CYSD E-News Weekly  
February 5, 2016 
CYHS Performing Arts Department

To Present "The Little Mermaid"  
Central York High School Performing Arts Department will present Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in a series of performances open to the community February 26-28 at the Central York High School Auditorium, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York, Pa.

Tickets are on sale now, and are required for admission to the show. Please note - this is the full, two and-a-half hours long staging of this production, and it is recommended that children be at least five (5) years old to attend.

Performances will be offered at the following dates and times:

  • 7:30PM Friday, February 26
  • 2:30PM Saturday, February 27 (This performance signed for the deaf)
  • 7:30PM Saturday, February 27
  • 2:30PM Sunday, February 28
Tickets cost $12 each for Center Orchestra and Center Mezzanine seats. They cost $10 each for Side Orchestra and $8 for Side Mezzanine.

To purchase tickets, please visit or call 1-866-967-8167. All seats are reserved. 



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!

CYSD Families Invited to FREE iMovie Workshops  

movie-director-items.jpg Have you ever wondered how friends and family members make amazing photo collages and videos? You can too! Be creative as a family. Bring your favorite photos and family members and learn how to create fun videos using the iMovie app. No experience necessary! All CYSD families are invited to any of the three dates and locations for this workshop. Limit of 20 families per date.

All workshops run from 6:00-7:30 in the school library and will be offered on the following dates:

  • February 11 - North Hills Elementary Library
  • February 16 - Central York High School HUB
  • February 29 - Roundtown Elementary Library

If you are a parent of a child in grades 4-12, please make sure they install the iMovie app and bring their iPad along to the event. Devices will be available for families who are unable to bring one with them.

Please note the following weather-related schedule changes for activities and events throughout Central York School District.

Weather-Related Schedule Changes for Central York School District    

Please note the following weather-related schedule changes for activities and events throughout Central York School District.
  • Weather Emergency Make-Up Days: School will now be IN SESSION on the following Weather Emergency Make-Up Days: Monday, February 15, 2016; Monday, March 28, 2016; and Monday, April 18, 2016. 

  • Family Movie Night: The Hayshire Family Movie Night previously scheduled for January 22 has been rescheduled for February 19, 2016. 

Sinking Springs Elementary Learners Raising Funds for Susquehanna Service Dogs 
Throughout this school year, fourth and fifth grade learners of Mrs. Jaime Antoun, Sinking Springs Elementary School, have  participated in a yearlong project to benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs and help learners with special needs.

Their goal? Start a visiting dog program that helps students with autism increase their communication and language skills.

Mrs. Antoun's students have researched and created projects about service dogs to help them achieve their goal. From researching about service dogs to creating their own audio books, they have learned that it costs $25,000 to train one service dog and $5,000 to place a service dog with a partner.  In addition, each month, the students invite
a different kind of service dog to a demonstration for learners and teachers across the school. Demonstrators have included:

Susquehanna Service Dogs, York County Sheriff's K9, Loving Eyes Seeing Eye 4H Puppy Club, and KPETS Therapy Dogs.

The learners are raising funds through a Tabs for Labs Collection program they started at their school, and have already collected over 40,000 tabs. Their goal is to collect one million tabs, which will raise more than $200 at the current rate. Each school will receive a Tabs for Labs collection recycling bin for the cafeteria this winter.  

To learn more, follow Mrs. Antoun on twitter @teachantoun or like their class Facebook Page:

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
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!

Athletic Physical Forms & Information Now Available Online for Spring Sports  

young_baseball_player.jpg Central York School District 's Athletic Training Department has important physical forms that must be completed by ANY student athlete interested in participating in one of the District-sponsored Spring 2016 athletic opportunities.

Each year PIAA regulations require that all student-athletes of the Central York School District receive a physical examination prior to their participation in interscholastic athletics.This physical must be performed and dated no earlier than June 1st and shall be effective, regardless of when performed during a school year, only until May 31st of that same school year.

Click here to visit the Athletic Department website, where you will find information and guidance on the forms and documents that must be completed before the Spring 2016 Athletics Season opens.

Community & Adult Education Opportunities 

Central York School District is now accepting registration for its upcoming Spring 2016 Community & Adult Education opportunities! 

This year, we are pleased to announce we've made registration even easier, with a new way to register and pay for your classes online via a safe and secure website. 

 Click here to view the current brochure of Spring 2016 classes.  

 Click here to register & pay for a class online. 

If you need assistance, or cannot register online, please contact Mrs. Linda Tross at or call (717) 846-6789, ext. 1206.


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