Material and Device Pickup
For k-8 Families, September 3 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm,
Colonial will host a Technology and Materials Distribution Event at William Penn and Gunning Bedford.
These events will provide opportunities to:
- Pick up a new device (if you are new to the District) or exchange a broken device for another one.
- If you are a parent of a previous Kindergartener or 1st grader who was given an iPad last year, and you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please come pickup a chromebook for your student and hang on to the ipad for this school year. The ipad does not need to be turned in at this time in order to receive a chromebook..
- ALL PARENTS can pick up school materials for their students that will be needed for virtual learning. These materials include supplies such as: pencils, pencil sharpeners, crayons-24 pack, glue sticks, scissors, sidewalk chalk, rulers and so much more.
Virtual Academy Learning Materials
Kindergarten to 8th Grade-All students in grade K to 8 will be provided with the following school supplies/materials to be used as part of their virtual learning experience. Items should be placed in a location that allows the student access to them during their virtual classes.
- Pencil sharpener
- Crayons-24 pack
- Glue Sticks
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Composition book per student
- Loose Leaf lined paper
- Composition book Graph ruled (middle school only)
In addition to the items above, each grade level has specific items that are connected to their curriculum that they will need.
- Kindergarten to 5th Grade Math Student Activity Book & Packet
- Kindergarten-ELA Handwriting Packet;
- Math 5-10-20 frames & 100 chart, Primary Number Cards & Then Frame Cards
- 1st Grade-ELA Handwriting Packet, Biscuit Finds a Friend by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; Math 5-10-20 frames & 100 chart, Primary Number Cards & Ten Frame Cards
- 2nd Grade-ELA Sentence Writing Packet; Math 5-10-20 frames & 100 chart
- 3rd Grade-ELA Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume; Math 5-10-20 frames & 100 chart
- 4th Grade-ELA Holes by Louis Sachar
- 5th Grade-ELA The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
- 6th Grade:
- Math: Comparing Bits & Pieces and Let’s Be Rational
- ELA: Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
- 7th Grade:
- Math: Data About Us and Decimal Ops
- ELA: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
- 8th Grade:
Math: Filling and Wrapping and What Do You Expect
ELA: Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
Why you should pick up and use a Colonial Chromebook
Safe & Secure
Colonial School District monitors our student devices using web-filtering tools to ensure your student’s safety during both remote learning and face-to-face learning!
The Right Tools
WE can install the correct learning tools required on each student device to avoid student frustrations during remote learning and face-to-face learning!
WE have technology staff that can easily troubleshoot Colonial devices when issues or problems occur. Our staff cannot provide support for home or personal devices.
EQUITY for ALL LEARNERS!
Giving every student access to devices will no longer be a barrier for student learning!
Don’t Miss Virtual Open Houses
After spending the summer planning for the return to school, the Colonial School District staff is excited to meet families during Virtual Open Houses. During this time, families will meet the teacher(s) and learn about grade level and behavioral expectations, curriculum, schedules, grading, and educational technology platforms.
- How to attend your virtual open house:
- Each family will receive an invite within 24 hours of the open house date from their school that will include the time in which to log on to the Zoom session.
- If you do not receive an invite, please contact your school principal at: http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/back-to-school-2020/bts-2020-dates/
Virtual Open House dates for each school in the Colonial School District:
- Carrie Downie: September 1, 2020
- Castle Hills: September 1, 2020
- Preschool: October 8, 2020
- Eisenberg: September 1, 2020
- New Castle: August 31 and September 1, 2020
- Pleasantville: September 1, 2020
- Southern: August 31 and September 1, 2020
- Wilbur: August 31 and September 1, 2020
- Wilmington Manor: September 1, 2020
- Gunning Bedford: September 2, 2020
- McCullough: September 2, 2020
- George Read: September 2, 2020
- William Penn: September 3, 2020
- Wallin: September 3, 2020
- Leach: September 2, 2020
Tips for Parents/Guardians of our Remote Learners
- Help your child maintain a regular sleep schedule (especially middle and high schoolers). Wake them up for Zoom meetings, if needed.
- Check in to see whether your child needs a break, snack, or drink.
- Set boundaries, so your child knows when you are available to help, and when they need to work independently,
- Take care of your own well-being (physically, emotionally, mentally).
We’ve compiled a list of vendors who are currently providing free or discounted internet connectivity.
- Comcast: https://www.internetessentials.com/apply
- Atlantic BroadBand: Keep families connected plan
- Verizon: Lifeline Discount Plan
- Verizon Wireless: https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/covid-19-faqs/
- AT&T: https://www.att.com/help/covid-19/ – FAQ3
- T-Mobile: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/account/covid-19-updates