Lights On Afterschool Event

Thursday October 27th Swanton Crossroads (grades 4-6) and Swanton Explorers (grades 2 & 3) held their annual Lights On Afterschool Event.   Our “Open House” celebrated with thousands of other afterschool programs across the nation, bringing attention to the good things happening after school.
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and annually sees more than 1 million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide.

FNWSU Safety Policy

There are many Internet threats made to schools and communities on a routine basis.  The Franklin, Highgate, Missisquoi Valley Union, Sheldon, and Swanton Schools have effective safety plans in place and test them on a monthly basis.  We take safety very seriously and continually update our plans and procedures accordingly.
We receive advice from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies when they have concerns regarding the safety of students and staff and use this intelligence to guide our decision making.
In the case of a weather-related or other emergencies, parents will be notified using a robo-call phone, email, and text system.  We will also post messages to facebook and Twitter.  Direction will be provided regarding where parents should go and what to do.  Periodic updates will be delivered using all school and social media communication systems.
Caring for your children is our number one priority.

Winton I. Goodrich


Swanton Spirit Days

Here’s a list of this years Spirit Days!

  • October 31 Black and Orange Day
  • November 22 Pajama Day
  • December 22 Red/Green Day
  • January 18th Beach Day
  • February 3 & 14th Red Day (3rd is Go Red for Women Day/Heart Health Day)
  • March 17 Green Day
  • April 11th Crazy Hair Day
  • May 26th Red/White/Blue Day
  • June 14th School Colors Day

Scholastic Book Fair – September 12th-16th

Your child can visit the fair before or after school, and you’re invited too! The library will be full of quality books and products for all ages at affordable prices. A portion of all sales will benefit our library.

Book fair hours:

MondayWednesday (9/12-9/14): 7:30am-3:30pm
Thursday (9/15) 7:30am-7:00pm
Friday (9/16): 7:30am-12:00pm

If you can’t come in person, or need more time to browse, check out our book fair webpage at Our online book fair runs through Tuesday, September 20th.

Volunteering is a great way for families to help support our school community. Please call Jean Simard at the Central Library at (802)868-5346 if you are interested in helping. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. See you at the fair!

Visit the book fair during Open House on September 15th from 6-7pm and sign your child up for a chance to win a book basket featuring over $100 in prizes!