• 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!

    I hope you and your family are doing well. As we begin this online journey together, remember that Physical Education should be part of your day. Make sure to exercsie for at least 30-60 min each day. I would recommend starting with our routine that you are very familiar with. 

    Push ups, sit ups, leg Stretch, squat thrusts (frog jumps), jumping rope (or just jumping even if you do not have a rope), and wall sit - jumping jacks. If you have access to pull up bar, try it 3x per week. If you do not have access to the pull up bar, stick with the exercises listed here. If you would like to, please feel free to email me at yhamdi@jacksonsd.org with any questions or if you wish to share any information with me.  You will be done in less than 6 minutes with this whole routine. 

    Besides our routine, you can also create your own activities to have fun, run around, increase your heart rate, and have fun. If you are having trouble coming up with an activity, periodically.

    For this upcoming week 5/25/2020 please access the appropriate grade level link for your child. I have included a tab for each grade level. Once you are inside of your tab, click on the date of the week we are in to access your full lesson. You will see the full outline with clickable links to be able to complete all of the assigned activities.

    Please stay connected with me just to say hi, ask any questions, and don't forget to report your progress. Looking forward to seeing you in class soon!

    Mr. Hamdi

    Special Message below:

    Hello Switlik Families.

     

    Just a reminder that we would like to show just how much our school community cares.

    Please email photos of your cards and letters for hospital workers to hospitalcards@gmail.com and your artwork for the senior center to SwitlikCares08527@gmail.com as soon as possible! Please see the principal's message for more information.

     

    PLEASE do not include photographs of your children.

    Remember, a little act of kindness goes a long way!

     

     

    Disregard below this line - it is for when we return to school.

     

    Class Rules!

    Please make sure that your child has sneakers on their designated Gym day so that they may be a successful participant.

    Thank you and may we all enjoy this school year together! 

     

    LET ‘S WORK TOGETHER:

    Student Safety is always paramount at Switlik School. We are asking for help in
    allowing our staff to focus on our shared goal of keeping our children safe and focused on
    learning. We appreciate your continued support and collaboration with us in ensuring
    that all students are safe.
    ENTRANCE PROCEDURES: Valid Photo Identification is required each time you visit the
    school. We ask that you wait 20 minutes after student arrival to approach the building to
    be signed in for your visit. (Exceptions are made for scheduled appointments approved by
    your child’s principal/teacher/counselor.
    ● All visitors will notify the receptionist using the buzzer by the visitor doors.
    ● At the buzzer, all visitors are required to present their valid photo identification to
    the camera, state the purpose of their visit and/or specify with whom they have the
    appointment or which student they are picking up.
    ● At the second set of doors, buzz again for access to reception.
    ● This includes drop off and pick up for morning and aftercare
    Please do not hold the door open for others behind you​. We realize this feels awkward and
    against the rules of good manners, but it’s important that each visitor be acknowledged
    individually through the buzzer system.
    ● If the appointment and/or purpose is verified, the visitor will be buzzed in and must
    present themselves to the receptionists immediately upon entry.
    ● The visitor’s ID will be held until the visitor leaves the building and the visitor will
    receive a guest badge. This procedure helps us to know that the visitor has departed
    by ensuring they leave the same way they arrived.
    ● Please limit “dropped off” items to only those items your child truly needs during
    the school day (e.g. necessary clothing changes, important schoolwork or
    lunch/items that are required for that day). Using the buzzer by the visiting door,
    inform the receptionists these items are on the cart outside the visitor door.

    ARRIVAL PROCEDURES: Please be advised at no time should any vehicle be entering or
    exiting through our bus ramp during arrival or dismissal times. Please review and adhere to
    the following:
    Arrival Time: 8:50-9:05 a.m. We will not have staff on duty before this time.
    ● No child should be left off at the school without a staff member in attendance.

    ● Morning arrival for children is located at the back of the building (gym vestibule
    entrance).
    ● Parents who choose the “Kiss and Drop” loop should adhere to the following safety
    procedures:
    o Stay in the right lane along the curb, pull up to the red line:
    ▪ Pull up to the gym vestibule entrance doors to drop off your child.
    ▪ Parents are to remain in their vehicles at all times.
    ▪ Students must exit from the passenger side door.
    ▪ Parents will not be permitted to enter the building during drop off
    arrival time.
    ▪ Do not pass other vehicles while children are exiting from vehicle, this
    can create a dangerous situation.

    After 9:05 a.m., the start of the school day, parents dropping off their children must park in the
    main parking lot and escort them inside to the main office receptionist desk in order to sign
    them in. At this time, children are considered late. Valid Photo Identification is required each
    time you visit the school.
    No child is to be dropped off at the main entrance without a parent/ guardian signing them in.
    Parent Pick Up:
    ● Doors at the back of the building (gym vestibule entrance) for parent pick up will open
    at 3:05 p.m.
    ● Present your valid photo identification to the receptionists prior to signing your child
    out.
    ● Follow instructions of receptionists as to where to stand while waiting for your child to
    arrive.
    ● Please do not park in the bus lane during this time.
    Child Care:
    ● Parents wishing to pick their students up from childcare may begin to do so at 3:15 p.m.
    We ask that parents wait until dismissal is complete before signing out childcare
    students.
    EARLY DISMISSAL: will conclude at 2:45 p.m. Any parent who wishes to sign out their child
    after 2:45 p.m. will wait until dismissal at 3:10 p.m. Please refer to the Switlik School
    Handbook.
    If you will be picking your child up early, we prefer you notify the school as early in advance
    as you can, but at least by the morning of pick up. This can be done through a note sent in
    with the child, or an email to the teacher and principal. In the event of a true emergency,
    please contact the school reception desk by phone (732) 833-4650 extension 4135, prior to

    arrival if possible. We realize there are often instances where early pick-up is necessary
    (medical or other appointments), but we respectfully ask that you limit early sign-outs to only
    times when they are necessary.

     

     

  • 1st Graders will be taking their shoe tying assessment starting the week of January 13th.

    We will be participating in group games for the month of January.

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