Swansfield News: 6/4/2021

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 12:13am
Swansfield Elementary School  
Parent Input Deadline Extended
Celebrating 5th Grade Students
Half Day Schedules

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, June 8 - Last Day for PreK/RECC Students

  • Wednesday, June 9 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremonies (see more below)

  • June 10, 11, 14 & 15 - Early Dismissal Days for Students (see schedules below)

  • Monday, June 14 - Swansfield Neighborhood Parade (see more below)

  • Tuesday, June 15 - Consideration/Input Cards for Next Year Due (see more below)

  • Tuesday, June 15 - Last Day of School

  • Wednesday, June 16 - Report Cards Available to View at Noon

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Parents/Guardians Please Provide Input for Next School Year - Deadline Extended

As we look ahead to the fall, Parents/Guardians are invited to complete this Consideration Card by June 15 to share information about your child that will help us plan for the 2021-22 school year.

Congratulations To Our 5th Grade Students!

Next Wednesday, June 9, we will celebrate our 5th grade students.  Details have been shared in a communication from 5th grade Instructional Team Leader Ms. Seering. We offer our heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS and have planned a virtual ceremony that will begin at 9:15 am as well as afternoon celebratory walk-throughs for the individual classes at times noted below.  We look forward to sharing this time and recognizing the accomplishments of this wonderful class of students!

Each homeroom class has been assigned the following time to pick up their certificates at school:

  • 12:00pm -12.:30pm - Ms. Seering’s Class
  • 12:30pm - 1:00pm - Ms. Boras’ Class
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm - Mr. Hayes’ Class
  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm - Ms. Gillette’s Class

Swansfield Staff Neighborhood Parade

Our amazing staff members have planned a neighborhood drive-thru on Monday, June 14, at 2:00 pm to see their students off for the summer.  Please look for an email in the near future from SES staff sharing the details.  

Half-Day Schedules for June 10, June 11, June 14 & June 15

As we prepare for the closing weeks of this school year, we wanted to share with you in advance the Half-Day Schedules for the last four days of school for our students in grades K-5.  Grade-level teams will be including these schedules in their weekly announcement and are updating their Canvas calendars.  The schedules will also be posted on our School Website for easy reference.

#SwanFamily Staff Shout Outs

These final weeks of school, we want to provide an opportunity for anyone who wishes to recognize our staff for their outstanding work and dedication to our students.  If you would like to complete a #SwanFamily Shout Out, your kind words and recognition are always deeply appreciated!

Wish List for Recess Equipment

Looking ahead to next year and recognizing a need to replenish our indoor and outdoor recess equipment, we have created a WISH LIST for our school.  Our community has been so generous this year, we truly appreciate all assistance with helping us serve our students’ needs.

Blessings in a Backpack

Volunteers are needed to perform various duties for next year’s Blessings in a Backpack program. More information about this vital program can be found HERE. Interested volunteers should sign-up HERE.

Student Chromebooks

Students who will remain in HCPSS schools for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year may continue to borrow HCPSS technology devices over the summer. Only students leaving the school system , including those unenrolling or graduating, must return their assigned HCPSS technology devices.  See more HERE.

Welcome To The BSAP Corner

As the school year comes to an end, I want to applaud all the students for persevering through this never seen before school year. I wish you all a very enjoyable and restful summer!  

Ms. Wilkins, Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP) Liaison

Read Aloud“Last Day Blues” By Julie Danneberg

Kindergarten & Pre-Kindergarten Registration for School Year 2021-22

Kindergarten Registration for next school year is now being conducted ONLINE (scroll down to the green Begin Online Registration link). Students must be five years old by September 1, 2021 to register. If your child will be attending Kindergarten in the fall, please visit the HCPSS Getting Ready for Kindergarten page, which includes resources to support kindergarten readiness. 


Applications for the Pre-K Program are also being accepted ONLINE (scroll down to the green Begin Online Registration link).  Children must be four years old by September 1, 2021 to attend.


Please call the school front office at 410-313-6907 with any questions.  

Learning Together Program Prekindergarten Applications Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the Swansfield Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) prekindergarten program for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.  This class includes children with and without disabilities.  The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills.  Parents of children who will be 3 years old by September 1, 2021 may learn more about the program by reviewing the attached Learning Together Program (LTP) Flier. If you need assistance with the application, please contact Early Intervention Services at earlyinterventionservcies@hcpss.org or call 410-313-7017. If you have any additional questions about our program, please contact RECC teacher Nancy Barsoum at nancy_barsoum@hcpss.org.



Visitor Protocol Across School System

Visitors are not permitted under HCPSS Infectious Disease Plan. Exceptions are made for emergency services, contractors, and special situations. Facility special visitors will be limited and should occur by scheduled appointment only. No walk-in visitors are permitted. As much as possible, appointments to meet with parents and customers should be accommodated via telephone, video conference, or other suitable technology. When a face-to-face visit is necessary, the school or office must schedule an appointment time with the visitor and follow set steps outlined on page 23 of the Bridge to Normalized Instruction. When guidelines once again allow for in-person volunteers and/or visitors, the attached form must be completed to document visitors interacting with our learning environment.


School Visitation Form.pdf 

Shining The Spotlight

Each week at Swansfield Elementary we recognize students who shine by demonstrating one of our six Success Factors (Kindness, Self-Control, Perseverance, Empathy, Accountability and Hope). Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for displaying the success factor Hope:

  • Pre-K: Christine Costlow
  • Kindergarten: Hannah P, Emma M, Adam G
  • 1st Grade: Ssuubi N, Hanna M, Rory B, Saron E
  • 2nd Grade: Finn B, John P, Bryan G, Penelope A, Tommy L
  • 3rd Grade: Ryan O, Melina B, Leyla M, Kmari R, Nora G
  • 4th Grade: Soraya M, Tylar A, Ronnel S, Aaron S
  • 5th Grade: Gabby M, Antoine E, Jacob D, Miji O

Staying Connected

Swansfield and HCPSS frequently send updated information to parents/guardians via email and text. Please be sure that your Family File is up-to-date and that you have opted into text messages to ensure you receive all messages. To opt into texts, text “yes” to 67587 from the cell phone listed in your Family File. If you need assistance updating your Family File, please contact our front office at 410-313-6907. If your Family File is updated and you have opted into texts, but are still not receiving messages, please fill out this form or contact the Swansfield front office.

PTA News

PTA Executive Board Vacancy: The SES PTA is accepting nominations for 2021-2022 Executive Board President. Anyone who is interested should complete THIS FORM by June 13.

Volunteers Needed in the Garden this Summer:  Swansfield Elementary has a new tree, vegetable and flower garden on school grounds that will need to be watered and weeded over the summer. If you are able to help, please VOLUNTEER HERE.  All details are on the sign-up website.  Anyone volunteering or interested in helping can meet with a Master Gardener at Swansfield on one of the following dates to learn more about general garden maintenance:

  • Tuesday, June 15 at 7 pm
  • Friday, July 9 at 3 pm
  • Tuesday, August 3 at 3 pm

Community News and Programs

In response to community requests for resources, the HCPSS Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations.


Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit community-programs.hcpss.org for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at publicinfo@hcpss.org.

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