CYSD E-News Weekly  
 Friday, September 1, 2017

Calendar Reminders  
Labor Day Holiday

Central York School District will be CLOSED Monday, September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day. 

Classes will resume as normal on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Enjoy this three-day weekend! 

Note: A copy of the PDF version of the 2017-2018 Calendar of Activities is available here. Dates are also included on the calendar located on the District website, accessible here: Cycle Days through December 2017 are included online. 
Did You Know?   
District Ranked #37 of 500 in State

Central York School District is proud to share that we have been ranked #37 out of 500 school districts in Pennsylvania, according to a recent listing. To  learn more, click here

Thank you to ALL of our Central York faculty, staff, students, families, community members and school board members who have helped us achieve this accomplishment! It's a Great Day To Be A Panther!
Please Join Us!  
Back-to-School Sessions Coming Soon

Central York School District will hold "Back-to-School" sessions for families this month. These are opportunities for parents and guardians to visit their child's school, meet teachers and staff, and learn more about what to expect this school year. The list of sessions is included below. 
  • Grades 7&8: Wednesday, September 6, from 6:30-8PM at Central York Middle School
  • Grades 4-6: Thursday, September 7, from 6:30-8PM at North Hills Elementary & Sinking Springs Elementary Schools
  • Grades K-3: Wednesday, September 13, from 6:30-8PM at Hayshire, Roundtown & Stony Brook Elementary Schools
  • Grades 9-12: Thursday, September 14, from 6-8PM at Central York High School
Please stay tuned for more detailed information from your child's teacher or principal. 
School Pictures Coming Soon  
Dates & Locations Listed Below

Central York School District School Pictures for 2017-2018 are scheduled for the dates listed below. A make-up picture day will be scheduled and announced when the first round of school pictures is completed. 
  • Thursday, September 7 - Hayshire & Stony Brook Elementary Schools
  • Friday, September 8 - Central York High School
  • Wednesday, September 13 - Sinking Springs Elementary School
  • Thursday, September 14 - North Hills & Roundtown Elementary Schools
  • Friday, September 15 - Central York Middle School
Picture forms will be sent home with students. If you do not receive a form, or have additional questions, please contact your school office. 
Apply Online for Free/Reduced School Meals  
Apply Anytime for this National Program

Central York School District participates in the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Students from families who qualify (under federal guidelines) will receive lunches and breakfasts free or at a reduced cost. In addition, qualifying Kindergarten students will receive free milk at snack time.

Applications may be filed at any time throughout the school year for any family experiencing net income changes. All information is confidential; discrimination is not permitted in accordance with district, state and federal requirements. New applications must be submitted annually. Applications are also available in all school buildings for families who do not have access to a computer or the Internet at home. 

Parents/guardians may complete the application via the link below.

Annual Notices for Parents/Guardians  
Visit the District Website to Review

Central York School District provides Annual Notices for Parents/Guardians via the District website, We invite parents and guardians of students to review these online.
Please do not hesitate to contact your school principal with any questions or concerns about the information contained in these notices.

The following notices are available:  
  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
  • Child Find (Annual Notice of Special Education Services)
  • Child Nutrition Programs 
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • McKinney Vento Homeless Act
  • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
  • Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

To view the Annual Notices for Parents/Guardians, please click here.  


Important Immunization Info for Families 
Please read & make sure your child's records are updated to avoid exclusion from school

Attention Parents and Guardians of School-Aged Children: The Pennsylvania Department of Health has made several major changes to immunization requirements that will take effect August 2017. 

It is important for you to be aware of these changes and take action as needed to ensure your child can be enrolled in and attend school this year.  

The major changes include the following:

**Change to Provisional Enrollment Period: 
The provisional period during which students without vaccines or allowed exemptions are permitted to attend school has been reduced from 8 months to 5 days (starting with the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year).

**New Vaccination Requirements:
**Combination form for diptheria and tetanus;
**Pertussis vaccination
**Combination form for measles, mumps and rubella; and
**Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) for entry into 12th Grade

A child must have the required, medically appropriate vaccines and a record of those on file with the school nurse OR a plan to complete those vaccines on file with his/her school OR a completed vaccination exemption form on file with the school. If one of these three records is not on file with the school by September 6, 2017, your child will be excluded from school according to state law. 

Our school nurses are working to notify families who may be impacted by the changes to these laws, particularly the change to provisional enrollment and new requirements needed for specific grade levels (7th and 12th). 

Visit our website for links to additional resources & forms that may help you complete the needed paperwork for your child. 
Where to Find Community Flyers  
District Posts All Flyers Online

Central York School District receives information from many community organizations offering opportunities to participate in activities and events designed for children and/or families. 

All flyers are posted on   District and school websites, which are available to all  families and community members. Copies are available in each school's office for families without Internet access. 

These flyers are posted on our website for your review and reference .

  Please click here to visit the Community Flyers website and view opportunities for students and families now available in our area. 

2017-2018 CYSD Calendar of Activities & Events Now Available Online 

Central York School District is pleased to provide our faculty, staff, students, families and community members with the 2017-2018 Calendar of Activities and Events.
As a cost-savings measure, the district no longer prints and mails copies of this 
calendar to all families.  Instead, we have provided a full,  downloadable PDF version  for your use.
Copies are available upon request for families of students or community members without Internet access. Please contact the Educational Service Center for assistance obtaining a copy at (717) 846-6789, ext. 1212.