Welcome to Sinking Springs Elementary School


It's always a GREAT DAY to be a PANTHER  and let your SPIRIT shine! 

2850 Susquehanna Trail      

York, PA 17406 

(717) 846-6789


 Mr. Joel Gugino, Principal

 Mrs. Diane Grondin, Assistant Principal

To view the Sinking Springs November 2103 newsletter, please click here.

PSSA testing at Sinking Springs 

We're OF "FISH" ALLY ready for the PSSAs!  The dates that Sinking Springs will be administering the PSSA tests for grades 4 are the following:

Grade 4 science: April 29, 30

Students will take one test each day. There will be sessions beginning at 9:15 each day.

Please refrain from taking your child out of school on these days for appointments or from being late to school on these days.


School Calendar Changes for 2014

Due to our school cancellation days in December, January and February, school will now be in session on Monday, March 10; Friday, March 28, April 18 -early dismissal, April 21, Friday, June 6, Monday, June 9, Tuesday, June 10, Wednesday, June 11,  and Thursday, June 12 - early dismissal. 

Security Enhancements for 2013-2014

Central York School District considers the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff to be of the utmost importance. We strive to create a learning environment that protects the health and safety of ALL of our students and employees. 

In a continued effort to proactively safeguard our students, faculty and staff, we have installed a visitor management system called School Gate Guardian. This system will be in use when the 2013-2014 school year begins and will require all visitors to produce valid Photo ID before gaining admittance to a district school or building.

Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation with the District as we implement this system and work to enhance security and safety throughout our schools.

Upcoming Events and Information

PDE, CYSD Extend Testing Windows for
PSSA Math, Reading & Writing Due to Weather

The annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards based criterion-referenced assessment used to measure a student's attainment of the academic standards while also determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of the standards. The information obtained from these assessments serves as a valuable tool for planning future school programs, developing curriculum and in-service training of teachers, and information the public about student achievement.

    Please note: Due to the recent inclement weather and missed school days, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted school districts throughout Pennsylvania the opportunity to extend the testing windows for Math, Reading & Writing PSSAs. Central York School District will extend its windows to provide our faculty and students with more time to prepare for these state-mandated assessments. Please note the new windows, listed below.

    Updated Assessment Windows/Subject Areas/Grades*

    • March 17-April 4, 2014:   PSSA Math & Reading for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
    • March 31-April 11, 2014:   PSSA Writing for Grades 5, 8
    • April 28-May 2, 2014:   PSSA Science for Grades 4, 8
    *Original Window for Math & Reading: March 17-31, 2014; Original Window for Writing: April 4-11, 2014