Carlisle Elementary Newsletter
  October 16,  2020 

Picture Days:
October 20th
Cohort A - 8:45 - 12:00pm
Online Academy (Last Names A - K) 12:30 - 2:00pm

October 22nd:
Cohort B - 8:45 - 12:00pm
Online Academy (Last Names L - Z) 12:30 - 2:00pm

Online Academy students may drop in any time during their scheduled session - directly in the gym.  There will be staff and signs to guide you into the exterior gym doors.  

December 8th - Cohort A & Online Academy (Last Names A - K)
December 10th - Cohort B Retakes & Online Academy (Last Names L - Z)

We are asking that all picture orders be paid online this year.  Go to
 and enter Picture Day ID: EVTJPQ2ST

3rd Grade Fall Reading OST 

Cohort A: Tuesday, October 20th 
& Wednesday, October 21st

Cohort B: Thursday, October 22nd 
& Friday, October 23rd

Online Academy students who wish to opt-in to take the Fall administration of the OST can get details from Mrs. Masters.
Report Cards will be available online on
Thursday, October 22nd.
Please use your student's Access ID and Access Password to view your child's Report Card online.

 On-line forms will no longer be available after 
If forms are not completed by 10/22, you will receive phone call from the school office. 

If you have not done so already, please log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal to complete your child's online forms.  

Instructions for filling out forms: Click Here

Log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal: Click here

School Lunch Menu
Click here for October Lunch Menu

Sign up to have lunch menus emailed to you monthly:

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 for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year).  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 
Carlisle Calendar

October 19th
Group A In-Person 

October 20th
Group A In-Person 

Group A OST

Picture Day: Group A & 
Online Academy (A-K) Pictures

October 21st:
Group A In-Person Day

Group A OST

Virtual Conferences

October 22nd:
Group B In-Person Day

Report cards available online

Group B OST

Picture Day: Cohort B & 
Online Academy (L-Z)

October 23rd:
Group B In-Person Day

Group B OST 

October 27th:
Cohort A Costume Day 

October 30th:
Cohort B Costume Day 

*Coming Next Month*

Nov 23rd - Dec 6th:
Virtual Book Fair - Details coming soon

November 25th - 27th:
No school - Thanksgiving Break
2020 - 2021 Calendars

2020 - 2021

Attention Parents of First Graders:

Typically Delaware City Schools offers an opportunity for instruction in Suzuki viola, violin, and cello to learners with a desire to develop into successful musicians starting in the first grade.  Part of this process is a screening that takes place in first grade.  Suzuki is just one aspect of the Orchestra Program in the Delaware City Schools.

The screening for this program is being paused during the 2020-2021 school year, similarly to the pause in 5th grade strings due to the pandemic.  However, Delaware City Schools is committed to our orchestra program and it is our plan to do Suzuki screening for both first and second grade students during the 2021-2022 school year.

If you have additional questions about Delaware City Schools' orchestra program, please contact Ms. Lemke at 740-833-1036 or
Student Survey Coming Soon

Delaware City Schools values input from all community stakeholders including our students, as we work to improve our communication, academic programs and the overall experience for everyone.  Our commitment to supporting the social and emotional health of our students is paramount in our strategic plan and the work our staff has done over the past year.  

In order to learn more about student experiences at school, we will be asking our students in grades 4-12 to provide feedback via an online survey.  The survey will cover topics including sense of belonging, student teacher relationships, learning strategies, social awareness, emotion regulation, and self efficacy.  Given the current learning environments and challenges facing our students, this feedback will provide valuable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt to meet their needs.  We are partnering with a third-party vendor (Panorama) to support us in administering these surveys and all responses will be confidential.  

Please watch for a survey link from your child's teacher and encourage your child to participate. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or the school office.   

The Delaware City Schools preschool program is now accepting peer model applications for 2020-2021 school year.  The application can be found here:

 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.