SES Announcements

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:34am

Thursday February 15 - PTA Dance

Friday February 16 - No School for Students, Professional Work Day

Monday February 19 - President's Day, Schools Closed

Wednesday February 21 - Students for Safe Schools, 7:45 - 8:30 am

Wednesday February 21 - Second Quarter Awards Assemblies (see more below for specific times for each grade level)

Thursday February 22 - 3rd Grade Biography Museum, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Monday February 26 - Read Across America Week Begins

Wednesday February 28 - SES CommUNITY Meeting, 7:00 pm

Monday March 5 - Kindergarten Registration Begins (see more below)


Updated School Calendar - Please Note The Changes in Spring Break

Please note that the school calendar for the remainder of this year has changed to make up for the four inclement weather days used so far.  Schools will now be in session on April 4, April 5, April 6, and for a half day on May 18.  The updated calendar can be found at


Rescheduled Second Quarter Awards Assemblies Will Be Held February 21 to Recognize the Following Achievements:

  • Exemplary Attendance for students who have been present and on time 96% of school days.
  • Honor Roll for students in K-2 who have all I's and W's, a 1 or 2 for all effort grades, a 1 or 2 for all learning behaviors, and no office referrals;  Students in grades 3-5 who have all A's and B's, and the same other criteria listed for K-2 students.
  • Principal's Award for students who have earned all I's and 1's or all A's and 1's.
  • Character Trait Award  for one boy and one girl from each homeroom who have put into action the focus of their recent guidance lessons.
  • Soaring Swan Award for one student from each homeroom who has exhibited exceptional effort throughout the quarter.

Parents of students receiving the Principal's Award, Character Trait Award and Soaring Swan Award have been notified in advance. We will celebrate students in grades 1-3 at a 9:00 am assembly, Kindergarten students will be recognized at 11:00 am, and grades 4-5 at 2:00 pm. 

At the afternoon assembly, we will also be recognizing 4th and 5th-grade students who were to be honored by The Council of Elders for academic achievement last school year.  Families are welcome to join us for these celebrations.


Kindergarten Registration for School Year 2017-18 Begins Monday, March 5

If you have a child who will be five years old by September 1, 2018, it's time to register for Kindergarten.  Families should plan to visit Swansfield beginning March 5 between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm to enroll their students for next school year. We also will be accepting Pre-Kindergarten registrations beginning Monday, March 12.  Children must be four years old by September 1, 2018 to attend.  For further information please visit

Planning for Career Day Underway

Do you have a career you would like to share with students?  If so, or if you know someone with an interesting career, we are looking for volunteers to present at Swansfield's Career Day scheduled for Friday, April 20.  If you are interested in participating or learning more, please visit  or contact Alesia Richter at or Deborah Slater at


We Are Looking for Mighty Men

We encourage fathers, stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other special men in our students' lives to get involved at school by participating in our Mighty Men Program.  To learn more or sign up to participate, please see the attached flier or contact Deborah Slater at or call 410-313-6907.

Mighty Men 2017 flyer.pdf 


Math in Minutes

Students and families can better understand today's math concepts being taught in classrooms by watching this video series.  HCPSS educators conduct mini-lessons covering different lessons.


Accessing DreamBox

We have heard from several families who have experienced difficulty logging in to DreamBox.  Please remember than when accessing DreamBox from home, you must log in through  Detailed directions are available in the document attached below.

Accessing DreamBox.docx 


New Family Resource

ReadyRosie is an early education tool developed to support families with children from birth through 3rd grade.  Parents can sign up online and choose to receive short, informative videos that can help them encourage their children to learn.  These videos can be accessed in English or Spanish and can be sent to a cell phone or email.  To sign up use this link

Once logged in, you can access information according to the child's age and the location where you will be doing an activity, such as the grocery store, restaurant, etc.  This resource was launched a few months ago.  Check it out!


Congratulations Spotlight Winners

We congratulate our Spotlight Winners for the past two weeks.  These students have demonstrated they follow our school rules and are Safe, Respectful and Responsible.
  • Kindergarten:  Victoria G, Jason A 
  • 1st Grade:  Michael S, Brooklynn R, Rakeb A
  • 2nd Grade: Tony S, Braxton W, Priscillia H, Ryan D, Bethany G
  • 3rd Grade:  Zoe P, Kevin M, Nicolas S
  • 4th Grade: Ronan M, Camille K, Paxton W, Zoey R
  • 5th Grade:  Brianna C, Quanae S, Julius S, Grayson G, Hazzel E


Update Your Family File Information

HCPSS uses 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 and selecting the Family File tab and then clicking on Family File.  Resources on how to access Family File may be found online.  Parents who have forgotten their login credentials may click the "Forgot Password" link on the sign-in page. 


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.


Connect With Our PTA

Learn more about upcoming PTA activities, how you can get involved, and even join the PTA if you haven't done so already.  Visit

Click here to read the latest PTA newsletter.


Community News and Programs

Please visit the Community News and Programs page at for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.