CYSD E-News Weekly

 Friday, February 19, 2016




CALENDAR UPDATES FOR 2015-2016



Due to the January/February 2016 weather-related school closings, Central York School District will now be in session on the following Weather Emergency Make-Up Dates:
  • Monday, March 28, 2016
  • Monday, April 18, 2016
  • Monday, June 6, 2016 (New Last Day of School for Students)
SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET MONDAY, FEB. 22



The Central York School District Board of School Directors will hold its Regular (Action) Meeting at 7:15PM Monday, February 22, at the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York.



This meeting is public, and community members are encouraged to attend and learn more about the district. Agendas are available online in advance of the meeting via the Board website. Copies of the agenda are also available at each meeting. Minutes are made available online one month following each meeting, after the Board has reviewed and approved them, publicly. 

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 Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York. 



Tickets are on sale now, and are required for admission to the show. Performances are 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, visit www.cyhspad.com or call 1-866-967-8167. All seats are reserved. 
ROBOT, TECHNOLOGY CONNECT

STONY BROOK CHILD UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR LEUKEMIA WITH CLASSMATES 


Zach Shiffer, a second-grade student of Stony Brook Elementary School, now can stay connected with his teachers and classmates daily - while undergoing treatment for leukemia at Hershey Medical Center - thanks to a specially designed robot! 


Earlier this week, Mrs. Speelman's second grade classroom welcomed ZAP (Zach's Automated Presence) to school (pictured, above). ZAP uses an iPad placed in a mobile robotics base, combined with an app and remote control, to allow Zach to interface with his classmates and teachers remotely. Through ZAP, Zach can participate in classroom lessons, lunchtime, and indoor recess activities. Best of all, he can be part of his classroom regularly even though he can't be there "in person" at the moment. 


Mrs. Speelman introduced ZAP to the entire school during a Friday morning school-wide meeting. His classmates are thrilled to be able to interact with Zach while he is undergoing treatment, and the technology provides Zach with a connection to his school and friends on a daily basis. To learn more, visit Mrs. Speelman's website. 
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CYSD FAMILIES INVITED TO FREE IMOVIE WORKSHOPS 



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! 
 
Click the link below to learn more and register, today! 
UPDATE: IMPACT OF RECENT STATE LEGISLATION ON KEYSTONE EXAMS & GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS



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Pennsylvania's lawmakers recently approved legislation that impacts standardized assessments and graduation requirements for Central York High School students.



Click here for a copy of the letter about these changes, and here to view and download a copy of the graduation chart


Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Grove, Assistant Superintendent, with any questions or concerns at rgrove@cysd.k12.pa.us or by calling (717) 846-6789, ext. 1210.
 
PARENTS, GUARDIANS INVITED TO ATTEND "MASS CUSTOMIZED LEARNING" FORUMS 



Central York School District invites you to learn more about "Mass Customized Learning" and our efforts to customize the education experience for our K-12 learners. 


Please mark your calendar and plan to attend one of our upcoming, informal conversations about customized learning and what it means for Central York School District and your learner and family. 


MCL Parent/Guardian Forums
March 24 - 10AM & 6PM
April 20 - 10AM & 6PM
May 18 - 10AM & 6PM

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


We hope you can join us! 
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SPRING AQUATICS REGISTRATION OPEN

 
Central York School District's Community Aquatics Program offers many opportunities for community members of ALL ages to use the Central York Natatorium for recreation and learning!



The Spring 2016 Aquatics Session is just around the corner, and registration is now open. We now offer a convenient and easy way to register for classes online. Please click here to learn more.


CYSD WILL OFFER iPAD WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES THIS SPRING 



Central York School District will hold a series of workshops for families interested in learning more about some of the commonly used iPad applications (apps) in school and at home. 
 
Save the date & plan to attend one of three workshops focused on Notability, iMovie and Google tools. These sessions will help you learn more about how the apps are used to support learning and how you can have fun with them (and your child) at home!  


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CYSD, COMMUNITIES THAT CARE SPONSOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES 



Central York School District and Central York Communities that Care will sponsor a seven-week series of workshops titled "Strengthening Families" from March 3 through April 14 at Hayshire Elementary School.



The series of workshops will include both parents/guardians and children and focus on skills for building stronger family relationships. Child care is provided for younger siblings, and a free family meal will be offered at the start of each weekly session. 



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ATHLETIC PHYSICAL FORMS & INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE  



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 all student-athletes receive a physical examination prior to participation in interscholastic athletics. 


TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 17TH ANNUAL CYHS PTO VERA BRADLEY/COACH BINGO 

 
Central York High School PTO will once again host a Bingo Fundraiser to benefit the 2016 CYHS PTO Post-Prom Party. The CYHS PTO Post-Prom Party is an alcohol-free, all night event held immediately after each CYHS Prom as a safe and fun alternative for high school students. 



The Bingo will be held Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York. Doors will open at noon and games will begin at 1PM. 


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