Distance Learning

COVID-19 Distance Learning Updates

Update: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Update: Friday, May 1, 2020

Update: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Update: Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • New updates have been posted to Distance Learning: Week Five.
  • See your email for an important message from Mrs. Agnew (via Melinda Brightwell). 

Update: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Update: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Update: Monday, April 20, 2020

Update: Friday, April 17, 2020

Update: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Update: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Update: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Today we released a video greeting from the Faculty and Administrators at Carlisle School. 
  • Our gallery of Distance Learning: Week Four has been created.
  • Check your email for a message from Mrs. Bailey about 2020-2021 bus transportation.  

Update: Friday, April 10, 2020

Update: Thursday, April 9, 2020 

Update: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 
  • Day three of our Virtual Spring Art Show has been posted online. 
  • New updates have been posted to Distance Learning: Week Three
  • 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. 

Update: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 

Update: Monday, April 6, 2020 

Update: Friday, April 3, 2020
  • For Story Time today, Mrs. Moschler reads Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen.
  • Lower School students will begin having Fun Fridays featuring virtual field trips, creative activities, and an emphasis on reading. 
  • See your email for a note from Sandy Bailey regarding re-enrollment.
  • Carlisle announces Virtual Spring Art Show.

Update: Thursday, April 2, 2020
  • 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.”
  • SCA President Olivia Aaron shares safety tips and words of encouragement.
  • Lower School parents should check their email for a message from Neal Meyer (via Robin Spencer).

Update: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Update: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Update: Monday, March 30, 2020
  • Parents, check your email for a joint letter from Ms. Agnew, Amy Parikh, and our Board of Trustees. 
  • The April e-Newsletter was emailed on Sunday afternoon. 
  • We are creating a weekly blog post to highlight our distance-learning efforts. See Week 1 & Week 2.

Update: Friday, March 27, 2020
  • For Story Time today, Mrs. Walker (Bell) reads Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin.

Update: Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • For Story Time today, Simone Morris ’07 reads Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans.
  • Nurse Michelle and Bella filmed a fun song to sing while washing your hands. Watch it here. 

Update: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Update: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Update: Monday, March 23, 2020
  • 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. 

Update: Friday, March 13, 2020
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). 

Update: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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.