NCE Family Newsletter

September 13, 2020

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Monday, September 14th

All students will report to their remote learning classes.


Students who are participating in our meals program will receive two breakfasts and lunches on this day.

Tuesday, September 15th

School Closed- Primary Election Day


No meals will be served.


This is considered a school day for students. Teachers will be sharing assignments that students can work on independently throughout the day.

Rest Well Ms. Saunders

Ms. Saunders, a beloved 4th grade teacher, with 27 years in the Colonial School District passed away unexpectedly in her home on Monday, September 7th. As you can imagine, this news made the start of the school year very difficult for many of our staff and students. We ask that you continue to keep her family, friends, and our staff in your hearts as we move through this school year without her.


Students who were originally assigned to Ms. Saunders class will continue to go to another 4th grade homeroom through this upcoming week. Beginning the week of September 21st, they will reconvene as a homeroom with a new teacher.


Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Ross directly at teray.ross@colonial.k12.de.us if you have questions concerning our 4th grade students during this time.


Materials and Device Update

All devices and materials were initially sent to centralized locations for deployment. After those two deployment days were completed, items needed to be returned to their respective buildings.


Our supplies arrived back at New Castle on Thursday afternoon. We began contacting families on Friday to let them know that devices and materials were available to be picked up. We will be making many more phone calls on Monday, September 14th.


If you need materials and/or devices and do not hear from someone at the school by Wednesday, September 16, please reach back out.


The following books are currently on backorder across the district:

1st Grade- Biscuit ELA book

4th Grade Math Textbooks

5th Grade Math Textbooks

Student Schedules

Click the button below to access the grade level schedules and zoom information.


Teachers started reaching out this week to contact their students. If you have not already heard from your child's teacher, feel free to reach out to Ms. Ross directly (teray.ross@colonial.k12.de.us) and she will make that contact for you.

Meal Delivery During Remote Learning

Thank you for being flexible with the first week of meal delivery.

We hope that your children have enjoyed the meals and snacks provided!


On Monday, September 14th, students will receive two breakfasts and lunches.

No meals will be served on Tuesday, September 15th.



Click Here for locations and times.



Still trying to figure out daycare?

If you are having issues with daycare and are unsure that your children will be able to attend the live zoom sessions, please let the homeroom teacher know as soon as possible. We will do everything within our power to work with you to ensure that you child gets what he/she needs.

Vising the School Building

Because the State of Delaware is still in Phase 2, the school building is not yet operating at full capacity and during regular hours.


For the week of September 14th, the building will be open:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


If you call outside of these hours, it is likely that no one will be there to answer your calls. Email is the most efficient way to contact the school at this time. We have divided the grade levels amongst the administrators to help you determine where to address your questions.


Kindergarten and 2nd Grade

Ms. Ross- teray.ross@colonial.k12.de.us


1st and 3rd Grade

Mrs. Jacobs- roberta.jacobs@colonial.k12.de.us


4th and 5th Grade

Mrs. Hayman- kimberly.hayman@colonial.k12.de.us

Our School Nurse, Mrs. Davidson, is available for office hours!

Mrs. Davidson will be available via telephone through the week. Please call 302-307-2852 directly if you need to speak with her.

The Wellness Center is still here!

Our mission at Life Health Center-School Based Wellness Center( LHC-SBWC) is to educate, uplift, and empower youth with the tools necessary to set, develop, and achieve goals towards attaining brighter futures. Services that we provide are but not limited to:


  • Virtual/Remote session with Medical Doctors, Mental Health Clinicians and Nurse Practitioner

  • Behavioral Health and Prevention Services

  • Individual and Group Counseling Services

  • Pediatric Services(ear infections,physicals, immunizations,flu shots, etc)

  • Connecting families to Social Services Agencies

  • Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

Click the New Wellness Center Online Consent link to sign your students up to be a part of the Wellness. We look forward to providing services to our Spartan friends!!

https://lifehealthcenterde.org/school-based-wellness-center-enrollment/


Let's Keep in Contact!

Because we have made the transition to all remote learning, it will be 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. This is also a way to access the newsletters if you do not have an email address. To join REMIND, click the link that corresponds to your student's grade level below:


Join Kindergarten Remind

Join 1st Grade Remind

Join 2nd Grade Remind

Join 3rd Grade Remind

Join 4th Grade Remind

Join 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*

Registration is still happening...AND NOW YOU CAN DO IT ONLINE!

We are still accepting registrations...especially for our new kindergarten students!!


Step 1: Find your Child’s Feeder School

A student’s feeder school is the school that the district assigns the student to attend. Use the online School Locator Search to locate your feeder school district and local elementary school.

Step 2: Prepare and Gather Your Documents

We will need several supporting documents to complete your child’s registration.

You can take photos or scan in these documents.
The following supporting documents are needed for registration

    • Your valid Delaware Driver’s License or Delaware ID Card
    • Your Child’s Official Birth Certificate
    • Proof of Residence (such as a Current electric, water or sewer bill or signed rental lease, deed or settlement agreement)
    • Immunization Records Grades K-6Grades 7-12


Step 3: Click Here to Complete the Registration Process Online


If you need help at any point throughout this process, reach out to our secretary, Ms. Carmen Corsi at carmen.corsi@colonial.k12.de.us.