Carlisle Elementary Newsletter
  September 4,  2020 
No School on Labor Day: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal to fill the forms out as soon as possible if you have not done so already! (Click here for instructions)

If you need assistance logging into your account, please call the Carlisle School office at 740-833-1450
School Hours 

Elementary school hours are 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. 

The door opens at 8:15 AM.  The students will enter the building through the side of the gymnasium.  Please stay in your car and use the Parent Drop off lane (no walk-ups)

Students eating breakfast may enter the building at 8 AM.  Students will be expected to be in class and ready to begin by 8:30 AM.

Late Arrivals
If you arrive late to school, please pull into the bus loop and walk your child to the temporary office door (Room 32) and ring the doorbell.  We will sign your child in and welcome your child in through the office door.  

Lunch / Recess 
Fifth Grade - 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Kindergarten - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Second Grade - 11:30 - 12:15 PM
First Grade - 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Third Grade - 12:30 - 1:15 PM
Fourth Grade - 1:00 - 1:45 PM

Students will be dismissed at 2:55 PM.  If your child's normal dismissal routine ever changes, IT IS IMPORTANT that you call the office at 740-833-1450 by 2:00 PM and let us know.  We are NOT PERMITTED to allow your child to go home a different way without prior notice.

Please try to make your doctor appointments for your child at the end of the day or on remote learning days.  

Car Riders
Adults / Visitors will not be permitted in the building this year.  Parents will need to go through the pick-up line and remain in their vehicle
Please do not park in the eye doctor parking lot next door. 

Parent pick-up will look different this year:
  • Turn right into Carlisle parking lot off of Grandview Ave.
  • A staff member on duty will read your Family Name Tag and announce the name(s) to the staff member on duty in the student waiting space
  • The parent pulls forward, past the waiting space by the gym, along the sidewask as far forward as possible
  • The teach on duty in the student waiting space tells the student(s) which number/cone to walk to and match up with their ride
*Helpful Tips: Please stay in your car the whole time and pull forward.  Have your child enter/exit the car on the sidewalk side.  Practice having your child open and close the door on their own.

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
Monday, September 7:
Labor Day - No School

Tuesday, September 8:
Cohort A in-person day

Wednesday, September 9:
Cohort A in-person day

Thursday, September 10:
Cohort B in-person day

Friday, September 11:
Cohort B in-person day

September 24 - 25:
Jug Days - No School
2020 - 2021
School Supply Lists

2020 - 2021 Calendars

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.

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