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UpcomingEvents

March 2:  NHE PTO Meeting 6 PM
March 2-5:  Read Across America Literacy Spirit Week- Flier attached
March 12:  Parent/Teacher Conferences  4:00-7:30 PM
March 13:  Parent/Teacher Conferences  1:00-3:45 PM
March 13:  Early Dismissal 12:30 PM
March 31:  Pancakes with Parents 7:30-8:30 AM

 

Read Across America Literacy Spirit Week
 
Please join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with the spirit days attached to this newsletter.  We hope the children will join us.  Please open the attachment for additional details.
 
 
HERSHEYPARK HAPPY DISCOUNTED TICKETS!  
 
CYHS PTO is offering discounted pricing on Hersheypark tickets for the 2020 season for families and faculty/staff from Friday, February 14th - Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.  
 
By pre-purchasing your summer Hersheypark tickets, you will save more than 50% on regular tickets.
 
See the attached flier for additional details.
 
Report Cards Now Available
 
Your child’s report card is now available in Skyward.  We invite you to review this report card prior to meeting with your child’s teacher for our upcoming parent/teacher conferences.  We look forward to seeing all of our families at our February and March Parent/Teacher Conferences.  There is still time to sign up.
 

Parent/Teacher Conferences Scheduler Is Now Open
 
The Skyward Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduler for our February/March Conferences is open.  Please log into Skyward to schedule your conference.  The dates of the mid-year conferences are as follows:
 
March 12:  4:00-7:30
March 13:  1:00-3:45
 
CYPA presents MARY POPPINS
 
Central York Performing Arts is proud to present the Broadway Musical of Disney’s Mary Poppins.  This award-winning musical is based on the books and characters by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning film by Walt Disney.  With iconic music, choreography, and touch of magic, the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny never fails to entertain.  Audiences young and old will enjoy this practically perfect show.
Mary Poppins will be presented at Central York High School for four performances: March 6 & 7 at 7:30 PM, and March 7 & 8 at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are on sale now with seating priced at $8, $10, and $12.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.cyperformingarts.com.  In addition, the Box Office will be open for walk-up sales on March 2-5 from 6-8 PM each night and one hour prior to each show.
 
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A SPOT OF TEA with MARY POPPINS AND FRIENDS
 
Central York Performing Arts will present “A Spot of Tea with Mary Poppins and Friends” prior to each of our matinee performances on March 7th and March 8th, from 12:00-1:00 PM.  This event is geared toward our younger theater goers (or the young-at-at-heart).  The Tea Party will include light refreshments and a Meet-And-Greet with photo opportunities with the characters from our show.  Seating is limited.  Advanced reservations are required.  In order to accommodate as many children as possible, we request that only one adult per child sign up.  Reservations and tickets can be purchased online at www.cyperformingarts.com.
 
 
TW Ponessa School Based Therapy in CYSD
 
School-Based Outpatient Therapy is a traditional treatment in a nontraditional treatment setting. Students can receive behavioral-health treatment with minimal disruption of their educational day. Treatment concerns include, but are not limited to depression, anxiety, bullying, peer relationships or pressure, ADHD, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, grief and loss, and parent-child problems. For more information about this service, please contact our school counselors or administrators.
 
Flexible Instructional Days (FID)
 

The state Department of Education has approved Central York School District's request to provide "Flexible Instructional Days" to our learners. This means that on days when situations like winter weather or a building emergency require us to close our schools, we can provide instruction to our students at home rather than in the classroom (think "Cyber Snow Day.") The state will count this as a full day of school and we will not have to make it up during the school year.

The District has been approved to use up to five (5) of these days this school year. We are planning to use these "Flexible Instructional Days" throughout the 2019-2020 school year, as needed. 

Please note that use of a FID requires some advance planning and communication.  If we need to close our facilities due to inclement weather in the future, we will continue to notify you via phone, email, website and social media, as is our practice. These communications will detail that we are using a "FID" and the day will not need to be made up during the school year.

For more information regarding our FID days, please click here.

 
Parent Workshop Opportunity
 
Central York School District’s Communities that Care is pleased to offer the NAMI workshop in February and March 2020.  This workshop is focused on working with children with behavioral or emotional difficulties.  Please see the attached flier for more information.
 
Upcoming Special Education Parent Nights
 
 FYI – Topics TBA closer 
Future Meeting Dates/Times/Location:
  • April 14, 2020, 6:00-7:30 PM, ESC
 
CYSD Families May Now Purchase Device Protection Online
Central York School District  offers parents/guardians insurance for their child's school-issued iPads and laptops.
 
The device protection plan is optional and covers 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.
 
 To purchase device protection for your child's device, please visit our secure website for pricing and more details.
 
**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 next school year.
 
 
North Hills PTO Information
 
Our next PTO meeting will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6 PM in the NHE Library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
 
 

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CYSD Families May Now Purchase Device Protection Onl

Central York School District  offers parents/guardians insurance for their child's school-issued iPads and laptops.
 
The device protection plan is optional and covers 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.
 
 To purchase device protection for your child's device, please visit our secure website for pricing and more details.
 
**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 next school year.

 

 

Save the Date

Below are some great NH activities throughout the year.

 

Back to School                    Wednesday, September 4

Book Fair                          Monday, September 30 – Thursday, October 3

Family Night                      Wednesday, October 2

Fundraiser Kick-Off              Tuesday, October 8

Cultural Heritage Day            Friday, November 8

Skating Party                     Wednesday, November 6

Family Movie Night               Friday, January 24       

Family Festival                    Saturday, March 7

Book Fair                          Monday, April 20 – Wednesday, April 22

Family Night                      Wednesday, April 22

Earth Day                         Friday, April 24

Family Cookout                    Thursday, May 14

 

         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) 255-0416.

 
 

 
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.

 

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.

 

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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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