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Covid 19 Update: November 23

Covid 19 Update: November 23

November 23, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and Students: Today we learned that an individual at Southern Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19 . The individual was last in the building on Monday, November 16th. This individual will not return to school...

Covid 19 Update: November 20

Covid 19 Update: November 20

November 20, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and Students: In addition to the case reported on November 17th at William Penn High School, we have learned that another individual has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was last on campus Tuesday, November 17th....

Covid 9 Update: November 19

Covid 9 Update: November 19

November 19, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and Students: Today we learned that an individual at New Castle Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19 . The individual was last in the building on Friday, November 13th. This individual will not return to school...

COVID UPDATE: November 16

COVID UPDATE: November 16

November 16, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and Students: Over the past 24 hours, we have learned that individuals at the following Colonial Schools have been determined to be positive for COVID-19 : ● Eisenberg Elementary School (3) - last in building on Friday, Nov....

Schiller Rejoins School Board

Schiller Rejoins School Board

A familiar face re-joined the Colonial School Board. Rick Schiller, who served on the school board from 2013-2018, was sworn in at Tuesday’s monthly board meeting to fill a vacant seat until June. He and his wife Patsy, who recently retired as an administrative...

UPDATE FOR FOOD for NOVEMBER 12th

UPDATE FOR FOOD for NOVEMBER 12th

In an effort to streamline delivery meal services, we are condensing each bus route and establishing area stops in communities just as we did during spring distribution. The next food distribution day is Thursday, November 12th, in which students will receive 2 breakfast / 2 lunches.

COLONIAL CLIPPINGS – OCT. 22, 2020

COLONIAL CLIPPINGS – OCT. 22, 2020

OCTOBER 22, 2020 WE are Ready!  Today, students in Integration A at Southern, George Read, and William Penn; Communication and Social Learning (CASL) at Southern, Intensive Learning Center (ILC) at Southern returned for face-to-face instruction.  Director of Student...

Join us for School Choice Night Online on October 27!

To view this email online, paste this link into your browser: t.e2ma.net/message/ii8d8d/yyzamkd Register online at www.colonialschooldistrict.org/registration/school-choice/ (t.e2ma.net/click/ii8d8d/yyzamkd/60a374) 318 E. Basin Road | New Castle, DE 19720 US This...

WE’VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS! OCT. 20, 2020

National School Lunch Week Colonial Nation joined the nation in celebrating all of the dedicated people who prepare nutritious meals for our students. As part of National School Lunch Week Superintendent, Dr. Jeffrey Menzer spent a day helping nutrition services and...

WE’ve Got Some Good News! Sept 21, 2020

Exciting things happening in Colonial Nation • September 21, 2020 Khayree Bey Governors Challenge Wellness Award winner & District Teacher of the Year 2020-2021 Bey Wins Again! Colonial’s District Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021 has won another honor! Khayree...

Citizen Finance Oversight Committee

Citizen Finance Oversight Committee

We need your Help! Do you have a knack for numbers? Interested in learning more about education funding? Colonial is looking for volunteers to serve on our Citizen Finance Oversight Committee! Members attend a monthly meeting to review and discuss the district’s...

Remembering Ms. Saunders

Remembering Ms. Saunders

Colonial School District officials were notified yesterday that Nikki Saunders, a fourth-grade teacher at New Castle Elementary School  (NCE), passed away at home.  The cause of death is unknown at this time; she would have celebrated her 48th birthday at the end of...

CSD Offices Open Beginning 9/2

CSD Offices Open Beginning 9/2

Beginning September 2nd, CSD School and District Offices will be open to the public for limited hours. The primary purpose of these limited hours is to assist families with enrollment issues, specifically to support those needing help with the registration process.  ...

New Back to School Dates

New Back to School Dates

WE are Preparing for the Safe Return to School As a result of feedback from the work groups, permission from our school board, and to ensure a safer and smoother beginning of the school year, Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Menzer announced a change in the school...

WE Lead – Amina Baiith

WE Lead – Amina Baiith

Amina Baaith has been promoted to be the new Principal of Pleasantville Elementary School.  She was formerly an Assistant Principal at McCullough Middle School and the Wallin School. Baaith succeeds Jennifer Alexander who is now Colonial’s Director of Talent...

The Power of WE & the New Normal

The Power of WE & the New Normal

Much work and discussions have been centered around the return to school for our students and staff. Please know that planning continues on a daily basis among administrators, teachers, and staff who are considering input from parents, students, and legislators who...

From the Superintendent: Dear Seniors

From the Superintendent: Dear Seniors

 Dear Seniors, Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final stretch, rounded the last corner, and you are about to become the Colonial School District’s graduating class of 2020. Despite the COVID-19 madness that swirls around us, I can promise that Colonial Nation...

An Eagle visits the Southern Sharks!

An Eagle visits the Southern Sharks!

Last week Will Parks, a Philadelphia Eagle, joined the 5th grade teachers and students at Southern Elementary on zoom last week. After Ms. Schussler reached out to him through social media, he jumped at the opportunity to interact with students and fans. He greeted...