Swainston MS Attendance Note
Please use this form to submit all absence notes to Swainston Middle School's Student Success Office.
ONLY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MAY FILL OUT THIS FORM. EMAIL AND CONTACT INFORMATION MUST MATCH INFINITE CAMPUS RECORDS FOR THE PARENT/GUARDIAN. Each submission is subject to verification via telephone.
Please contact the Student Success Office at 702-799-4860 ext. 4502 if you have any questions.
Nevada law requires that attendance notes be submitted within 3 days of the student's return. Non-medical absences are limited to 10 per school year. Unverified absences (those without an excuse) may result in denial of credit or a citation
Infinite Campus Information for Parents
Navigating Infinite Campus Parent Portal Part 1: Logging In and Updating Contact Information
Infinite Campus Parte 1: Iniciar su sesión y actualizar su información de contacto
Canvas Information for Parents
Canvas LMS: What is Canvas? An Introduction for Parents
This session will include a brief introduction to Canvas for parents, what features can be viewed in Canvas, how to download the parent and student Canvas app, and where to find additional information.
Canvas LMS: Canvas Observer- Canvas Parent App
In this video, participants will learn how to use the Canvas Parent app. The steps in this video are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps. Most of this video was created using an iOS device. Any differences for Android users are noted.
Canvas LMS: Canvas Observer-Account Registration and Student Pairing
In this video, participants will learn about observer account registration and how to link students to their account using a student pairing code.
Canvas LMS: Canvas Overview for Observers
In this video, participants will learn about the Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation links, and about basic course navigation to view assignment details and grades.
If you want to visit your student in class, you must make an appointment through the school counselors at least 24 hours in advance of the visit. Contact either Ms. Robinson or Ms. Williams at 702-799-4860.
Si desea visitar a su estudiante en clase, debe programar una cita a través de los consejeros escolares al menos 24 horas antes de la visita. Comuníquese con la Sra. Robinson o la Sra. Williams al 702-799-4860.
Parent/Guardian Training for Distance Education
Entrenamiento para padres / tutores para educación a distancia
FACES, in collaboration with District and community partners, will provide academic and social emotional parent/guardian modules through the University of Family Learning (UFL) Online.
FACES, en colaboración con socios del distrito y de la comunidad, proporcionará módulos académicos y sociales para padres / tutores a través de la Universidad de Aprendizaje Familiar (UFL) en línea.
Cash or Money Orders Only
No bills over $20.00
Beg/Adv Band: $40.00
P.E. Clothes (set) $20
P.E. Shirt Only $12
P.E. Shorts Only $12
Sports Packet $10
(For Cheerleading, Boys/Girls Basketball tryouts, and Boys/Girls Soccer)
Biking Safety Tips
Many biking accidents that occur with children are the result of the children on the bikes riding in an unsafe or unobservant manner. Teaching your children the importance of good bike safety is the most important part of their safety while riding back and forth to school. Although "stranger danger" is a concern for many parents that allow their children to ride to school, the greater risk will be the biking behavior of your child. Staying observant, keeping to the rules of the roads, and respecting the responsibility of their independence.
Tips for bike riding to school:
Find another neighbor or friend close by to bike with.
For young children, "bike-pool" within your neighborhood. Have parents take turn accompanying the children to school
Teach children the basic rules of the road.
They should understand the way the road to their school operates. Things like four-way stop signs, pedestrian crosswalks, and even stop lights.
Give them confidence in their biking skills.
Go biking for fun, bike around a park, practice weaving among cones, or even take a couple of bike trips. Find fun ways for them to gain skill and confidence in their biking ability.
Plot a route.
Plan the route you want your child to take to school and stress the importance of not veering from it. (for some children biking alone, it may be wiser to have a rotation of routes to take so that they don't have the same daily routine). Having the same routine helps you better teach them the road rules of that particular route as well as give you a first place to look if you find they don't come home on time.
See and be seen!
Teach your children that when they are biking that need to be observant and concentrating. They should not be listening to music, caught up in conversation, or zoning off. Pay attention! They also need to be sure that they are seen by cars and people that they are near. Tell them never to assume a car knows they are there...be sure! Use tools (mentioned above) to help improve the visibility of them and their bike.
Be in control.
When biking to and from school, your child is responsible for being safe. Teach them that this is not the time to goof off, carry too many items, or try tricks. They should keep at least one hand on the handlebars and both wheels on the ground at all times. Avoid swerving and weaving, as much as possible.
Watch out for hazards.
Hazards for bikers are very different than cars. Potholes, large rocks, squirrels, and even puddles can cause an accident for a biker. New hazards can appear daily, even if it hadn't been there the day prior, and require bikers to stay observant.
Use sidewalks, if your city allows.
Not all cities allow bikers on sidewalks, but some do and some that don't will gladly overlook children on sidewalks...especially when it's obvious they are riding home from school. Call your city and ask!