitter feed.

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

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. 

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