Carlisle Elementary Newsletter
  October 2,  2020 
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.   

Please complete Back to School (E-Collect) Forms if you have not done so already!  

Log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal to fill the forms: Click here

DCS has upgraded to PaySchools Central to pay for school meals and fees.  You will need to set up a new account in order to use the system, and it accepts both bank account transfers and credit card payments.  

To encourage the use of PaySchools, there will be no convenience fee charged for the first semester.

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

Lifetouch will be taking pictures at Carlisle on the following dates:

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

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

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 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 5th
Group A In-Person Day

October 6th
Group A In-Person Day

October 7th 
Group B In-Person Day

October 8th
Group B In-Person Day

October 9th
Group B In-Person Day

Virtual Conference Dates:
October 15th & 21st

October 16th
No School - Teacher Work Day

October 20th
Picture Day: Cohort A & 
Online Academy (A-K) Pictures

October 22nd
Picture Day: Cohort B & 
Online Academy (L-Z) 

November 25th - 27th
No school - Thanksgiving 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:

People In Need Delaware County Ohio

People in Need is now accepting applications for the Holiday Clearing House
Applications are due by Friday, October 9th

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

Delaware Library At-home learning resources: