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Swather Families:

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thank you parents for taking time to meet with your child’s teacher at Parent Teacher Conferences. Communication between home and school is key to improving  academic achievement, as well as supporting and motivating each student in the classroom. Families can support these efforts at home by establishing homework routines and reading with their child.  In addition, helping your child master addition and subtraction facts in grades K-2 and multiplication and division facts in grades 3 and 4 assists them as they learn to solve complex math problems. We applaud your efforts and know it takes both school and home to make the biggest impact on student learning.  Thank you for your support!

Kansas State Assessments:

Third and Fourth Grade students have been preparing all year to take the Kansas State Assessments. These assessments are designed to measure student proficiency against the Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards.  Assessments start March 31  and run through April 23.  Students will be tested in areas of English Language Arts and Math. These assessments allow teachers, parents, and students to see what skills have been mastered throughout the year.  We ask for parent support in helping your child get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast, and encourage them to give their best effort. These assessments will occur during the morning hours, so as you schedule appointments please keep this in mind. If you have further questions, please check with your child’s teacher. 

Testing Dates:

March 31-April 7:  English Language Arts - Grades 4 and 3

April 15-23: Math - Grades 4 and 3

School Safety

There are a few reminders to help make our school safe for all students. If your child has to cross Amos Street at the front of the school, an adult must assist them in crossing the street. The alley to the west of the school is reserved for buses only throughout the school day. It is not to be used as a drop off or pick up point for students. Another reminder for everyone’s safety, please do not use the mailbox parking between the exit and the alley as a drop off zone.  If you visit the playground after school hours, please be sure the gate is always closed when you leave and you take all of your belongings. A trash can has been conveniently placed near the playground for any trash. Student safety is our priority, please follow these procedures in order to help keep everyone safe and our playground clean. 

Drop Off/Pick Up 

Please help the drop off/ pick up line move efficiently by not leaving your vehicle unattended. If you need to leave your car, you will need to park in a parking stall.  There is lots of room for you to park at the front of the building and in the east lot. We ask students should not be walking between cars in the pick up line. 

S.W.A.G. - Swather Walkers Achieving Greatness

The S.W.A.G. season has begun and the miles are adding up. We are so appreciative of the financial support from the H.El.P. organization for supporting this all school program. This is another alternative for students to do during recess time. Please visit with your child to determine their walking/running goal and support eating healthy meals and drinking plenty of water. We encourage students to get a balance of running and play time. Students love having visitors join them to walk during lunch recess. 

Keep up with us on Twitter. Join us at #HESSwathers to see activities and classroom happenings. Thank you to all our volunteers, parents and families for your continued support. It is a privilege to work with your child(ren).  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me or your child’s teacher. 

Alisa Krehbiel