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A Message from Ms. Desiderato, Principal of Swainston Middle School
As we have seen over the past two months, the pandemic has added extra mental and financial stressors to the lives of our students and families. CCSD wants to reassure our families that while the academic year is over, our number one priority is the safety of our students and families.
Please access a list of resources to respond to a crisis situation by visiting CCSD’s Website at www.ccsd.net/community/mentalhealth . If someone is having thoughts of self-harm, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Please call 911 for an immediate emergency situation.
The building is currently closed from June 22nd to July 21st.
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PARENTS OF INCOMING 7TH GRADERS:
DUE TO COVID-19, BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS EVENTS ARE LIMITED AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! THERE WILL BE NO IMMUNIZATION EXTENSIONS GOING INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
PADRES DE 7º GRADO ENTRANTES:
¡DEBIDO A COVID-19, LOS EVENTOS DE VACUNAS DE REGRESO A LA ESCUELA SON LIMITADOS Y SOLO POR CITA! ¡NO HABRÁ EXTENSIONES DE INMUNIZACIÓN PARA EL NUEVO AÑO ESCOLAR!
2020-2021 Elective Class Request Survey
Encuesta de solicitud de clase optativa 2020-2021
Please select the link to your class grade for next year and select the elective classes you would like to attend.
Seleccione el enlace a la calificación de su clase para el próximo año y seleccione las clases electivas a las que le gustaría asistir.
Parents and guardians will now be able to pick up meals for their children without their child/children present. However, parents/guardians picking up meals at CCSD Distribution sites will be asked to: (a) If possible, have the student ID card present when picking up meals or (b) If a student ID card is not present then please be able to verbally provide the following information:
● Name(s) of students
● Student Identification Number(s)
● School Location(s)
● Grade level(s) of students
All CCSD Distribution Food Sites are open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Meals are available for all children ages 2-18 through June 30th.
Resources for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV)
As you may know, China is experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus emerged in Hubei Province, China in December 2019. The virus is spreading from person-to-person, and cases have been detected in several countries internationally and the United States.
Currently, the immediate risk to the general public in Nevada and the United States is low. There is no evidence that 2019-nCoV is spreading in Nevada.
As new information emerges, please remind your community that the risk of novel coronavirus is not at all connected with race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help to fight the illness. Sharing accurate information during a time of heightened concern is one of the best things we can do to keep rumors and misinformation from spreading.
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They usually cause mild respiratory illnesses, such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused more severe illness, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). 2019-nCoV is a new coronavirus that had not been seen in humans before December 2019.
Who is at risk for 2019-nCoV?
At this time, most people in Nevada are not considered at risk for 2019-nCoV infection and do not need to seek medical evaluation for the virus.
How is the novel coronavirus infection spread?
Experts believe that the 2019-nCoV primarily spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Droplets from a cough or sneeze can travel up to about six feet. Another person can become infected if these droplets enter their mouth, nose, or eyes directly or through their contaminated hands. An infected person who coughs or sneezes into their hands and touches surfaces such as phones, tables, door handles, or toys can contaminate them. While some coronaviruses can be spread to others through contaminated surfaces, coronaviruses generally do not survive on surfaces for a prolonged period of time. It takes 2 to 14 days after a person gets the virus in their body to become ill.
Should all children returning from China stay home from school for 14 days?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all travelers from China (including school students, staff and volunteers) arriving in the U.S. AFTER February 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. stay at home, away from others, and monitor their health for 14 days. This measure was put in place because of the increasing number of cases of 2019-nCoV in China.
There is no recommendation for people without symptoms arriving before this time to restrict their activities. All travelers from China arriving BEFORE February 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. can continue to attend school and should take the following steps:
• Watch for any changes in your health for 14 days after leaving China.
• If you get a fever or develop a cough or difficulty breathing during this 14-day period, avoid contact with others. Call your doctor or healthcare provider to tell them about your symptoms and your recent travel.
What can I do to prevent 2019-nCoV infections in my school?
Schools do not need to take any special precautions beyond what is normally recommended to prevent the spread of germs in schools. You can help students and staff reduce their risk for getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including the flu and the common cold, by following the simple steps below. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home while sick and avoid close contact with others.
• Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash
Where can I turn for more information?
• Nevada’s Response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus http://dpbh.nv.gov/coronavirus/
• 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
• Guidance for Travelers (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
**Health Services does not encourage the use of face masks for students, except for immunosuppressed students who have a note from their LHCP. The Southern Nevada Health District and CDC also posted additional information on their websites ( www.snhd.info/coronavirus ).
**Information retrieved from Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Memo- School Nurse and Administrator Resources- 2-14-2020
Parents: When the cones are up in the parking lot please do not move the cones to get into the parking lot. This is a student safety issue. Also please do not enter through the exit. Parents are not allowed in the parking lot at student arrival or dismissal.
Padres: Cuando los conos estén en el estacionamiento, no los muevan para entrar al estacionamiento. Este es un problema de seguridad estudiantil. Además, no ingrese por la salida. Los padres no están permitidos en el estacionamiento a la llegada o salida del estudiante.
Swainston MIddle School's school year 2020-2021 Title I allocation is $370,595
Swainston Middle School
3500 W. Gilmore Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
702 - 799 - 4860 Phone
702 - 799 - 4806 Fax
School Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
From Cheyenne Ave:
Turn north on Allen Lane.
From Craig Road:
Turn South on Allen Road.
Swainston Middle School is located on Gilmore Ave. between Allen Lane and Ferrel Street.