Wednesday Reminder
January 21, 2015

ROUTINE CHANGES AND APPOINTMENTS – Whenever there is a change in your child’s before or after school routines, or your child will be signed out for an appointment, please send a note or an email to your child’s teacher. For example, if a student tells his/her teacher they aren’t going to the Youth Center today (they are to walk home, etc.) and they don’t have a note to this effect, they will be sent to the Youth Center. If your child is being signed out for an appointment or signed out of school early, sending a note to their teacher allows them to have your child ready.

STUDENT WITHDRAWALS – When you move or transfer, you must stop by the office and fill out a withdrawal form. Please make sure to give the office at least one week’s notice so the necessary paperwork is prepared and ready for your child’s transfer. Make sure all library books are turned in and that your child does not owe money to the cafeteria. If your child has a balance on their cafeteria account, you can contact the Child Nutrition Office at 698-4800 to make arrangements for reimbursement.

IS YOUR CHILD missing their coat, gloves, lunch box, etc? Have them check in the Nurse’s Office in the lost and found.

LITERACY FAIR PROJECT – Has your child turned in their Literacy Fair Project form? The sooner it is turned in, the better chance of them getting their 1st book choice. If you need a new form, have your child stop by the office and pick one up.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR – Teacher of the Year nominations forms are due February 6. If you or your child would like to nominate a teacher, please stop by or have your child stop by and pick up a form from the office.


Jan. 23 - Marking period ends

             - Abbreviated Day – Dismissal: 12:50 pm

26 - Teacher In-Service – Schools Closed

27 - District Spelling Bee – Star Hill – 6:00 pm

28 - Band Concert – 6:30 pm

30 - Box Tops due

Feb. 4 - Report cards issued

6 - Teacher of the Year Nominations due

     * Afternoon conferences (by invitation)

     * Abbreviated Day – Dismissal 12:50

10 - Awards Assembly – 1st & 2nd grades – 8:30; 3rd, 4th & 5th grades – 10:00

16 - President’s Day – No School

19 - Literacy Fair – 6:30 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.


  • 2015-16 School Choice Open Enrollment will begin on Monday, November 3rd and end on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  
    The applications and required information must be returned to the District Office.
    All current School Choice students in Kindergarten, 5th and 8th grade (8th gr. inter-choice only) must apply to continue on to the next grade level.  The following will be available on the district website under School Information in the School Choice folder.
    ·         New for the 2015-16 school year will be a link to complete the application process online.
    o   The link is:
    ·         Applications will also available on the district website to download and print.
    Paper copies of the application and supplemental page will be available at the District Office receptionist desk.
    This year a supplemental page is required to be completed and returned with the application along with proof of residency. Acceptable proof of residency is a current mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement, electric, gas, oil, propane, water or sewer bill with the parent’s name and address on it.
    If the student applying is currently attending a Caesar Rodney school they will be required to submit the application, supplementary page and proof of residency.  The additional information will be taken from e-school data. 
    If the student applying is not currently attending a Caesar Rodney school they will be required to submit the application, supplementary page and proof of residency and a copy of latest report card, attendance and discipline report, and a copy of a IEP or 504 program (if applicable).
    Applications returned without the required documents will be considered incomplete.
    Kindergarten School Choice applications are available until the first day of 2015-16 school year.  A copy of the birth certificate, supplemental sheet and proof of residency must be returned with the application or the application will be considered incomplete.  All Kindergarteners must be registered in their school of residency before they can register in the Caesar Rodney School District.
    If you have questions please call the School Choice Office at 698-4800 x 131 and ask for Deborah Miller.           
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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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate
in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, veteran or marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation 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 Administration 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.​

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