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Parent & Family Involvement

How You Can Be Part of "The Central Experience"

Being involved in your children’s education helps them do well in school and improves
the SchoolCenter Picture  quality of your school. Central York School District offers many different opportunities for parents and guardians to be a part of their child's educational experience through volunteering in the classroom or participating in one of many school-sponsored activities and events for students and families.

Here are some suggestions on how to get started.

1. Read everything that is sent home from school - report cards, homework assignments, school lunch plans, and vacation and bus schedules. Show your child that you are well informed.

2. Visit your school's website and your teacher's classroom page regularly to find out what's going on in the building and the classroom.

3. Subscribe to receive weekly e-mail updates from the District to stay informed about calendar items, important information for ALL students and more. Click here to subscribe now.

4. Review your child's student handbook for information on attendance, discipline, dress code and student conduct. Know that you are welcome to ask questions about any item you do not understand.

5. Explore volunteer opportunities through your child's school Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Each school has a PTO that meets monthly and helps provide many enriching opportunities for students and their families at all grade levels. Learn more about the PTO in Central York School District by clicking here.

6. Enjoy the opportunity to visit your child's classroom during Parent Vistation Days, held each fall and publicized on the District's Calendar. This is a great time to see your child in action and learn more about what's going on in the classroom.

7. Attend "Back to School" Nights in the fall and learn more about your child's school experience.

8. Get to know the many resources available to students and their families as part of Central York School District, such as guidance counselors, nurses, social workers, diversity specialists, librarians, reading specialists, math coaches and more. Learn about these resources through your school's website or ask your building principal for more information.

9. Attend a School Board Meeting or District Town Meeting to learn more about the Board of School Directors who govern the District. Board meetings are held on the second and third Mondays of each month and are open to the public. Town Meetings are held in the fall and spring of each year and offer a chance for community members to engage with School Board members and Administrators in a less formal setting.

10. Get involved in one of the many parent/guardian organizations that support Central York School District, such as: Central York Communities That Care, The Panther Foundation, Central York Dollars for Scholars, the PTO Council, the Athletic Boosters, the Music Boosters, the Wrestling Boosters and the Diversity Education Committee. It's a great way to meet other families and to make a positive impact on the Central York School District for your family and those to come!
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