Coronavirus 2020

Coronavirus Information for Families, Staff
Posted on 03/09/2020
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Daily Update - 4.1.20

The following are a few brief updates on items related to Central York School District due to the mandated closure of schools for an indefinite period of time announced March 30 by Governor Tom Wolf.

Issues with Schoology/Connecting to Complete Online Work
We are aware that our Learning Management System, Schoology, continues to experience issues due to the unprecedented number of users accessing it simultaneously across the country.

We understand the stress and frustration this is causing our students and families as we begin distance learning. Although we have used Schoology for years, and on FID days in the past, with no issue, there are thousands of schools across the country now using it at higher volumes than ever before due to mandated school shutdowns. We know they are committed to resolving this issue, and we will continue to monitor it and provide updates to you as we go forward.

We have asked all teachers to be flexible in assignment submissions and due dates this week because of these issues. It is our expectation that students are not penalized for this week’s assignments as a result of issues beyond all of our control.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Activities & Events Cancelld Through April 30, 2020

·      During his press briefing March 30, Governor Tom Wolf shared that Pennsylvania’s schools are closed indefinitely. He also extended the “stay at home” order through April 30, 2020.

·      This new guidance cancels all activities and events previously scheduled through April 30, 2020 for Central York School District, including our Town Meeting, Diversity Celebration, Kindergarten Registration Appointments and all other activities and events previously listed on the school calendar for April 2020.

·      We are working on a plan for hosting School Board meetings and will provide updates as soon as possible.

·      Our K-3 principals are evaluating possible options for Kindergarten Registration appointments based on the new guidance. If you had a previously scheduled appointment for April 2020, it is cancelled. We will communicate a plan to continue this process for you and your family as soon as possible.

·      There have been no decisions made related to Move the Pride, Graduation, Prom, 6th Grade Event, 3rd Grade Event or the Jeff Fox Memorial Track Meet at this time. We continue to review the new guidance daily. We want to do everything in our power to hold these traditional events for our CYSD family, and will keep you updated as we move forward and know more.

Tech Support During Distance Learning Period

·      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.

·      We will have tech support staff available to assist with issues remotely or to make arrangements to exchange a device, if needed.

Celebrating Our CYHS Seniors

·      A number of parents have reached out requesting graphics to use in signs/materials to celebrate seniors in different forms this spring. We will provide a link where you can download graphics to use in these items in the next day. Please stay tuned.

National Honor Society Service Hours

·      If your child is currently in National Honor Society, we will waive the service hour requirement due to the mandates in place by our state government. We will also evaluate whether service hour requirements should be waived in the fall based on this developing situation.

Meals/Food for Families During Closure:

·      We will continue providing grab-and-go lunch and breakfast meals to students on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

·      The same number of meals will still be offered, and the meals will still be distributed at Hayshire, Stony Brook, Central York High School and York Learning Center from 12PM-1PM.

The Panther Pantry Curbside Pick Up

·      We will open The Panther Pantry from 5-6PM April 7 for a curbside pick-up night similar to our March 2020 pantry night.

Questions for CYSD

·      Please help us continue to provide meaningful communication to our families on a regular basis throughout this closure. If you have questions/concerns that have not been addressed in prior communication, please email jromig@cysd.k12.pa.us so that we may address in the future.

 

Coronavirus Resource Center - updated March 2020

As you are likely aware, the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health have issued recent updates on the Coronavirus, a respiratory illness first identified in China in December, 2019.

The following are resources that have been shared with the District and that the District has shared in an effort to help us communicate with our staff, families and community about this issue.

Daily Updates - March 2020

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Informational Website

Pennsylvania Department of Health Coronavirus Informational Website


Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Stop the Spread of Germs Fact Sheet (CDC)

Preparing for the Spread of Coronavirus