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District Announcements
International Student Hosting Opportunity
Joseph Case High School is welcoming international students for the spring 2015 semester. As part of the school district’s effort to expand its global education program, we have partnered with the Cambridge Institute of International Education to provide this exciting opportunity.
 
If you are interested in making a positive impact on the life of an international student, consider becoming a host family! Host families will be given a substantial stipend for providing students with meals, a private room and for welcoming the students into their homes. Support will be available 24/7 from residential coordinators to help coordinate meeting your student upon arrival, keeping you connected with the school community, and mediating issues if they arise. Families of all types, ethnicities, backgrounds and sizes are welcome.
 
To learn more about becoming a host family, please contact Jessica Johnson at jjohnson@gphomestay.com (781-996-0451) or visit gphomestay at www.gphomestay.com for more information.

 
Superintendent's Letter on School Security
Dear Parents and or Guardians:
 
The Swansea Public Schools are committed to providing the safest possible educational environment to all stakeholders.  We are constantly reviewing, revising, drilling and practicing safety protocols and procedures as well as upgrading our buildings, safety equipment and features.  Read more...
 
School Announcements
LSO Charity Fundraiser Information
Each month a different homeroom will be leading a fundraiser to support a charity of their choice.  Ms. Medeiros’ grade 4 homeroom will begin this initiative by supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the month of October.  Students, parents, and faculty members are encouraged to donate their spare change.  Each month, the homeroom leading the fundraiser will choose a school-wide theme day.  Ms. Medeiros’ homeroom has chosen a “pink” day, where students and staff are encouraged to wear pink on Friday, October 31st.   
 
Student Drop-Off/Pick-up Procedures

Our morning and afternoon student drop-off and pick-up procedures have changed significantly from last year due to the addition of a new parking lot and drop-off/pick-up area to the right of the school.

Morning Arrival/Drop-off
All student drop-offs between 8:20 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. will take place in the new parent drop-off circle to the right of the school (south side). Students are not permitted to be dropped off prior to 8:20 a.m. This parking area has an entrance and exit separate from the main driveway in front of the school.  During this time only buses, faculty members, and vehicles displaying a handicap placard will be allowed access to the driveway directly in front of the school.  Parents are asked not to park on Pearse Road as there will be numerous parking spots in the new parking lot/drop-off area available for parents.  When dropping students off, it is extremely helpful and more efficient if the driver pulls as far forward as possible in the designated drop-off zone, so that as many vehicles as possible can unload simultaneously onto the sidewalk. 
If your child arrives to school after 8:40 a.m., please park in front of the school and escort your child into the building, using the front main entrance.
For the first week, there will be several staff members helping in the drop-off area to ensure a smooth transition to the new procedures as well as to answer any questions parents may have.  During this transition period, I ask for your patience, cooperation and understanding.  Student safety is our top priority during this busy time.
 
Afternoon Pick-up
The student school day ends at 3:05 p.m.  Parents picking their child up should park in the new parking lot area and enter the building through the south side of the building using the exterior staircase to go down the stairs in order to enter the computer lab.  The computer lab will be the new parent pick-up location, parents will no longer report to the gymnasium.  Parents must remain in the computer lab to ensure the security of the building.  Luther Staff will not allow parents to enter the building prior to 2:55 p.m.  Parents must have a government issued photo I.D. to verify their identity and to sign a child out.  If anyone other than a parent will be picking a student up, the school must have a note notifying the school that the student’s guardian is allowing this person to sign the child out.
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