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.
January 27th is 

Online & hybrid students.. show your Pacer Spirit and wear black, orange, Delaware pride, etc..
Be sure to send pics to Mrs. Vertikoff! 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Retakes for all students will be taken from 9am - 2pm in the Carlisle gym.  Original pictures must be turned in on retake day.  Online students may come to the gym entrance any time during the hours of 9am - 2pm.

CogAT Testing in February

The CogAT test will be administered to students in grades 2 & 4 during the month of February.  Students will need to have (fully charged!) computers at school for the test.  Fourth grade students will also need to have headphones / earbuds.

Fourth Grade
Cohort A:
Part 1   Monday, Feb 8
Part 2   Tuesday, Feb 9
Part 3   Tuesday, Feb 16

Cohort B:
Part 1   Wednesday, Feb 10
Part 2   Thursday, Feb 11  
Part 3   Thursday, Feb 18

Second Grade
Cohort A:
Part 1   Tuesday, Feb 16
Part 2   Wednesday, Feb 17 
Part 3   Monday, Feb 22

Cohort B:
Part 1   Wednesday, Feb 10
Part 2   Thursday, Feb 11
Part 3   Thursday, Feb 18

Yearbook Order Deadline:
March 15, 2021

Yearbooks will be available for purchase online only this year.  Please visit and enter Yearbook ID code # 6897421
Online Academy Students - 
Send pictures for the yearbook!

We would like to include some candid photos of our online students in our 20-21 yearbook! Please e-mail any pictures of your online students that you would like for us to consider to:

Jennifer Turner 

Deadline for candid photo submission: Feb. 26th


Is your child inventive and creative?  Does s/he have a great invention idea that would solve a nagging problem?  Consider signing your child up for the 2020-21 Invention Convention.  

Participating in Invention Convention is a great opportunity for all kids to sharpen their creative problem solving skills. Through the Invention League's Invention Convention Program your young inventor will be challenged to identify a problem, research an original solution, build a prototype and develop it into a marketable invention; he or she will evolve from inventor to an entrepreneur. 

Students can work alone or in teams of two. Team members do not need to be in the same grade or in the same school.  Due to Covid-19, judging for the Invention Convention will be virtual this year.  Participants will be expected to create and submit a Pitch Video that tells judges about the invention.   All video pitches need to be submitted by the April 30th deadline.  

Parents, get your child started on an invention for the 2020-21 Invention Convention by signing up using the link below:

The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 19th.

Questions?  Please contact Jennifer Day at

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 Elementary
Monday, January 25
Group A In-Person

Tuesday, January 26

Group A In-Person 

Wednesday, January 27
Group B In-Person

Wear your Pacer colors.. black, orange, Delaware pride, etc..

Thursday, January 28
Group B In-Person

Friday, January 29
Group B In-Person

Monday, February 8
Picture Retake Day
4th Grade Cohort A CogAt-1

Tuesday, February 9
4th Grade Cohort A CogAt-2 

Wednesday, February 10
4th Grade Cohort B CogAt-1
2nd Grade Cohort B CogAt-1

Thursday, February 11
4th Grade Cohort B CogAt-2
2nd Grade Cohort B CogAt-2

Friday, February 12
No School - Teacher In-service

Monday, February 15
No School - Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 16
4th Grade Cohort A CogAt-3
2nd Grade Cohort A CogAt-1

Wednesday, February 17
2nd Grade Cohort A CogAt-2

Thursday, February 18
4th Grade Cohort B CogAt-3
2nd Grade Cohort B CogAt-3

Monday, February 22
2nd Grade Cohort A CogAt-3

Friday, March 29 - April 2
Spring Break

School Calendars

Reporting an Absence
If your child will be absent in-person or online, please call the school office at 740-833-1450 to report their absence.

The SafeArrival Absence Reporting System has been disabled until further notice.
Free / Reduced Fees & Meal Benefits 
Delaware City Schools can waive school fees for students who qualify.  To apply for a fee waiver, please complete the Free / Reduced Fees & Meal Application which must be completed each school year.  Completing this application is also important for families to receive the P-EBT card which allows for additional food benefits during the pandemic (Click here for more information) 

2020 - 2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines: Click here

Internet Access Locations at Carlisle
Carlisle has two outdoor access points to open and public wi-fi:

Carlisle Playground & Staff Parking Lot on Central

Network Name: Public_Pacernet

No password required
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: