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 Weekly Reminder
 Wednesday November 18, 2015

REPORT CARDS came home Wednesday.

DISTRICT GRADING SCALE – A = 92-100; B = 85-91; C = 75-84; D = 70-74; F = below 70.


ABBREVIATED DAYS – November 19 and 20 (Dismissal 12:50 pm).

CONFERENCES – November 19 – evening conferences; November 20 – afternoon conferences.

AWARDS ASSEMBLIES – Friday, November 20. 1st & 2nd grades – 8:30; 3rd, 4th & 5th grades – 10:00.

FROM THE NURSE – Accidents happen! The nurse’s office is in need of donations of packages of new and unused boys and girls underwear. We can use all sizes, but mostly size small and medium. Also frequently needed are gently used sweatpants or stretchy pants in all sizes. Thank you in advance if you are able and willing to donate!

WELCH CHORUS will sing at the DAFB Tree Lighting on Tuesday, December 1. The program will be held outside, in front of the Base Chapel (across from our school), and will begin at 5:00 pm. We hope you can join us!

HOLIDAY C.R. CENTENNIAL ORNAMENT – Don’t forget to stop by and see the new CR centennial ornament. There on sale at a reasonable cost of only $5.00. You may pay with cash or by check. Checks are to be made payable to CRSD. Ornaments will be on sale until December 4.


Nov. 24 - 4th Grade Field Trip to the Constitution Center

25 – 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 2 - Student Council meeting – 3:15 – 4:15 pm

3 - PTA “Spirit Friday”

7 – 11 - PTA Holiday Shop

10 - 1st Grade Concert – 6:30 pm

Chorus Concert – 7:15 pm

 School Physicals
If you are a Parents/legal guardian of children that receive medical care at Dover Air Force Base Clinic click here to learn how to receive a school physical.


  • 2016-17 School Choice Open Enrollment will begin on Monday, November 2nd and end on Wednesday, January 13th, 2017.  

    Open Enrollment for School Choice will be:

    •  Grades 1-12: First Monday in November (11/2/15) 8:00am through the second Wednesday in January, (1/13/16) 4:00pm. Starting January 14th School Choice is closed except for "Good Cause".
    •  Kindergarten: School Choice remains open until the first day of school provided there is available capacity. Families who live outside and are not currently attending a Caesar Rodney school will need to pre-register at their home school.
    •  The application will be considered incomplete if the supplemental page and all requested additional information is not submitted with the application.

    Application Process

    Click here for online registration

    Families who do not have access to a computer or wish to have help with the process are invited to the Caesar Rodney District Office where we will assist you with submitting an application. This is done by appointment only. Please contact Deborah Miller at 302-698-4800 x 131 to make an appointment.

    If you have a question regarding the School Choice program or application process, please contact Deborah Miller at (302) 698-4800 x 131,


    Caesar Rodney School District 2016-17 School Choice Openings


    Kindergarten applicants must be the age of 5 before September 1st. A copy of the birth certificate must accompany a completed application, along with a copy of proof of residency.

    NOTE: The student must be registered in his/her district of residence before registering at the school of acceptance.

    School Choice Applicants

    School Choice Applicant Information Checklist

    o Completed application

    o Copy of Current Proof of Residency

    o Accepted proof of residency is current lease, mortgage, rental agreement, electric, gas, oil, propane, water or sewer bill with parent’s name and address on it.

             * Incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered

             * Transportation is not provided for School Choice Students

    NOTE: All new students must be registered in his/her district of residence before School Choice student can register at the school of acceptance.

    Continuing School Choice Applicants (currently attending a CRSD school)

    You only need to re-apply for School Choice if your school of attendance or district of residence changes or when your child is in his/her kindergarten to first grade, fifth to sixth grade, or eighth grade to ninth grade year. Continuing School Choice is for the length of the building or program. School Choice criteria will be verified the 3rd marking period of each school year. School Choice students must maintain school choice criteria or may be denied continued choice.

    School Choice Criteria

    All School Choice applicants and enrollees must maintain the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered for School Choice continuing enrollment: These criteria will be reviewed annually:

    * Grades - At least a “C” or above in every class or course.

    * Attendance - At least a 95% attendance rate

    No more than 9 days missed school, 2 tardies or early dismissals equals a missed day.

    * Discipline – Student is well behaved and has no suspensions or expulsions for the past twelve months.



    All completed applications must be submitted to the Office of School Choice located in the Caesar Rodney District Office at 7 Front Street, Wyoming, Delaware 19934 by 4:00 on January 13, 2016. After that date Good Cause must be met to apply for School Choice. If you have any questions please contact the Office of School Choice at 698-4800. Thank you.

    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, sex, age or disability 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 Administration Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming, DE 19934. Phone: (302) 698-4800

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    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 has created a Caesar Rodney Centennial Celebration Specialty License Plate that can be displayed on your vehicle. A one-time registration fee of $25 will pay for the specialty license plate ($10) and help raise funds ($15) towards the centennial celebration to be held in May, 2016.  For all the information on this centennial license plate, click on the link below: 
 CR Plate
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An Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
Our Vision:

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.

Our Mission:

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.​

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

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