Christiana School District Updates Community Regarding School Closings

Good Evening Christina Staff, Families and Community,

It is our priority to provide you with the most up to date information regarding this pandemic. After meaningful discussions with Governor Carney, Delaware Department of Education, superintendents, and charter school leaders, Governor Carney has ordered the following:

  • Districts and charter schools will remain closed through May 15.
  • Districts and charters are providing students with ongoing access to meals.
  • Districts and charters will work with their staff to create remote instruction plans so students can continue to learn during this crisis. The Department of Education also has a list of learning activities.
  • The school calendar will likely be adjusted to go beyond when it was scheduled to. However, Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting plans to recommend forgiveness to the State Board of Education so that no district or charter would go beyond the end of June.
  • The new mandate of “Stay-at-Home” status goes into effect on Tuesday, March 24 until May 15 or until the public health threat is eliminated.

Updated academic material will be available for download on Christina’s website, Wednesday, March 25th. Learning resources for students are voluntary and will not be tested. We are developing additional resources for access to learning opportunities and will keep you informed. We will be working with CEA leadership to discuss a path forward now that there’s a decision to extend the closure until May 15.

Meals can be picked up at the main entrance at the following locations: Bancroft, Bayard, Kirk, Shue-Medill and Leasure, Monday – Friday between the hours of 11 AM – 1 PM (*these hours may be reduced).

We will do everything we can to support you through this challenging and uncertain time. Please stay up to date with the latest announcements from Christina at

Richard L. Gregg

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