Cape Henlopen School District

Cape Henlopen School District

Cape Henlopen School District in the News

Our Promise & Mission

  • Our Promise:
    Excellence, Equity and Responsiveness: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day!

    Our Mission:
    The Cape Henlopen School District celebrates the diversity of our students, staff, and community. We cultivate compassionate and innovative thinkers by providing every student with a welcoming, safe, equitable school community that is affirming and inclusive. Cape Henlopen engages and challenges ALL students by providing a responsive educational experience to prepare for post-secondary education and/or career opportunities. 

    Cape Proud hashtag logo

Peachjar eflyers

Peachjar Flyers

Apple Distinguished Program

  • Apple Distinguished Program

District Updates Regarding COVID-19

  • July 1, 2021 Update 4:00PM

    2021-22 School Year Information

    Below is a letter from Mr. Fulton with information pertaining to the 2021-22 school year. This letter was sent out via email to all families and staff in the District. 


    2021-22 School Year Info - English

    2021-22 School Year Info - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • June 28, 2021 Update 11:15am

    Summer School Positive Cases

    COVID-19 positive case reporting for summer school students and staff will be available under the COVID-19 tab at the top of the page. The information will be housed under the weekly updates page. Statistics regarding positive cases will be posted to this section of the website by 3:15PM each day, when relevant. If there are no positive cases to report, no information will be added.

    Comments (-1)
  • May 20, 2021 Update 3:30PM

    Please see the below letter that was sent to families and staff earlier today. 

    Good Afternoon Cape Staff and Families,

    With the recently released CDC guidance and Delaware Governor Carney’s 29th modification to the State of Emergency and COVID-19 restrictions, it will be my recommendation to the Board of Education that the Cape Henlopen School District operates in a 5-day per week, full-day, in-person instructional model for the 2021-2022 school year. The District will develop plans for all students to fully return to the classroom, pending Board approval on May 27th. At this time there is no intention to return to a full-scale, modified remote, or hybrid model.

    Thank you and have a great evening,

    Bob Fulton

    Comments (-1)
  • March 24, 2021 Update 9:15AM

    Wellness Wednesday Newsletters can be found at the google links below!

    English Version

    Spanish Version

    Comments (-1)
  • March 22, 2021 Update 6:00PM

    As announced earlier this evening, we will be adding Wednesdays as an in-person instruction day for our middle school, high school, and Sussex Consortium students.

    Beginning the week of April 12ththe two cohorts will alternate in-person learning on Wednesdays. We will begin with the Thursday-Friday Cohort attending on Wednesday, April 14th. The following Wednesday, April 21st, the Monday-Tuesday Cohort will attend in-person learning.

    There will be three all remote dates for Cape Henlopen High School students ONLY, due to PSAT and AP testing. Those three all remote dates are 4/21, 5/5, and 5/12.

    With the two cohorts alternating attendance each Wednesday, this ensures that all hybrid students will attend school in-person for a minimum of five days every two weeks.

    In addition, the Sussex Consortium students will now attend in-person five days a week (Mon-Fri). Sussex Consortium students who attend Cape Henlopen High School will be remote on the three days that ALL high school students are listed as remote (4/21, 5/5, and 5/12). If you have additional questions, please reach out to your child’s school principal.

    Click here to view the schedule in English

    Click here to view the schedule in Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • Feburary 25, 2021 Update 2:00PM

    Three-Day Meal Supply - Pick-Up March 11

    The Cape Henlopen School District Child Nutrition team is taking orders for meal kits for March 12, 13, and 14 (Friday, March 12 is a District-wide Remote Learning day) Meals will be distributed on March 11 from 4:00PM - 5:30PM. The meal delivery hubs will remain the same as in previous weeks. Please review the flyer for more details, and place your order using the Order Form Link below.

    Bulk Meal Order Flyer

    Order Form Link

    Comments (-1)
  • Feburary 9, 2021 Update 2:50PM

    President's Day Weekend Remote Meal Order - UPDATE!

    The Cape Henlopen School District Child Nutrition team has changed the delivery date for the bulk meal kits this weekend. Meals will now be distributed on February 10 from 4PM - 5:30PM. The meal delivery hubs will remain the same.  

    Bulk Meal Order Flyer

    Comments (-1)
  • January 29, 2021 Update 2:50PM

    President's Day Weekend Remote Meal Order

    The Cape Henlopen School District Child Nutrition team will be offering bulk meal kits for the long holiday weekend of February 12-15, 2021. Below is the flyer with additional information and a link to place the orders. 

    Bulk Meal Order Flyer

    Click here to place your meal orders.

    Comments (-1)
  • January 14, 2021 Update 4:00PM

    The following email communication was shared with families earlier today:

    We wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone that they are required to use the Health Assessment Self-Screening Tool every morning before coming to school. The health of our staff and students, and our ability to keep schools open, relies on everyone doing their part. 

    The Health Assessment Self-Screening Tool PDF is attached to this email, and can also be found on our COVID-19 Resources Webpage by visiting, Remember, if anyone in your household has COVID symptoms or has tested COVID positive, your child should not attend school. Please reach out to your Primary Care Physician (PCP) and follow-up with the school nurse.

    If you have questions about possible COVID infection or exposure, please refer to the Process Map that is attached to this email and available at the link above. The Process Map is a step-by-step flow chart explaining the steps taken by both the individual and the District when dealing with exposure and/or positive cases of COVID-19. 

    If you have any questions about the health assessment or the process map please contact the school nurse.

    Thank You  

    Click here to view the Health Assessment Self-Screening Tool - English

    Click here to view the Health Assessment Self-Screening Tool - Spanish


    Click here to view the Process Map - English

    Click here to view the Process Map - Spanish


    Comments (-1)
  • January 4, 2021 Update 4:00PM

    Click Here to view two flyers with face-covering reminders for students and families. 

    Click here for the Spanish Version

    Comments (-1)
  • December 28, 2020 Update 4:00PM

    Mariner Middle School and Cape Henlopen High School will host two COVID-19 testing sites. Please click here to view the flyer with additional details. 

    Comments (-1)
  • December 14, 2020 Update 5:00PM

    Click here to view the latest communication from Mr. Fulton to families and staff.

    Comments (-1)
  • December 4, 2020 Update 3:00PM

    Earlier this afternoon, the Cape Henlopen School District shared the below letter with families and staff. 

    12-4-20 Communication from Mr. Fulton

    Comments (-1)
  • July 31, 2020 Update 5:45PM

    We want to take a minute to thank you all for your continued support and patience as our District navigates this challenging time. We appreciate your willingness to participate in our “pulse” survey last week that provided us with valuable feedback needed in order to assess how to move forward. 

    We have been meeting with our District committee regularly to determine how we can best provide a high-quality education to all of our students while prioritizing the health and safety of both our students and our staff. On Thursday, August 6, 2020 we will be holding a Special Board of Education meeting to provide an update on the reopening plans. Open session will begin at 4:00PM and the link for the virtual meeting can be found on the Board Docs website, or by clicking here.

    The reopening plan will be shared on August 7, 2020 with staff and families. We remain confident that we will all be able to work together to meet and overcome the challenges that are ahead. Again, thank you for your support and patience during this time.

    Comments (-1)
  • July 15, 2020 Update 6:04PM

    Dear Cape Families,

    Cape Henlopen School District (CHSD) is planning for the start of school in Fall 2020 and would like to better understand your thoughts and concerns moving forward. Your responses will help the district understand your needs to best serve you and your child. 

    This study is for research purposes only; all information you provide will be maintained on a confidential basis by Hanover Research and will only be reported to CHSD in an aggregate form, so please be candid in your responses. 

    This survey should take no more than 3-5 minutes to complete.  This is a "pulse" survey to gauge what you are thinking right now.  More detailed surveys will most likely follow as plans become more concrete. Please complete the survey by Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 6:00 pm. Thank you for your participation! 

    Click Here to take the survey. 


    Comments (-1)
  • June 18, 2020 Update 10:21am

    The Cape Henlopen School District will continue the Grab & Go Meal Deliveries to students through August 20, 2020, courtesy of the Harry K Foundation. The meals will be delivered Monday - Friday until June 26, 2020. Beginning June 27, 2020, meals will be delivered Monday - Thursday. 

    There will be no meal delivery on July 2, 2020. 


    Meal Delivery Updates Flyer

    Updated Meal Delivery Schedule

    Comments (-1)
  • May 21, 2020 Update: 9:43am

    Class of 2020!!! Below is a video with instructions on how to pick-up your Cap and Gown and how to drop-off your equipment on May 28 and 29! If you have additional questions, please call the high school at (302) 645-7711!

    CHHS Drop-Off/Pick-Up Instructions

    Comments (-1)
  • May 6, 2020 Update: 1:40PM

    The Cape Henlopen High School administrative team has been working hard to plan special events for the Class of 2020. Below is a flyer highlighting those celebrations. More details will be provided as each event gets closer.

    Cape Senior Recognition Plan

    Comments (-1)
  • April 30, 2020 Update: 5:40pm

    We have been asked by the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Department of Education to share the following information regarding COVID-19. 

    Infographic - Canva Mask Guidance - English

    Infographic - Canva Mask Guidance - Spanish

    Coronavirus Stay Home Flyer

    Coronavirus Sussex County Testing Center Event Flyer - English


    Coronavirus Sussex County Testing Center Event Flyer - Haitian Creole

    Coronavirus Sussex County Testing Center Event Flyer - Spanish 

    Comments (-1)
  • April 29, 2020 Update: 11:48am

    Please see the below note from the Department of Labor regarding student work permits.

    During the COVID-19 State of Emergency, we will utilize the following temporary process for work permits:
    A minor and/or their parent can go online to the Department of Labor website (under Industrial Affairs), print the work permit out, complete the middle section (Minors information), have the employer complete the top section, and scan it back to Labor Law Enforcement Officer, Jay Dempsey at along with proof of age (i.e.- birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or a government-issued identification card). Once the information has been reviewed, a confirmation email will be sent to the employee regarding the status of the work permit. The minor should make a copy of the work permit and the confirmation email for the employer, and also keep a copy for their own personal records. 
    This process is only being used during the COVID-19 Emergency.
    Comments (-1)
  • April 24, 2020 Update: 2:00PM

    All schools will now be closed through the end of the school year. Please see the letter below from Mr. Fulton for more details. 

    4-24-20 District Update

    Comments (-1)
  • April 23, 2020 Update: 4:15pm

    Below are the PreK-5 Daily Remote Learning Schedule as well as for Grades 6-12 regarding the fourth marking period. 

    PreK-5 Daily Remote Learning Schedule - English

    PreK-5 Daily Remote Learning Schedule - Spanish

    Fourth Marking Period Updates for Grades 6-12 - English

    Fourth Marking Period Updates for Grades 6-12 - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • April 22, 2020 Update: 1:49pm

    The below document provides an update for students from the NCAA Eligibility Center. 

    NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQs


    Comments (-1)
  • April 15, 2020 Update: 12:01pm

    Please find update DPH contact information on the flyer below. 

    DPH is now using 2-1-1 to triage all calls and determine which ones should go to the DPH call center, Dept of Labor, social service providers, etc.

    DPH Call Center Contact Info

    Comments (-1)
  • April 14, 2020 Update: 11:20am

    Our meal delivery flyer has been updated to reflect the change that students do not need to be present when picking-up meals. 

    The updated flyer can be found by clicking here or by visiting

    Comments (-1)
  • April 7, 2020 Update: 8:29am

    Below is a link to the PDF of the Cape Henlopen School District Remote Learning Plan submitted to the Delaware Department of Education. 

    CHSD Remote Learning Plan

    Comments (-1)
  • April 3, 2020 Update: 5:17pm

    Below is the latest letter from Mr. Fulton. We wish everyone an exciting first day of Remote Learning this Monday!

    4-3-20 District Update from Mr. Fulton

    Comments (-1)
  • April 3, 2020 Update: 10:06am

    We've added an additional resource to our website for parents! Visit for a list of frequently asked questions and answers. There are links to tutorial videos and documents to help make you and your child's transition to remote learning a little easier. 

    Comments (-1)
  • April 2, 2020 Update: 9:00am

    The student schedule for our Little Vikings Pre-K students has been shared with families and posted to our website. This schedule will begin on April 6, 2020. 

    Pre-K Little Vikings Schedule - Spanish

    Pre-K Little Vikings Schedule

    Comments (-1)
  • April 1, 2020 Update: 3:30pm

    The student schedules for K-5, middle school, and high school have been shared with families and posted to our website. Each can be found below. This schedule will begin on April 6, 2020. 

    KN - 5 Schedule

    KN - 5 Schedule - Spanish

    Mariner Middle School Schedule

    Mariner Middle School Schedule - Spanish

    Beacon Middle School Schedule

    Beacon Middle School Schedule - Spanish

    Cape Henlopen High School Schedule

    Cape Henlopen High School Schedule - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • March 31, 2020 Update: 3:48pm

    Earlier today we shared two flyers with our families. The first was a reminder of the Board Policy on Acceptable Use of Technology for Students, and the second was a flyer with COVID-19 Support Resources for families. All flyers are downloadable below. 

    Acceptable Use of Technology Reminder - English

    Acceptable Use of Technology Reminder - Spanish

    COVID-19 Support Resources for Families

    Comments (-1)
  • March 30, 2020 Update: 2:34pm

    On March 20, 2020 our District reported a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 with one of our employees. We are happy to report that the employee has now been given a clean bill of health by the Delaware Department of Public Health. Please see below for the full press release. 

    Cape Employee Receives Clean Bill of Health

    Comments (-1)
  • March 27, 2020 Update: 10:27am

    Below is the latest District Update from Mr. Fulton. It includes updates regarding online learning for students that will begin on April 6, 2020. 

    District Update from Mr. Fulton - English

    District Update from Mr. Fulton - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • March 23, 2020 Update: 12:57pm

    Below is the latest District COVID-19 update from Mr. Fulton. Please continue to check our website and watch for emails with updates. 

    3/23/20 COVID-19 Updates from Mr. Fulton - English

    Comments (-1)
  • March 23, 2020 Update: 8:45am

    On Sunday, March 22, 2020, Governor John Carney issued a stay-at-home order beginning Tuesday, 3/24 at 8 AM, effective until May 15 or when the coronavirus threat is eliminated. We will be sharing more information on our District's next steps early this week and will share that with you as soon as we can! More details on the stay-at-home order are available on Gov. Carney's Facebook page and on their website.

    Comments (-1)
  • March 20, 2020 Update: 2:45pm

    Please see the below letter from Mr. Fulton for his latest COVID-19 District Update. 

     3/20/20 Updated Letter From Mr. Fulton Regarding COVID-19 - English

    Comments (-1)
  • March 20, 2020 Update: 1:05pm

    Please see the below letter from Mr. Fulton regarding the upcoming Referendum that was set to take place on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 

    We will continue to keep our community informed on a future date and what our next steps will be. 

    Referendum Letter from Mr. Fulton - English

    Comments (-1)
  • March 19, 2020 Update: 3:31pm

    We have revised and updated the Student Meal Delivery Schedule and have it available for download below. 

    Changes/Updates are as follows:

    • We have switched the Rehoboth Walmart delivery location to Sea Air Avenue. Meals can be picked up in the parking lot behind PNC, look for the yellow school bus.
    • We have updated the arrival times for the locations. These are estimated times and may vary depending on traffic and how long meal handouts take at stops. Please arrive at the locations as close to the estimated times as possible. 

    Click here for the 3/19 Updated Meal Delivery Flyer - English

    Comments (-1)
  • March 18, 2020 Update: 4:56pm

    Thank you to all of the volunteers, bus drivers, and child nutrition staff members who helped make today's meal deliveries so successful! Below is a flyer with 7 additional stops that we have added. 

    Please note - times of bus arrival may vary! Look for the school bus and try to be at the stop as early as possible. 

    Updated Student Meal Delivery & Pick-Up Schedule - English

    Updated Student Meal Delivery & Pick-Up Schedule - Spanish 

    Comments (-1)
  • March 17, 2020 Update: 3:54pm

    Please see the attached flyer for student "grab & go" meal pick-up locations and deliveries.

    Meal Deliveries & Pick-Up Locations - English

    Meal Deliveries & Pick-Up Locations - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • March 16, 2020 Update: 3:13pm

    Please see Mr. Fulton's latest update in the letter below. A variety of topics are covered including, meals for students during the break, learning opportunities while at home, making up the days, medication pick-up.

    Mr. Fulton's School Update Message - English

    Mr. Fulton's School Update Message - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • March 16, 2020 Update: 10:47am

    At this time all District and School events that are taking place between March 16 - March 27th have been postponed.

    This includes the Community Referendum Meeting at HOB originally scheduled for March 19, the Consortium Ribbon Cutting originally scheduled for March 20 at the new Consortium site, and the Board of Education Meeting originally scheduled for 3/26 at Love Creek Elementary.

    We will be pushing out additional information later today. Please keep an eye on our social media page and website!

    Comments (-1)
  • March 13, 2020 Update 7:46PM

    In accordance with Governor Carney’s decision, and in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Cape Henlopen School District will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 until March 27, 2020. 

    Please click here to review the full letter from Mr. Fulton. - English

    Please click here to review the full letter from Mr. Fulton. - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • March 12, 2020 Update 4:45PM

    A second update from Mr. Fulton was sent home with students today, March 12. Please make sure you're checking your child's backpack regularly. Below is a link to the update.

    Coronavirus Communication - English

    Coronavirus Communication - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • March 12, 2020 Update: 12:29PM

    Please see the below announcement from DIAA regarding the State Championship Basketball Tournament:

    For immediate release


    The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors voted today to approve modifications to the DIAA State Basketball Championships as a precautionary measure in response to the national rise in Coronavirus cases.

    The Boys and Girls State Basketball semi-finals scheduled for tonight have been postponed to allow time for the host sites to make the necessary adjustments. All semi-final games have been moved to Friday. Times will be announced after consultation with each sport committee.

    The Unified championship will be Friday at Caesar Rodney High School. The game time will be announced once details are finalized.

    The Boys and Girls Championships still are scheduled to be played on Saturday, March 14. 

    All games will be played with the following modifications, as approved by the DIAA Board:

    State championship sites

     All games will be played at the higher seed school.

    Those eligible to attend

    Only the following individuals will be allowed into the contest:

    • Essential tournament staffing
    • Participating teams limited to the official party of 22 as detailed in the DIAA Winter Tournament Manual*
    • Officials
    • Up to 2 parents or legal guardians of each participating player

    *As defined in the manual: The Official School Party cannot exceed 22 people and is defined as players, coaches, managers, scorers/statisticians, trainer, and administrators. 

    Parents and legal guardian tickets

    School athletic directors will be contacted to provide a list of parents/legal guardians and instructions for those individuals to obtain tickets to the event.  There is no cost for these tickets.

     Online streaming

    All games will be livestreamed at  A monthly pass costs $10.99 and would allow one to watch both the semi-final and championships games.

    Ticket refunds for Bob Carpenter Center

    For those who already bought tickets through a school, contact the school for a refund. If purchased online from the University of Delaware site by credit card a refund will be issued to the card account by UD within 3 to 5 business days. UD is contacting those who paid by cash or check to issue refunds.

    Ticket refunds for High School Sites

    For those who already purchased pre-sale tickets through a school, contact the school for a refund.


    Members of the media will not be eligible to attend and will be provided a link to watch the contests online. 

    The Coronavirus’ impact on school communities continues to be fluid. Please be alert for additional modifications. For the latest Delaware Coronavirus news and resources, see the Delaware Division of Public Health’s website (

    For more information regarding DIAA Championships, visit DIAA or follow DIAA on Twitter (@DIAA_Delaware); Instagram (diaa_de) and Facebook (DelawareInterscholasticAthleticAssociation) for the latest updates.  For more information, email

    Comments (-1)
  • March 11, 2020 Update - 6:00PM

    A letter and a Pandemic Preparedness Action Plan went home with students today. Here are links to the letter and the action plan.

    Coronavirus Communication Letter

    Coronavirus Communication Letter - Spanish

    Pandemic Preparedness Action Plan

    Pandemic Preparedness Action Plan - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • March 11, 2020 Update: 9:36AM

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Lewes Campus Update) – Given the Centers for Disease Control's guidance for older adults and those with chronic health conditions, all programming for OLLI (whose membership is exclusively age 50 and older) has been suspended effective immediately until further notice.

    Comments (-1)
  • Update: March 3, 2020

    Cape Henlopen School District Health Advisory Regarding the Coronavirus and Influenza

    The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the coronavirus disease and has provided school districts with cautionary guidelines.

    Please keep in mind that there are no confirmed cases in the Cape Henlopen School District or the state of Delaware. We do, however, want to be proactive to keep students and staff safe.

    The best precautions to take are the ones always recommended for avoiding colds and flu.

    We ask that everyone in Cape Henlopen consider the following advice:

    • Stay home if you are sick and avoid healthy people. Do not send children to school if they have above-normal temperatures.
    • Follow good hygiene protocols
      • cover nose and mouth with your sleeve while coughing or sneezing
      • wash hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
      • avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth
      • avoid others who are sick

    Staff will also assist by regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces in classrooms, offices, restrooms, and hallways.

    We ask parents to advise your child’s school nurse in advance of international travel. In addition to following the above-mentioned precautions, DPH highly recommends getting an influenza shot. 

    Anyone with concerns should contact their healthcare provider. 

    Visit for more information regarding Delaware’s response and plans.

    Comments (-1)

General District Updates

  • Middle School Open House for Fifth Graders

    On November 16, our middle schools will host an Open House for rising 6th graders (current fifth graders) beginning at 6:30PM. This Open House is a chance to learn more about the opportunities that await students next year at their middle school. Students and families should plan to participate in the Open House of the school their child will attend next year. If you are unsure whether your child will attend Beacon or Mariner, please visit the Department of Education School Locator website by clicking here.

    Below are the English and Spanish flyers with additional information about the event.


    Open House Flyer - English

    Open House Flyer - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • KN Student - Spanish Immersion Webinar

    The Cape Henlopen School District hosted a webinar on March 31, 2021, from 6:00PM - 6:30PM for NEW (2021-2022) Kindergarten families who were interested in learning more about our Spanish Immersion Program. If you missed the webinar, check out the recordings below. 


    Spanish Webinar

    English Webinar

    Comments (-1)
  • Kindergarten Registration OPEN for 2021-2022 School Year

    Check out the flyers below for information on how to register your child for Kindergarten. Your child must turn 5 years old on or before August 31, 2021, and you must reside in the Cape Henlopen School District. 

    Kindergarten Registration Information - English

    Kindergarten Registration Information - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • Instruction Plans During Inclement Weather Closures

    Below are the English and Spanish flyers with information regarding the District's plan for instruction during inclement weather school closures. If you have specific questions, please contact your child's school.

    Instruction for Inclement Weather Closures - English

    Instruction for Inclement Weather Closures - Spanish

    Comments (-1)
  • To order remote learner lunches (pickup only), please click the icon or link below.

    Remote Learner Lunch Order Form

    Remote Learner Lunch Order Form (Pickup Only)

    Comments (-1)

We've Updated Our Website!

Cape Henlopen School District Twitter Feed

Parent FAQ

Student FAQ

Staff FAQ