Coronavirus 2020

The CYSD COVID-Tracker is updated by 12PM Daily. If there are no changes, it will show the most recent update posted. The numbers included with this tracker reflect positive cases and incidents that have an impact on school attendance and/or quarantines.

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Coronavirus Information for Families, Staff
Posted on 11/02/2020
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COVID-19 Update for January 20, 2021

Central York School District has confirmed today with the Department of Health two new positive COVID-19 cases at Central York High School.

We encourage you to review the information below for a better understanding of the numbers reported and what they mean. If you have additional questions, please email them directly to Julie Randall Romig, Director of Communications, atjromig@cysd.k12.pa.us so that they can be addressed and shared with the group.

What Numbers Are Reported in the COVID-Tracker?

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 that have been reported to the school district and confirmed by the PA Department of Health by 12PM the day the tracker is updated and released. This tracker also includes the number of cases year-to-date.The confirmed positive cases by building are within a 14-day rolling period. 

I Know Some Faculty/Students Who Are Quarantining But It’s Not on The Tracker. Why?

Confirmed positive cases reported in the tracker are those that occur with our faculty/staff or student population that have an impact on our schools in terms of exposures to others in school or the need to quarantine others who may have been exposed at school. If a staff member or student is exposed to COVID-19 outside of school and is quarantining as a result, the case is not reported through our tracker because it does not have an impact on our school. In addition, individuals who are quarantining due to travel are not listed in the COVID Tracker. 

Why Does The Tracker Show Zero Cases & Quarantines?

When a building or school is closed for three or more days, the Department of Health guidelines state that the active positive case count resets to 0 for their tracking purposes. Because our buildings were closed for the holiday break, the number of positives reset to zero.

Why Don’t We Hear About Confirmed Positive Cases Right Away?

 Once we are notified of a possible positive COVID-19 case, the district works with the school administrators, nurses and faculty/staff to provide the Department of Health with information so the case can be confirmed and we can begin contact tracing and communicating with any possible exposures regarding both the case & the quarantines required. Our administrators also contact any  parents/guardians of students as well as any faculty/staff who may have been exposed to notify them directly before the Department of Health contacts them. 

We then update our COVID-19 Tracker so that you can see the latest Year-to-Date totals and building occurrences. After all of these communications have occurred, we communicate to our faculty/staff and community the confirmation of new cases since the last update.

Do We Automatically Close When We Reach 6 Cases at the Middle School or High School?

The recommendation is to consider a short-term closure if cases are within the 6-10 range at Central York High School or Central York Middle School. Reaching the number 6 does not automatically trigger a closure. However, as we are experiencing today, and did in the fall, staffing shortages can also trigger a short-term closure to in-person instruction and a switch to remote learning. We are reviewing the data and recommendations multiple times daily and will try as always to keep our faculty, staff, families and students informed of any changes to our normal operations with as much notice as possible.

Why Was A School Closed Due to a Staffing Shortage, But the COVID-19 Tracker Shows 0 Staff Quarantined in That School? 

Confirmed positive cases reported in the tracker are those that occur with our faculty/staff or student population that have an impact on our schools in terms of exposures to others in school or the need to quarantine others who may have been exposed at school. If a staff member or student is exposed to COVID-19 outside of school and is quarantining as a result, the case is not reported through our tracker because it does not have an impact on our school. In addition, individuals who are quarantining due to travel are not listed in the COVID Tracker. 

There may be staff absent due to personal (outside-of-school exposures with no impact on students or staff) or other illness or reasons. We are bound to follow certain social distancing and health and safety guidelines as a requirement of staying open for in-person instruction at this time. If we do not have the staff to ensure these guidelines are followed appropriately, we may need to close the school for one day or more until we are able to hold in-person instruction with the required protocols in place. 



CYSD & COVID-19 Case Update for Friday, 1.15.21

Calendar Reminders 

  • No School for CYSD Students – Central York School District students will not have school on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

  • Teacher In-Service Half-Day, Early Dismissal for Students  Central York School District will dismiss students early on Friday, January 22, 2021. Grades 7-12 will dismiss at 11:30AM. Grades K-6 will dismiss at 12:30PM. 

COVID-19 Case Update for 1.15.21

Central York School District has confirmed today with the Department of Health a new positive COVID-19 case at Central York High School and a new positive case at Central York Middle School. 
The individuals are quarantining according to Department of Health protocols. Anyone who was exposed to was notified by administrators directly and will be notified directly by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. All individuals and the District are following Department of Health protocols for quarantine at this time.

Please continue to contact your child’s school any time your child or a family member is tested for COVID-19 so that we can maintain our COVID-tracking. We also ask that you continue to monitor yourselves and your children for signs of COVID-19 or illness and to follow the recommendations of staying home in such cases to avoid the spread of germs during these times. A COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool can be found here: http://www.cysd.k12.pa.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=69657761

We will continue to work closely with and follow the guidance of the PA Department of Health and will communicate with you regularly regarding each new case that is confirmed so that all families and staff are aware of the status of our schools and hear the information directly from the District. 

For the latest updates on Coronavirus in Central York School District, and to view the COVID-19 Tracker, visit http://www.cysd.k12.pa.us/home/what_s_new/coronavirus_2020

School Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy 
Central York School District Board of School Directors has a vacancy due to the resignation of member Joseph Gothie. 

The Board will fill this vacancy in accordance with the law, which states that a vacancy must be filled by a majority vote of the remaining Board members. This appointment must occur within 30 days of the resignation's acceptance. The appointed Board member will serve until the first Monday in December following the next municipal election.

Timeline: 

  • Interested candidates must submit applications by January 25, 2021. 
  • The Board will conduct public interviews of applicants on February 2, 2021.
  • The Board will vote to approve a new School Board member on February 8, 2021.

Application:

Please click here to download the Candidate’s Profile.  

Please click here to download the Ethics Form.

Both forms must be completed and returned to Mr. Brent Kessler, Board Secretary/Business Manager, by January 25, 2021. Applications may be emailed to
 bkessler@cysd.k12.pa.us or dropped off or mailed to the Educational Service Center, 775 Marion Road, York, PA, 17406.

Questions:
Please contact Mr. Brent Kessler, Business Manager/Board Secretary, with any questions regarding this process. He may be reached at bkessler@cysd.k12.pa.us

Winter Athletics Update: How to Watch CYHS/CYMS Teams 
Central York School District will live stream all home winter athletic events this season due to the limited in-person spectator opportunities available under the current COVID-19 guidelines. 

For links to watch other CYHS sporting events held at AWAY venues, please visit YAIAA's website, which provides links to school district livestreamed sports: https://www.yaiaa.com/live-streams

Best wishes to all of our athletes, coaches & families this season! 

Julie Randall Romig

Director of Communications and Marketing

Central York School District

(717) 846-6789, ext. 1292

jromig@cysd.k12.pa.us

 

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Central York Middle School CLOSED to Students Only Friday, 1.15.21

Central York School District will close Central York Middle School to students for in-person instruction tomorrow Friday, January 15 due to staffing limitations.

Tomorrow will be a remote learning day for Central York Middle School students.  Faculty and staff should still report to the school as normal.

Students will follow their normal bell schedule as if they were in school for in-person instruction. Students should check Schoology for links to remote instruction resources including Zoom/livestream sessions. Students who are already participating in remote learning should follow their normal schedule. 

COVID-19 Update for Thursday, January 14, 2021

 Central York School District has confirmed today with the Department of Health a new positive COVID-19 case at Central York High School and two new cases at Central York Middle School. 

The individuals are quarantining according to Department of Health protocols. Anyone who was exposed to was notified by administrators directly and will be notified directly by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. All individuals and the District are following Department of Health protocols for quarantine at this time.


Please continue to contact your child’s school any time your child or a family member is tested for COVID-19 so that we can maintain our COVID-tracking. We also ask that you continue to monitor yourselves and your children for signs of COVID-19 or illness and to follow the recommendations of staying home in such cases to avoid the spread of germs during these times. A COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool can be found here: http://www.cysd.k12.pa.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=69657761

 

We will continue to work closely with and follow the guidance of the PA Department of Health and will communicate with you regularly regarding each new case that is confirmed so that all families and staff are aware of the status of our schools and hear the information directly from the District. 

 

For the latest updates on Coronavirus in Central York School District, and to view the COVID-19 Tracker, visit http://www.cysd.k12.pa.us/home/what_s_new/coronavirus_2020

 

 

Julie Randall Romig

Director of Communications and Marketing

Central York School District

(717) 846-6789, ext. 1292

jromig@cysd.k12.pa.us

 

It’s A Great Day To Be A Panther!

#CYSDProud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




COVID-19
 Update for Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Central York School District has confirmed today with the Department of Health a new positive COVID-19 case at Sinking Springs Elementary School and two new positive COVID-19 Cases at Central York Middle School. 

The individuals are quarantining according to Department of Health protocols. Anyone who was exposed to was notified by administrators directly and will be notified directly by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. All individuals and the District are following Department of Health protocols for quarantine at this time.

Please continue to contact your child’s school any time your child or a family member is tested for COVID-19 so that we can maintain our COVID-tracking. We also ask that you continue to monitor yourselves and your children for signs of COVID-19 or illness and to follow the recommendations of staying home in such cases to avoid the spread of germs during these times. A COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool can be found here: http://www.cysd.k12.pa.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=69657761

We will continue to work closely with and follow the guidance of the PA Department of Health and will communicate with you regularly regarding each new case that is confirmed so that all families and staff are aware of the status of our schools and hear the information directly from the District. 

For the latest updates on Coronavirus in Central York School District, and to view the COVID-19 Tracker, visit http://www.cysd.k12.pa.us/home/what_s_new/coronavirus_2020

 

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.


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