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September 2:  NHE Back to School Night 6:30-8:00 PM
September 3:  Early Dismissal- 12:30 PM
September 6:  No School- Labor Day

Back to School Night

Back to School Night at North Hills will take place on Thursday, September 2, 2021.  To accommodate family schedules, two sessions will be held to meet your child’s teacher(s).  Session one will be held from 6:30-7:15 PM for families with last names beginning A-L, while session two will be held from 7:15-8:00 PM for families with last names beginning M-Z.

This evening is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher and become familiar with what the children will be learning throughout the school year.   Each session will begin promptly at 6:30 or 7:15 respectively.  The evening is designed in a presentation style so it is important that you arrive on time for your respective session.  This particular evening is designed as an educational session for parents and is not necessarily intended for students.  We kindly ask adults to attend with us on this evening.

Please see the schedule below for each session:

Session 1 (A-L)  6:30-7:15 PM
6:30-7:15 PM                 Visit your child’s classroom

Session 2 (M-Z) 7:15-8:00 PM
7:15-8:00 PM                 Visit your child’s classroom

Dress Code

As we finish our first full week of school, we would like to take a short opportunity to review the approved School Dress Code expectations as outline in the 4-6 Student Handbook.  We ask that you take a moment to review the information regarding dress code expectations that was sent out on Friday. Specifics regarding the dress code can be found in the NHE Handbook<http://cysd.ss5.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3161898&pageId=5959037>, as well as, in last Friday’s communication.  We appreciate your support as we continue our school year together.

Important Announcement About Cafeteria Menu Changes
Like many other companies across the nation, the manufacturers and distributors Central York School District uses to supply our school cafeterias are currently having both supply chain and staffing challenges. As a result, many of our ordered and expected items are unavailable or out-of-stock, causing last-minute changes. This is a widespread problem impacting school districts throughout the area.

We understand the importance of sharing with our families a daily menu so that you can plan for your children, and we are doing our best to provide all menu choices listed daily. However, due to these supplier issues, please know that menu items are subject to change based on availability.

Students with dietary concerns should contact the school nurse for guidance or possibly consider bringing a prepared lunch from home  if the uncertainty of the menu is a significant issue.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times. Please know that we are making every effort to create and provide a consistent and accurate menu for your children each day.

Panther Pantry Date
When:  Tuesday, September 21st from 5-6 PM
Where:  Central York Middle School (Back of the building)
Any Central family is welcome to visit the pantry to receive food and household supplies.

Device Protection/Insurance Now Available For Purchase Online
The 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/

Early Dismissal Friday, September 3, 2021 & No School Monday, September 6, 2021

Central York School District will dismiss students early Friday, September 3 2021, and will be CLOSED Monday, September 6, 2021. Classes will resume as normal on Tuesday, September 7.Early Dismissal is 11:30AM for students in Grades 7-12 and 12:30PM for students in Grades K-6. Buses will run as normal.

Arrival and Dismissal Times

This year, we will again be allowing the children to enter the building at 8:30 AM.  At that time, we will begin to welcome both our car riders and bus riders into the building.  School officially begins at 9:00 AM.

In the afternoon, we will begin dismissing car riders at 3:20 PM.  If you are picking up your child, please do not arrive at NHE prior to 3:00 PM.  Our buses will begin to depart NHE at approximately 3:30 PM.

Signage will be posted around the parking lot to direct our families during both arrival and dismissal time who are picking up or dropping off their children.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Again this year, all children will be eligible for both a free breakfast and lunch at NHE.  All children are invited to eat here at school each day.  If your child would like to pack a lunch, they are welcome to do that as well.

Message from your North Hills PTO

Welcome back North Hills families to another school year!  We are looking forward to growing our Parent Teacher Organization this year.   Everyone is welcome to join PTO.  Our first meeting for the year will be Monday  August 23rd at 6:00PM on Zoom.  The next meeting will be held on Monday September 13th at 6:00PM.

Please consider filling out the PTO interest form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e5RKuEs5RZQpuSghLDAA73VneHnyx-wBxUl_WyOjiSc/edit> to stay up to date on PTO happenings and share your ideas. We need volunteers for all of our important committees so we can give our children a wonderful school year. Everyone can have an important part in our PTO!

Volunteer Clearances- Important Information

We are anticipating having volunteers back in our school building for the 2021-22 school year.
Due to COVID, the registration packet has been revised to include several expectations’ statements (on the Volunteer Agreement page of the registration packet) – as a result of this update ALL volunteers must complete the registration packet this year even if valid clearances are on file from a previous year.

Complete instructions on how to register as a volunteer (whether returning or brand new), as well as the new registration form, can be found on the website here:

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).








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