Vision: The Swanton Local School District is THE district of choice with an academic environment where students achievement is top priority, community involvement is vital, all individuals are valued, and the school is a point of pride.
Mission: To provide a superior educational experience by working together with students, families and community.
BLIZZARD BAG UPDATE
As part of the Swanton Local School District's contingency plan to make-up school days missed due to our extra-ordinary winter weather, our students will be required to complete one, what have become dubbed "blizzard bags." These blizzard bags are essentially designed to emulate what a student may have done during a school day lesson to be completed from the home or other place such as the public library.
Your son or daughter will receive the assigned blizzard bag next Friday, April 11 at their school. The law states that each student will have two weeks (10 school days) to complete the lesson associated with missed school. Since the district will be on spring break from April 14-18, students will have the two week period following spring break to complete their blizzard bag (if they don't get it completed over spring break). This means that they will be due back to their respective teacher(s) no later than Friday, May 2, 2014. Each of the assignments will then be graded as any other such assignment would be, and just as importantly, completion of the assignment then permits us to count the student as present for the day missed back in January. If the work is not turned in by May 2, the grade will be reflected as such and they will be counted as "absent" for the given school day.
If you have any questions regarding this or any other topic, please feel free to contact me or your respective school building principal to discuss.
PLAN TO MAKE-UP SCHOOL DAYS ANNOUNCED
Dear families, faculty, staff, and friends of the Swanton Local School District,
On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 the Swanton Local School District Board of Education adopted the plan for the district to begin making up the calamity days necessary due to our harsh winter. The Board adopted the following plan in cooperation with our labor union groups:
Beginning Monday, March 24, 2014 we will extend the school days by 30 minutes each. For every 11 days extended, we "earn" one calamity day back (44 days between March 24 and May 30). This is based on a minimum hours requirement. This means that:
- Crestwood & Park will both release students at 3:40 instead of 3:10,
- SMS will release students at 2:52 instead of 2:22, and
- SHS will release students at 3:00 instead of 2:30
Additionally, the district will apply to the ODE to be permitted to use the "online-instruction-in-lieu-of-calamity-days waiver," commonly referred to as "blizzard bags." Teachers will begin to develop a "blizzard bag" in conjunction with their building principal for assignment by as early as April 4. The assigned "blizzard bag" shall include explicit instructions and a due date (two weeks after assigned). Additional "blizzard bags" will only be assigned after all other options are exhausted.
Finally, in order for us to gain back valuable classroom time with our students, the Board approved the elimination of the planned late-start in-service days that were previously scheduled to be held on April 8 and May 19.
We realize this is very short notice and may, at least, create some inconveniences in various ways. Therefore, we are very grateful to work with the staff, students, and parents and guardians of the Swanton Local School District in a cooperative effort to make this plan work as well as possible. If you have any questions regarding the implementation of this plan, please feel free to contact me or your respective school building principal's office.
It is truly a blessing to have the opportunity and privilege to work with the school children and the families of our district each and every day. Keep their education and best interests at the forefront of everything we do as we continue striving toward earning the trust and confidence those we serve expect and deserve to have in our district. Keep up the great work each of you do making a positive difference in the lives of kids, our most precious resource.
Jeff Schlade, Superintendent
Swanton Local School District
Home of the Bulldogs!
Jr. High Wrestlers capture State Championship Title
The Swanton Jr. High Wrestlers competed in the OAC Jr. High State dual championships on Sunday at Worthington Kilbourne High School in Columbus. In the first round of competition The Bulldogs thrashed The Milton Union Bulldogs 83 -9 moving them into the quarter finals were they would match up with The Tuslaw Mustangs. In the quarter finals Swanton got off to a slow start in their lower weight classes, but with the help of their middle and upper weight the bulldogs were able to prevail over the Mustangs 61 -32 advancing them into the semifinals. The Bulldogs would then face The Smithville Smitty’s in the semifinals where Swanton would once again be victorious beating the Smitty’s 56 -34.
The win over Smithville moved The Bulldogs into The finals where they would match up with League rivals The Wauseon Indians. Swanton would find themselves down 25 – 6 after the first six weight classes and with just twelve more weight classes to wrestle, things were not looking well for the dogs to claim the State Title. But it would be the Swanton Bulldogs who would win eight out of the next twelve weight classes to claim The State Title with a win over The Indians 53 – 43.
Congratulations to Swanton and Wauseon for Representing the N.W.O.A.L. League with their great finishes
Kindergarten Registration 2014-15
Swanton Local Schools will have Kindergarten Registration and Screening on March 27th and 28th for the 2014-15 school year. Kindergarten students must be five years old before August 1, to qualify for entrance to Kindergarten. Parents need to call Crestwood Elementary from 9:00-2:30 at 419/826-8991 to schedule an appointment. Custodial parent or guardian MUST register the potential Kindergarten student. Please click here for more information.
Local School Districts partner for Grant to Improve Student Programming
Through the leadership of Fayette Superintendent Erik Belcher and Digital Academy Director Gene Rupp, the 16-district consortium of Antwerp, Archbold, Ayersville, Central Local, Delta, Edgerton, Edon, Evergreen, Fayette, Four County Career Center, Holgate, Liberty Center, Stryker, Swanton, Tinora, and Wauseon recently learned they were the recipient of a $3.4 million grant. The Ohio Controlling Board met Monday December 16, 2013 to give final approval to the grants recommended by the Straight A Governing Board, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Richard A. Ross, stopped at Swanton High School on Tuesday, December 17 to make the presentation to consortium representatives, and a crowd of around 100, including students from member district, onlookers.
Swanton’s share of the grant will be about $228,000 and will be used to greatly improve the district’s technology infrastructure. This will allow Swanton to move closer to prepare for other technology innovations such as one-to-one devices, and the State’s move toward online achievement assessments (OAA transitions to PARCC). The Swanton Local School District will then venture into the idea of providing another avenue for achieving success -- our own digital academy within our district.
University of Findlay Features Swanton Middle School
Click Here to watch the University of Findlay commercial featuring Mr. Haselman and the Swanton Middle School. Go Bulldogs!!
Crestwood Elementary Mentors
Crestwood Elementary is in need of mentors to work in our A-Z Reading program. Under the direction of the Reading A-Z Coordinator, mentors work one-on-one with an assigned student. The program utilizes individualized lessons for each student that incorporates fiction and non-fiction books, related activities, and engaging educational games. For more information, please contact Vicki Young or Joe Bolyard at 419-826-8991 or by email at email@example.com.
SLSD Saves Tax Payers Money
Check out Ch. 11’s Report Here
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