Carlisle Elementary Newsletter
  November 6, 2020 

Green Bean Collection

As a District and school we are here to serve our community!

Each Delaware City school will be collecting items to fill Thanksgiving baskets  for families in need from Delaware County. Carlisle is collecting canned green beans again this year.  With the Covid restrictions we are asking our students to directly drop the beans in the boxes at the doors when they enter the building. Our Online Academy students can drop theirs in the box outside the bus entrance under the Pacer mailbox. 
Donations can be brought to school starting 
Monday, Nov. 9th thru Friday, Nov. 13th.

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. 11th- Red White and Blue (Veterans Day) 
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 
Monday, Nov 23rd will be 
    Group A In-Person Day                                                                                                 
Tuesday, Nov 24th will be Group B In-Person Day

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

Carlisle Calendar

November 9th
Group A In-Person Day 

Green bean collection begins

November 10th
Group A In-Person Day

November 11th:
Group B In-Person Day

Spirit / Red, White, & Blue (Veterans) Day 

November 12th:
Group B In-Person Day

November 13th:
Group B In-Person Day

Last day for green bean collection

*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

November 24th:
Group B In-Person Day 

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

Nov 23rd - Dec 6th:
Virtual Book Fair

*Next Month*

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

Online Academy / In-Person Learning
2nd Semester Placement Requests

Friday, November 13th
2nd Semester Change of Placement Form will be posted for families

Sunday, November 22nd
2nd Semester Change of Placement Form closes at 11:59pm  *We will NOT be able to accept any late requests or make any placement changes once the window has been closed, so please consider your choice carefully. 

Monday, January 4th
First day of 2nd Semester with new student placements

Your family will be notified of your student's placement through email no later than the beginning of Winter Break on Friday, December 18th.

If you do not want to change your student's placement for the second semester, you do NOT need to fill out a form.  
 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.