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District Announcements
Letter from the Superintendent of Schools
Dear Members of the Swansea Community,
 
It has been brought to my attention that there have been several allegations regarding the school department and, more specifically, regarding special education services for our students. The information that has been shared via social media regarding staff ratios and employment of unqualified staff members is inaccurate and unfounded.  The Swansea Schools are in full compliance with all state and federal regulations, and I am proud to have a staff that is committed solely to the best interests of our students.
 
As the educational leader of the Swansea Schools, part of my responsibility is to ensure that anyone who has concerns about the Swansea Schools has the opportunity to voice their concerns.  I, therefore, encourage any member of the community who is concerned about the allegations in these social media posts (or has any other concern) to speak to me personally so they can form their own opinions based on facts rather than the false statements of others.
 
I also appreciate  that, as your Superintendent of Schools, I am a public figure and will, from time-to-time, be the subject of some vicious personal attacks. I never anticipated, however, that I would be responding to the type of unfounded and defamatory allegations as have been brought to my attention.  Being in a position of leadership where I am to be a role model to all of our students, I do feel it is necessary to go on record as categorically denying any unethical conduct by me or the Director of Student Services.  If you read or hear of such allegations, I ask you to stand up and tell the person making such false allegations not to lower the quality of our community by continuing to engage in such behavior.      
 
I thank those community members who have reached out and lent support, and am hopeful that by having meaningful, productive conversations, we can continue to work together to ensure our students are educated in safe, supportive educational environments where they can develop the necessary skills to be productive members of our society.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
John J. Robidoux
Superintendent of Schools
School Announcements
Principal Contact Information
Sean P. Scanlon, M. Ed.
phone: 508-675-7499
fax: 508-646-4408
email: sscanlon@swanseaschools.org
address: 100 Pearse Road, Swansea, MA 02777
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
Field Trip Chaperone Information
Please click the following link for a copy of the new Luther School Field Trip Chaperone Agreement.  Parents who would like to volunteer to chaperone a field trip must submit a completed copy of the Field Trip Chaperone Agreement to the building principal and should also plan to attend the May 1, 2017 Luther School Organization (LSO) meeting held in the gymnasium at Luther School beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Parent Information
March 31, 2017

Dear Luther School community,

 
Luther School will begin to administer MCAS tests starting on Monday, April 3.  Please see the schedule below for specific dates for each grade and subject.  It is especially important that students arrive to school on time during testing. 
         ELA MCAS                            Math MCAS                      Science MCAS
Grade 3 – April 25, 26, 28        Grade 3 - May 10,12          Grade 5 – May 16, 18
Grade 4 – April 3, 5, 7              Grade 4 - May 9, 11
Grade 5 – April 4, 6, 12            Grade 5 - May 2, 4
 
A children's clothing drive will be held on April 1st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Joseph Case Junior High School. All clothes collected on this day will be donated to Cradles to Crayons in support of their efforts to assist low-income and homeless youth. Donations of new or gently used clothing from shirts to shoes, infant to teen will be accepted.  Please no torn or soiled clothes.  In addition, Luther School is running a Sock Drive from April 3rd-7th.  We are encouraging families to donate any new infant to teen pairs of socks and your homeroom could win an indoor/outdoor recess prize pack.
 
The school calendar for 2017-2018 has been set and can be found on the Swansea Schools website.
 
Luther School Picture Day will take place on Tuesday, April 11th.  Forms have already been sent home with students.
 
The Luther School Walk-A-Thon will take place on Thursday, April 13.  Students should wear sneakers and comfortable clothing on this day.  This LSO fundraiser helps to support field trips scheduled for the end of the year. 
 
Any parent interested in chaperoning a field trip for Luther School must submit a completed field trip chaperone agreement form to the main office by Thursday, April 13th.   Forms are available on the Luther School website.  Please see below for dates and locations for each grade’s field trip:
Grade 3 - Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA – June 14
Grade 4 – Lloyd Center, Dartmouth, MA – June 5
Grade 5 – Freedom Trail, Boston, MA – June 9
 
Luther School will be showing our support for Autism Awareness Month by encouraging students and faculty members to wear blue on Friday, April 28th.
 
As of today, Swansea Public Schools have had four (4) snow days.  This means the current last day of school is now Tuesday, June 20th
 
Sincerely,
Sean P. Scanlon
Principal
Joseph G. Luther Elementary School

 
School Mission Statement
The Luther School community will provide a safe, caring, and technology-rich environment that will challenge and support students to continually improve their ability to read, write, problem solve, and work with others.
 
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