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Welcome to Our School
Welcome to Swanson Elementary
Home of the Squirrels
Kindergarten through Second GradeSchool 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
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
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!
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
ACTIVITIES & INCENTIVES
Funded with BOX TOPSWe 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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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.