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          Welcome to Our School


            Welcome to Swanson Elementary

            Home of the Squirrels

            skip the squirrel

            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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            Fall Open House Welcome Back to School

            Wednesday, August 14th

            Time: TBD


            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 


          Swanson Announcements

            • 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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          Swanson Elem. Headlines

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            2nd Cup

            The 2nd Cup with Josh Rockey! Every second Tuesday of the month. Agenda will be available in the monthly Swanson Newsletter.

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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

            Please make sure your child has money in their lunch account. Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed every school year. Find it all at www.schoolcafe.com. View today's lunch menu at schoolcafe.com on the left toolbar.

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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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