JANUARY 14, 2021
We are sending an updated version of this edition of Colonial Clippings due to an issue with
dates previously listed. The dates have been corrected and are correctly shown below. 

Dates to Remember

January 15 - Staff Development Day: Self-paced remote learning for students
January 18 - MLK Holiday - Schools and offices closed
January 20 - Parent University: Accessing Your Colonial Student Gradebook for K-5 Families 
January 27 - Parent University: Keeping Your Colonial Student Safe ONLINE!

Students Return to the Classroom

197 students in special programs and 103 in preschool returned to schools for face-to-face instruction this week. Administrators and teachers were as excited as their students to be reunited again! All students were asked to take the self-screener checklist before coming to school each day. Students who could wear masks throughout the day except when eating inside their classrooms did so, (pre-schoolers and those who are medically deemed unable are exempt), and all practiced social distancing to ensure the safety of others around them. 
For students who chose face to face instruction:
  • Elementary students return on January 25th 
  • Middle school students return on February 8th 
  • William Penn students return February 1st
    • WPHS students will follow a Hybrid model due to the high population of students
  • Wallin students return on February 1st
  • Please monitor our website at www.coloniaschooldistrict.org as dates are subject to change.

Middle School Immersion Programs

A Spanish and Chinese Middle School Immersion Program will be held at Gunning Bedford Middle School in the 2021-2022 school year. All interested families from the Elementary Immersion Program were invited to complete the school choice process.  Questions related to the choice process can be addressed by Ahtiya Johnson, the Choice Administrative Specialist at (ahtiya.johnson@colonial.k12.de.us).

Questions related to the program can be addressed by Mr. Daniel Bartnik, Principal of Gunning Bedford Middle School (Daniel.Bartnik@colonial.k12.de.us) or James S. Comegys, Director of Schools (james.comegys@colonial.k12.de.us). 

More information will be added to the Gunning Bedford Website soon!

High School Update

William Penn and Wallin parents and students should be on the lookout for a message from their building principals in the next couple of days about what the return to school looks like for high school students. 

WE Feed Update

There will be NO meal distribution on Friday, January 15, or Monday, January 18.
Daily hot meal distribution will resume on Tuesday, January 19th. 

Meals are provided at no cost to any child 18 years of age or younger, and masks are required to be worn at pickup.  Please check the delivery schedule every day on the Colonial website - http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/community/remote-food-program/  It’s our pleasure to serve our community, and we look forward to seeing you!
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