March 14, 2021
Calling All Pirates!
Don't forget that Wednesday morning all students will have their live Teams sessions and in the afternoon please encourage your child to join our live Art & Counseling Teams session. The enrichment sessions are not required, but they sure are lots of fun. We hope everyone can join us! Don't forget that there are only 2 more Virtual Wednesdays. Spring Break is March 29- April 2. When we return from Spring Break, students will attend school 5 days a week (M-F).
This Friday is Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00 pm) and don't forget to keep scanning those box tops. Check out the Box Tops section in our newsletter to find ways that you can earn bonus Box Tops. Every little bit truly adds up! Lastly, tonight the Swansboro community will be celebrating a Night of Hope. We are asking everyone in our community to participate by turning their porch light on at 8pm as a symbol of hope, light, and love to others. We hope you will join us in letting your light shine!
HELP US COLLECT BOX TOPS!!!
Use this referral code NQGY5JLL when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/28/2021, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=NQGY5JLL
Art & Counseling Teams Session
Wednesday, March 17th, 1pm
This is an online event.
If you would like to nominate a SBES staff member for any of the OCS Regognitions listed below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your nomination by March 26th.
STEM/STEAM Teacher of the Year
Math Teacher of the Year
Tech Savvy Teacher of the Year
Global Teacher of the Year
AVID Teacher of the Year
Arts Teacher of the Year
Student Support Educator of the Year (Counselors, IST members, social workers, other support personnel)
Note from Nurse Sammons:
If you OR your child has a fever of over 100, a new cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell or you are being quarantined per medical advice or are being Covid tested per medical request PLEASE email the Nurse or call the school. We must clear your child per OCS protocol before they return on the bus or return to in person school. Nurse Sammons email is Mollie.Sammons@onslow.k12.nc.us. For more information, please check out Nurse Sammons' webpage on our school's website.
Covid close contacts
When a student tests positive for Covid-19, we conduct contact tracing and all students that are identified as a close contact (within 6 ft of the positive person for more than 15 minutes) receive a personal phone call from the school nurse or principal to inform the parent that their child has been identified as a close contact and are required to quarantine for 14 days from date of potential exposure. This is in accordance with OCS policy and the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit.
Student Tech Support Line: 910-989-2101
Navigating Your Laptop From Home
Parent Module on Using Teams
This is a link to the district website that has other help guides for learning from home.
March 14 Day of Hope
March 15 End of Grading Period
March 17 @ 2 pm MCAC Parent Virtual Workshop: Helping Your Military-Connected Child Deal with Daily Stress and Frustration (registration details on flier above)
March 19 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)
March 22 Reports cards sent home with students
March 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)
March 29-April 2 Spring Break- NO school
April 2 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)
April 5 Teacher Workday- No school for students
April 6 Media Specialist Day
April 6 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC
April 8 Quality Council/ Systems Involvement Team 4:00-5:15 RSC
April 12-23 NC Check-Ins # 3 (5th grade Science)
April 13 Strategic Planning 7:30-8:15 am
April 16 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)
April 18-24 Public School Volunteer Week
April 19-23 Administrative Professional Week
April 21 Administrative Professional Day
April 23 Interim Reports for Elementary Students
April 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)
April 26- May 7 EOY iReady Math (K-5)
May 1 School Principals Day
May 3-7 Onslow County Schools Employee Appreciation Week
May 3-7 Onslow County Schools Bus Driver Appreciation Week
May 3-7 Teacher & Teacher Assistant Appreciation Week
May 3-14 EOY iReady Reading Diagnostic (k-5)
May 4 National Teacher Day
May 4 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC
May 4 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)
May 7 School Lunch Hero Day
May 7 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)
May 11 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)
May 12 National School Nurse Day
May 13 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)
May 17-21 National Educational Boss Week
May 25 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)
May 28 Last day of school for students (report cards sent home if all dues paid)
May 31 Memorial Day
June RTA (After reading camp) TBD
June 1 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC
June 1-4 Teacher Workdays
June 4 Swansboro High School Graduation
June 14- 17 OCS Camp Invention