CDSD STATEMENT REGARDING DISTRICT SAFETY MEASURES
Dear CDSD Community,
The impact of the tragedy that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has no doubt, affected all of us in school districts and communities throughout the nation. The Central Dauphin School District joins with schools across the country in expressing our sympathy and support to the community of Parkland, Florida.
I assure you that the Central Dauphin School District has student and staff safety as its highest priority.
You can be certain that in light of this tragedy, we will continue to review our safety and security plans and refine our practices should that be necessary.
We will continue to require ALL visitors to show identification upon being admitted to the schools and must report directly to the main office. Today’s events have shocked and saddened us. During this period of heightened awareness, we need all the adults in our children’s lives, including all school employees and parents to work together and reassure our children that safeguards are in place to provide a safe environment for learning in our schools. Should your child feel upset or worried about coming to school, please remind them that our school counselors will be available to talk to them. To further assist parents and guardians, click HERE for parent resources on how to discuss such an event with your child.
While we may never understand why these tragedies continue to occur, Central Dauphin remains committed to protecting the safety of all of our students and staff through planning, preparation and vigilance. If you have any specific concerns, as always, please feel free to contact your student’s principal.
Dr. Carol Johnson, Superintendent
2017-18 CALENDAR (ADOPTED 2/27/17, REVISED 1/22/18)
Last Day for ALL Kindergarten Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The conference scheduling link will go live on Friday, January 12th at 8:00 a.m. The link will be closed on Wednesday, January 24th at 12:00 p.m. On Friday, January 12th, we will send the link out via Blackboard Email as well as post it on our school website. We ask that between January 12th and January 24th you access the link to schedule your student(s) conference visit(s). Access to schedule via the provided link will close January 26th.
While we realize due to the large size of our school population we cannot always accommodate everyone’s first choice in conference times, we hope this process will allow you more flexibility in the conference time selection process. Please see the below directions for more information on how to select and schedule your conference time(s).
To schedule your preferred time for a parent-teacher conference,
Elementary Student Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 7th. Kindergarten Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 7th and Wednesday, November 8th. In an effort to facilitate conference scheduling and provide more flexibility to parents, Paxtonia will be scheduling parent-teacher conferences online.
We ask that between October 24th and November 5th you access the link to schedule your student(s) conference visit(s). Access to schedule via the provided link will close November 6th. While we realize due to the large size of our school population we cannot always accommodate everyone’s first choice in conference times, we hope this process will allow you more flexibility in the conference time selection process.
Please see the below directions for more information on how to select and schedule your conference time(s). To schedule your preferred time for a parent-teacher conference,
1. Go to www.myconferencetime.com/paxtonia.
2. Click on the name of your child’s teacher.
3. Select the desired date/time for your conference by clicking on “Sign Up.”
4. Submit the requested information. If you have several children attending our school, click on “Register for Multiple Conferences” and follow the prompts to schedule your children for several conferences.
After you schedule a conference online, the date and time are reserved for you. If you entered your email address correctly, you will receive email confirmation of your conference.
If you are unable to sign up for a time and date online, please send a note with three preferred times and dates to your child’s teacher. Once we receive your note, we will attempt to schedule a conference for your desired date and time but cannot guarantee your top choices as time slots fill up quickly. Thank you for your support of your child’s education.
PSSA ELA: April 3rd – April 6th
PSSA Math: April 25th – April 27th
PSSA Science: May 2nd – May 3rd
PSSA Make-ups May 8th – 12th
PSSA Parent Information Letter 2017
PSSA Cell Phone Policy Notification
PSSA Practice and Prep Resources
We appreciate all you do at home to support instruction and student learning. Below are some resources we recommend from Think Central and Go Math that may be helpful in supporting learning outside the classroom setting.
Kindergarten Registration will be held February 23rd.
Please contact the office to schedule an appointment. Please visit the District's webpage for additional registration information.
Paxtonia Elementary was selected to receive the National Agriculture in the Classroom TSC Garden Grant. Our 5th grade students will research, plan and build a garden/outdoor learning space. Students will also manage and donate our garden's harvest to a local food bank.