We recently learned that we will not be able to host an online Scholastic Book Fair this spring but there is a great local resource that students and families can access. Books and Crannies, located in Uptown Martinsville is a locally-owned shop offering home delivery, curbside pick up, and digital books. Contact DaShanta Hairston to select your next great read. She has books for all ages.
More photos have been added to our Distance Learning page. Following her online class, Middle School history instructor Linda Gibson said, “The students were upbeat, very responsive, talking with each other and to me. Seeing the students on-screen today reminds me of that all Carlisle’s new efforts are worth the extensive prep time.”
Today Governor Northam announced that public and private schools will close for the remainder of the school year. Carlisle will follow the mandate of the Governor. Details regarding at-home curriculum, testing, graduation, and other logistics will be announced in the coming days.
We are on Spring Break this week so there will be no assigned curriculum. Enjoy resting!
For Story Time today, Susan Morris, a Carlisle alumna, reads Pie Rats Ahoy by Richard Scarry.
Update: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Beginning today, Lower School students will use the Assignment Packets that were passed out earlier this week. Please consult your packet and emails from teachers for directions.
Story Time was posted on our Facebook page. Today Mrs. Burkhart presents a Draw & Tell Story called Tina’s Treats.
Update: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The campus is closed for the remainder of the week. Starting today, our faculty and staff will work remotely from home while our school receives a deep cleaning for everyone’s health and safety.
All faculty are available to assist students and parents remotely between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:30 pm this week. Please feel free to reach out to your teacher for guidance or feedback on assignments.
Story Time was posted on our Facebook page. Today Mrs. Moschler reads the book Who Sank the Boat by Pamela Allen and gives our viewers a STEAM challenge to complete at home.
Update: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Story Time has been posted on our Facebook page – today, Mrs. Guebert reads Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. Authors across the nation have been gracious to allow educators to read their stories online but have requested that the videos are not archived. Each video clip will be deleted after 24 hours to respect that request.
The CHILL party has been canceled.
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) has been canceled.
The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony and Luncheon will not be rescheduled; however, inductees will still receive their certificates and pins. Refunds will be issued after Spring Break.
Prom has been rescheduled for May 16, 2020, at Forest Park.
There will be no assignments over Spring Break, March 23 – 27.
After school activities have been canceled until further notice.
Fifth Grade Exposition has been postponed until further notice.
Report cards will be emailed out on Friday, March 20, 2020
Update: Monday, March 16, 2020
Day one of at-home instruction begins today.
K-5th grade students should start their Snow Packets
MS and US students should refer to Google Classrooms
Faculty members will be available for questions, assistance, and assignment feedback between 8:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
All athletics (games, practices, and training) are at a stand-still until further notice per VISAA.
Middle School Collaboration has been canceled.
For a special treat, we will offer virtual story time today with Miss Swanson. Visit us on Facebook to watch her read the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
K-5 Curriculum Packets – Packets will be available Monday from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm and Tuesday from 7:45 am -3:00 pm. Please make every effort to pick up assignment packets during these times because the building will be closed Wednesday, March 18, through Spring Break for cleaning. Please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible if this will be a problem. When you pick up the packet, please use your car rider tag and stay in your vehicle. We will bring the packet out to your car.
Geranium Sale – At this time, we are moving ahead with the Geranium Fundraiser. If you have not turned in your order form and money, you can do so online or during assignment packet pick-up today and tomorrow. Information will follow closer to April 22, 2020, regarding geranium pick-up.
Update: Saturday, March 14, 2020 We will continue to add resources, updates, and announcements to this page as they are available.
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Governor Northam has ordered that due to the spread of COVID-19, public schools will close for at least two weeks starting the week of March 16, 2020. Carlisle School will follow the mandate of the Governor.
During the temporary closure, quality academic instruction will be delivered through one or more of the following: assignment packets, Google Classroom, Canvas. Teachers will be available during regular school hours to answer questions, explain concepts, and to instruct. Parents should consult their email for the full message from Ms. Agnew (letter sent by Robin Spencer).
SAT Testing on March 14, 2020, will continue as planned. Please report to the school by 7:45 am.
Carlisle’s Administration Team is being mindful of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health situation and staying in close communication with local, state, and national health agencies for updates and guidance.
The safety and well being of all Carlisle Students is essential to us, so no travel arrangements have been made for our international students to visit home. With spring break on the horizon, we have communicated with international families and made plans for the international students to remain in the United States with host families.
Carlisle School is taking precautions to keep our school family safe and healthy.
Preventative Actions to Avoid the Spread of All Viruses
Source: National Association of School Nurses
Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance, see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.
Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially when someone is ill.