Extended Closure Enrichment Activities

SPS Extended Closure Enrichment Activities

 

At this time, the state guidance we have been provided thus far is that the suspension of school means that these are non-school days. While these will not count as school days, it is our hope that families and caregivers will encourage and support their students to continue to engage in valuable enrichment activities. To assist families in this capacity, we have worked with our teachers to create a website that will guide you to resources your students can access directly and activity ideas that you can share with your students.

We encourage students to keep practicing the skills they have been working on in their courses of study.

  • Under the “School” tab at the top of this page, you will find links to specific schools and grade levels where you can find additional advice, links, and other resources. These resources were assembled by our SPS teachers to support learning during the hiatus.

  • The “Family Project” tab links to some general resources and ideas of activities to involve the entire family. It has been compiled and shared by Worcester Public Schools.

  • The “Digital Resources” tab contains links to some sites prepared by Google with activities to engage students.

Please check this page periodically for any updates regarding the resources or expectations for learning during the closure.

Students with disabilities and English learners who normally receive specialized instruction should expect additional communications directly from their Special Education or English as a Second Language Teachers.

Swampscott Public Schools COVID-19 Updates

https://www.swampscottps.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/

Swampscott Public Schools’ first priority is the health and safety of our students and staff. We will use this page to continue to update families about our communications home to families and our trusted resources. At this point, there is no significant risk to the SPS community relative to COVID-19. Any district plans or responses will be developed in accordance with the latest guidance from the Swampscott Board of Health, the MA Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC).

You can access up to date information about COVID-19 on the website MA DPH COVID-199. Moving forward we will continue to communicate with you regularly as new information comes available via our website and emails to families. 

Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021 School Year Information

Dear Families,

Kindergarten Registration will not be in person this year due to social distancing measures in place. Kindergarten Registration packets may be dropped off at the Swampscott Middle School in a designated box at the front door starting Monday, March 16th between the hours of 8:45 AM and 2:00 PM or may be mailed directly to the following address:

Swampscott Public Schools Student Services

Attn: Kindergarten Registration

207 Forest Avenue

Swampscott, MA 01907

All packets will be due by Friday, March 27th, 2020 by 2:00 PM. We will contact families directly by mail, email or phone if you are missing any documents. Please make copies of any documents such as birth certificates and keep originals for your own files. Please email Alyssa Brothers, Director of the Integrated Preschool, at brothers@swampscott.k12.ma.us if you have any questions.

We will be making efforts to keep school in session through social distancing measures such as these. The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Martha Raymond

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Sincerely,

Martha Raymond

Martha Raymond, B.S. Finance, M.Ed., BCBA
Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

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Tentative MCAS Schedule for 2020

Please review our April and May calendars for the tentative MCAS schedule at SMS.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

Please volunteer for the SMS Book Fair at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabac29a46-smsbook2. We need help setting up this Friday morning, plus the sale. If you can’t help, please support the fair by having your student shop. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or check to SMS PTO. Hours are: This is the in-school schedule:

Tuesday, December 10th, 8:30 am-3 pm Grade 5
Wednesday, December 11th, 8 am-3 pm Grade 6
Thursday, December 12th, 8 am-3 pm Grade 7
Friday, December 13th, 8 am-2:45 pm Grade 8

From December 1-14, there is also an online sale from our homepage: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/swampscottmiddleschool1
Online orders will be shipped to your home.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!  Please support the SMS library and our classroom libraries.  We will also have preschool books at the fair.  This is the in-school schedule:

Tuesday, December 10th, 8:00-3:00  Grade 5
Wednesday, December 11th, 8:00-3:00 Grade 6 
Thursday, December 12th, 8:00-3:00 Grade 7
Friday, December 13th, 8:00-2:45  Grade 8 
From December 1-14, there is also an on-line sale from our homepage:  https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/swampscottmiddleschool1
There is a new system this year and orders will be shipped to your home.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Spirit Week

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Next week is Spirit Week at SMS.  
Monday:  Pajama Day – students can wear school appropriate pajamas
Tuesday:  School Spirit – students can wear blue and white
Wednesday:  Favorite Decade Day – dress from your favorite decade
Thursday:  Halloween Day – students can wear school appropriate costumes (no masks or toy weapons)
Friday:  Hawaiian Beach Day  – students can wear shorts and Hawaiian shirts in school (dress according to the weather and change at school if you would like)
Don’t forget the 7th and 8th-grade dance from 7-9 pm at SMS on Friday, Nov 1st.
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Picture Day

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Picture Day is Thursday, October 10th.  An email will be sent to our SMS families with further information.  

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Curriculum Nights

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Curriculum Nights are scheduled for the following dates & times:

5th Grade: Tuesday, September 17th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

6th Grade: Wednesday, September 18th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

7th & 8th Grade: Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.