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Upcoming Events at Simpson
30th - Field Day for 1st and 2nd graders from 9:00AM -11:00AM.
Spring DCAS testing window will close for Reading and Math for Grades 2
thru 5. May 30th is also the PTO Box Top and Label Collection Deadline
for this school year. Please remember to encourage your friends,
neighbors and family members to collect Box Tops and Campbell's Soup
labels for our school over the summer.
Friday, May 31st - Field Day for Grades 3 thru
5 from 9:00AM - 11:00AM.
Monday, June 3rd - Simpson 1st graders will be
traveling to Abbott's Mill Nature Center at 9:00AM and will be returning
to school at 2:30PM. 3rd grade will be going on an all-day field trip to
Ashland Nature Center. The DCAS testing window for 4th grade Social
Studies and 5th grade Science will also close on the third of June.
Tuesday, June 4th - 5th graders will be going
to Washington D.C. for an all-day field trip. The Student Council
meeting for the 4th has been cancelled.
Wednesday, June 5th - is a full day for
students; dismissal will be at 3:20PM. There will be a PBS "Skating
Party" Celebration at the Dover Skating Rink for grades 4 & 5.
Thursday, June 6th - is an abbreviated day;
dismissal will be at 1:05PM. There will be a PBS "Skating Party"
Celebration at the Dover Skating Rink for grades 1 - 3.
Friday, June 7th - is an abbreviated day;
dismissal will be at 1:05PM. Simpson 1st graders will be walking to
Brecknock Park around 9:30AM and will be returning to school at 12:30PM.
There will also be a 4th grade "End of the Year" picnic at Wyoming Park.
Students will be leaving at 9:00AM and will be back in school by
Looking Ahead - There will be a 5th grade
Promotion Ceremony on June 10th from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. June 10th is
also the last student day for this school year and will be an
abbreviated day with dismissal at 1:05PM.
The Caesar Rodney School District and Simpson
Elementary now have Facebook pages! If you are a Facebook user, please
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Notes: We all love animals at Simpson. Our
pets fill our lives with joy and are special members of our family. We
cannot imagine our life without our faithful dog or playful cat.
However, school is not an appropriate place for pets. Many students are
allergic to animals. Students can accidentally hurt your pet. And, even
the most gentle of dogs can bite. Unfortunately, this is what happened
the other day. Therefore, please do not bring your dogs onto school
grounds. If you have any questions, please call the main office at
Additional Announcements: The following school committees are looking
for a few parent volunteers to serve on their committees: Coordinated
School Health, PBS Core Team, Special Education Task Force, Special
Events, and Community Outreach. All school Committees meet once a
month after school from 3:40 PM to 4:40 PM. If you are interested in
being a member or finding out more information about the committees,
please call the school at 697-3207 or email Mike Kijowski at
IMPORTANT: Please do not send in lunch items
to be reheated in the school cafeteria. Per federal and state
regulations, we cannot bring outside food into the kitchen area.
Remember, school cafeterias operate more like a restaurant kitchen than
a kitchen in your home.
School Hours of Operation- The
following chart will break down the operating hours for each of the
programs located at W. B. Simpson. Please do not drop your child off
prior to the arrival time unless the child is part of the Boys and Girls
Club Before School Care Program. There is no adult supervision or
crossing guard available before the “doors open” time.
Bus Arrival/Doors Open
Student Starting Time
W.B. Simpson Elementary
8:35 AM *
Kent Elementary ILC
8:35 AM *
8:25 AM *
* Students will be marked tardy if arriving to
class after this time.
Main Office- The Simpson Main office
will be open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The phone number for
Simpson is 697-3207. The fax number is 697-4963.
AM Parent Drop Off Procedures-
Parents dropping students off will use the entrance on Old North Road
closest to Caesar Rodney High School. They will pull around to the
front entrance of the school and their child will get out the passenger
side of the car and enter the building. Parents will proceed through
the front parking lot and exit at the same place they entered the
school. Parents are asked to stay in their vehicles at all times during
this drop off process.
If your child is not immediately ready to get out
of the vehicle you will be instructed to proceed to the parking area.
At this time your child will get out of the vehicle when ready and
proceed to the crosswalk where they will be escorted into the school by
a staff member. Parents will then proceed through the parking lot and
exit at the same place they entered the school.
PM Parent Pick-Up/Walkers Procedures-
Students who are parent pick-up will be dismissed and will wait inside
the front entrance of the school with a staff member. An additional
staff member will be waiting outside identifying which car/student needs
to be picked up. Parents will pull up to the front of the school,
forming a line of cars waiting for their child to exit. The teacher
will notify the staff member inside the building and the student will be
dismissed. Parents should remain in the car at all times during this
If you are planning on walking to pick up your
child or would like to park and wait for your child at the door at
dismissal the following will need to occur. You will need to find a
parking space in the front parking lot or the parking lot shared by the
district office. You will then walk to the main entrance with your
laminated number and a staff member will retrieve your child.
Breakfast/lunch Menus- Starting on
the first day of school, we will be serving breakfast and lunch. On the
first day of school, we will be serving cereal, juice, and milk for
breakfast. For lunch we will be serving chicken patty on bun, ham
sandwich, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, corn, and assorted fruit.
The cost for a regular breakfast will be $0.60 and the cost for a
regular lunch will be $1.00. The breakfast/lunch menu for the entire
months of August and September will come home on the first day of
Parent Visitation- For the first
three days of school, parents may accompany their child to the front of
the building or to their classroom without signing in the main office.
Beginning on August 29, children need to begin developing the
independence to walk from the front door to their classrooms with their
peers. Staff members are strategically placed in the hallways to assist
your child. For school security purposes, adults who wish to
enter the school at anytime beginning August 29 must enter through the
main office, show identification, sign in, and receive a visitor badge
to continue to the classrooms.
Before and After School Care- The
Caesar Rodney School District has contracted with The Boys and Girls
Club to provide before and after school care for Simpson students. If
you are interested in the Boys and Girls Club Before or After School
Care, please call Simpson at 697-3207 to pick-up an enrollment packet.