School News

North Hills News



August 31:  Early Dismissal 12:30 PM
September 3:  No School
September 5:  NHE Back to School Night 6:30-8:00 PM (letter attached)
September 14:  Early Dismissal 12:30 PM
September 14:  CYSD Band Night @ CYHS 6:00 PM
September 21:  NHE School Pictures
October 3:  NHE Fall Family Night 6:00-8:00 PM

Quote of the Month “No significant learning occurs without a significant Relationship!” Be the Change!!!


School Store Dates


Back to School Night
Please note that this year’s Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 6:30-8:00 PM.  This evening is a presentation style event and is intended primarily for parents.  Attached to this newsletter, please find a letter containing details for this year’s event.

Communities That Care Strengthening Families Program
Fall Session 
Thursday Evenings from 5:30 – 8:00 pm beginning October 4, 2018
October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 2018
(Additional Fliers and registration information attached to this email)
What to Expect?
  • A seven week program that meets one night each week.
  • Each session begins with a free family meal.  Dinner at 5:30 pm.
  • Free childcare is provided for younger siblings.
  • Each week, during the first hour, parents and youth meet separately, but work on similar skills.During the second hour, youth and parents have fun together as they play games and do family projects.
  • Youth sessions include discussions group skills practice, and games.
  • Parent sessions include video presentations, group discussions, and skill building activities.
  • $25 gift card to a family restaurant when completing course.
NHE School Pictures
North Hills Elementary School
Picture Day: Friday, Sep 21
Picture Day ID: LT418353Q0
Order your child's School Pictures at and don't worry about sending your flyer or money on Picture Day. Please submit your order before Friday, September 21, 2018
Order online to see all portrait options and exclusive products.
Please note that paper fliers will also be sent home with all children in the coming days.
Health Hero Flu Vaccines
The Central York School District is once again working with Health Hero to offer flu vaccines. You can view information about this program attached to this email  Paper copies of this information will also be sent home with your child on Friday, August 24th.
News From OUR PTO
North Hills PTO and Parent Involvement
The North Hills PTO would like to welcome you and your family to the 2018-2019 school year.  We are looking forward to another great year and will kick off with our first meeting on Monday, August 27 at 6:00pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
If you would like to be involved in the school by helping with events and activities, being a part of classroom parties or sending in donations please use the link below to sign up.  This is not a commitment it is simply to let us know you are interested.
Parent Involvement LINK:
We are all looking forward to a wonderful school year!  Thanks for your support.
Dawn Gerhardt, PTO President
PLEASE REMEMBER:  You must have your clearances to volunteer!  If you do not already have your updated clearances, please request the packet from school or check the district website to start the process.

Important Information


     For students to successfully achieve at NHE, it is essential all students attend school regularly and on time.  Please remember school begins promptly at 9:00 AM.  All students must be in their classrooms by this time to avoid being marked late.  All students will enter the building through the main office entrance located at the front of the building. 

     Students will be dismissed at 3:35.  All car riders and walkers will be dismissed through the main office doors.  If you are picking your students up at school, you must sign them out using the grade level clipboard (identification may be required) on the porch in front of the main office doors.  An NHE staff member will be present each day with the clipboard.  It is the parent’s responsibility to sign the clipboard. 

     A note notifying the school of the pick-up arrangement is required to designate your child as a rider.  Send a note to the office or your child’s teacher stating such arrangements.  You may call the secretary no later than 3:00 PM to designate your student as a rider.

    There is NO PARKING in front of the building.  If you are transporting your child, please drive to the back parking lot near the cafeteria or the north parking lot located near the soccer fields.

     We appreciate your cooperation with these procedures as we strive to promote a safe environment for all students.

Attendance Information


Hours and Tardiness

The student day begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:35 PM.  It is essential students arrive in their classrooms prior to the 9:00 bell.  Students not in their classrooms by this time will be considered tardy.  On the third illegal tardy, the student will receive lunch detention.  After the fifth tardy, the student will serve an after school detention.



Students will be excused from school in the event of an illness, death in the immediate family, quarantine, or for exceptional reasons determined to be urgent by school administrators, in accordance with Pennsylvania School Law.


Doctor’s Excuse

When a student reaches ten or more days of absence (excused or unexcused), parents can expect to receive a phone call or letter stating that additional absences could result in the need for a doctor’s note for each new absence.  Once a student has been placed on a doctor’s note, no absences will be marked excused unless approved by the school nurse or family physician.

Educational Trips

 Please be certain to reference the district policy regarding educational trips.  Approval forms must be obtained from the school office and submitted to the school at least two weeks prior to the trip or approval will be denied.  The educational value and activities of the trip must be stated in detail to be eligible for approval.  Educational trips will not be approved during achievement testing.  Although visiting relatives, family reunions, and other such absences are worthwhile, they do not meet the requirement of an educational trip.  Educational trips are limited to one per year and should not exceed eight days in length. No educational trips will be approved during PSSA testing.  Thank you for your cooperation regarding this policy.



It is our job at NHE to provide your child with the safest environment possible.  Therefore, all doors at NHE will be locked during the school day.  All visitors who request access to the building must press the gray call box located outside the main office doors.


When access has been granted, ALL visitors MUST report to the reception office located immediately inside the main doors.  All visitors will be issued a visitor’s badge.  This badge must be worn and visible at all times while in the building.  Please return this badge to the reception office when departing.



Top Ten Tips for Parental Involvement


  1. Studies show that children who eat breakfast do better in school.
  2. Avoid the morning rush.
  3. Make sure he/she gets plenty of rest.
  4. Talk with your child about school.
  5. Talk with the teacher.
  6. Attend school family events.
  7. Volunteer your time.
  8. Look for creative ways to volunteer.
  9. Volunteer when it fits into your schedule.
  10. Don’t delay (get involved).