Swansfield Hosting Community Circles Wednesday, January 15
Swansfield is hosting an evening of Community Circles for our current Swansfield familes Wednesday, January 15, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. During this time, we will come together to process the impact of redistricting on our families and to focus on our strengths as a community moving forward. This is not a space to debate the redistricting decisions. As we want to create a safe space for participants, please know that media will not be permitted. If you have not RSVP'd for this event please do so by Sunday, January 12, here.
New Color-Code System for Emergency Building Closures
HCPSS is now using a color-coding notification system for emergency and other non-scheduled school closings, including for inclement weather. The operating status will be identified on the new Status website and communicated through multiple notification sources.
Swansfield also communicates via text and email messages any unscheduled closings and other news of immediate interest. Anyone not receiving school text messages can text the letter "Y" to 67587 from their cell phone and they will then be enrolled. Any phone number changes should also be communicated to the school's front office staff.
Young Authors' Contest
The Swansfield Reading Team would like to recognize the following students for participating in the Young Authors’ Contest.
We will be kicking off our annual Kids Heart Challenge fundraiser for the American Heart Association in less than a month on Monday, February 3rd. This year we will be working on basketball skills during the fundraiser. Please visit our school's webpage at http://www2.heart.org/goto/swansfield
This year's event will continue through February 28th . Any donations collected locally and NOT online should be turned in by that date.
Thank you for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!
Road to Kindergarten Workshops
Wednesday, January 22, Thursday, January 23, and Thursday, January 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Families with children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2020 are invited to attend an information session to learn more about kindergarten at HCPSS. Childcare is available for children ages 2 and older. No registration required. Choose a session that is convenient for you. You can find more information including session dates, times and locations here.
Spotlight on Success Winners
Throughout the year Swansfield Elementary is recognizing students who shine by demonstrating one of our six Success Factors, which are Kindness, Self-Control, Perseverance, Empathy, Accountability and Hope. For several weeks the spotlight has been on Perseverance. Congratulations to the following students who were caught in the Spotlight:
Pre-K: Oliver N, D'ante G, Micah G, Savanna G, Jackeline P, Tony S, Emmanuella K, Melina O
Kindergarten: Noah S, Gehisell C, Colton M, Alexa M, Harper A, Dylan S, Lissy M, Sam W, Saqeenah N, Bryce W, Jacob B, Korie C, Rylen C, Berket S, Noah S, Michael H, Phillip J, Kennedi Y, Mohammad A
1st Grade: Brandon J, Shubha K, Lola W, Abigail G, Kainat B, Janista J, Marilyn A, Damone W, Ivy H, Madison L, Amelia M, Lysa B, Hector H, Boris G, Tristen R, Demarco W, Keziah M, Tyriq S, Journi B, Finn B
2nd Grade: Peyton-Ryn M, Z'Khuriah J, Zahra A, Michelle C, Dant'a P, Aiden W, Paul A, Sadia R, Juliana B, Zyvyn N, Madison C, Ethan P, Fritz-Gerald A, Marianna L, Ravnoor S, Declan M, Ethan P, Cason L, Bianca M
3rd Grade: Aaliyah H, Marcus B, Jeremiah H, Khyion B, Brad T, Remi O, Troy J, Justin M, Jalen M, Sofiya K, Skye R, Nolan F, Soraya M, Faizan B, Arthur S
4th Grade: Jonathan D, Zhiyah C, Jordan H, Nathaly G, Laila V, Liam M, Antoine E, Priscillia H, Grayson S, Jacob R, Moises H, Damari K, Hope M, Sierra D, Lucas A, Chrisnie P
5th Grade: Khiyon P, Terell S, Christopher D, Bryant S, Sarah M, Kaelyn B, Kayden R, Trinity T, Autumn M, Ben H, Yeonee P, Cameron F, Kameron W, Erik A, Oscar C, Jakai H, Eve-Wallen S, Jada W, Ana F, Annalie O
Free and Reduced Meals Program
Parents of students who quality for Free and Reduced Meals must submit a new application every school year. Details on the HCPSS Free and Reduced Meals program are online, including how to apply. Paper applications were sent home in the communication folder this week. If you need assistance please contact Family Liaison Deborah Slater at 410-313-6907 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Card Procedures with Family File
HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect, selecting the Family File tab and then clicking on Family File. Instructions are available online.
Volunteers/Chaperones Must Complete Training
All volunteers and field trip chaperones in HCPSS schools must complete the online training course prior to volunteering (see link below), print a completion certificate and return it to the front office. If you are unable to access online a printed version is available at school.