Senators@Home and COVID-19 Information


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"... Here in the Capital School District, our family of educators and support staff have been working to ensure our students and families are supported in the best ways possible under the circumstances..."

Read more inside the Remote Learning Plan document here.

Update for 7/19/2020

Senator Summer Communication from
Dr. Sylvia M. Henderson, Interim Superintendent

Transcript from the call sent on 7/19/2020:

"Good evening,

This is Dr. Sylvia Henderson, Interim Superintendent for the Capital School District. I'm calling this evening, because I know that most of us are trying to enjoy the summer but also are thinking about the re-opening of our schools. I'm right there with you. At the end of this past week, we received from the Secretary of Education, the state report titled "Returning to School", created by a work group consisting of educators and community partners, alike, and representing nearly two months of research. It offers guidelines for the re-opening of school in the fall, and guidelines that we will be using in the coming days and weeks to craft our plans here in the Capital School District.

Additionally, the state is convening another task force soon to make these guidelines operational for the schools, in other words, to give us practical "How To's" to help all of us create a healthy, equitable and safe learning environment when school resumes for our students. We will also be using this next state report in our planning.

We expect Governor Carney to make a decision about the state's schools and re-opening early in August. For example, whether we are returning traditionally to schools, or blending traditional with virtual instruction, or resuming strictly virtual education. No decision has been made at this time.

By mid-August, shortly after Governor Carney makes this decision, we will have concrete plans in place to cover all of the contingencies spelled out in the state's reports. And we will certainly share them with you. For now, please know that everything we do, and every plan we create will support educating the whole child, health and wellness as our biggest priorities.

The state report is available on the Delaware Department of Education website, but we are also making it available on our Capital School District Website for your convenience.

Thank you for your continued support as we all navigate this challenging path toward your children's educational future. Thank you for listening this evening.

Stay safe.  "

Current School Closing Status

All Schools in Capital School District are CLOSED from March 16 through the remainder of the School Year.

Updated School Calendar

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Current School Offices Status

12 Month Employees are to report. All other employees please monitor email for communications.
Liberal Leave is in effect.

Please review the recommendations from health officials below:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners that are at least 60-95% alcohol are also effective.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. The main way that the flu spreads from person to person is in the droplets produced by coughs and sneezes, so it is important to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or cough/sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
  • Do not share personal items such as drinks, food, or utensils.
  • Do not attend school if you are sick. Any student or staff who is determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.
  • Keep sick individuals at home for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. 
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