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Ready to Go Back to School? Start Dates and Back to School Resources

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Written on: August 16th, 2018 in Blog Posts

Starting next week, Delaware kids will start the new school year.  Here are the starting dates for all of the school districts in Delaware, as well as some resources to start the new school year right. 

Back to School Dates: 

September 4th for grades K-9, September 5th for grades 10-12

September 4th for grades 1 -5,6,9,12, September 5th for grades 7,8,10,11

Caesar Rodney
August 27th for all grades

Cape Henlopen
September 4th for all grades

August 23rd for grades K-9, August 24th for grades 10-12

August 26th for grades 1-6 and 9, August for 7, 8, 10-12

August 27th for Kindergarten Last names A-L; and for grades 1-9, August 29th for Kindergarten Last names M-Z, and for grades 10-12, September 4th for pre-K

September 4th for grades 5 and 9, September 5th for all other grades

Indian River
September 4th for all grades

Lake Forest
August 27th for all grades

August 27th for all grades

August 30th for grades K, 1, 6, 9, September 4th for all other grades

NCC Vo-Tech
August 27th for all grades

August 27th for all grades

Red Clay
August 27th for grades 1-6, 9, August 28th for Kindergarten, September 4th for all other grades

August 27th for grades PK, K, 3,6,9, August 28th for all other grades

August 27th for grades K-9 August 28th for grades 10-12

Sussex Tech
September 4th for all grades

September 5th for all grades



Delaware Public Health’s Back to School Health and Safety Checklist

The Division of Public Health shares some tips to keep your child healthier and safer during the new school year.

Pupil Transportation

Need to find out how to get your child to and from school? Here is some information on buses and transportation.

School Safety 

Safety within our schools is of paramount importance, and schools have many safety protocols in order to ensure all students are safe. Make sure to check out the link to see what steps are in place to keep pupils safe.

Donate School Supplies 

Delaware State Police are holding a community outreach program to help school aged children in need. If you are interested in participating, you can help by purchasing supplies and dropping them off at any troop location’s lobby. 

Basic Needs Closet

Delaware’s basic needs closets will provide elementary and middle school students across the state with increased access to free products designed to meet students’ needs so they can effectively participate in class. To find a location near you check out the link above. 

Sign up for school closing notifications

Want updates for when schools are closed or delayed in your area? Make sure to sign up for school closing notifications.

Homework Help 

If you need help with a tricky problem or an English paper, you can chat with a librarian to help get some guidance with any homework questions you might have. 

Delaware Libraries 

Delaware libraries are hot spots of learning, if you are seeking help for homework, or just a quiet place to do schoolwork, make sure to check out your local library. 

Kent and Sussex County

New Castle County 





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