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June 4- Last Student Day

June 8- Report cards released in Skyward

 

Summer Lunch Program Information

Free breakfast and lunch grab and go meals will be available this summer at Hayshire Elementary, Stony Brook Elementary, the York Learning Center, and North Hills Elementary.  This program is available to anyone 18 years old and under.  The program will begin June 14th and run through August 5th.  Meals can be picked up Monday-Thursday at these locations from 12:00-1:00.  Additional information, and a menu for the month of June, are attached to this communication.

Central Girls Basketball Camp

Central York girls basketball camp will run June 14-18 at CYHS from 9 am to NOON daily. It is open to current 3rd - 8th grade CYSD students and the cost is $60. Registration forms can be found on the CYHS Athletics girls basketball page and attached to this email. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity again this summer!

Congratulations to Our NHE Robotics Teams

This season the North Hills Robotics teams, PantherTechnix Black and PantherTechnix Orange, were able to overcome many challenges while still having a very successful FIRST Lego League season. This year was the first that teams in our region would need to compete in a qualifying event in order to move on to the Championships.  At the qualifier, both teams won awards (Black Team = Breakthrough Award and Orange Team = Robot Design Award) allowing them to be 2 of 5 teams selected (Out of 18) to advance to the Championships.  The odds were against them at the FIRST Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships as they competed against 18 high performing teams, many of which were able to practice together, in-person, for months before our teams were even decided. However, with successful robot scores of 295 and 310, two cool innovation projects, and a whole lot of camaraderie and team support, both teams found themselves, once again, winning awards at the Championships. Team 34897, PantherTechnix Black, won the "Innovation Project Award" and 34898, PantherTechnix Orange, brought home the "Breakthrough Award." 

Health Protocols

A reminder to check in with your child each morning before school to make sure they are feeling well and do not have any COVID-like symptoms.Please watchthis short video from our school nurses to learn what symptoms are unsafe at school.

 

Here is a list of other COVID-related circumstances to communicate with the school and require your child to stay at home:

  • If your child is sent home from school with COVID-like symptoms, please keep them home the following day to monitor their health and communicate with their doctor as needed. If your child's symptoms improve, and/or the doctor determines they were caused by something other than COVID-19, your child may return to school. Please provide a doctor or parent note to confirm they are symptom-free or have received an alternate diagnosis.
  • Your child is being tested for COVID-19 and results are pending.
  • Someone in your household is being tested for COVID-19 and results are pending.
  • You receive a report that your child is a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Your child has been identified as a close contact of a possible or confirmed case and your family is waiting for guidance on quarantine.
  • If your family has spent time in an area outside of PA and you need to followPennsylvania’s quarantine guidelines for travel.

 

Please contact the principal or school nurse to provide updates and ask questions. We will work together to develop a plan that balances health, safety, and learning.

 

Thank you for helping us keep our school safe and making everyone's health a priority!

Dress Code Reminder

As the weather changes, we ask that you please review the CYSD dress code printed in our Student Code of Conduct.  A link to the Student Code of Conduct isposted here.  Likewise, please prepare your children to dress warmly as the weather becomes colder.

 

Reporting Attendance- Brick and Mortar and Remote Classrooms

 

Please remember to report your child absent if they are ill or will not be attending school due to an appointment.  You can use Skyward to report your child’s absences.  All absences not reported by a parent/guardian default to an unexcused absence in our attendance system. Three unexcused absences result in an attendance warning letter.  Four or more unexcused absences can result in the development of a truancy elimination plan and additional steps outlined under Pennsylvania’s Compulsory Attendance Law.  If you have questions about attendance, please contact the North Hills Office.  These procedures are the same for both Brick and Mortar and Remote Learners.

 

Please assist us in helping your child to attend school regularly.  Regular attendance in the learning environment promotes positive feelings about school and learning, and supports a stronger social/emotional connection in the learning environment.

 

If your child has been exposed to COVID-19 and needs to quarantine per Department of Health guidelines, we can support their continued academic growth and mark their absences with the appropriate codes that excuse their absences.  Please call the NHE Office directly if you need to discuss an possible exposures or quarantine protocols.  We are here to assist your child and your family.


Device Protection/Insurance Now Available For Purchase Online

The he device protection plan is an optional program offered to parents and guardians of Central York School District. The protection plan is there for those unexpected accidents that can happen at any time. It provides peace of mind that the learner's device will be covered for damages should they occur. Please keep in mind that only one insurance claim is allowed per school year for High School devices. All Apple iPad devices have unlimited accidental damage coverage. You will have the opportunity to purchase insurance again each next school year.

 

To visit the Device Protection Plan website, learn more, and purchase insurance, please click here: https://dpp.centralyork.org/

 

NHE Announcements Have Gone Live!!!

 

After a lot of planning and tech support, our daily NHE announcements have nowgone live!  Each morning our children are able to view the announcements livehere.  Families are also invited to tune in for the day’s announcements.  If you cannot view them live at 9:00 AM, they are archivedhere where you can catch up on them when you are ready.  Stay tuned for some exciting new enhancements including special guests and participation from our very own NHE learners.  And for our remote learners, we are working on ways to get them involved in the announcements as well.  You are invited to subscribe to our channel to get notifications of our announcements.

 

 

Tech Support for Remote Learners

 

If you need support for a device that is not working, please visit https://www.cypanthers.org  and complete the form requesting assistance OR call the dedicated hotline (717) 814-4180.



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.

 

Absences

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.

 

Visitors

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).

 





 


 


 

     

 

 

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