News & Announcements

Board Meeting Time Change

The Board of Education Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 will begin at 5:30 p.m. instead of the regularly scheduled time due to a schedule conflict with another district event. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the District Office with the public session beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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2019-20 District Teacher Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the three school-level finalists who will move on to the final stage for the selection of the 2019-20 District Teacher of the Year:

Laura Burke - Central ES
Lyndsey Gerstle – Blades ES
Dr. Krystal Hershey – West Seaford ES

Observations for the three finalists will be conducted as the final step in the selection process. All building-level winners will be recognized and the District TOY winner will be announced at an end-of-the-year Retirement and Teacher of the Year Celebration on June 12 at Seaford HS at 4:00pm.
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School Board Candidate Forum to be Held Wednesday, April 17

The Western Sussex Branch of the DE AAUW is sponsoring a night for the community to meet the Seaford Board of Education Candidates, Mrs. Dara Laws Savage and Mr. Shawn Garrahan.

Come and hear each candidate answer prepared questions and speak to school related issues and concerns. Community members will have the opportunity to submit written questions that will be collected during the forum.

The forum will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm in the Central Elementary School auditorium. Election day is Tuesday, May 14.
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Delaware Department of Education Asking for Feedback About Career Prep Programs

The Delaware Department of Education and the Rodel Foundation are asking parents and guardians of children enrolled in grades 6-12 in Delaware public schools to complete this questionnaire on their awareness and opinion of career preparation school programs. The survey is voluntary, and your answers will help Delaware schools to improve their programs and prepare students for college and careers.

This survey will take 2 to 3 minutes and can be completed on a laptop, desktop, or mobile device: Click on the link below

You will have the option of entering your email at the end of the survey to be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Thank you in advance for completing this survey prior to April 12, 2019. If you have any questions about the survey or your participation, please email or call Natassia Rodriguez Ott at nott@rti.org or 919-541-7197.
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PROJECT SEARCH Instructor Featured in Cape Gazette

Seaford School District teacher and Project Search Instructor Stephanie Tyler recently penned an article in the Cape Gazette about the program's efforts to help young adults with disabilities find jobs and independence. Click on the link to be redirected to the article from the March 20, 2019 edition.
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Two-Hour Delay Monday, April 15

The Seaford School District will open schools two-hours late this morning, Monday April 15th. Breakfast will not be served today, so please provide your child with a healthy breakfast at home. For Pre-K students, there is no AM pre-k. Full-day pre-k students should arrive two-hours late. Pre-K PM students who ride a bus will arrive at school at approximately 12:30 p.m. Pre-K PM students who are dropped off by a parent or caregiver, may still arrive at their regular time.
Please travel safely.
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Seaford Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 by 'Rocking Our Socks'

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Seaford School District will be joining other schools and organizations around the world in celebrating WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY with ‘Rock Your Socks’ day. The 2018-19 Delaware State Teacher of the Year, West Seaford Elementary School’s Dana Bowe, has used part of her State Teacher of the Year monetary award to purchase socks for ALL students and staff in the Seaford School District as a way to promote acceptance of students with Down syndrome. We look forward to everyone 'Rocking their Socks' on Thursday.
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Blades Elementary School Named a 2019 'Superstars in Education' Winner

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, The Partnership, Inc., are pleased to announce the 2019 Superstars in Education award winners, which include Blades Elementary School for its Latino Family Literacy Project (LFLP). The Latino Family Literacy Project (LFLP) supports culturally responsive teaching practices and additive bilingualism by developing family reading routines. It builds community and cultural exchange among Latino families and bridges connections between home and school. There are three components to the program: literacy,
connections, and community, that focus on the value and benefit of family reading routines, regardless of language. Bilingual texts are shared each week with families through a lending library system. Trained educators work with adult family members, creating a shared family experience during which both parents and school age children learn English vocabulary together.

While many go through the rigorous application process, only a handful of winners are selected each year. Programs range from single classroom programs to collaborations between classes and other schools, or through community partnerships. This years Superstars winners will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2019.
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