Flu and CoronaVirus Information

CAPITAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
COVID-19 INFORMATION
AND UPDATES

Capital School District is sharing information from the Department of Health and Human Services about the Coronavirus and is continuing to follow guidance provided by Delaware Public Health and Department of Education as the situation develops. Across Capital, our school staff has been proactive this winter in preventing the spread of respiratory infectious diseases, including the flu and COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, by following this guidance.

We are closely monitoring the situation, and all students, staff, and families are advised to follow the same precautions they normally would during cold and flu season.

Update for 3/29/2020

Now broadcasting from Dr. Shelton via SchoolMessenger: (latest updates at http://bit.ly/csdstayhealthy)

Good evening, we hope that you have begun to settle into our ‘new normal’ and are safe at home with your family helping us to #flattenthecurve and protect the community.

We are working hard to make sure that our Senators are fed, have engaging learning activities to do while they are at home and feel safe and supported in this very unsettling time. Our food delivery program delivered over 1,100 meals on Friday.

Students in grades PreK-8 are currently working at home on the choice board activities that you received in the mail. If you did not receive yours, please call or email your school secretary so we can be sure we have the correct address on file. The second set of learning materials with more detailed grade level work will be mailed out to each home on Monday, please expect them later this week. Our PreK-8 students in every school will receive Learning Kits throughout the pandemic closure.

Beginning this week our teachers and staff will be in contact to check in on how our “Senators@Home” are doing and to guide them in completing the Learning Kit work students are receiving in the mail. Access to the curriculum aligned computer programs and applications at each grade level is now open through the “Clever Application Portal”. You can find the link on the district website landing page. Senator Learning Kits that are mailed to families are also organized by grade level on the Capital School District Website for your convenience.

Dover High School students who do not have computer access at home were invited by grade level last week to borrow a chrome book and asked to sign up with Comcast who is offering two months of free internet access.

Individualized learning kits were delivered to our students at KCCS last week and we are working now to enable our middle school students the ability to borrow chromebooks if they do not have them at home. We know that our students will need a variety of learning experiences to stay interested and a varying levels of support and accommodations to be successful.

Tomorrow, our full faculty will return to work, although in a new virtual way. You should expect a call from your child’s principal on Monday night with additional details as to how our teachers, para, service providers and support staff will be interacting with your students while we are at home.

Please remember to stay safe, stay home, if you MUST go out, socially distance by staying at least 6 feet from others and wash your hands.

Current School Closing Status

All Schools in Capital School District are CLOSED from March 16 through May 15th.

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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