CYSD E-News Weekly  
 Friday, May 27, 2016


Commencement Exercises for the Central York High School Class of 2016 will be held at 6:45PM today in the Central York High School Athletic Stadium (weather permitting).

About the Class of 2016:

  • The Class of 2016 Valedictorian is Alexander Feistritzer and the Class of 2016 Salutatorian is Faith Hatchard.
  • Commencement Speakers will include Feistritzer and Hatchard, as well as Class President Hannah Rishel and Commencement Speaker Alec Goldstone.
  • The class motto is "The future belongs to the those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." (Eleanor Roosevelt). 
  • Class Officers are: Hannah Rishel - President, Collin Meckley - Vice President, Emily Ilgenfritz - Treasurer and Alexa Glatfelter -  Secretary

Please note the following important details related to tonight's ceremony:

  • No tickets are required for admission to the Athletic Stadium, if the ceremony is held outdoors. However, in the event of inclement weather, graduation will be held inside and tickets will be required. Please note - the High School Auditorium will be used for overflow seating, and does not require a ticket for admission. 
  • General seating in the stadium may not be reserved. We request that you not enter early to place markers or blankets to reserve seats. Stadium gates will be opened at 4:45PM.
  • Traffic Update: There are three entrances available for commencement parking. The tennis court entrance, the main entrance and, if you are traveling from the west, you will have the option to turn left onto Mundis Race Road, and travel along this road (past John Rudy Park), to North Sherman Street. Fire Police will direct you to use an additional access point open exclusively for tonight's event. 
  • If weather should cause a change in graduation location, the District will make this decision between 3 and 3:30PM and contact all district parents/guardians via our automated phone system. This information will also be posted on social media and our website. 


All schools and offices in Central York School District will be CLOSED Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Please enjoy a safe and happy weekend! Classes will resume as normally scheduled on Tuesday, May 31.  


New Last Day of School for Students 
During its Regular (Action) Meeting held Monday, April 18, 2016, the Central York School District Board of School Directors changed the last day of school for students for the 2015-2016 school year.

The new last day of school for students is Friday, June 3, 2016. This will be a FULL DAY of school for CYSD students


2016-2017 District Calendar 
The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 24, 2016. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 1, 2017.

To view a copy of the "Calendar At-a-Glance," please click here. The complete District Calendar of Activities & Events will be published later this year. 

2016-2017 BUDGET UPDATE 

The Central York School District Board of Directors on Monday, May 16, 2016, approved the  proposed General Fund Budget, as presented by the Administration, authorized the advertisement of the 2016-2017 General Fund Budget and provided notice of intent to adopt the 2016-2017 General Fund Budget on June 20, 2016. 

A copy of the Proposed 2016-2017 General Fund Budget is available by clicking here.

The Board will hold a public Planning Meeting at 7:15PM Monday, June 13, 2016 and a Regular (Action) Meeting at 7:15PM Monday, June 20, 2016. Both meetings will be held at the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York. Public comment time is available at each meeting for anyone interested in speaking about the budget or any other issue. 

Please note: The Board of School Directors WILL NOT meet in July 2016.  


We are excited to announce that Central York School District will participate in the "Move the Pride" program this school year on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Move the Pride is a program through which ALL K-11 learners will have an opportunity to visit their new, 2016-2017 classrooms or schools - and meet their new teachers and classmates - before the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
We believe Move the Pride will benefit our students, families, faculty and staff by:
  • Building relationships before the new school year begins (learners, teachers and classmates)
  • Easing student and parent/guardian anxiety over the summer months
  • Allowing teachers to "hit the ground running" at the start of a new school year.
How it works
In the past, your child's teacher/classroom assignments were mailed home in early August. This year, you will receive your child's classroom assignment for next school year in early June. In addition, your child will have the opportunity to meet with his or her teacher and new classmates during a special Move the Pride day on June 2, 2016.
For third grade/sixth grade/eighth grade families:
If your child is currently in Grade 3, 6 or 8, he or she will also participate in this program. We will transport students by bus to their future fourth grade, middle school or high school classrooms on June 2. They will participate in Move the Pride activities in their future school and classroom, meet their new teachers, tour the buildings, eat lunch in the cafeteria and more.
Have you done this before?
Yes! All schools in Central York School District participated in this program in June 2015. Stony Brook Elementary School piloted this program at the end of the 2013-2014 school year for its students and teachers. The program has been a great success for students, faculty and families, and we receive many positive comments from parents/guardians about its benefits for their children. 
What's next?
We are working on classroom assignments and schedules for the 2016-2017 school year now through the end of May, as well as planning for the June 2  "Move the Pride" day. We will send you another update with more information on the logistics of the June 2 day in May later this month.  You will receive your child's classroom assignment and another update on the June 2 schedule the last week of May. You will receive bus assignment and bus stop information by mail during the summer months.
We are very excited to share this program with ALL of our students and families, and look forward to being part of the "Move the Pride" program this June.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at any time. You can also view more information on the Move the Pride program on our District website homepage, at


The Panther Pantry provides food and household items to Central York School District families in need through monthly "pick-up nights" held at Central York High School. 

The Panther Pantry relies on generous donations from faculty, staff, students, families and community members to stock its shelves each month. Beginning next week, ALL buildings in the district are encouraged to collect donations in order to stock the pantry enough to supply families throughout the summer months. As always, the following items are accepted:
  • Food Items - canned fruits and vegetables, soups, pasta, sauces, peanut butter, jelly, rice, snacks, cereal, granola bars, baby food/formula, juice boxes, etc, etc, etc (anything packaged with a decent shelf life)
  • Paper Goods - toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues, baby wipes
  • Household Items - laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, dish soap
  • Personal Care Items - shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.
Donations may be delivered to the main office of any school or to the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York. Thank you for your continued generosity and support of this important effort to provide for our families in need.


Registration is now open for the 2016 Summer Boys' Basketball Camp for boys entering grades 4 through 8 in the 2016-2017 school year. The camp will be held from 9AM-2PM June 20 to 24. 

Click here to learn more and find registration information. 


The Central York Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 9AM-2PM June 13-17 at Central York High School. Girls entering grades 3-8 in the Fall of 2016 are invited to attend.

The cost is $65/camper. Registration forms are available online via the following link:




Registration is now open for the Summer 2016 Community Aquatics Program offered through Central York School District.

Click here to visit the Aquatics Department website, learn more about summer aquatics classes for community members of ALL ages, and register today! 


Central York School District athletes interested in participating in school-sponsored athletics in the 2016-2017 school year must have a physical completed, and paperwork returned, within a specified timeframe.



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