Dolphin News

Stanley Switlik Official Newsletter

Principal Paul

Dear Switlik families,

School will be in session Monday. I am so glad we are out of the cone for now. We will continue to monitor Ian throughout the week and keep you posted in case things change.

This week is Celebrate Freedom Week. Students will learn about the sacrifices made for freedom in the founding of this country and the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence. To emphasize the importance of this week and to reaffirm the American ideals of individual liberty, we will conduct an oral recitation of the preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

Mark your calendar, this Wednesday, SAC and PTO are meeting at 5:30 in the media center. We will be presenting our school improvement plan and PTO will be finalizing plans for the Halloween Carnival. Please join us, your participation is truly appreciated.

Have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Paul

Student Clubs Supported by the Community Foundation

Thank you so much to our Middle Keys Community Foundation for supporting our Dolphin Pride awards and our student clubs. We offer an explorers, football, or fishing program to our students during recess based on age. Here are the some of the future fishermen of Marathon.

Important Information

  • 9/28: Early Dismissal
  • 9/28: PTO and SAC Meeting @ 5:30 in Media Center
  • There are many useful links at the bottom of this newsletter.
  • Breakfast and lunch are no longer free. Please apply for free or reduced lunch for these benefits. The link to do so is at the bottom of this newsletter.
  • School hours are 8:25-3:20
  • Drop-off begins at 8:10 and pick-up begins at 3:20. There is no supervision for students before 8:10 and early arrival for pick-up causes traffic congestion as it fills the lot and blocks US1.
  • To make dismissal changes, notify the office in writing prior to 2:00 PM.
  • Regular attendance is critical for success. Excessive absences, late arrivals, and early sign-outs result in missed opportunities for learning and will negatively impact your child's education.
  • As a general procedure, parents may not sign students out of school after 2:45 PM. Should an emergency arise necessitating a sign out after 2:45 it will be managed on a case by case basis.
  • Please call Odalis Mendez at (305) 289-2490 x 59370 to report all absences. We are incentivizing attendance and do not want your child to miss out due to an unexcused absence.
  • We are accepting donations of rods and reels for our Fishing Club to the attention of Mr. Eller. All conditions accepted.

Come to School and Don't Miss these Experiences! Attendance Matters!

Students of the Week Sept 23rd

Thank you to United Way!

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