Welcome Back to School 2021-2022

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  • Dear Christina Families,

    Christina School District (CSD) continues its effort to keep everyone in school, excelling in the classroom and participating in extracurricular activities. 

    At Christina, we have learned that there is no challenge too great if we work together. The fact that we are starting the new school year entirely in person is an important new phase in our battle against the coronavirus. However, continuing to increase our vaccination rate will move us to the next phase, where all school activities can resume.

    As we prepare to welcome kids back to class, our schools are ready to provide the extra academic and mental health support students will need. We are also ready to bring back treasured traditions of school life that were delayed by the pandemic. I hope you will join me in recognizing how far we’ve come since the start of the pandemic and looking to the new school year with enthusiasm, excitement, and hope.

    We need your help. We are asking that everyone practice mitigation strategies in order to continue offering in-person learning. 

    MITIGATION EFFORTS

    CSD’s mitigation efforts continue to evolve as Delaware public health officials provide new guidance. However, our comprehensive mitigation plan demonstrates our commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe learning and working environment for our students and staff.

    As previously communicated, the plan to keep our schools safe includes, but is not limited to, wearing a face mask indoors, hand washing, staying home when sick, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and cleaning and disinfecting. 

    Frequent testing continues to be a major mitigation measure.  To that end, please sign up your child, regardless of vaccination status, for weekly Antigen testing.  Those families who participated last year will again need to register for testing.  To register your child(ren), please visit our website or by scanning the QR code below.  

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    As a reminder, CSD has invested in upgrades and improvements to our HVAC systems, which included higher-rated, linked type, HVAC filters. The district also purchased and installed Sterionizer air purification systems and the highly effective ADIBOT disinfection system that utilizes UV-C technology that quickly and efficiently disinfects the air and surfaces from harmful pathogens, including COVID-19, MRSA, and influenza. 

    All these efforts, along with numerous others, are key to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for our students and faculty/staff. 

    STAY HOME WHEN SICK

    As a partner in helping keep classrooms and schools COVID-free, it is imperative that your child stay home when they feel ill. This is an important step in helping to keep our students, faculty/staff, and community healthy.  

    We ask all students to perform a daily health screening before coming to school each day. If your child answers yes to any of the above questions, they are expected to stay home. We ask the parent/guardian to report the absence to the school. 

    It is equally important that a parent/guardian notify the school if your child has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and/or has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

    MASKS

    The CDC and Delaware Department of Public Health continue to promote the use of masks as one of the top mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. We strongly recommend that everyone follow the advice of health experts by wearing a mask while indoors in public spaces. Inside of our buildings and on school buses, masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

    COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

    According to the CDC and Delaware Department of Public Health, vaccines continue to be another top mitigation strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19. Health experts at the national, state and county levels agree that the vaccine is an effective and powerful tool that dramatically reduces your chances of getting COVID-19. Additionally, increasing the vaccination rate in a community is a key factor in reducing the spread of the virus.   

     

    We must all work together to make our schools as safe as possible for students, faculty, and staff. While CSD is taking measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we need our families to do the same. Engaging in Christina’s mitigation strategies increases our chances of continuing to provide a world-class learning experience in person. It also increases our chances of our students being able to continue participating in athletics, clubs, and other extracurricular activities. 

    As always, we continue to be available to answer questions and/or address concerns. Our schools’ phone numbers and email addresses are easily accessible from the websites.  

    Thank you for your continued partnership and support of our schools and our district. We are honored to serve Christina students and families and to be a part of your child's educational journey. 

    We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for your child to learn, play, and grow.

    Thank you and welcome back to school!

    Dr. Dan Shelton
    Superintendent, Christina School District

  • 2021-22 School Calendars - Click here to Download

  • School Start Dates

    Wed Sept 8

    • Grades 1-6 & Grade 9 (Newark Area)

    • Grades K-8 (Wilmington Area)
      • The Bancroft School
      • The Bayard School
      • Stubbs Early Education Center

    • Grades K-12
      • Brennen School
      • Delaware Autism Program (DAP)
      • Delaware School for the Deaf (DSD)
      • REACH Program

    Thurs Sept 9

    • All students attend school, K-12

    Mon Sept 13

    • Pre-K
      • Brennen School
      • Christina Early Education Center (CEEC)
      • Delaware School for the Deaf (DSD)
      • Stubbs Early Education Center
  • Face Masks Required

  • Christina School District Deploys UV-C Disinfection System