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Welch Weekly Reminder

October 12, 2016 

BOOK FAIR – Mrs. Crist is in need of volunteers for the Scholastic Book Fair that begins on November 16. If you think you can help, please contact her as soon as possible by email at or send a note to school with your child. Thank you.

CONTINUING SCHOOL CHOICE FOR KINDERGARTEN AND 5TH GRADES – Open enrollment for continuing School Choice applicants for the 2017-2018 school year opens Monday, November 1 and closes at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. What this means is, if you currently have a child in Kindergarten, you must apply within this timeframe for continued school choice enrollment. If your child is a 5th grader and you would like them to attend Dover Air Base Middle School, you must apply for school choice. Continuing School Choice applicants need only to complete the application and provide current proof of residency (mortgage, lease, rental agreement, electric, gas, oil, propane, water or sewer bill). All school choice and continuing school choice applications can only be done on line at

WEATHER EMERGENCIES – When weather conditions necessitate all schools in the CRSD will be closed or have a delayed opening. Notice of such closing or delay will be given frequently between 6:30 & 8:30 am on WDOV (AM 1410), Eagle 97 (FM 97.7), WDSD (FM 92.9), WXPZ (FM 101.3), WBOC-TV (Ch. 16) and WMDT-TV (Ch. 47). You may also call the toll-free State Voice Activated System at (877) 831-7215. In addition, school closing and/or early dismissal information is available on the Department of Education website at (click on the School Closing icon). Parents and students are requested NOT to call the school office, the District Office or a radio station for further information concerning the emergency closing of schools. In the event weather conditions necessitate an early dismissal, students should have a specific, prearranged place to go should their parents not be home. (See page 45 of the 2016-2017 Student/Parent Handbook located in the CRSD Student/Parent Handbook & Activities Calendar).

DOVER AFB Airman and Family Readiness Welcomes you Session – October 13 - 11:00 – 1:00 pm – Patterson Dining Facility. For more information, contact the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Office (CDCC) 302-734-7513 or Airman & Family Readiness Center 677-6930.


October 19 - PTA Meeting – 3:30

PTA’s Dine Out & Donate – Buffalo Wild Wings – All Day

Board of Education Meeting – Allen Frear Elementary – 7:00 pm

24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

25 - Hot Dogs for Heroes

26 - Picture Make-ups & Retakes

- School Choice Information Meeting – 6:00 pm – Fifer Middle School

27 - Rain Date – Hot Dog for Heroes

    Did you miss the Weekend Call from Mr. Payne?
    If so click here to see a copy of his announcement. 
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The Caesar Rodney School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran or marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or genetic information in accordance with State and Federal laws. Inquiries about compliance should be made to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Compliance Officers: Paul L. Dunbar Administrative Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming DE, 19934. Phone (302)698-4800.
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Meet or exceed the annual ESEA targets in all cells in the school accountability system. Maintain a safe environment in an atmosphere of caring discipline. Provide opportunities that encourage a partnership of families, district staff members, students and the community. Project revenue resources to maintain the strong financial position necessary to support the needs of the district. Coordinate the district’s resources and create a plan that aims to ensure all students enrolled in the Caesar Rodney School District for three or more consecutive years will perform at or above grade level by the end of the student’s third year of enrollment.

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Our mission is to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of the children, parents and community that we serve by: -providing an enriching and nurturing environment in which all children feel safe, lovable, and capable; -providing experiences that address individual abilities, learning styles, and emotional needs; and encourage children to treat others with respect and kindness.​

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