Carlisle Elementary Newsletter
  November 13, 2020 
DCS families will have the opportunity to select their learning model for the second semester. Any family wishing to make a change will need to complete the change of placement survey which will be available from Nov. 13-22. 

Families will receive an email with the survey and it will be posted on the district website. If your family wishes to continue in your current learning model, you do not need to do anything. 

Additional information about the change of placement process is available on the DCS website.

Save the Date!
Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair
November 23rd - December 6th

It's the perfect time for holiday shopping while supporting our school!

Don't forget - Spirit Days for all Carlisle hybrid and Online Academy students are on Wednesday! If you would like to send pictures that could appear on our Good Morning Pacer videos, please send to:
Nov. 18th- Dress like someone you're grateful for (teacher, parent, grandparent, sibling, friend) 
Dec. 2nd- Wear clothes with words/leers 
Dec. 9th-Pattern Day (wear stripes, polkadots, plaid, etc) 
Dec. 16th- Tree Topper-wear a Santa hat, reindeer antlers, elf ears, a gliery headband, or make your own design!

School Lunch Menus

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School Hours 

Elementary school hours are currently 
8:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. 
The building will open at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast
Students enter the building at 8:20 a.m.
Tardy bell rings at 8:30 a.m.

Absence Reporting Procedure

Please call the Carlisle office at 740-833-1450 to report your student's absence (the SafeArrival absence reporting system will not be used until further notice).  If you do not report your child's absence by 9:00 a.m. you will receive a phone call from the school office. 
Parent Pick-up / Drop-off
If your child is a car rider, please plan to use the parent pick-up / drop-off lane.  Please do not park and walk up.  Our drop-off / pick-up line efficiency is approximately 10 minutes or less.

If your child is a walker and you meet them by the bike rack, please wait in the designated area.  There are "Wait Here" signs to designate areas for walkers.  All students (unless exempt), staff, and all parents / guardians must be wearing a mask on school property during arrival, the school day, and dismissal.  

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy!
Parent Communication

There are several ways to receive information about Carlisle School and Delaware City Schools.  Please check out the following:
  • District website -
  • Text Messages: to receive text messages from DCS you must opt in by texting the word YES to 67587 from the phone on which you want to receive the message.  The number must match the number we have listed in your students' contact file.  If you receive a message that the number is not in the DCS system, please contact the Carlisle office and request to add your number or make a change to the number we have on file 
  • Carlisle School E-Mail List - Click Here to be redirected to the DCS website and sign up to receive Carlisle newsletters, special bulletins and other important information from Carlisle Elementary 
                                            Tuesday, Nov 24th
Group B In-Person Day

Wednesday- Friday
Nov 25 - Nov 27: 
No School  - Thanksgiving 

Carlisle Calendar

November 13th:
*2nd Semester Change of Placement Form posted 

November 16th:
Group A In-Person Day

Yearbook covers due

November 17th:
Group A In-Person Day

November 18th:
Group A In-Person Day

Spirit Day / Dress like someone you're grateful for (teacher, parent, grandparent, sibling, friend..)

November 19th:
Group B In-Person Day

November 20th:
Group B In-Person Day

November 23rd:
Group A In-Person Day
Online Book Fair begins

November 24th:
Group B In-Person Day 

November 25th - 27th:
No school - Thanksgiving Break

Nov 23rd - Dec 6th:
Virtual Book Fair

*Next Month*

December 8th:
Picture Retakes:
Group A & Online Academy (A-K)

December 10th:
Picture Retakes:
Group B & Online Academy (L-Z)

December 21 - January 1
No School - Winter Break
2020 - 2021 Calendars

 Community Resources and Opportunities

Delaware City Schools, in partnership with community organizations, wants to keep families aware of opportunities for students and families outside of the schools. The following information is provided by community organizations and questions should be addressed to the respective organization. 

Click the following link and check back often as it is regularly updated with new resources and opportunities:


Delaware Library At-home learning resources:
Delaware Partners have created Learning Extension Centers for K-12 students to provide a safe, effective learning space. 
WiFi is available at each location.