A Message from Superintendent Green: August 2019

  • Dear friends, Superintendent Green

    Welcome to the 2019-20 school year with Red Clay schools!

    It is an honor and privilege to begin my first official year as Superintendent of our outstanding school district, and my eleventh year as a proud Red Clay parent and community member.

    It is an exciting time in Red Clay, and we have much to look forward to as we begin what is sure to be our best year yet. This year, we welcome over 16,000 students through our doors as Delaware’s largest public school system. We are also thrilled to welcome over 100 new teachers, who recently joined the Red Clay family, bringing fresh ideas for engaging learners of all backgrounds and abilities.

    We will reach more children than ever before, with the Red Clay Early Years Program serving pre-k students across seven sites including our new Early Learning Center opening this fall.

    We will continue to lead the way in innovation and future readiness, with new high school pathways, work-study opportunities, and certification programs tied to in-demand careers and 21st-century skills.

    Across all of our schools, we will embrace our rich diversity and empower diversity champions to help break down barriers and promote equity and inclusivity. Our district operations and support services will introduce several improvements to help our schools focus on doing what they do best – ensuring student success.

    Thank you to our custodial and maintenance teams for your hard work over the hot summer months preparing our buildings for back-to-school openings. 

    To all of our students, families and staff, please get some good rest in the remaining two weeks of summerWe look forward to seeing you bright and early when school starts on August 26.


    August 26

    First Day of School: Grades 1-6 & 9

    Kindergarten Split Week


    August 27

    First Day of School: Grades 7-8 & 10-12

    Kindergarten Split Week


    August 28

    Kindergarten Split Week


    August 29

    Kindergarten Split Week


    September 3

    First Day of School: Pre-K


    To learn more about our award-winning schools, unique educational programs and all that we have to offer children in this community, please explore redclayschools.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    If you have any ideas, questions or concerns, and would like to share with me, please feel free to contact me at superintendent@redclay.k12.de.us.



    Dorrell Green


    Red Clay Consolidated School District