News & Announcements

Online Registration is now open for Returning students for the 2022-23 school year!

The Online Student Registration Form is open for the 2022-2023 school year for students that completed the previous school year in our school system!!! Please consider using this online process in place of many of the hard copy student forms that your child brings home at the beginning of the school year.

2022-23 School Calendar

The 2022-2023 Swain County Schools' District calendar is available for download at

Swain County Schools Summer Camps

Elementary Students @ West Elementary - July 5-8, 11-14, 18-21 from 8AM-3PM
Middle/High Students @ Swain High - July 5-8, 11-14, 18-21 from 8AM-3PM

2022 STEM Camp

Swain County School's 2022 STEM Camp will be 7/25-7/29 & 8/1-8/5. See the attached flyer for more info.

End of the School Year

Please remember, Wednesday, June 1, is a half day for students at East and West Elementary, Swain Middle School, and Swain High School. There will be no school for Bright Adventures Pre k. Buses will leave Swain High School at 11:00. Thank you for a very successful school year. We look forward to starting again for all students on August 22. Have a safe summer.

Time to schedule your child's vaccinations!

Students entering the 7th grade must have 1 dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and 1 dose of MCV (meningococcal vaccine) prior to the start of the 2022/23 school year. Contact the school nurse if you have questions, 488-3480 x 5333 Thank you!

Lockdown lifted

At approximately 7:45 this morning a teacher at East Elementary School was notified by a student of a potential gun in another student’s backpack. The teacher opened the backpack and saw what she believed to be a handgun. The teacher immediately notified East Elementary Principal Amanda Sutton who secured the bag and placed the school on lockdown. Our School Resource Officer then took the bag, and upon initial observation believed it to be a handgun. Once he took it out of the backpack, he discovered that it was an airsoft gun. At this time, with the airsoft gun secured, there was no further threat and the lockdown, and perimeter lockdown of our Swain County Schools, was lifted and all activities have returned to normal. The investigation into the incident by Swain County Schools is ongoing at this time.

East Elementary Lockdown - UPDATE

This morning we were notified of a potential threat at East Elementary School. All schools were put on perimeter lockdown. As of now, the immediate threat has been resolved. East Elementary remains on a perimeter lockdown. The perimeter lockdown has been lifted from west elementary, middle and high school. School personnel along with emergency personnel will continue to monitor the situation.

As soon as we have more information, we will communicate it through all channels.
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