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Teacher of the Year Nominations 2020-21

  • TOTY 2020

    The Caesar Rodney School District is currently taking nominations for the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.  Do you know a classroom teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and who is making a difference in a child’s life?  If so, please take the time to recommend this person by completing a nomination form. The Caesar Rodney School District supports the broadest participation in selecting building level Teacher of the Year nominees.  Therefore, administrators, staff members, parents, students, and community members are encouraged to participate.  Nomination forms can be accessed via the TOY link provided below, but they can also be found at any school building in the Caesar Rodney School District. Please return completed forms to the building principal by January 31, 2020.




  • Welcome to the
    Home of the Littlest Riders 
     Mark Your Calendars!     
    January 31st: Half Day; Dismissal begins at 12:30 
    The Great Kindness Challenge
    McIlvaine is participating in The Great Kindness Challenge with schools across the nation next week! A calendar of events is below as well as being sent home in the Wednesday envelope. We hope you’ll not only join in on the spirit days but also in being mindful about the kind acts we can do for one another each and every day!

    Monday, Jan 27th

    Tuesday, Jan 28th

    Wednesday, Jan 29th

    Thursday, Jan 30th

    Friday, Jan 31st

    Kindness Starts

    with Me!


    Wear your favorite outfit to school!

    Peace, Love, & Kindness


    Wear Tie Dye to school!

    I Dream

    of Kindness


    Pajama Day!

    Powered by



    Wear your favorite Superhero shirt!




    Wear your favorite

    Jersey to school!


    McIlvaine offers it’s kindergarten families a full color yearbook with individual, class and candid photos of our students throughout the school year.  Yearbooks are on sale online and cost just $20!  Once the yearbooks sell out, they will no longer be available for purchase. Click here to purchase a yearbook or email Mrs. Yuckel for more information.
    Inclement Weather

    While we hope for the best it is important to plan for school delays, closings and early dismissals. A School Messenger phone call will be made by the District Office on all days where there is a delayed opening, closing, or early closing. Please be sure that we have your most up-to-date phone number in our system so that you receive the automated phone calls. If you are unsure, please call the main office, 302-335-5039, to see which phone number we have listed for you to receive School Messenger calls.

     Below is a listing of other resources you can utilize to find out if Caesar Rodney School District will be closed due to inclement weather:

    TV Stations




    (877) 831-7215 (toll free) School Closing Information (State Voice Activated System)

    Radio - FM

    94.7 WDSD Delaware's Continuous Country

    97.7 (Eagle 97.7) Delaware's Best Music
    101.3 (Cool 101.3) Greatest Hits of the 60's & 70's

    Radio – AM

    1410 WDOV News Talk Sports


    You can also go to to find school closing information or from that page click on Delaware Notification Services to sign up for e-mail, phone, and text message notification of school closings and delays.

    When to Stay Home

    Please remember if your child is absent a note from a parent or doctor must be sent to school within 2 school days of the absence stating the reason for the absence. Please adhere to the following guidelines to determine whether or not your child should attend school if they are feeling under the weather.

    • If they have a temperature over 100 degrees in the last 12-24 hours.  If you suspect that they may be sick please check their temperature with a thermometer before sending them to school.  If they have a fever it is not appropriate to send them to school, even if you give them Tylenol and their fever breaks.  They will still be contagious to other children and will also not be feeling well enough to learn.
    • Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 12-24 hours. 
    • An unexplained rash.
    • Earache
    • Red or crusty eyelids or drainage from eyes. 
    • Headache, cough, sore throat, or congestion severe enough to interfere with attention to school work.
    • Flare-ups of asthma, that would make it difficult to work in school.
    Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020
    Please stop by McIlvaine for more information and to register your child for this school year.
    Lunch costs $1 daily. You can send cash or check to school with your child. Please be sure to send your child with money to cover the cost of lunch. Please check out the Child Nutrition website for more info on free or reduced lunch as well as current breakfast & lunch menus.
    Additionally, check out PayPAMS to load money onto your child's account electronically.
     @principalmecc  @McIlvaineECC


Bell Schedule

    Bell Schedge


      If you missed the weekly School Messenger call or need to revisit the information please click here.

  • Child MBA

CR License

    The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney Specialty License Plate that can be displayed on your vehicle. A one-time registration fee of $25 will pay for the specialty license plate. For all the information on this centennial license plate, click on the link below: 
     Specialty Plate
    Click Here for Details!
  • Department of Justice
    Bullying Prevention and School Crime Contact
    Joseph Flinn (Ombudsperson)
    Hotline:  1-800-220-5414
  • 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.
At Mcllvaine Early Childhood Center, it is our firm belief that we will create a learning environment where:

• Students will have a caring, safe, and rewarding school. They will enjoy working and learning while attaining their potential physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. • Parents and families are viewed as partners in the educational process through open communication and active involvement in our school community. • Our valued community members work in partnership with our school to share valuable resources to enhance school-wide initiatives.

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

Department of Justice Bullying Prevention and School Crime

Contact (Ombudsperson) Bill Gillan Hotline: 1-800-220-5414

J.R. McIlvaine Early Childhood Center © 2014 (302)-335-5039 Fax:(302) 335-3705 11 East Walnut St. , Magnolia, DE 19962