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            Welcome to Swanson Elementary

            Home of the Squirrels

            Kindergarten through Second Grade


            School Hours 9:15 AM – 3:45 PM

            Office Hours 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


            507 N Gulkana Street

            Palmer, Alaska 99645

            (907) 861-5300 Telephone

            (907) 861-5380 Facsimile


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            Don't forget!

            Our doors open at 9a.m. to greet students

            Log into School Dismissal Manager before 2:45pm with any changes to end of day transportation or call the office

            more than a meal

            Click here for free and reduced lunch application 


            Along with providing free or reduced meals for students this program also helps with:

            • Waived college application fees

            • Waived after-school program fees

            • Access to specialized tutoring programs

            • Lower internet costs

            • Waived fees to take the ACT, SAT, and the Advanced Placement exams

            • P-EBT (Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer)

            This program helps not only the students, but Swanson and the whole school district as well due to the state and federal dollars that are tied to these counts.

            We can not thank you enough for taking the time to complete the free/reduced meal application. Swanson is currently at 45%. We must be at 50% or higher to qualify for Title 1 benefits next year. EVERY APPLICATION COUNTS!

            Please help us continue to be a TITLE 1 SCHOOL so Swanson can continue providing services and programs to our students!

          Swanson Announcements

          • We have a grant from the federal government that helps introduce kids to foods they might not know about. This Friday's food is donut peaches. Enjoy!
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            • IS THIS YOU?

              Your family depends on subsistence activities to feed your family, and...

               Your child(ren) has, in the past 3 years, participated in seasonal subsistence fishing, commercial fishing and/or berry picking and brought the food home (dates must fall within a one year period);

               AND the activities were at least 20 miles away from your primary residence for 7 overnights or more (does not need to be consecutive);

               OR your child(ren) traveled with you while you were logging and/or farming outside of the Mat-Su Borough School District (MSBSD) for 7 overnights or more (does not need to be consecutive).

               Eligible youth must be under 20 years old but are not required to be registered in a school. Therefore, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and out of school youth are also eligible if they have not graduated.

               If the answer is yes, your child(ren) may qualify for Migrant Education Services. All activities must meet economic necessity for program qualification. Please complete the Parent Request Form https://forms.gle/XDsKsU9ThDyoxPqf7

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            Funded with BOX TOPS

            We collect General Mills Box Tops all year round.  We have two collection bins in the foyer and Box Top Bucks collection sheets on the wall outside the office door.  Every time a student brings a completed "buck" they will receive a prize from the office! 
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          • Fred Meyer Rewards

            Support our school every time you shop at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. Just re-enroll or link your Rewards Card to Swanson Elementary and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer. You’ll still get the Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates.

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          • School Lunch

            Breakfast costs $2 and lunch costs $3.50. Please make sure your child has money in their account. Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed every school year. Find it all at www.schoolcafe.com. To view today's lunch menu, click on Parent Quicklinks at the top. (It's a picture of three people). The menu link is under nutrition services.

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          • Pickup/Drop Off

            Doors open at 9am. Please use School Dismissal Manager to inform us of ANY end of day changes by 2:45pm to ensure your child gets home in a timely manner. It is no longer necessary for you to phone the school, send notes, or send an email to inform the school of dismissal changes. Log into schooldismissalmanager.com or download the app and make changes right from your phone!.

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