Swansboro Elementary

March 21, 2021


Our Book Fair is online and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25.

Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair

Auditions are now open for the 2021 VIRTUAL Talent Show. Please check out the flier in our weekly Smore Newsletter and make sure that all auditions are submitted by April 9th (no exceptions). Tomorrow report cards will go home with all students. Please sign and return the envelope the report card is yours to keep. Tuesday is Pizza Hut's spirit night, so grab dinner from Pizza Hut Tuesday and help raise money for our school.

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 PE & Music Teams session. This will be our last virtual enrichment session, so I hope everyone can join us! Don't forget that this is our last Virtual Wednesday. Spring Break is March 29- April 2. Monday, April 5th is a teacher workday. When we return from Spring Break, students will attend school 5 days a week (M-F).

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. Refer a friend to the Box Top App and the school will get $2. If everyone does this, that could add up quickly!

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Join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

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

If you would like to nominate a SBES staff member for any of the OCS Regognitions listed below, please email page.highsmith@onslow.k12.nc.us 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

Literacy Teacher

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

Getting Parents Started with Teams.pptx

This is a link to the district website that has other help guides for learning from home.


Technology Use

Please remind your child about acceptable technology usage. Recently we have seen an increase of school devices being used for personal reasons such as emailing friends, taking pictures, recording videos, etc. Please remind students that every move that they make on their device can be tracked, we call this our digital footprint. Cyberbullying and looking up inappropriate things are not permissible and will result in disciplinary action. Parents please help us monitor student computer usage at home to ensure students are being responsible and safe. Thank you for your help with this.

FREE tutoring resource for military students:

Here is a video explaining how to access Tutor.com: https://youtu.be/NnCdekMC9g0

Important Dates:

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 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 14 Strategic Planning

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 21- Teacher Workday- No school for students

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 Reading & Math Diagnostics (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 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 11 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)

May 12 National School Nurse Day

May 12 Teacher Workday- No school for students

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