Swanson Elementary School - February 2022

NO SCHOOL -- Friday, February 18 , 2022 -- Staff Inservice

NO SCHOOL -- Monday, February 21 , 2022 -- Presidents' Day

Valentine Celebrations

Our Valentine's Activity & Party will be Monday, February 14th.

In preparation for our celebration:

  • Students may bring valentines and boxes. These will not be opened in class, but sent home for parents to determine an appropriate time for opening. Each classroom teacher will be sending specific information for valentines and boxes.
  • As in prior years, the district will be providing each student a cookie treat.

Thank you for your support with providing students a little fun given the limitations of these unprecedented times.

Important Calendar Change

  • We are amending our school calendar. Friday, February 18th will now be a NO SCHOOL DAY for our students. This day will now be used as a work-day for our teachers and staff. Students will now have a 4-day weekend with NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 18th or Monday, February 21st, as was already published. Our teachers will have professional learning on February 21st. We appreciate your flexibility with this calendar change.
  • NO SCHOOL on FEBRUARY 18th or FEBRUARY 21st.

Variety Show February 11th

Swanson's 2022 Variety show, "Where are the Superstars?" has been rescheduled for Friday, February 11 at 6 p.m. at the Westside Middle School auditorium since Feb. 18, the original show date, is now a no-school day for students.

Dress rehearsal will now be held February 9 at 6 p.m. at the Westside Middle School auditorium.

Questions? Email Ashley Wegner at

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EY News

You will find information about EY opportunities, our geography contest winners, ideas for badges to check out, and details about the writing contest sponsored by the OPL.

Jenny Henningsen

EY Coordinator

Sunset & Swanson

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2021 - 2022 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Enrollment for District Residents:

Do you live in the District and have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten this fall? Do you know of other Westside residents with children who will be ready to start school in August?

Kindergarten enrollment for 2022-23 begins January 24th. Parents of eligible students should go to to begin the enrollment process as early as possible on or after January 24th.

Students entering kindergarten for 2022-23 must be five years old by July 31, 2022. Parents may opt to hold their children out of kindergarten for an additional year. However, Nebraska state law mandates that a child who reaches six years of age prior to January 1 of the then-current school year must be enrolled in school.

If you have questions, you may call the Westside Welcome Center at 402-390-2100.

Student In-District Transfer Requests for the 2022-23 School Year

If you are a District resident who would like your K-6 child(ren) to attend an elementary school other than the school that serves your attendance area for next school year, you must submit a completed In-District Transfer (IDT) Request form to the Office of Student Services for review.

The District gives priority to families living within the District ​prior to ​placing Option Enrollment applicants who reside outside the District. We must receive a Student In-District Transfer Request form no later than ​4:00 p.m. on March 15 ​for your request to be considered prior to our placement of Option Enrollment students.

IDT forms are available at the ABC Building and our District website.​ Click here to complete the form electronically.​ An IDT request form must be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has one or more siblings currently attending a school outside their home attendance area. Transfers are approved or denied based on available space and other resources. If you have questions about the in- district transfer process, please call 402-390-2107.

Kindergarten Enrollment for Non-District Residents

If you live outside the District and have a child eligible for kindergarten who has a sibling currently attending a Westside elementary school through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an Option Enrollment Application. Westside’s Office of Student Services must receive Option Enrollment Applications no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and our district website or Click here to complete the form electronically.

First Friday Spirit Day!

Each first Friday of the month is Swanson Spirit Day. On this day we all wear our Swanson logo wear or school colors, blue and white, to show our spirit. We begin our day by saying the Swanson Pledge together. It’s a fun day filled with terrific Swanson spirit! Our next First Friday Spirit Day is Friday, March 4th.

21/22 Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Check out Westside Community Schools Online Breakfast and Lunch Menu!


Email is a great way to communicate with your child’s teacher. The Westside format is as follows:


Swanson Web Page

Visit our web page for current information on school happenings and activities during the year. Go to and click on schools and then the Swanson link.

Calendar Reminders

February 8 C.C. Mtg., 6:30 pm

February 14 Valentine Parties

February 18- NO SCHOOL/Teacher Work Day

February 21 NO SCHOOL/Presidents' Day

February 22 District Wide Stings Solo/Ensemble Concert @ WMS, 6:30 pm

Welcome to Swanson! Home of the Superstars!


The Mission of Swanson School, as a dynamic community alliance and model of innovative education, is to support and empower all learners to achieve academic excellence.

School Improvement

Swanson's school improvement goal is all students will increase reading comprehension.

Swanson's Expectations

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible