5/6 Math Night at Swanton

The evening was a great opportunity to learn more about the math in today’s classrooms. Swanton Schools look forward to continuing to educate our parent community about Common Core math.

Book Trailers – Group 1

Grab your popcorn everyone! Find a good seat! Now you are ready to check out our school website and watch what many of the teachers at Swanton Schools are recommending as their favorite books to read this Spring. These “Book Trailers” might not be found in your local theaters, but the books can be found in your school libraries and classrooms. Please keep checking for new trailers each week. Soon you’ll find our student “Readers of the Week” staring in their own Book Trailers featured on our website! Watch your friends and teachers as they help you choose your next great read! So, sit back and enjoy the shows…and especially the books!
View all the trailers here!

Parent Input for Placement for the 2015-2016 School Year

Dear Parents or Guardians,

We are beginning the process of placing students in classrooms for the 2015-2016 school year.   Our goal is to make balanced classes, which reflect the rich diversity of the Swanton community. Typical factors considered in placement are: instructional level, gender, support needs, students who work well together and students who don’t work well together. Parents and/or guardians are asked to describe what each child enjoys about school, what motivates him or her, what concerns they have about the next year or any other information that you think will be helpful when making class assignments.

To build classes that are balanced for teachers and students, we need information from parents and teachers. Once we have information from input forms, our staff will begin the process of placing students. Principals will do the final review of classroom placements.

Please do not request a specific teacher. Please do tell us on the input form what type of a learning environment will help your child to be successful in school. In addition to providing input on the attached form, parents and/or guardians may meet with guidance counselors to discuss class placement.   If you wish to meet with your child’s guidance counselor please schedule an appointment prior to spring break.

Please complete the Parent/Guardian Class Placement Input Form and return it to your child’s teacher or to the principal’s office by April 8, 2015.

Sincerely,

Brent Coon and Dena St. Amour

Parent Input Form for 2015-2016 School Year

Math Night at Swanton

Last week, parents and their children in grades 1-4 were invited to an evening math class.  All participants had an opportunity to learn about how math is different in today’s classrooms.    On April 3rd, we look forward to parents and students in Grades 5 and 6 coming together for another evening math class.