Shortly before winter break, the Cape Henlopen School District once again hosted its Community Caring event, an effort designed to help local families within the district over the holiday season.
At times, students are faced with an illness, injury or disease that may require extensive traveling for treatment. Now, thanks to the Get Well Map Foundation, those students and their families will receive a Get Well Map as well as a gift card to Wawa to help with traveling expenses.
Recognition follows school’s 2019 national award for bridging achievement gap
The Cape Henlopen High School Homecoming festivities brought smiles of joy to thousands of Vikings fans and alumni. (A Homecoming Photo Gallery by Dan Cook)
Mariner Middle School paraeducator Bryant Hazzard was named the Cape Henlopen School District 2021-22 Educational Support Professional of the Year at the Sept. 23 school board meeting.
Taquil Foster Lewis to support administrators, teachers through professional development
New construction planned to blend with renovation of historic elements in 1920s-era building
Earlier this summer, Joe Zuber and Darryl Ciarlante, owners of Diego’s Hideaway in Rehoboth, held a school supply fundraiser to benefit Cape Henlopen School District students.
Students participating in the Cape Henlopen School District’s Extended School Year program recently read the novel “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park.
Luis Cosme to oversee efforts on safety, discipline, homelessness, truancy
Final recommendation to be announced at Aug. 19 board meeting
Assessed value of homes continues to increase
Myers re-elected president; Derrick elected vice president
The Cape Henlopen School District named Shields Elementary’s Maura Johnson as the 2022 Teacher of the Year in an intimate June 2 ceremony that also honored teachers earning building-level honors.
The Sunshine Circle Club continued its Morning Break Program Feb. 23 by delivering coffee and cookies to Cape district employees at Beacon and Mariner middle schools, Cape High, Sussex Consortium, and the transportation department in the Frederick Thomas Building.
This time of coronavirus – with so much focus on remote learning via computer screens – has forced a radical shift in how local school districts are teaching their students.
Archambault named supervisor of elementary education.
Country music star, Cape grad Jimmie Allen to address graduates.
Top teachers from each building honored.
Despite the school closure in effect, students and staff throughout the Cape Henlopen School District celebrated World Down Syndrome Day’s Rock Your Socks, by doing so virtually.
Members of the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee from the Cape Henlopen School District attended the Delaware State Education Association’s 10th Annual Minority Leadership Conference Feb. 29.
One Cape High School student and two Beacon students show case their research and inventions at annual competition
Operating expenses require tax increase.
Memories, tears shed at site of beloved lakeside school
In an effort to raise funds for upcoming tournaments and travel expenses, Cape Henlopen School District’s Odyssey of the Mind program is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through Thursday, March 26.
Cape Superintendent Presents Case for Tax Increase
State of the district event highlights history, accomplishments, challenges.
For the last several years, Cape Henlopen School District homeless liaisons have coordinated a community caring event around the holidays.
On Thursday, January 30, the Cape Henlopen School District held its first ever "State of the District."
Cape High administrator now vies for national honor.
Demolition is complete at Rehoboth Elementary and underway at Milton Elementary, while construction nears completion at Sussex Consortium, now set to open in March.
Beacon Middle; Love Creek, Milton elementaries earn state recognition
Goal to show support, raise minority student test scores
Cape Henlopen High School is expanding once again and this time with a new 400 student addition to their campus. School officials, state and county legislators and others broke ground on a $16 million expansion.
Parents, staff, community can sign up for Board E-Report
Michael Varhola, owner of Solar Empowerment Initiative in Silver Spring, Md., recently donated solar lanterns to the Cape Henlopen School District through the Village Improvement Association.
Rehoboth Public School has a date with a wrecking crew before the year is out. In the decades that have passed since masons mortared its 1939 cornerstone into place, thousands of young people have been educated in its classrooms.
Cape administrator works to help all students reach potential.
Dan Kimmel artwork beautifies school lobby.
Opportunity funding initiative aims to close achievement gap.
Rising senior Autumn Davis raises $40,000 in seven weeks
Local community groups came together at Lewes Public Library June 2 for members to show their shared love for reading.
Cape High teacher helps students become safe, successful drivers
Beacon Middle places first in spontaneous problem.
Tommy Coveleski remembered for stating the event
In only its second year as a club, Mariner Middle Business Professionals of America members rank among the best in the country.
Bill Collick, Janet Maull-Martin and Alison Myers were elected to the Cape Henlopen School Board May 14.
Shields, Beacon, Mariner teams qualify; Shields team nets perfect score
Partnerships help businesses, students succeed
In April, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach will host a local book drive to collect new or gently used books for the Cape Henlopen School District Bookmobile.
Odyssey of the Mind teams from schools throughout the Cape Henlopen School District competed in qualifying tournaments in March, each working to earn a spot at the state competition.
Budget forces design shift at Cape High, Milton and Shields Elementaries
Funds will provide housing, food, transportation, supplies
Cape students are excelling and succeeding in a variety of different ways!
Rehoboth, Shields and Love Creek Elementary were all presented with Exceeding Expectations Banner by Dr. Susan Bunting.
Teachers, administrators cover bathroom stalls with positive quotes.
The beginning of the School year is an exciting time for everyone, but this exciting time also comes with a price tag for new school supplies, and clothes just to name a few things.
On Wednesday, April 11 administrators, teachers, community members and legislators gathered together to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the new Rehoboth Elementary School.
Two teachers at Cape Henlopen High School are making it their mission to address SAT concerns for the local sophomores and juniors in our area.
Throughout the District during the week of November 6 through November 9, students and staff celebrated and honored our local veterans.
Several of our Cape Henlopen High School juniors were selected by the Driver’s Education department, to participate in recording radio PSA’s promoting teen safety while driving.
Throughout the week of September 18-22, Shields students and staff were collecting items for families in Florida and Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
Cape’s graduating class of 2017 earned an impressive $2.8 million dollars in college scholarships for their future academic endeavors.
Shield's students broke the school's 5 year record for most money raised during Jump Rope for Heart.
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce pledged to support Cape Henlopen High School's marketing students with funding to create a fully functioning school store.
The next generation of teachers is in high school today, and a new teaching program is poised to take advantage of potential Delaware teachers.
Excellence, Equity and Responsiveness: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day!
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, www.capehenlopenschools.com/health-assessment. 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.
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.
December 14, 2020 Update 5:00PM
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.
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!
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.
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.
April 29, 2020 Update: 11:48am
Please see the below note from the Department of Labor regarding student work permits.
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
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.
April 3, 2020 Update: 10:06am
We've added an additional resource to our website for parents! Visit www.capehenlopenschools.com/virtual-faq 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 20, 2020 Update: 2:45pm
Please see the below letter from Mr. Fulton for his latest COVID-19 District Update.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
March 12, 2020 Update: 12:29PM
Please see the below announcement from DIAA regarding the State Championship Basketball Tournament:
For immediate release
DIAA ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT CHANGES
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:
*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.
All games will be livestreamed at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/. 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 (de.gov/coronavirus).
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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:
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 https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/index.html for more information regarding Delaware’s response and plans.
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.
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.
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
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.
You can login to Home Access via this link.
Please see info on our School Choice program here.
You can find a copy of the Student Code of Conduct here.
You can find the form needed to obtain your transcript here.
Staff Professional Development forms can be found here.