NCE Family Newsletter

March 11, 2022

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General Updates

  • All car riders who arrive to school before 9am should be entering the building via the car rider line. You cannot enter through the front of the building before 9am to bypass the car rider line.


  • All students arriving late after 9am need to be escorted into the building by an adult.


  • If there are any changes to your scholar's transportation (i.e: they are usually a bus rider but tomorrow they will be a car rider), make sure to inform the front office as well as your child's teacher.
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Please take the time to complete the survey that best fits you, which is linked below. Students will be surveyed as well at the discretion of the building principal during the school day. Parent surveys will close on Monday March 14, 2022.

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Are You In Need of Food Assistance?

The Food Bank of Delaware and the Harry K Foundation has partnered with New Castle Elementary School to provide a discrete in-school food pantry. Each family can get 30lbs of food and/or personal items per visit. If you are interested in shopping in the pantry, please contact

Courtney Waters

Family Support Therapist

(302) 323-2886

COVID Vaccination Records

If your child has received their COVID vaccinations, please provide the school nurse with a copy.


If you have questions, you can reach out to Nurse Davidson directly at 302-323-2888.

COVID Testing

FREE IN-SCHOOL COVID TESTING is offered to all staff and students every Thursday.


To opt into this program, click the link below to complete the application. Results will be available immediately after the tests are run to the email address and phone number provided during registration.


https://my.primary.health/l/colonial-schools


Feel free to reach out to our school nurse, Mrs. Davidson, if you have any questions.

Colonial Student Absence Form

You have the option of submitting student absences electronically using the form below. This is preferred to texting or messaging the teachers as it goes directly to the school secretary.

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Daily Student Health Screener

If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, has been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, your child must not report to school until cleared by the school nurse. Please notify your building principal and school nurse as soon as possible with this information.


Please answer the following questions:


  • In the past 14 days, have you been near (within 6 ft for at least 15 mins) a person who has a lab confirmed case of COVID-19, or have you had direct contact with their mucus or saliva?
  • In the last 48 hours, have you had any of the following symptoms?
- Fever of 100.4 or above (or symptoms like alternating shivering and sweating)

- New Cough

- New trouble breathing, shortness of breath or severe wheezing

- New chills or shaking with chills

- New muscle aches

- Sore throat

- Vomiting or diarrhea

- New loss of smell or taste, or a change in taste

- Nausea

- Fatigue

- Headache, congestion or runny nose (with no known other cause such as allergies)


If you answered YES to any of the questions above, do NOT send your child to school today. Instead, contact your child's primary healthcare provider and school nurse.

School Lunches

Lunch and breakfast are provided free of charge for all students.


Below you can find the lunch menus. Students may bring their lunch if they'd like, but be mindful that they will always be allowed to go through the lunch line if they so choose.

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Let's Keep In Touch!

It is more important than ever that we are able to communicate with our families and that you are also able to communicate with us.


The main sources of communication will be:



REMIND allows us to send text reminders directly to your cell phone. To join REMIND, click the link that corresponds to your student's grade level below:


Kindergarten Remind

1st Grade Remind

2nd Grade Remind

3rd Grade Remind

4th Grade Remind

5th Grade Remind


*REMIND text messages and all newsletters can also be translated into Spanish (and other languages) using technology built in to the apps*