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May 10:  Jeffrey Fox Memorial Track Meet 9:30 AM @ CYHS (Rain date May 17th)

May 16:  NHE Family Cookout 6:00-7:30 PM

May 28:  6th Grade Event

May 30:  Move the the Pride

June 4:  Last Day of School- Early dismissal 12:30 PM

CYSD’s Last Day of School for the 2018-19 School Year


Based on the two previous school closures due to weather/travel conditions, the new Last Day of School for CYSD students is Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
This will be a Teacher In-Service Half-Day with early dismissal. Secondary students in Grades 7-8 will dismiss at 11:30AM. Secondary students in Grades 9-11 will dismiss at approximately 11:45AM.  Elementary students in Grades K-6 will dismiss at 12:30PM.


NHE’s Family Cookout

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6-7:30 PM

Our cookout will begin at 6 PM on the evening of May 16th.  North Hills will provide the hotdogs, rolls, chips, and water.  We are asking all families who would like to attend to bring a covered dish.  Our cookout will be held on our playground.  Please bring lawn chairs to sit on if you wish to sit.  This was an awesome event in the past, and we are looking forward to another wonderful evening.  This year's cookout will also include a book swap.  Please see the information below and in the RSVP link for additional details.
Our cookout will be held rain or shine!  We hope to see all of our North Hills students and families come and celebrate a fantastic year with us!


Come join us as our teachers and staff are “locked” in the courtyard for a camp out earned by the books read by our learners this school year.  Some of this event will be streamed live.  Stay tuned for additional details and a link to view.


If your family is attending, please click here to RSVP here no later than Tuesday, May14th. 



Jeffrey Fox Memorial Track Meet

This year’s Jeffrey Fox Memorial Track Meet will be held on Friday, May 10th (rain date of May 17th).  Please see the attached documents for important information regarding the event

Seating Information

Parents/guardians and family members who plan to attend the event to watch and support our students will enter the High School Athletic stadium through a separate gate from the student seating/waiting area. Parents/guardians, family members and friends will be seated in the visitors section during the event and will have separate access to bathroom facilities from our student participants.

We will have additional security on hand at the meet  to ensure the safety of our learners, staff and spectators during this event.

We thank you in advance for your support of these efforts to provide our learners with a fun and exciting track meet in a safe and secure environment.


Central York Communities That Care Offers Parenting Workshop

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 22.

Please see the attached flier for additional information.

Rita’s Celebrity Scoop Fundraiser


Please consider joining us for a Rita’s Celebrity Scoop Night on either May 21st or May 22nd from 4-7.  Hang out with North Hills faculty and staff and enjoy some Rita’s Ice!  More details to follow.  You can also see the attached flier for additional information.



Schoology Notifications Set-up


Did you know that you can set up your Schoology account to receive notifications when grades and assignments are posted for your child?  If not, please visit this link or the accompanying file to learn how.  Schoology is a great way to see the work that your child has been doing here at school and also a means to stay current on their progress.



         Who To Contact About Bus/Transportation Concerns During and After School Hours
During school hours, please contact the Transportation Department at (717) 846-6789, ext. 1298.  After school hours (after 4PM) f you have a question about a bus’s status, or need to reach a bus driver or the bus company, please call (717) 767-1467.




Quote of the Month –  “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” Be the Change!!!



School Store Dates


Communities That Care Strengthening Families Program

News From OUR PTO
North Hills PTO and Parent Involvement
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).