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SCMS School Opening Information

Greetings Swift Creek Community,

I hope this message finds you safe and your family is well. As we begin the 2020-21 school year we just wanted to make you aware of important upcoming dates.

Curbside Pick-up Thursday, August 13th 10am-6pm & Friday, August 14th 8am-4pm

Several items will be available for pick-up including: student schedules, Chromebooks if needed, reading/ELA textbooks, band instruments, daily remote learning schedules, yearbooks ordered last year and computer/Chromebook login information needed. 

All students whether enrolled in the Virtual Academy or not, will follow a daily bell schedule which will be handed out during Curbside Pick-up.  At this time all middle school students are virtual and will follow the same schedule.  The daily schedule will include “live” instruction for each class. Each student will begin their day at 8:30am and end at 2:55pm. The students will follow the daily schedule with breaks built in to it.

Monday-Daily schedule with “live” instruction for each subject (synchronous learning)

Tuesday-Daily schedule with “live” instruction for each subject (synchronous learning)

Wednesday-Students will participate in Google classroom lessons for each subject (asynchronous)

Thursday-Daily schedule with “live” instruction for each subject (synchronous learning)

Friday-Daily schedule with “live” instruction for each subject (synchronous learning)

We strive to ensure every student has what they need to begin the school year successfully. During curbside pick-up, please enter campus at the carpool entrance of the school by our Swift Creek sign on Norris Road. That driveway has two lanes that merge into one lane. Please utilize both lanes if needed to avoid a backup of cars on Norris Road. As you get closer to the school it merges into one lane.  We also ask that you not enter campus using the bus entrance or enter into the front parking lot. Remain in the car line and follow the arrows around to the back of the school (similar to the car line pattern that we utilized for locker clean out in the spring) and plan to stop at each station along the way.  Please remain in your vehicle.  A staff member will come to your car to assist you at each station. Please know there may be a wait as we handle this process and we ask everyone to be patient. Please be sure to bring a pen to sign your device loaner agreement.

First official week of school August 17th- August 21st

The first week of school, teachers in each grade level will introduce topics to orient students on how to be successful virtual learners. Topics are based around themes such as organization, accessing and turning in assignments, and Google suite.  

Parent Virtual Orientation Tuesday, August 18th 5pm – 7:00pm 

The Parent Virtual Orientation schedule will be distributed on curbside pick up both Thursday and Friday.