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Upcoming Events
- LSO Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- LSO Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
District Announcements
Kindergarten Registration

Swansea Public Schools announces registration for children who will be five on or before August 31, 2015. New students who plan on attending 1st grade, who have not previously enrolled, should register at this time. A child must be 6 by the same date to be eligible for 1st grade.

If you have a child who is age eligible who will be attending a private school, your child is welcome to participate in the developmental screening portion of the registration process.

The purpose of the screening is to find children who may have any of the following problems: seeing, hearing, speaking, getting along with others, physical coordination, or other conditions that would affect learning.

Please call 508-679-4049 or 508-675-7899 to receive a registration packet or if you have any questions.
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 (781-996-0451) or visit gphomestay at 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
Principal Contact Information
Sean P. Scanlon, M. Ed.
phone: 508-675-7499
fax: 508-646-4408
address: 100 Pearse Road, Swansea, MA 02777
PARCC Schedule
Grade 3
Math – March 17, 18
ELA – March 25, 26, 27
Grade 4
Math – March 19, 20
ELA – March 30, 31, April 1
Grade 5
Math – March 23, 24
ELA – April 6, 7, 8
February Announcements
Registrations for the next session of Mad Science begin today, February 10th, directions for registering were sent home with students this past Friday.  Students must register by February 27th.  Classes will run on Tuesdays from 3:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. starting on March 3rd and ending April 7th.
During the month of February, Mrs. Poirier and Mrs. Sutherland’s homerooms are leading a food and supplies drive to support the Swansea Animal Shelter.  Luther School will be accepting the following items: canned dog/cat food, dry dog/cat food, litter of any kind, industrial trash bags, paper towels, blankets, sheets, towels, wipes, and dog/cat toys.
Mrs. Medas, our physical education teacher, is coordinating our annual Hoops for Hearts fundraiser to support the American Heart Association.  A flyer was sent home with students in late January with more details.  Mrs. Medas is asking that all donations and forms be submitted by the end of February.
On February 26th, Texas Roadhouse of Dartmouth will be running a Line Dancing after school activity at Luther School in the gymnasium.  The event will run from 3:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. and the cost to participate is $5.00.  100% of the proceeds will go to the Luther School Organization (LSO) to help lower the costs of our end of the year field trips for students.  Registration forms will be going home soon and registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
As of today, Swansea Public Schools have had four (4) snow days.  This means the current last day of school is now Thursday, June 18th.  This could continue to change if we have any additional snow days.  Please keep this in mind when planning vacations during the month of June.
January Announcements
The Luther School Organization will be hosting a family movie night on Friday, January 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. here at Luther School.  We will be showing the movie Frozen in the gymnasium starting at 6:30 p.m.  Popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided by the LSO.  This event is free and students must be accompanied by an adult.
Mrs. Platt has organized a Luther School Providence Bruins Night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. for Friday, January 23rd.  Additional order forms are available in the main office and the deadline to order tickets is January 16th.  The cost is $18 per ticket.  For more information, please contact Becky Platt at
During the month of January, Luther School will be running a book drive in order to continue to build up our school library.  Please consider donating a new or gently used book that would be appropriate for grades 2 through 7.  Non-fiction books about animals, sports, historical events and biographies are especially needed.  Books may be dropped off at the main office.

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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