Swansfield News 9/18/2020

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 11:35am
Swansfield News 9/18/20
Swansfield Elementary School  


Gifted and Talented Program
Emergency Drill Discussions
Staff Shout Outs

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 22 - Tuesday Tech Tips, 7pm

  • Wednesday, September 23 - Gifted and Talented Programming Announcement sent via Canvas

  • Monday, September 28 - Schools/Offices Closed

  • Tuesday, September 29 - Tuesday Tech Tips, 7pm

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Parents/Guardians, please expect a Canvas Announcement next Wednesday, September 23, regarding Primary Talent Development for grades K-1 and Instructional Seminars for grades 2-5.

Emergency Drill Discussions

During Virtual Learning, students and staff will not be practicing emergency response procedures as they would in the traditional setting.  However, HCPSS staff will be doing short reviews of response procedures with students throughout the first semester as part of the Emergency Response Preparedness Plans practice.  Today, teachers reviewed the procedures for an evacuation and a modified lockdown. We encourage you to ask your child about the discussions and let us know if you or he/she have any questions or concerns. You can find detailed information about emergency procedures at www.hcpss.org/safety/.
Our goal each and every day is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff at Swansfield. We will continue to keep you updated on future response discussions as they occur.

#SwanFamily Staff Shout Outs

Our Swansfield staff has been devoting a lot of time and talent behind the scenes to provide the best virtual instruction and school year for our students.  We’ve been sending staff shout outs to each other to recognize team members’ efforts and remember how we support each other. We thought it would be uplifting for staff to hear from community members outside our school.  Do you have a staff member you would like to recognize?  If so, please complete a #SwanFamily Shout Out.
Social Emotional Learning

This week SEL teacher Sarah Croushler discusses the use of fidgets.  Please see the attached.

SEL Fidgets.pdf 


Parents and caregivers can download the attached virtual instruction tip sheet, a quick reference tool that includes instructions for logging in to online learning platforms and spaces to fill in your child’s class times, meeting codes and other information.

Virtual Learning Tip Sheet.pdf 

The Tuesday Tech Tips program continues next Tuesday, September 22, at 7pm. We will share information to assist with virtual learning. Each week, after a brief presentation, we will answer your questions. Please see the attached flier for more information.

Tuesday Tech Tips.pdf 

Technology teacher Taffie Barnes also will share timely tips during the year to help families/students work efficiently with their devices.  Today, please see the attached for directions to help students stay organized in Canvas.

Technology Tip #2 .pdf 

Connect With Our PTA

The Swansfield PTA is excited to connect with all Swansfield families, staff, and community members. To learn more about upcoming PTA activities, how you can get involved, and even join the PTA if you haven't done so already, please visit our website http://swansfieldpta.org/  You can also sign up for text messages by texting SESPTA to 33222. We look forward to connecting with you soon!


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