Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo October 22nd, 2021

Principal's Message

Thank you!

I want to take a moment to thank our Staff, Parents, Families, and most importantly, our Student Body for a safe and successful Spirit Week/Homecoming. We were excited to bring back a tradition that was sorely missed last year. It kicked off with an outpouring of student engagement in decorating the hallways, followed by incredible and creative participation in our spirited dress downs, and a fun and safe Student Sunrise Tailgate Friday morning in the parking lot.

We could not have asked for a better day on Homecoming Saturday, as the sun was shining, we brought the Parade back to fire up the community, honored Teacher and Friend, Kathy Cooper as the Conrad Hall of Fame Inductee, and held our Homecoming Dance. This could not have happened without our fantastic staff, supportive parents, and amazing students.

Choice Open House

The Red Clay Choice Season will begin Monday, November 1st. If you know of a family who is considering Conrad for their child/children, please encourage them to visit Conrad's Website for information, as well as to follow our Instagram and Facebook accounts as it will give them a look into our school community during a Virtual Choice Season.


Advisories have begun! Middle school started advisory this week, while the high school will begin the beginning of next week. Advisory occurs twice a week, a half hour each session, and are designed to meet the needs of all of our students. These are interest-based and student selected, which include support opportunities (applying for college), life skills (building good credit), and creative arts (music and art). We are proud to offer these opportunities to our entire student body within our school day.

Mission- Conrad Schools of Science… teaching life science and life lessons in a kind and inclusive environment, inspiring students and improving the world.

Vision- Conrad Schools of Science will empower students to achieve their goals and impact the community.


Covid Update

On-Site Covid Screenings every Tuesday

In order to take advantage of the On-Site Covid-19 (available every Tuesday at Conrad), you must register your student up through the district resource.

  • Health Screening: Complete a COVID-19 self-screener prior to coming to school every day. Stay home if you are experiencing signs and/or symptoms of illness.
  • Masks & Face Coverings: Universal indoor mask wearing will be required in accordance with the Governor’s Declaration of a Public Health Emergency issued on August 10th.
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations are available around the school.
  • Student Transportation: Masks are federally required on all public transportation. Buses are sanitized daily and equipped with hand-sanitizer dispensers.
  • Guidelines for Red Clay Schools and Offices for the 2021-22 School Year*
  • Returning to School: Health Guidelines - Student and Staff Considerations 2021-22*

Master Calendar

FFA Fall Fest

Join our FFA and Vet Tech Students as they host Conrad's Fall Fest on Saturday, October 23rd! This event is great for all ages and is taking place in the cafeteria! Haunted hallway, Halloween Arts and Crafts, and Petting Zoo are among the activities that will be held at the event. Admission is $3 and runs from 11:00-1:00!

Alumni Craft Show

The Alumni Craft Show is also taking place on Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00-2:00 in the Conrad Gymnasium. Stop on by and pick up some terrific seasonal items, as well as holiday gifts for someone special!

End of the 1st Marking Period

The Marking Period ends on Friday, October 29th. Please make sure you check in with your student to see if there are any outstanding assignments due.



We had a terrific turnout for the first PTO Meeting of the School Year! We will continue to hold In-Person and Zoom Options moving forward. Please consider coming to the future meetings and being involved in the opportunities to support the school and the student body.

Meeting ID: 813 8803 0287

PW: ConradPTO

School Counseling

Conrad Student Academic Success Library

Our School Counseling Team has worked on creating this ultimate resource for student success. Check out all of the tabs and strategies geared towards helping you find more success now and in the future!

Underclassmen Resources

Middle School Counseling

Wellness Center

There is a Vaccine Clinic at Conrad's Wellness Center on October 27th.

Conrad Schools of Science has an On-Site Wellness Center which is staffed with a Family Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority, a Registered Dietician, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For more information, contact the Wellness Center at 302-992-5532



Mrs. Wood's Pre-AP Bio

Mrs. Wood's Pre-AP Bio Class did a Gallery Walk in which each group stopped at stations positioned in the classroom and out in the hallway. They analyzed data in various forms to identify trends and patterns.

Mrs. Fontinha's FFA Program heads to Cooke Elementary

Mr. Pappas brings Art to C Day!

Mr. Pappas brought introduced some quick "How to Draw" videos into his C Day activities. The creator of the film guided the class through a simplified approach to drawing some seasonal art. There was 100% buy-in from the class, who were excited to bring some art into class!

Class of 2024 Fundraiser

The class of 2024 is offering gift items for the holidays. There will be 3 items available for purchase the first week of December. The three items being offered are: Conrad "C-paw" Ornaments, Custom Conrad colored Pura Vida bracelets, and Conrad Redwolves Flags. Items are all priced individually, or if all 3 are purchased they will be 3 for $30. To ensure you are "in line" to get one (or more!) of these items, complete this pre-order form and you will be the first to know when they are available! https://forms.gle/8mZHJwhcRKi8r8K57

Digital Media Projects!

Students in the Digital Media Class are putting Photoshop to good use as they created these sports cards and Neon Tube Effect!


Broadcasting Students (Fabian, Andy, Justin, Rodrigo, and Adrian) took to the halls to find out what Conrad Students were dressing up as for Halloween.

Broadcasting Students (Ben Williamson and Braeden Peterson) went out and learned who is and who isn't a fan of Pumpkin Spice!


Fall Sports!

Cross Country

Mallory and Ben were the top Conrad finishers at Joe O'Neill Invitational

Cross Country continues their dominant season at the Joe O'Neill Invitational! The girls team placed 4th overall, behind strong finishes from Mallory Holloway, Alyssa Napier, and Jordan Blanck. The Boy's finished 7th overall, behind strong finishes from Ben Williamson, Braeden Peterson, and Ben Horgan. Both teams continued their surge this past week by defeating both Wilmington Christian and Tower Hill. With the win, the Boys moved up to 2nd in Division 2. Well done Cross Country!

Field Hockey

Join the Field Hockey Team at home on Saturday as they take on Wilmington Christian. Prior to the game, the team will recognize their Seniors! The game will start at 1:00. Hope to see you there!


Our football team picked up a last minute contest after Dickinson had to cancel our matchup. The football team now has a game Friday, October 22nd at Tower Hill. Kickoff is at 7:00.


The Boys' Soccer Team defeated Newark 6-1 on Monday, October18th. Following the game, the team recognized their Seniors! They have a huge game coming up this Monday against DMA at Home. Kickoff is at 3:45!


The Girls' Volleyball Team had a number of special events this past week, starting with Monday's Teacher Appreciation night against Hodgson. Prior to the game, players invited some of their fantastic Conrad Faculty to take the court with them to be recognized. On Thursday, the team held their Dig Pink for Breast Cancer Match against Archmere. Both teams contributed to the effort to support this worthy cause. Senior Night will take place on Tuesday, October 26th against MOT.

  • Cheerleading - heather.blake@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Cross Country - Katrina.Holloway@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Field Hockey - cathy.jackson@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Football - charles.walters@redclayschools.com
  • Soccer - Leo.Marianiello@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Volleyball - Jennifer.Skinner@delaware.gov
  • Middle School Volleyball - Alicia.oleksy@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Middle School Soccer - george.teague@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Middle School XC - Amanda.rees@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Middle School Field Hockey - Julie.brazill@redclay.k12.de.us

Sports Boosters

The Next Sports Boosters Meeting will be held in the Library and on Zoom on Thursday, October 28th.

Athletics Social Media

Follow Conrad Athletics on the IG, Twitter, and Facebook! By following these accounts, you will see updated DIAA info, sport announcements, and student athlete features/celebrations! You do not want to miss out! Follow Conrad Athletics today!

In the Community

Part-Time Employment

The Nutrition Staff in the Red Clay school cafeterias need your help! If you are looking for a part time job that pays a competitive hourly rate, while allowing you to be home when your kids go to & from school, then the school cafeteria is the perfect fit! Your typical scheduled hours are between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you are only interested in working a few days a week or just this school year, no problem! Call the Nutrition Office to learn more about how you can join the Red Clay School Nutrition Team!! Call the Nutrition Office at (302)-992-5580.


Alumni Craft Show

The Alumni Craft Show will be held in the Conrad Gym on Saturday, October 23 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Mark your calendar to come out and support our vendors! Great way to start your holiday shopping!


For more information, contact Patti Caudell Reinbold (class of 1969) at kerrpatti@aol.com or 302-981-7077

Social Media

Follow the social media accounts below for Conrad Academic information!


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