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Where will your CR travel?

Now that the school year is about to end and you are planning your summer schedule, I wanted to thank you and your child for the fantastic school year that we had here at Welch. It has been a great year and it is attributed to the efforts and hard work of your child along with your support.

Many of you volunteered in a classroom, helped out at a school function, attended a PTA meeting or came to a holiday party. The support that you show this school is appreciated. We continued several parental involvement activities this year and are pleased with the success of our All Ranks Club passport system as well as our geocaching dog tag activities. Our Hotdogs with Heroes event continues to be a special night for our Welch families. The turnout at our MRE’s this year was fantastic as well.

The school is a lonely place in the summer since students are gone. So because of that, we are attaching to this letter, a copy of Caesar Rodney, the mascot of our school district. We are asking that families take Caesar Rodney with them on their summer travels and take a picture with Caesar Rodney wherever your travels take you. We will have a space dedicated on our school website where we will post the pictures of your travels. The school website is

Once you have taken your picture, please send it electronically to Along with the picture, include a short summary of where the photo was taken and please identify the people in the picture. All pictures sent to me will be placed on our school website. It is important to make sure that all people in the picture understand that their photograph will be on our school website.

Thanks for a fantastic school year and enjoy your much deserved break. We can’t wait to see what all of you are doing this summer. Please check the website often over the summer for school updates and to see where Caesar Rodney has gone.


Jason Payne

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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.
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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