CYSD E-News Weekly  
January 8, 2016 
CYHS Learners Create New Video Invite for Diversity Celebration 

SAVE THE DATE: Central York High School students have joined the effort to invite Oprah Winfrey to speak at the District's 10th Annual Diversity Celebration, which is planned for 5:30-8PM Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Central York Middle School.

For the past 10 years, Central York School District has hosted an annual Diversity Celebration designed to showcase the different cultures and unique talents of our K-12 students, families and communities. This year, the event committee has launched an effort to bring Oprah Winfrey to our District. Please share the latest video with @OPRAH on Twitter to help catch her attention!

The 10th Annual Diversity Celebration will again feature food, music and entertainment provided by our talented students, as well as awards honoring students and faculty/staff who are making a difference in our community today.

Stay tuned for more details each week as the event approaches!

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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.

 Click here for more!
Calendar Reminders   

No School for CYSD Students Monday, January 18
There is NO SCHOOL for Central York School District students Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. District and building offices will remain open. 

School Board Meetings Planned for January 11 & 25    
The Central York School District Board of School Directors will hold its public Planning Meeting Monday, January 11, and its public Regular (Action) Meeting Monday, January 25, at the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York. Both meetings will begin at 7:15PM.

School Board meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. To view agendas, minutes from previous meetings and more, please visit the School Board website.  

Eighth Grade Parent/Guardian Scheduling Night Moved to February 3
The January 6, 2016, Eighth Grade Scheduling Night planned for parents/guardians of current eighth grade students has been postponed.
This event will now be held at 7PM February 3, 2016, in the Central York High School Auditorium. Please contact the Middle School or High School Guidance offices with any questions at (717) 846-6789. 

Parents/Guardians Invited to Winter, Spring
"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!

Our Fall "Mass Customized Learning Forums" provided an excellent opportunity for us to speak with parents and guardians about Mass Customized Learning and Central York School District. We are hosting another series of these forums starting this month, and hope you can join us!

MCL Parent/Guardian Forums
January 26 - 7PM
January 29 - 10AM
February 17 - 10AM & 7PM
March 24 - 10AM & 6PM
April 20 - 10AM & 6PM
May 18 - 10AM & 6PM

You do not need to RSVP for this session. 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!

Board Approves Index Resolution
Central York School District Board of School Directors on Monday, December 14, 2015, approved an Index Resolution  during its public Regular (Action) Meeting.

The Resolution states that the Board will not raise taxes above the index of  3.0% as allowed by the Act 1 Index for 2016-17. 

The District will hold a Budget workshop in April and present a proposed budget in May with final adoption in June. 
Over the next several months we will work with all stakeholders, internal and external, to prepare for a final budget in the Spring of 2016. We will share information regularly through this E-Newsletter, as well as post it on our District and School Board websites. 

Help CYSD Raise Funds for the Panther Pantry Food Bank for District Families Monday, Jan. 11


District Now Hiring Cooks, Cashiers &
Cafeteria Substitutes 
food.jpg Central York School District has immediate openings for employees in the Food Services Department.

Cafeteria cooks, cashiers and substitutes are needed throughout our schools as soon as possible!

Click here to apply online today!

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