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September 15, 2020 is a Remote Instruction Day for All Students

September 15, 2020 is Primary Election Day in Delaware. By State law students are not able to be present in school on an Election Day if the school is used as a polling place. Therefore, Tuesday September 15, 2020 will be a remote instruction day for all Seaford students. The primary day will be the same as every Wednesday is, when all student are remote.
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Covid-19 Testing at SMS

The Division of Public Health will have Covid-19 testing on August 31, 2020 and September 1, 2020 at the Seaford Middle School Gym. Testing will take place for 9:00AM - 5:00PM both days. No appointment needed, Community and families are welcome.
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Family Health Assessment Videos

The Family Health Assessment Videos below were created by the Health and Wellness Sub-Committee of the SSD School Re-opening Committee:

English: https://youtu.be/owtck7yl_3o

Spanish: https://youtu.be/Cv5J1p1BMGc

Haitian Creole: https://youtu.be/5Pjd5fXPLl4
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School Reopening Information

On Monday, August 17, 2020, the Seaford Board of Education voted to open our schools in a hybrid manner. Please note that those families who selected “100% Remote” on the questionnaire, will start the year as “100% Remote”. The district will work closely with the Delaware Division of Public Health to monitor the amount of community spread that is occurring with Covid-19. Each week, we will analyze these numbers which will help us in our decision making process. We all must do our part in order that employees and students stay healthy. Masks will be worn at all times. The best guidance to stay healthy is to wear a mask and to remain socially distant. Our custodial staff has done a great job acquiring all cleaning and PPE supplies needed for reopening. Our first priority as a district is to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students.

The first day of school for all students, 100% remote and hybrid, will be September 8, 2020. Principals will reach out to all families to share information specific to a child’s school.

For the first marking period, as we instruct students in both 100% remote and hybrid models, the school day hours are as follows:
• Preschool: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
• West Seaford Elementary & Blades Elementary: 9:00 AM-2:30 PM
• Fred Douglass Elementary & Central Elementary: 9:15 AM-2:45 PM
• Seaford Middle School: 7:30 AM-1:00 PM
• Seaford High School: 7:30 AM-1:00 PM

We are excited to get the 2020-2021 school year started. Please be on the lookout for more information from your child’s school.
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Summer Food Program Update

Summer is not over yet!

The Seaford School District’s food trucks will continue serving children, 18 years old and under, meals until Friday August 28th. Please come join us at any of the same meal site locations where meals have been served all summer long. Meal service will occur on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children will continue receiving 2-days’ worth of meals on those days.
For more information about where those the meal sites are located and the meal service times, please go to the Seaford School District’s web page at seafordbluejays.org.
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Board of Education Meeting

The will be a Board of Education meeting on Monday, August 17, 2020 beginning at 6 p.m.
The meeting will be available via the following link:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71603574782?pwd=cEI3b2lQRGZwRk1YcnBoWFUvY1o3UT09
Meeting ID: 716 0357 4782
Passcode: 5zS3bQ

Public participation requests should be emailed to sherri.anthony@seaford.k12.de.us by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020. Email must include your name, telephone number, address, and the matter on which you wish to address the board.
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Mr. Mengel, Supervisor of Nutrition Services Wins Award!!

Congratulations to Mr. William (Bill) Mengel on being named the 2020 State of Delaware School Nutrition Supervisor of the Year! Mr. Mengel works tirelessly with his staff to ensure the best nutrition service possible. His summer food service program is a model for the State and this year with the closure of schools due to Covid-19 he and his staff served over 70,000 meals from March through June and went right into the summer food program.
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Governor Carney Announces Delaware Schools May Open in Hybrid Scenario

Delaware Governor John Carney
Governor Carney Announces Delaware Schools May Open in Hybrid Scenario
Data on COVID-19 community spread in Delaware indicates mix of remote and in-person instruction

WILMINGTON, Del. – Based on a review of COVID-19 data in Delaware, Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced on Tuesday that Delaware schools may open under a hybrid scenario next month, with a mix of in-person and remote instruction and significant safety precautions to limit transmission of COVID-19.
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