News & Announcements

Emergency Meeting of the Swain County Board of Education

The Swain County Board of Education will have an Emergency Meeting on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:30pm in the Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street Bryson City, NC, 2nd Floor room 223. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss decision‐making guidelines in regards to the COVID‐19 Coronavirus.

Special Joint Board Meeting

There will be a Special Joint Board Meeting with the Swain County Board of Education and the Cherokee School Board, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at Swain County High School, 1415 Fontana Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713.

Board of Education Meeting

The Swain County Board of Education will meet Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 6PM in the Swain County Administrative Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd floor, Bryson City, NC 28713

TDAP & MCV

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 2020/21 school year. Contact the school nurse if you have questions, 488-3480 x 5333 Thank you!

Changing Weather may faciliatate faster than normal timeline for dismissals

Forecasts are calling for more saturating rainfall over the next week, with significant amounts falling on Monday and Tuesday.  Swain County Schools’ Administration is in contact with Swain County Emergency Services as well as the Department of Transportation, and in concert with them, are continually monitoring the situation.  Please keep in mind that changes in our weather can occur quickly and many times with no warning. 

We ask that you keep these circumstances in mind as we move forward this week.  Our continuing pledge to our community is to always act with the utmost safety of our students and staff in mind.  As situations arise and change, Swain County Schools may have to dismiss and send students and staff home on a faster timeline than normal, which in turn could mean shorter notification times for our community.  We ask for your understanding and patience as we move forward this week.

Native American Parent Meeting

Swain County Schools had their first Native American Parent Meetings on October 28, 2019 & December 19, 2019. Please view the full article for the minutes, summary, and an invitation to fill out our survey on Native American Policy & Procedures.

Board of Education Meeting

The Swain County Board of Education will meet Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 6PM in the Swain County Administrative Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd floor, Bryson City, NC 28713. There will also be a public hearing for the revised board policy 4060, Native American Policy and Procedures for 2020-2021 prior to the meeting starting at 5:45PM.

Native American Policy & Procedures

Board Policy 4060 Native American Policies and Procedures is being reviewed and updated for the 2020-2021 school year. We solicit the community's input during this review process.
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