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Buses delivering meals!

School bus drivers will be running their regular school routes throughout Swain County tomorrow to deliver meals to children. They will make all regular stops to see if there are children that need meals. All kids will receive the meals for free. If there are other children at the homes the buses stop at, they may receive a meal too (they do not have to be enrolled in Swain County Schools to receive free meals).

The buses will be on routes between 10am and 12pm. The bus driver will stop at each bus stop, blow the horn and wait several minutes to see if someone comes out to pick up meals. Please send adults or older children out if possible to pick up the meals. Meals will still be available at school cafeterias for pick up from 7:20am-2pm.

To be added to the bus route for food delivery, please call Tessa at 828-488-3129 x 5163
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Important Meal Information!

Swain County Schools cafeterias (excluding the high school) will be open for breakfast and lunch from 7:30am-2pm Mon-Fri for the next 2 weeks while schools are closed. Any child 18 years old or younger is eligible to receive free meals at any of these sites (students do not have to be enrolled in Swain County Schools). Parents or other community members may pick up meals and deliver them to children in the community. We are working on other delivery methods at this time, so stay tuned for further updates.
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Coronavirus Information

Swain County Schools wants to keep our stakeholders informed of our efforts in response to COVID-19. We are very concerned for the safety and well-being of all students and staff. We are in daily communication with the local Health Department and Emergency Management Services for updates and plan changes. Find more information at
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Emergency Meeting of the Swain County Board of Education

The Swain County Board of Education will have an Emergency Meeting on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:30pm in the Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street Bryson City, NC, 2nd Floor room 223. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss decision‐making guidelines in regards to the COVID‐19 Coronavirus.
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Special Joint Board Meeting

There will be a Special Joint Board Meeting with the Swain County Board of Education and the Cherokee School Board, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at Swain County High School, 1415 Fontana Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713.
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Board of Education Meeting

The Swain County Board of Education will meet Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 6PM in the Swain County Administrative Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd floor, Bryson City, NC 28713
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Swain High Students/Staff safe after fire alarm

Update: Swain County High School was evacuated today due to a fire alarm. Dust from grinding at the new construction initiated the alarm. As students and staff exited the building, dust from the grinding lingered in the air causing the full evacuation. Swain County Fire Department cleared the building and determined there was no fire. All students and staff are safe and have returned to school.
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Changing Weather may faciliatate faster than normal timeline for dismissals

Forecasts are calling for more saturating rainfall over the next week, with significant amounts falling on Monday and Tuesday.  Swain County Schools’ Administration is in contact with Swain County Emergency Services as well as the Department of Transportation, and in concert with them, are continually monitoring the situation.  Please keep in mind that changes in our weather can occur quickly and many times with no warning. 

We ask that you keep these circumstances in mind as we move forward this week.  Our continuing pledge to our community is to always act with the utmost safety of our students and staff in mind.  As situations arise and change, Swain County Schools may have to dismiss and send students and staff home on a faster timeline than normal, which in turn could mean shorter notification times for our community.  We ask for your understanding and patience as we move forward this week.
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