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Important Announcement - Schools move to Plan C 1/13/21

Like many in our community, we are concerned with the overall rise in COVID cases in our county. For the overall safety and well being of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our community as a whole, we will be halting face to face instruction and going to Plan C, which is Remote Instruction for ALL students, beginning Thursday, January 14th until Monday, January 25th. Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12th and Wednesday, January 13th will be Teacher Workdays.

We apologize for the difficulties this causes our Swain Family, but we feel it is a necessary decision for the overall well being of our school community.
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Notice of Public Hearing

Board Policy 4060 Native American Policies and Procedures is being reviewed and updated for the 2021-2022 school year. We solicit the communities input during this review process. Our current policy is linked here https://boardpolicyonline.com/bl/?b=swain#&&hs=184067 There will be a public hearing to discuss this policy on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 5:45 pm at the County Administration Board Room located at 50 Main Street Bryson City on the third floor. If you have any questions or comments, you may complete the feedback form here https://forms.gle/Ns6STx8qFdnmGdiU7
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Special Board of Education Meeting

A special called Board of Education meeting will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Bryson City, NC 28713 for the purpose of discussing planning due to COVID impact on school system. Action may be taken. Appropriate social distancing and mass gathering limits will be observed. The meeting will be broadcast on the school system YouTube link at Maroon Devil Network.
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Special Board of Education Meeting

This is to inform you of a special called meeting to be held Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Bryson City, NC 28713 for the purpose of public comment. Appropriate social distancing and mass gathering limits will be observed. The meeting will be broadcast on the school system YouTube link at Maroon Devil Network.

Per Board Policy 2310 Each speaker will receive three minutes to present comments; however, the public comment session will not exceed 30 minutes total except by majority vote of the board.  A sign-up sheet will be available 30 minutes before the meeting begins for any individual or group to indicate their desire to address the board.
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Early Dismissal Today due to weather!

Swain County Schools will be releasing schools early today, December 7, 2020 due to potential weather. Buses will leave Swain High School at 2:15pm so expect that all bus riding students will be arriving home approximately 45 minutes earlier than normal.
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Drive thru meal pickup instead of bus delivery tomorrow

Due to road conditions, we will not be able to deliver meals by bus tomorrow. Instead, we will be offering a drive thru meal pick up from Swain Middle School tomorrow, Wednesday December 2nd, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Families may pick up 5 days of meals for any child 18 years or younger. Call 828-488-3129 ext. 5139, or email jbrown@swainmail.org if you have questions.
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IMPORTANT - IMPACT AID SURVEY FORMS

Impact Aid survey forms are being sent home with your student this week. These forms are critical in helping Swain County Schools qualify for Federal Impact Aid Funding, which makes up a large portion of our budget. We ask that these surveys be completed and returned to your child's school by September 30, 2020.
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Optional Teacher Workday Today, Dec 1

Due to deteriorating road conditions, today, Tuesday, December 1, there will be no school for students and it will be an optional teacher workday for staff. Again, today will NOT be a remote learning day but an optional teacher workday.
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