Don’t forget to complete a volunteer packet as soon as possible. If you plan on attending a field trip, helping out in the classroom, or being a volunteer in the school we will need for you to be on the approved list. It takes a couple of weeks to get approved at the beginning of the year with so many applications coming in across the district so please be sure to complete yours as soon as possible.
Tardies and Attendance
remember that students are considered tardy after 8:55. If you bring your
child to school after this time we will need you to park, walk your child into
the main office, and sign them in. Also, any student being signed out prior to
3:30 is considered an early dismissal. Too many late arrivals or early
dismissal could result in an attendance hearing.
If your child is absent from school, a doctor’s note or parent note is necessary in order to excuse your child’s absence. We ask that all notes are turned in within 2 days returning from an absence. Please refer to the district calendar enclosed in today’s Wednesday envelope for more information concerning attendance policies in the Caesar Rodney School District.
Kindergarten Registration Information
on August 25th at McIlvaine Early Childhood Center. All children living in
the Caesar Rodney school district who turn 5 by August 31, 2014 are
eligible to register for kindergarten. Your child should also be present during
registration because he / she will complete the readiness screening at that
time. Registration takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
Families need to bring the following information to register:
• An original copy of the child’s birth certificate
• Photo ID of the parent / guardian registering the child
• Proof of residency with your name and current address (must match photo ID information)
Acceptable documents include mortgage, rental agreement, electric bill, gas bill, or water bill
The district does NOT accept phone bills or cable bills as proof of residency
If you do not rent or own your home, please contact the McIlvaine office (335-5039) or the Welch Elementary office (674-9080) so the staff can explain the additional residency information that is needed
• Guardianship papers, if applicable
• Any health records (shots, physical, and allergy related documentation)
Rider Pride Shoelaces
Your child should be learning to tie his / her shoes. Shoe tying is an important readiness skill and it makes playing safer for students. We want all of the students at McIlvaine ECC to know how to tie their shoes. Once your child knows how to tie his / her shoes, your child will come to school and demonstrate this skill to his / her teacher. Once the teacher sees the child tie his / her shoes successfully, the student will be sent to the office to receive a pair of blue and gold “Rider Pride” shoelaces from the principals. Happy practicing!
Box tops, Campbell's Labels, and Capri Sun Pouches
Don’t forget to remind your family, friends, and neighbors to collect Boxtops, Campbell’s labels, and Capri Sun pouches for our school. Boxtops and Campbell’s labels must be cut along the dotted line and show the expiration date. Capri Sun pouches need to be emptied of all juice and dried with a paper towel. Please send these items to school with your child…the more we collect, the more we can do for our students.