Parent Letters

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Dear South-Western Families,

We would like to thank each and every one of you for your patience, support, and willingness to work with us to finish out this very unique school year. We’ve all learned some new skills and how important communication and collaboration are to the success of our students. Our common goal is always the education and safety of our children.

The attainment of a high-quality education makes such a big difference in the lives of our children, providing life opportunities, financial compensation, and the freedom to explore the world around us. While we know this has been a difficult spring, we also know that students who are engaged in their education and continue to hone their skills will be better positioned for what is to come.

To that end, we wanted to provide you with some tips to keep your student’s skills sharp over the summer break:

  1. Set yourself up for success: Gather the books and supplies you need all the time and put them in a backpack or box so you have everything handy when you need it.
  2. Create your playlist: What order are you going to do things? (hint: hardest first, get it out of the way) When will you take a break? What will you do for fun once you finish the day’s tasks?
  3. Believe in yourself: It’s your life. Don’t put someone else in charge of your continued learning. Do what you need to do to feel proud of who you are becoming in the world.
  4. Keep Going: Start fresh every day. Everyone fails, everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone develops failure as a habit. Start again. Today can be better than yesterday.
  5. Use your mind: It’s unhelpful to spend your brainpower complaining. Instead, write a list of 10 questions about a topic and find the answers to some of these questions. Think of a project you would like to complete and then do it. Share this information with your family. Watch your life change.
  6. Read, Read, Read: Memoirs, thrillers, fantasy, or historical fiction - the options are limitless. Regardless of the genre, print provides a window to the world. Reading books opens minds and our futures. Set a goal to read for at least 20 minutes a day.
  7. Write: Writing crystallizes our thoughts. Our word choice brings with it connotations, denotations, innuendos, and subtleties that give us the ability to author our individual voices. Journaling is a great way to practice this skill.

Material Returns: Each family should have received information from their building principal regarding material returns - the return of school items to buildings as well as personal items to students and families. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school for additional information. Your help is greatly appreciated. It is important for us to be able to have a full inventory of materials so we can be prepared for the fall.

Food Distribution Next Week: Tuesday, May 26 will be the last day the district provides meals for this school year. During the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., students may pick up four breakfasts and four lunches for the week from our normal distribution locations.

Summer Food Distribution: In partnership with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Second Step, Communities in Schools, and Significance Training & Consulting, we will be providing summer meals from June 1 through August 7, 2020, at West Franklin Elementary School (3501 Briggs Road, Columbus) and Westland High School (146 Galloway Road, Galloway) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Summer food distribution times are:

  • West Franklin Elementary School from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (No weekend bags)
  • Westland High School from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Weekend bags may also be picked up at WHS on Fridays)

While we don’t know what education will look like in the fall, we do know that we will be prepared to educate our students using the health and safety guidelines outlined by the CDC, Ohio Legislature, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Health, and other school-related agencies to inform our decisions. We are eager for the return of students.

Enjoy your summer, Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent


May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Dear South-WEstern Families,

No, that’s not a typo in the salutation of this letter. WE is the sentiment we wish to express in gratitude for all of your efforts and cooperation in helping us finish out the 2019-2020 school year strong for our students. The willingness of our families to learn new methods to help their children continue to learn remotely is why the South-Western City School District is such a great place of which to be a part.

In March we suddenly and unexpectedly found ourselves thrust into a completely virtual environment. Luckily we have spent the last several years working to integrate technology to accelerate learning. These efforts positioned us as well as possible for the new reality we are experiencing. We’re so very proud of our families and staff members for working together to help students focus on continuing their learning. We have seen amazing work over the past several weeks. While we are sure this was challenging on many levels, we appreciate you stepping up to this challenge. As we look to finish strong, we want to say thank you one more time.

We know there have been a lot of questions regarding the return of personal materials and district materials including the use of Chromebooks. Our plans are as follows:

Return of student personal materials/locker contents to students and families:

Your child’s school will be contacting you with the details of material pick up day(s), which are scheduled for the week of May 26. Each family will be assigned a block of time in which they should pick up their child’s belongings curbside. Times will be assigned between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please follow the instructions your child’s school will be sending to you.

*If your child is in grade PK-11 and you believe you will be moving out of the district over the summer, please return your borrowed Chromebook to your child’s school.

Implementation of one-to-one (1:1) Chromebooks distribution:

It is our intent to move to a 1:1 Chromebook distribution system for students in grades 5-12 for the 2020-2021 school year. Those students currently in grades 5-11 will be allowed to keep the Chromebooks, loaned to them for remote learning, for use next school year. If you do not wish to keep the current device, you may turn it in to your child’s school during material pick up day. More details will be coming out over the next few months regarding our 1:1 initiative.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent


May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

Dear South-Western Families,

We know you have lots of questions about what will happen in the future. Right now, we are focusing our efforts on finishing the school year strong for our students. Fear of the unknown is not uncommon in a situation such as this. We participated in a conference call with representatives from the Ohio Department of Education yesterday in which they urged districts to hold on plans for next school year. The ever-changing guidance and landscape for the fall will likely cause plans to be adjusted. By waiting we can ensure that our plans contain the most recent guidance to ensure the most complete and well-designed plan possible. With that said, at some point in the future, we may need to move forward with plans even with the potential that things will continue to change. We will do our best to balance the need for you to make appropriate plans with our attempts to not create confusion by announcing changes prematurely. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school for answers to questions regarding this school year.

Material Returns: We are in the process of planning a detailed process for the return of school items to buildings as well as personal items to students and families. It is our goal to try to accomplish both exchanges at the same time so families will only need to drive up to the school once during the week of May 26. Each building will be providing you with additional details as they are finalized. We will be asking students to return all textbooks, library books, and teacher-owned materials. Students in grades PK-11 will be allowed to keep their Chromebooks over the summer if they wish.

Exams for Grades 7-12: The exam window for all students in grades 7-12 will be May 19-22. Teachers will be providing a cumulative assessment with feedback for a semester exam so students have the opportunity to reflect on their learning for the year and earn quality points for credit. Teachers have been given wide latitude on what their exam format will be. Depending on the course content, the design of the course, and the projects assigned throughout the course, the format could vary significantly from a traditional exam. Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the essential learning that has taken place, for teachers to reinforce the most significant learning for the course, and for students to be able to reflect on their mastery of various concepts.

Senior Exams: We will still allow Seniors ONLY to exempt out of exams based on the traditional criteria. Seniors who do have exams will take them on the originally scheduled dates.

Food Distribution the Week of Memorial Day: Tuesday, May 26 will be the last day we will be distributing food from our schools and school buses for the school year. Each student may pick up four breakfasts and four lunches at the school and bus locations between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on that day.

Summer Activities: With the current order from the director of the Ohio Department of Health in place, the beginning of our summer programming will look significantly different than the past. While that date could still be adjusted to an earlier or later date, we are confident that we will not be hosting any face-to-face activities through at least June 1. We are preparing to offer some essential summer school classes virtually, but we are not expecting any athletic or support programming to be offered through the June 30 date. We hope to provide additional information on summer activities before the end of May.

State Budget: We recently received communication that the state foundation payments for this school year will be reduced. This was not a surprise to us. It was clear to us in March that the pandemic would impact the economy in a significant way. We have already taken steps and will continue the process of looking at ways to offset state reductions. We anticipate a decrease in state foundation payments for the next two school years and a decrease in local property tax collections. We have and will continue to operate in a conservative manner to leverage tax dollars and remain fiscally responsible. We know many of you have had to tighten your belts at home and we will be doing the same.

This is obviously not what any of us envisioned for the end of a school year. However, in this time of change and uncertainty, we are doing our best to finish our year end activities in a responsible manner that does not jeopardize the health and safety of others.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Dear South-Western Parents,

We hope your household has settled into some sort of routine with remote learning, family time, work, and other activities. Please remember to take care of yourselves as you also take care of your families.

A few questions have arisen over the past week which we felt we should address with parents regarding exams, facilities, and food distribution.

Exams for grades 7-12: We will still be having semester exams for students in grades 7-12. Teachers will be providing a cumulative assessment with feedback for a semester exam so students have the opportunity to reflect on their learning for the year and earn quality points for credit. Teachers have been given wide latitude on what their exam format will be. Depending on the course content, the design of the course, and the projects assigned throughout the course, the format could vary significantly from a traditional exam. Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the essential learning that has taken place, for teachers to reinforce the most significant learning for the course, and for students to be able to reflect on their mastery of various concepts.

Senior Exams: We will still allow Seniors ONLY to exempt out of exams based on the traditional criteria. Seniors who do have exams will take them on the originally scheduled dates.

Facilities: Our indoor and outdoor facilities will remain closed until at least June 30, 2020. We are currently assessing the potential for additional academic support after June 30 and will have further guidance as information from our Governor and health officials becomes available.

Food Distribution: We will continue to distribute multiple meals to children through the remainder of May on Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 15 school locations and an additional 16 school bus sites. On Mondays, children will receive two breakfasts and two lunches. On Wednesdays, children will receive three breakfasts and three lunches. All of these sites are also listed on our main Website at https://www.swcsd.us. NOTE: Changes will be made for the week of Memorial Day with more information coming out closer to that date.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

Dear South-Western Families,

By now we all know that the 2019-2020 school year will be completed through the continuation of remote learning. While we anticipated this guidance from Governor DeWine, it didn’t make it any easier to hear.

We know our seniors and their parents are mourning the loss of important milestones associated with being a senior in high school - traditional proms, spring musicals, awards assemblies, and other ‘rite of passage’ events. The disappointment and sadness are emotions we all feel and recognize. Our teachers and staff members are experiencing similar emotions.

We encourage everyone to stay connected, even if it’s virtually, and focus on what you can control. Stay in touch with your teachers. Take advantage of the many ways to stay socially connected, while physically distanced, with your friends and family through all types of activities like group chats, phone calls, video messaging, virtual dinners, and even watching TV together. It’s important to lean on others and talk through our feelings.

The uncertainty of everything that will happen and needs to be done can weigh heavily on our minds at a time like this. While many plans can not be finalized due to the current constraints, we would like to share a couple of answers to eliminate some of the uncertainty.

Pending school board approval on Monday, April 27, below is what grading will look like through the end of the school year:

Grades K-4: Grading for 4th Quarter

  • We will use the grade card that we currently have in place.
  • Our current 1-4 marking system may or may not adequately describe a student’s performance and participation during the 4th quarter. With that in mind:
    • Teachers may continue to give a numeric “grade” for standards.
    • Teachers may also choose to leave multiple standards blank if they have no basis to issue a numeric grade.
    • Teachers will probably rely heavily on the narrative comment section of each content area on the grade card. This will allow them to give you more specific feedback about student participation, successes, and summer practice.
    • For students who have had little or no engagement, teachers may also utilize the comment section to provide suggestions for practice over the summer.
    • Regardless of which approach best fits a teacher’s needs, you should receive specific feedback based on your student on the current grade card.

Grades 5-6: Grading for 4th Quarter

  • For standards-based grading, refer to the guidance for Grades K-4.
  • For items usually graded A-F, students will receive one of three possible grades for 4th quarter:
    • A
    • S (Satisfactory)
    • F

Grades 7-12: Grading for 4th Quarter and Final Exams

  • Grades
    • Students will receive one of three possible grades for the 4th Quarter:
      • A = 4 quality points
      • S (Satisfactory) = 3 quality points
      • F = 0 quality points
    • The final exams will receive the same three-grade options (Grades 7-12).
      • A = 2 quality points
      • S (Satisfactory) = 1.5 quality points
      • F = 0 quality points
  • Other
    • We will maintain the requirement that students need to earn at least three passing grades for a year-long class.
    • For this semester ONLY, we will remove the requirement that students need to earn two out of three passing grades the second semester for a year-long class.
    • For this semester ONLY, we will remove the requirement that students need to earn two passing grades in a semester class.

Meal Distribution - Beginning Monday, April 27, we will be changing the times we distribute food to students to 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The locations (schools and bus sites) will not change nor will the number of meals being distributed. We are doing this in response to parent requests for later hours.

Celebratory Events - Our schools are in the process of planning year-end celebratory events. While they may not look like the traditional events, we are still trying to make the end of the year special for our students. Each building will be contacting parents with the plans once they are finalized. Please be patient while our schools work out the details of their various events.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent


April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

Dear South-Western Families,

We hope this week’s communication finds you safe and healthy. Over the past two weeks, we have seen some amazing videos created by our staff members. Many of these videos share how much we all miss each other and hope for a way to resume face-to-face classroom learning. Messages of hope and resiliency are so very important to our self-care.

We have also seen some great photos of students learning remotely that have been sent to teachers and other staff members. We encourage you to continue reaching out to your child’s teachers to ensure that our children are receiving the guidance and resources they need to keep learning remotely.

We would like to update you on a couple of items this week:

Interim reports for students in grades 5-12 will be posted on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal during remote learning. Parents will receive an email alert with instructions on how to access the information. Interims should be available after May 7, 2020. Bilingual Assistants will be reaching out to those families who need translation assistance. Our guidance staff and building administrators stand ready to assist with any questions related to a student's overall academic program. Classroom teachers are in the best position to answer questions related to specific classroom grades.

Progress update for students in grades K - 4. Teachers are working to provide meaningful learning and feedback each week. For our elementary students, the accomplishment of learning targets, or standards, are much more relevant than grades. As we reach the middle of the grading period and look toward report cards at year's end, a focus on comments from your child's teacher about your student's participation and learning during this final quarter is the most appropriate lens through which to look.

To help students remain safe and scholarly online, the district is using a service called GoGuardian to filter student devices in a way that is very similar to when students are in our classrooms at school. Parents can now access a service called GoGuardian Parent, which is a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of children's browsing activity, app usage, and more when using a Chromebook borrowed from the district. GoGuardian Parent is a companion to the classroom management and internet filtering tools that are on all of our student-issued Chromebooks. Through the use of this app, we hope to encourage more conversations between parents and children that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits. Additional information about the app and how to access can be found on our website at https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/goguardian-parent and will be sent to the email address you have listed in Infinite Campus.

We are all continuing to learn together during our time apart and we will be stronger because of it. Making a list of things to be completed is a great way to keep yourself organized. Finding a way to complete something on that list every day is a great way to be productive.

Stay healthy and be safe.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent


April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

Dear South-Western Families,

You are doing an awesome job! You are enough!

We support you and we miss you.

It is important to remember that changes around us create different levels of anxiety and stress. While this is normal, it may be a significant challenge for some more than others. Trying to balance work demands, supporting learning at home, financial challenges, social distancing, and safe hygiene practices can easily feel overwhelming. While we all do what we can to protect our children, they may experience similar emotions. Recognizing that nothing is perfect, breaking tasks into smaller pieces and celebrating completed tasks goes a long way to reinforce that you are doing an awesome job, you are enough, and you are loved unconditionally. Please remember that there is an entire community working to support each other. Our main Website and the Ohio Department of Health site have useful links for all of us to access.

As we return from our spring break, we want to update you on academics, food distribution, and Chromebook distribution and repair for the remainder of April.

Academics: The weeks leading up to spring break provided teachers an opportunity to learn best practices for delivering instruction remotely with your students and from peers. We anticipate some adjustments to the form, format, and quantity of instruction as we continue these practices. To help students remain safe and scholarly online, the district is using a service called GoGuardian, which filters student devices in a way that is very similar to when students are in our classrooms at school. All of these adjustments should help improve learning and enhance student safety as we continue to deliver content in an alternative format.

We have received guidance from the Ohio Department of Education on graduation requirements. While more specific information will be sent from your student’s home high school, the short version is that credit attainment should be your student’s priority. This is good advice for all students. Students should stay focused on their current work and do their best because that is within their control. With the potential that we could return to face-to-face instruction in early May, we are proceeding with plans as if this will happen. If it becomes clear that we will not be returning to face-to-face instruction, we will share information as to what this means to you and your students at that time.

Food Distribution: We’ve listened to our families and their needs, so our food distribution schedule will be changing for the remainder of April. Starting on Monday, April 13, we will be distributing multiple meals to children on Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY from 10:00 a.m. to noon at our current 15 school locations and an additional 16 school bus sites. On Mondays, children will receive two breakfasts and two lunches. On Wednesdays, children will receive three breakfasts and three lunches. All of these sites are also listed on our main Website at https://www.swcsd.us/coronavirus-covid-19/food-distribution

School Building Locations: Alton Hall ES, Harmon ES, Highland Park ES, Prairie Lincoln ES, Stiles ES, Franklin Woods IS, Galloway Ridge IS, Park Street IS, Brookpark MS, Norton MS, Pleasant View MS, Central Crossing HS, Franklin Heights HS, Grove City HS and Westland HS

School Bus Locations:

  • Darby Mart (360 Hubbard Road)
  • 1600 Bierl Road (Kendrick and Norton Roads)
  • Emerald Glen Apartments (9300 Regentshire Drive at Hall Road)
  • Cameron Creek Apartments (Westlake Drive)
  • Stimmel Road Trailer Park (A & B. Streets at the shed)
  • Franklin Manor Apartments (Tracy Circle at the basketball court)
  • Urbancrest YMCA (3500 First Street)
  • Derrer Road at Fremont Street (corner parking lot)
  • Hope City House of God (3330 El Paso Drive)
  • Marlowe Court at Inah Avenue
  • Masjid Abu Bakr Temple (591 Industrial Mile Road)
  • Dyer Trailer Park (4715 Sullivant Avenue - front entrance)
  • River Point Apartments (Hilltop Lane at Country Brook Drive E)
  • Parkwick Drive at Bayclub Drive (bus will be on Parkwick Drive)
  • Oak Hills Trailer Park (Oak Hills Drive at Red Oak Drive)
  • Autozone (3833 West Broad Street)

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank will continue to provide prepackaged dinners FOR PICK UP ONLY at Westland High School on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. until further notice.

Chromebook and HotSpot Distribution and Exchanges: For those in need of borrowing a Chromebook or Internet HotSpot or have a borrowed Chromebook that needs repair, we will be distributing and exchanging devices during food distribution hours (10:00 a.m. - noon) on Mondays and Wednesdays at each of our four high schools. Please email chromebookhelp@swcsd.us or call (614) 801-3014 if you need assistance to ensure that we have the appropriate devices and technicians available to help you.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent


April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Dear South-Western Families,

Whether you’re safe at home balancing student remote learning and working from home or whether you’re just home and wondering how you’re going to make all of this work or whether you’re one of those people on the front lines of this crisis helping others, please know that we are all in this together. In fact, there is a hashtag to prove it - #InThisTogetherOhio. Our country has a history of coming together when faced with adversity and this time will be no different.

Our staff members continue to serve students in various capacities from helping serve breakfast and lunch to writing lesson plans to teach remotely to just lending an ear as someone wants to talk. We’ve all had to change the way we serve. We’re all searching for the ‘new normal’ as it’s called. If history repeats itself ingenuity and technology will lead this charge and we will be forever changed because of it.

On Monday, March 30, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all schools in the State of Ohio will remain closed through May 1, 2020, in response to the spread of COVID-19. Following the governor’s direction, we are canceling or postponing all extracurricular activities through that time period and await further guidance from him and the Ohio Director of Health, Dr. Amy Acton.

Next week is our spring break. The Mid-Ohio Food Bank, in cooperation with some of our wonderful community partners, will be offering free dinners to students on Monday, April 6 and Wednesday and April 8 and Friday, April 10 at Westland High School from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We will not be offering breakfast and lunch during spring break. We will send another communication out next week to let you know the plans for the remainder of April. We also have a list of food distribution sites in the area on our main Website at www.swcsd.us.

Please remember that all of our playgrounds are closed due to public health concerns. This includes playground equipment, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and stadiums. While playgrounds are closed, many walking trails and bike paths are open for hiking or cycling.

We wish we had answers to all the questions you have been asking. The information coming from various agencies is allowing us to answer more questions every day. Answers to other questions would be speculative at this time. The best advice we can offer today is to stay focused on what matters most, what we know, and what we can control over the next few weeks.

We’ve seen some very creative teaching styles over the past couple of weeks. For many of us, this forced us to learn new skills and look at the way we educate our children - evaluating what works and what needs work. We’re sure we will see even more exciting teaching moments when we return from break.

Until next week - Stay safe. Practice social distancing. Stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

Dear South-Western Families,

We hope you are being safe and taking care of yourself and your family.

A lot has happened to change the way we educate and care for our children and families over the past couple of weeks. We know you have been receiving information from your child’s teachers, building administration, and the district. We are very proud of the way our staff members have found new and creative ways to educate and help feed our children, working with community groups and other education groups.

We have been taking our lead from both Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton as they update everyone daily on the status of the Coronavirus in Ohio. Our plans may require adjustment, based on their continued guidance. As adjustments and additional guidance are available, we will share what that means to the South-Western community as quickly as possible. We’d like to take this opportunity to update you on all of the areas that may assist you in helping us continue to educate and care for students based on our current understandings:

Technology

Our buildings are making every effort to get Chromebooks and Internet HotSpots into the hands of students who need these tools. If your student is in need of a borrowed device or temporary Internet HotSpot to use for remote learning and you have not been able to secure one, please contact the school’s attendance line at your child’s school and leave your name, your child's name, grade, a call-back number, and whether you need a device or HotSpot. Someone will contact you with a time and location to pick up a Chromebook and/or HotSpot. Please know that the temporary HotSpots are in short supply, but we will try our best to meet your needs starting with high school students.

We will follow this same process for any borrowed Chromebook that has technical difficulties (device breaks, needs repair, or needs to be replaced) or you can email chromebookhelp@swcsd.us or call (614) 801-3014.

Please remember that the devices on loan from the district have limited filtering capabilities while students are working remotely. While the district acceptable use policy (Board Policy 7540.03) and bullying, harassment and intimidation policy (Board Policy 5517.01) remain in full effect, we are counting on caregivers to help monitor the use, search activity, and social interactions in which students engage through these devices.

Student Food Distribution

We are distributing "Grab-n-Go" style breakfast and lunch packages to students at 15 school locations throughout the district. Per federal regulations, children 18 and under must be in attendance in order to pick up food. Children may pick up food from any one of the sites listed on our Website Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - noon. This service will be suspended during our normally scheduled Spring Break of April 6-10.

On Monday, March 30 AND Wednesday, April 1 AND Friday April 3, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank will continue to provide prepackaged dinners to any South-Western student starting at 3:30 p.m. at Westland High School, 146 Galloway Road. As this is also a federal program, students must be in attendance in order to pick up the food.

Email

All staff members have email addresses. The format of email addresses in our district is firstname.lastname@swcsd.us. Please be patient as our staff members work through their email messages. Between student and parent communication, creating lessons in a new way, providing students with feedback on their work, and taking care of their own families, they will be stretched very thin while working remotely from home.

Telephones and Voicemail Extensions

All teachers have voicemail extensions on which students and parents can leave messages regarding classwork. All extensions and the directions for leaving a message can be found on your child’s school Website.

As many of our staff members are working from home, we have set up voicemail on each building's attendance telephone line. Please leave your name, phone number, and a brief message and we will return your call as quickly as we can. Please also be patient as our staff members work through their voicemail messages.

Web Resources (www.swcsd.us)

Our main Website has a variety of resources for parents to use while assisting their children adapt to home learning. Teachers are sending home resources, buildings are posting resources, and the district is sharing additional activities on its social media accounts.

Thank you for your patience. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. And we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bill Wise

Superintendent


March 17, 2020 - Please see your child's school Website.

March 13, 2020

2020_March13_Parent-Letter.pdf
2020_March13_Parent-Letter_Spanish.pdf