Dear Parents and Students,

    Starting Monday, March 30th, all assignments will be given through the Google Classroom that I set up for your child.    

      The assignments and instruction will be posted daily on a document in its own separate folder, clearly labeled with the date.  This approach will be used until we are able to be physically in our classroom.  Please make sure your child checks the Google Classroom daily and completes the work required.  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me at dcasais@jacksonsd.org

    Thank you,

    Mr. Casais  

    Advanced Math Google Classroom

    Google Classroom AM Math

    Google Classroom PM Math


    Specials Schedule

    Monday- Art

    Tuesday- World Language

    Wednesday- Computers

    Thursday- Music

    Friday- Gym


    Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

    Save the Date….Calling all fifth graders, parents and guests.

    The Fifth Grade Virtual Moving Up Ceremony celebrating the relationships, accomplishments and memories of our fifth grade students will be premiered by JTV on Tuesday, June 16th at 4:30pm on Cablevision Channel 77. It will also be available for viewing on JTV’sYou Tube ChannelCongratulations to all our fifth grade students and families.  Good luck to our fifth graders as they continue their academic journey to Goetz Middle School. We will miss you.....stay Switlik Strong!!

    Fifth Grade Students may pick up their desk belongings, their promotional certificate, any awards they may have won, gifts from our PTN and their yearbook according to the following schedule:

    Mr. Casais' Class - Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    Mrs. Levine's Class - Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Ms. Liverani's Class - Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Ms. Padron's Class - Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

     Mrs. Placek's Class - Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Mrs. Vlahos' Class - Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:00-3:15 p.m.

    Please click on your child's teacher's name above so that you may sign up for a scheduled time slot to retrieve your child's belongings.  Please adhere to your time and follow all social distancing rules.  Pull up to the gym door entrance located on the bus ramp of the Switlik Elementary School  and remain in your car.  Your materials will be brought to you.  Thank you for following these directives in order to keep everyone safe.

    Book/Item Collection:  We will be holding a “ Drive Thru” style event for parents and students to return items (Teacher/ Media Library books, calculators, classroom supplies etc..) from the school beginning on Thursday, May 28th – Friday, June 5th from 8:00 am -12:30pm at the school. Please enter through the school entrance as usual and proceed to the front of the building (Main Entrance). Carts/bins will be positioned on the left sidewalk closest to the teacher’s parking lot for easy access.  Should there be inclement weather, please refer to the Switlik Web Page in the event that the book drop off has to be canceled for that scheduled day.

    During this event, it is important that all parents and students remain in their cars, practice social distancing and ensure a safe environment for all. No one is permitted to walk around the school campus, the parking lot, or other parts of the campus. Please come at the time that is best for you and your family during these time frames.  Please be advised, school loaned Chromebooks are not being collected at this time. Additional information will be communicated at a different time.

    Game Days:

    Attention all Switlik parents….

    To recognize our traditionally scheduled Game Days…. Mr. Hamdi thought it would be fun to have some game day challenges. Mr. Hamdi has created an awesome Game Day Challenge for all Switlik students in kindergarten through fifth grade. A Google Slideshow will be shared with all students through the Switlik Webpage the week of June 1st. On it, you will find 6 bitmojis of Mr. Hamdi in various formats. Next to each Bitmoji there is a grade level arrow showing you which activity is aligned to each grade level challenge. Please click on the Mr. Hamdi Bitmoji and watch the youtube video that goes with it. Then, have your child complete the challenge. If you would like, you can film them performing the skills and send them to Mr. Hamdi (yhamdi@jacksonsd.org) or me, Mrs. McKiernan (kmckiernan@jacksonsd.org) via email or shared through Google drive. Looking forward to seeing some, or all of your videos! Save the date….check out the Switlik Webpage the week of Monday, June 1st!













    Bucket Filler

    BE A BUCKET FILLER, NOT A BUCKET DIPPER!!!!  Have you been a bucket filler today? You can be a bucket filler in many different ways... By trying your best in school, giving respect to all your peers and adults, helping someone in need, and treating others the way you want to be treated.




    Our class is scheduled for lunch at 12:15.  I believe that the class would benefit from a mid-morning snack to help the students maintain their focus during lessons.  Since we will be working through snack, I ask that you limit the snack to one healthy food item per day.  (some examples: one piece of fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers) Thank you for your cooperation!


    allergies Please be mindful of students with allergies. We are a peanut/nut free classroom. Please keep in mind if you eat a breakfast containing these ingredients it would be helpful to wash your hands thoroughly before getting to school. If your child is allergic to nuts and not required to sit at the nut free table during lunch, please be sure to send in a note the first day of school. 
    D Casais
    5th Grade