Frequently Asked Questions

Absentee Procedures

Students are expected to arrive at school no earlier that 7:40 AM and are to leave the building by 2:40 PM unless staying with a teacher or attending a school function.

Students are expected to be in homeroom when the homeroom bell rings at 7:55 or they will be tardy. Any student who is tardy more than three times in a marking period will earn a detention for each tardy after the third tardy and for each time they are tardy for the remainder of the marking period. 

Students who are absent from school are asked to have a parent/guardian call the school by 9:00 AM to verify the absence and to bring a note upon return.  If students do not return with a written note, the absence will be considered unexcused. 

Students are not allowed to leave school grounds once they have arrived at school.

Students who become ill during the school day must report to the school nurse and must obtain permission to leave school from the school nurse or an administrator.  Permission to leave must be verified by a parent/guardian.

Students who are absent, receive an early dismissal or are suspended out-of-school must not return to school property that day.


Late Bus

The late bus leaves Swift Middle School at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and goes to Watertown High School where students board one of three buses (Bus 6, Bus 18, or Bus 26). Please note that late buses stop at central drop off points.  Stops are not the same as regular routes.

Students who leave the school grounds at the end of the school day may not return to catch the late bus.  Only students who have a late bus pass from a teacher may ride the late bus.
Routes for late buses 6, 18 and 26



Report Card Procedures
(dates will be set before first day of school)

TRIMESTER 1

1st UA Rotation Begins

1st UA Rotation Ends

2nd UA Rotation Begins

Progress Report

End of Term 1

2nd UA Rotation Ends

 

 





 

TRIMESTER 2

1st UA Rotation Begins

1st UA Rotation Ends

2nd UA Rotation Begins

Progress Report

End of Term 2

2nd UA Rotation Ends

 

 





  

TRIMESTER 3

1st UA Rotation Begins

1st UA Rotation Ends

2nd UA Rotation Begins

Progress Report

End of Term 3

2nd UA Rotation Ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



School Supplies List


Swift Middle School Student Supply List Grades 6, 7 and 8. The following list of school supplies has been designed to help our students be organized and prepared for a great school year. All students are asked to have these supplies with them beginning on the first day and continuing each day throughout the school year.

• One loose-leaf binder 
• One package of loose-leaf paper 
• Two composition books (black and white) 
• One set of subject dividers with pockets 
• One zippered soft pencil case 
• Blue and black pens for all written work 
• Red or green pens for correcting work 
• Highlighters (2-3) 
• Number 2 pencils 
• Colored pencils (crayons may be used in Grade 6) 
• One ruler, both metric and English 
• Flash Drive 
• Silent reading book 
• One spiral notebook with 2 pocket folder for Unified Arts 
• Scientific calculator, Texas Instruments, 30X or 31X (7th -8th Grade ONLY) 

Please note that there may be additional supplies needed for individual classes. If so, these teachers will let students know at the beginning of the school year.
  
**Liquid White Out and permanent markers are NOT ALLOWED at Swift. 

In addition, all students will receive a Student Agenda (called Assignment Pad in elementary school). This agenda is used to:

• record assignments 
• manage after-school activities and long-term projects 
• serve as a communication tool between home and school 
• and is used as a hall pass.

The agenda is to be carried at all times by the student and brought home every day as well. Teachers encourage daily use of the agendas and parents should check them on a regular basis. 
FYI: PE uniforms are required at Swift and information regarding the ordering of these uniforms will be sent home through PE classes at the beginning of the school year.