School Calendar

Monday, August 31
9 AM - Switlik Kindergarten Orientation
Tuesday, September 1
All Teachers Report
Wednesday, September 2
First Day of School for Students
Monday, September 7
Schools Closed
Schools Closed
Tuesday, September 8
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Agenda is posted the day before the meeting


Today, 8/29/2015
High: 83 Low: 65
Partly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/30/2015
High: 89 Low: 70
Partly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.

Switlik Announcements

Switlik Kindergarten Orientation 

Monday, August 31st @ 9:00am.
Switlik All Purpose Room

New Kindergartens will be greeted by their teacher, visit their classroom and receive a tour of the school and bus. The orientation will last for approximately one hour. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 31st at 9:00am in the APR. 

Parents/guardians and kindergartens are to enter through the Gym vestibule located in the back of the Switlik School.

The Race is Almost Over!!!

Summer is about to end so let's all get back into reading EVERY DAY!

witlik School challenged all of our students to read 100 steps this summer.

Continue to read each day for at least 15 minutes or 1 step.
Remember to log each step on your own summer reading log. Additional logs can be downloaded and printed from our school webpage...CLICK HERE!

Students who meet the 100 Step Challenge will be recognized at our September Reading Rally.

Keep in mind, this will help keep your reading skills fine tuned for September and the new school year ahead.

District Happenings

The Jackson Community School
Fall 2015 Brochure
is available ONLINE.

Look Today!

2015-2016 Schedules

2015-2016 Bus Passes

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Does Your Child Want to Play a Middle School or High School Sport Next Year?

Remember to hand in your completed Pre-Participation Physical Packets to Your Child's Middle School or High School.
 IF you are participating in any school sponsored athletic activity that takes place during the summer time (i.e. fall sports) you must have a current athletic physical.

 Note: Completed JMHS forms may be dropped off to Jackson Liberty High School's Athletic Department during the summer months.

Are You the Parent of a Child
Entering 6th GRADE or Pre-School Next Year?

 Read more about immunizations that are REQUIRED before your child can begin school next year.


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Principal's Message



Dear Switlik Families,

Welcome to a new school year!  Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 2nd.   I trust that your summer has been filled with both rest and adventure! The Switlik Staff is gearing up for another great year of learning and innovation. We will again be striving to create experiences where all students are capable of continuous learning and academic progress. Our school learning community is strengthened by our partnerships. The active participation of students, staff, families, and community organizations are essential for our success.

During these first weeks of school, all kindergarten, first and second grade students will be directed to the gym, by staff members in the hall and bus ramp. Teachers will line up their students to be escorted to their classrooms. Please help your child learn their bus and student ID number and have them bring their bus pass to school for the first few weeks. Students attending Kindergarten and First Grade should wear their bus pass for the first two weeks of school to assist staff members in directing the children to the appropriate classroom.

I know that our families and students have been awaiting their classroom assignments and class schedules. Each student’s teacher assignment and class schedule will be available on our Parent Portal on Tuesday, August 25th.  Please visit your Parent Portal account to view your child’s teachers for the upcoming school year.  For questions or problems with your login IDs or password (or if you do not have them), please send an e-mail to Please include your name and phone number, as well as your child's name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing. 

Bus Pass Information:  Please remember that you must print out your child’s BUS PASS using the district Portal.  If you cannot print the bus pass from home, you can go to the Administration Building at 151 Don Connor Blvd. on Thursday, Aug. 30 and Friday, Aug. 31 and have one printed out for you.

You should have received your login ID and password to the Portal and Parentlink systems in the mail this week. If you did not receive this letter, please


Switlik  Elementary Back-to-School Nights will be held as follows:

·        Kindergarten & Grade 1:  Thursday, September 10th

·        Grades 2 & 3:  Monday, September 21st

·        Grades 4 & 5:  Monday, September 28th

There you will have an opportunity to hear about some of our programs and begin forging that all-important relationship with the classroom teacher, as well as learn about the grade level curriculum, specialists, classroom technology, and other educational activities. I hope that you will visit the Switlik School Website often for the latest in news and information.

2015-2016 Child Care Registration is now closed.  Registration will reopen on August 27th with a start date of September 8th or later.  Registration forms will be available on the Child Care website: on August 27th.  Please call the Child Care office at 732-833-4637 if you have any questions regarding Child Care services. 

New Procedures for Child Care Students:  Effective September 2nd, students who attend child care will be dropped off and picked up in the gym area (located in the rear of the school).

Whether you are new to Switlik Elementary School or a returning family, I encourage you to become an active participant in your child’s education and become familiar with the myriad of activities our school offers. There are multiple opportunities throughout the year with many jobs of all sizes and shapes that are essential to the success of our school. If you’re not sure how to become involved, please ask—we’d love to have you! The Switlik PTN is always looking for parent participation!  . I strongly encourage all of our community to join our very active PTN. Your membership dues go to support our many cultural arts programs and assemblies for ALL students in our school. You might want to help out by volunteering for an event or committee. PTN meetings are held each month and are open to all. The first meeting of the year is September 17th at 9:30 a.m.  in the IMC. Please join us as the home school partnership is vital to the success of all our learners.

We have so much to be proud of at Switlik School and, working together, we will continue to create and foster an inclusive, dynamic and caring school community. It is my sincere hope that all of us, parents/guardians, teachers, and staff will work together to foster in our students an enthusiasm for learning and an appreciation for a quality education.

We have so much to be proud of at Switlik School and, working together, we will continue to create and foster an inclusive, dynamic and caring school community

I look forward to a successful school year and greeting you at Back to school Night!


Kathleen McKiernan

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