Principal NeCastro's Monthly News


    Hi Forest Oak Families,

    We are officially in our second week of remote learning. We realize this is a huge learning curve for all of us. We appreciate your support and patience with us as we work with you on keeping the students engaged in learning during the closure. At this time, all learning is review and is not being graded or assessed. We will continue to communicate with you as we learn new information. We thank you for all that you are doing. 

    Information on public WiFi hot spots:

    The sites available as of March 30th:

    • NCC Government Center (87 Reads Way, New Castle 19720)

    • NCC Gilliam Building (77 Reads Way, New Castle 19720)

    • Garfield Park PAL (26 Karlyn Dr, New Castle DE 19720)

    • Banning Park Maintenance Base (102 Middleboro Rd, Wilmington, 19804)

    • Kimberton Police Academy (201 Kimberton Drive, Newark 19713)

    • EMS Base 5 Parking Lot (North Broad Street, Middletown)

    • Kirkwood Library (6000 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE)

    • Bear Library rear parking lot (101 Governors Place, Bear)

    Unified Arts webpage: 

    Please visit the Forest Oak Unified Arts webpage for activities from music, art, library, TAG, and guidance.

    District Schedule:

    The Red Clay Consolidated School District has been looking at options to reduce the number of days we may need to make up this school year. To that end, in consultation with our school board, the decision was to modify spring break, originally set for April 10-17.

    Remote learning and meal distribution will continue to take place on April 14, 15, 16, and 17. Students and staff will have off on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13.

    As of now, based on these adjustments to our school calendar, the end dates for the 2019-20 school year will be:

    • May 29: Last student day for seniors

    • June 10: Last student day for pre-K through grade 11 students

    • June 19: Last teacher day

    Please continue to reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions.

    Thank you,
    Erin NeCastro 




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