News & Announcements

Hotspots available for checkout!

Swain County Schools has cellular hotspots available for checkout by both students and staff. The unlimited service is primarily through Verizon Wireless but there are a few with US Cellular service if that may work better at your location. These can be checked out for the remainder of the school year and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Please contact your school's technician for more information.

Special Joint Board of Education & County Commissioners Meeting

There will be a Special Joint Board Meeting with Swain County Board of
Education and Swain County Commissioners, Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Bryson City, NC 28713. The purpose of this meeting is for joint discussion.

Bright Adventures PreK Closed 11/10

Due to a staffing shortage, Bright Adventures PreK will be closed for students on Thursday, 11/10/2022. This closure also means there will be no after school Thursday at Bright Adventures.

Increased Absenteeism due to Sickness

Swain County Schools is continuing to see an increase in absenteeism among staff and students due to illness. NC Department of Health and Human Services is documenting a noticeable increase of multiple respiratory viruses other than COVID across the state, including influenza, RSV, and rhinovirus. Please monitor your student(s) for the following symptoms
fever* or feeling feverish/chills
sore throat
runny or stuffy nose
muscle or body aches
fatigue (tiredness)
Please keep your student(s) at home until they are 24 hours free from fever with other symptom improvement. If you have any questions please reach out to your school nurse.

2022-23 School Calendar

The 2022-2023 Swain County Schools' District calendar is available for download at

No School at Swain High, Swain Middle & Bright Adventures - 10/19/22

Due to the concern over the safety of water because of a water main break in Bryson City, there will be no school at Swain High School, Swain Middle School and Bright Adventures Prek on Wednesday, October 19th. We fully anticipate water being returned to normal by the end of the day Wednesday. East Elementary and West Elementary will all operate on normal schedules tomorrow.

Board of Education Meeting

The Swain County Board of Education will have its regular monthly meeting, Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Bryson City, NC 28713.
The meeting will be broadcast on the school system YouTube link at Maroon Devil Network.
To sign up for public comment at the meeting, you will need to do so 30 minutes prior to the meeting. To submit a public comment go to:
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