SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Important Dates to Remember

9/14/20 - All Students will attend virtual learning sessions. 
Attendance will be taken.
For breakfast and lunch: Children 18 and under will receive two (2) breakfast and two ( 2) lunch meals on Monday. No meals will be provided on Tuesday, 9/15. Please find your nearest food distribution location and time at

9/15/20 - No Zoom Lessons
All Students will experience self-paced virtual learning due to the Presidential Primary while teachers will attend Professional Development sessions-  no zoom classes for students

School & Office Hours

The Colonial School District administration office and all schools will have limited office hours; please take note of them.
Offices will be open on: 
September 14-18
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
September 21 and beyond
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Offices will be closed from Noon-1 pm for cleaning 

The primary purpose of these limited hours is to assist families with enrollment issues, specifically to support those needing help with the registration process.  

 • Families are asked to enter each building through the main doors and follow all signage and guidance posted.
• Masks will be required for all who enter Colonial facilities.
• Building capacity will be limited to maintain social distancing expectations.  

For other issues that require school support:

• Reach out to your school via phone or email first to resolve issues or ask questions
• Information for school contacts can be found at
• If you are unsure of whom to contact, click the ask a question form at and we will get back to you ASAP.

How to Get...

If your student is still in need of school supplies (paper, pencils, or books), you can visit your child’s school office to pick them up. Please contact your child’s school to learn more about available dates and times for pickup.

Principal Contacts:
Carrie Downie – Doug Timm:
Castle Hills – Janissa Nuneville:
Eisenberg – Dave Distler:
New Castle – TeRay Ross:
Pleasantville – Amina Baaith:
Southern – Jeff Gibeault:
Wilbur – Beth Howell:
Wilmington Manor – Lindsay DiEmidio:
George Read – Nick Wolfe:
Gunning Bedford- Dan Bartnik:
McCullough- Bill Johnston:
Leach – Kristina Lamia:
Colwyck Pre-K – Katrina Daniels:
Wallin – Kevin White:
William Penn – Lisa Brewington:

If your student is in need of a device, a replacement device or needs help with devices please visit:

If you need help accessing remote learning, please visit and learn more about this great online resource for students and families. 

WE will Continue to Feed our Students!

Our virtual learning feeding program will provide breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to any child 18 years and younger, Monday – Friday from 40 Colonial buses in designated stops throughout the District.  We will not be operating any drive-thru sites. 

WE are constantly updating routes and times for delivery. For the most up to date routes, locations, and times for food delivery, check our website at

On Monday, September 14th, students will receive two (2) lunches and two (2) breakfasts as there will be no meal delivery on Tuesday, September 15th due to professional development. 

Please grant us some grace during this initial start of the program, our times are estimates and we will be working out the kinks.  There are also two links for parents on the district website to email transportation and nutrition services directly:
Regarding Transportation and stops:
Regarding Meal Services:

WE are Prepared!

Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Menzer met with chief custodians and staff to make sure classrooms are ready for face-to-face instruction. Desks have been measured to make certain social distancing is being practiced, and cleaning protocols were discussed. The preparations have been endless but  WE can’t wait for the safe return of students to schools!

Webinars to Support Home Learning

We understand that the transition to learning at home can be both new and challenging at times for you and your child.  With this in mind, we want to ensure you have the help you need to support your child in their Colonial School District VirtualAcademy experience.

This is why we have partnered with Insight Education Group to provide you with a series of no-cost webinars titled How to Become an Effective Home Learning Coach™.
In the 90-minute Zoom interactive webinars, you’ll learn the “secrets of the trade,” including just-in-time practical ideas for helping your child be successful. 

For more information on the sessions, please see this brochure. Seats are limited so sign up today!

WE Must Practice Safety

Here is a brief article with tips on wearing face masks that may be especially helpful for parents and guardians with children who have sensory issues, followed by a video on the same topic featuring a big brother helping his autistic brother wear a face mask.

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