Swan Valley School District families and staff, a revision to the 2020-2021 calendar was approved. The first day of school is now September 1, 2020. The entire calendar is available here: https://5il.co/j3hy
Attention Viking Community, linked below is the Viking Athletics Summer Report with important information and updates for the upcoming fall season! Go Vikings! https://5il.co/iwaa
Swan Valley Parents / Guardians, starting Saturday, August 1st, you may register your child online for fall sports using FamilyID at the following link: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/swan-valley-school-district/. A STUDENT SHALL NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICE SESSION OR CONTEST UNTIL THIS ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND THE MHSAA ANNUAL SPORTSHEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE OR SPORTS PHYSICAL HAS BEEN HANDED IN TO THE COACH OR ATHLETIC OFFICE. THE FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY AND HEALTH/MEDICAL QUESTIONS ASKED IN THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS THROUGH FAMILYID WILL SERVE AS THE REQUIRED MHSAA SPORTS HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE. The MHSAA pre-participation sports physical requirement will be waived this school year for students in any grade who received a valid physical for sports during the 2019-20 school year (one completed on or after April 15, 2019). However, the Sports Health Questionnaire will still need to be completed. You may also use FamilyID to pay the sports registration fee. AT THIS TIME, ONLINE PAYMENT FOR THE SPORTS REGISTRATION FEE WILL OPEN AT A LATER DATE...TO BE ANNOUNCED. THE FEE SHOULD BE PAID BEFORE THE ATHLETE PARTICIPATES IN ANY CONTESTS. ONCE REGISTERED, FAMILIES MAY LOG BACK INTO FAMILYID TO MAKE AN ELECTRONIC PAYMENT USING PAYPAL. Linked below is more information with step by step instructions on how to set up a FamilyID account. https://5il.co/ivcq
Swan Valley School District Families, As a follow up to last Friday's communication regarding our Return to Learn Plan, the Zoom meeting to share more details will be held Wednesday, July 22nd @ 5:00 p.m. We are limited to 100 participants, so the first 100 will be allowed into the meeting. However, we will be recording the meeting and hope to provide it for families no later than Thursday morning. All participants will be muted and placed in the waiting room until the meeting begins. District administration will review a powerpoint highlighting the plan and there will be an opportunity for Q & A at the end. The Zoom link is here: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75374509795?pwd=cnhpa3VxMFJqaFdVWFgzckM1Q29lUT09 Meeting ID: 753 7450 9795 Passcode: 9LKHyG
Swan Valley School District families, please take a few minutes to read the overview for the Swan Valley School District Return to Learn Plan 2020: https://5il.co/idi5
Return to Learn 2020 Message: Swan Valley School District Families, the following message was placed on the website, but in an effort to make sure everyone views, it is also being sent via Live Feed: https://5il.co/hxot Happy 4th of July to all!
Parents, Please check your email for our next survey on our Continuity of Learning Plan. If you did not receive a survey sent through our Skyward message center please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline to Submit is Friday, June 19th @ 4:00 PM.
Swan Valley families, we would like to thank you for completing the survey on Return to Learn 2020. We had a 50% completion rate. A summary of the results can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DPWfIDBdp3E9gfIUNZoCOm72LSHlCXGJzF2DUa8t7jE/edit?usp=sharing
Swan Valley School District will continue to offer breakfast and lunch to all students until Friday June 12th. Distribution occurs from 11:00 - 2:00 at the high school bus loop.
SVSD Families, please read the following communication from Saginaw County Superintendents: https://conta.cc/2UbQ1L0
June 1, 2020 was supposed to be your graduation date. Due to circumstances beyond everyone's imagination and control, that is not possible. Although this is not a replacement for a "normal commencement," we still wanted to join you in celebrating your graduation on your original date. We look forward to July 27, 2020 as we plan to host an in person event to truly recognize your high school graduation as conditions allow. There is an old adage "the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray" (attributed to poet Robert Burns) and there is no truer example of that statement than the current pandemic. We would like to acknowledge the volunteers of the Graduation Committee, Mrs. Lalejini for her outstanding work on producing this video tribute and Mrs. Mazany and Mr. LaBrake for their work over the last four years with the Class of 2020. Congratulations Swan Valley Seniors! Please enjoy the Class of 2020’s video recognition by clicking on the following link: https://bit.ly/SVHSGraduation
Today would have been Decision Day in the Library where all students stood up and said their future plans in front of all of their peers. We are disappointed that it didn’t turn out as planned, but we had a lot of fun putting together this video congratulating our seniors on what they’ve accomplished and what they plan to do in the future. Please watch and share in the fun and congratulate any seniors you know. They’ve worked hard this year and earned a celebration! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1odhjxd4H-D2qyqrHJuuLUjaYmBD0DrXA
Attention SENIORS! If you are interested in performing a school-appropriate song for the online graduation, please submit a formal audition (full song) in MP3 or MOV file to Mr. Blower and Ms. Hanson no later than May 26.
Dear Class of 2020 Parents: We are working on a collage of memories for the Class of 2020 online graduation experience that will take place June 1st. Here is where you come in: please submit ONE photo of your child (in a group, etc) at a school event, sporting event, etc from elementary, middle, or high school. You pick the era! (Please label with your child's name and the era.) Photos are due Tuesday, May 26 to ensure Mrs. Lalejini can complete the video in time. Please email your photo to Mrs. Lalejini: email@example.com subject line: MEMORY PHOTO (so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle!) Thank you, SVHS Staff
As Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 draws to a close, this message goes out to all who are getting through this Pandemic TOGETHER...good job! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N63tvQBwSSw
SVSD families: The internet can now be accessed via Swan Valley Guest wifi from the parking lots in front of Havens Elementary and Swan Valley Middle School. Those without internet access are certainly welcome to take advantage of this feature.
Two years in a row Swan Valley High School is recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top high schools in the nation! https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/michigan/districts/swan-valley-school-district/swan-valley-high-school-10319 #3 in Saginaw County #142 in Michigan #3950 in the nation
Rotary Scholarship Fundraiser: Although the May 14th event @ the Children's Zoo is postponed, Raffle Tickets are still being sold. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in a ticket.
A message from SVHS: Students & Parents, We Miss You! Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy! To the Senior Class of 2020: “We Got This!” and “Don’t Stop Believing!” https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l0xuBKNR7P0Qe4-BVlRsZqO6MN2L8xpy/view?usp=sharing
A message from Swan Valley School District elementary staff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExZzbTTDR0c
Please click on the following link which contains a letter from the Swan Valley School District regarding the Governor''s Executive order: https://5il.co/eme5
SVSD Student Meals: Beginning Monday, April 6th pick up times for meals will be changed. New times are 11:00am - 2:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays still at main entrance of high school.
We appreciate all parents efforts to help "our kids" stay tuned in educationally. We also know how challenging it can be to evaluate the many educational resources available online. We encourage you to consider this one: https://www.dptv.org/education/resource-list/.
If you received a phone call or text message, here is the link for the internet survey for you to submit: https://forms.gle/G78rjqg1AQmQBCq56
Although this week is "Spring Break Staycation" food service is still working hard to prepare meals for our students. Pick up Mon, Wed, Friday between 8 and 11 a.m at the main entrance of the high school. This is open to ALL and families are strongly encouraged to participate!
I can't tell you how many times businesses have stepped up and supported the schools and our students. Now is our time to support them. The goal of this fundraiser is to give $25,000 to small businesses in Saginaw. https://stores.sandlotsports301.com/saginawesome/shop/home
Reminder to come get your student 3 days worth of breakfast and lunch meals between 8 and 11 a.m today at the main entrance of the high school. This is open to ALL and families are strongly encouraged to participate!
Friday’s SV Athletic Department Social Engagement Activity: Athletes: Read one of the following articles: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/to-the-girl-who-wears-my-jersey https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/open-letter-all-high-school-athletes-marc-hage/ Coaches: Think about why you are proud to be a VIKING and share with your athletes. Parents: Find a picture of your child playing a sport and share it!
Secondary students and parents, please take 10 minutes to watch this 10 minute Youtube video which thoroughly explains the science behind this pandemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgBla7RepXU&feature=youtu.be
Curbside Breakfast & Lunch Pickup for students: Reminder to come get your student's breakfast and lunch meals between 8 and 11 a.m today at the main entrance of the high school. This is open to ALL and families are strongly encouraged to participate.
Swan Valley School District families and staff: We are currently working through the implications of the Governor's latest "stay at home" Executive Order which is in effect through April 13th. We will be communicating more details soon. Stay safe.
Curbside Breakfast & Lunch Pickup for students: Reminder that this will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the main entrance of the high school. This is open to ALL and families are strongly encouraged to participate.
Reminder SV families; the food for children distribution begins @ 8:00. Curbside at main entrance of the high school. Today each child (up to age 18 or 26 for special needs students) will receive breakfast and lunch for three days.
D 3 Boys Bowling All State Honors! Congratulations to Zachary Mitchell (1st Team) and Braydon Lemmer (2nd Team).
Update: Breakfast and Lunch for students during school closure; please see letter in the NEWS section on website.
UPDATE: The MHSAA is suspending all winter sport tournaments indefinitely. No contests until further notice.
Boys Bball District Championship v. Carrollton is CLOSED to the general public. Swan Valley and Carrollton must provide an ENTRY LIST of no more than fifty (50) individuals that will only include parents/legal guardians and essential administrators.
Swan Valley Voters, we thank you for your support of our recent millage! See results here: http://bit.ly/39GwIit
After Prom 2020 is right around the corner! This event, which helps to ensure our student's safety on Prom Night, occurs on May 2nd from Midnight through 4 a.m. Donations are welcome and encouraged; please see this link for more information: https://5il.co/dcvo
Tri Valley Titans Regional Hockey @ Hartland Arena. Titans lead 2-0 after 2 periods v Davison
Swan Valley's home basketball games v. Birch Run will go on as scheduled.
Tonight's Swan Valley performance of "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" is on as scheduled! Hope to see everyone at 7:00 p.m this evening!
Swan Valley Schools are closed for Thursday, February 27, 2020.
School closing 2/27/20
Here is a sneak peek of the cast of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Come watch your favorite performers during several of our showtimes: Thursday, February 27th @ 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 29th @ 7:00 PM or Sunday, March 1st @ 2:00 PM. This event will be at the Swan Valley High School Auditorium and Ticket Price is $5.00. See you there!
SV Alumni WIN at the 2020 CMU Sales Challenge! Payton Pietz (2018) in the Freshmen/Sophmore division and Matthew (Chewy) Dils (2016) in the Senior division. Both alumni had a strong foundation through SVHS BPA. Here is the News Article from CMU http://www.cm-life.com/article/2020/02/college-of-business-sales-event Here is a video featuring both alumni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpokAn5Ugrw
We are just a couple weeks from our Young 5’s and Kindergarten Registration Day! In order to gauge how many families are interested in or know that they will be attending, we are sending this survey out. Please share this form with anyone you know who might have a child ready to sign up for school!!! Our Y5’s/Kindergarten Registration Day is March 5th from 10am-6pm at Shields Elementary. For more details you can check our website or call the office at 989-921-4701. Pre-Registration Survey https://forms.gle/ACe5LQEVZz7aGFpv7
Support the CAN Council by bidding on student created Mardi Gras masks.The masks are displayed at the Saginaw Art Museum and online. All funds raised from this initiative will go towards CAN Council operations in Saginaw County. Check them all out here: https://bit.ly/2OTwj3P
30% of 7th grade students report that it is easy or very easy to get alcohol. Want to learn more? Join us on March 2nd at 6:30 in the SVMS library as we present the 2020 MiPHY results.
10% (1 in 10) SVMS 7th graders report vaping. Want to learn more? Join us on March 2nd at 6:30 in the SVMS library as we present the 2020 MiPHY results.
NJHS for tonight is cancelled due to the snow day and is rescheduled to March 5th at 6:00.
The National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 has been postponed. New date will be posted soon.
Swan Valley Schools closed for Tuesday, February 18.
Swan valley schools are closed for Tuesday,February 18
Swan Valley students and families, a powerful message about the dangers of vaping: https://www.fox5ny.com/news/grosse-pointe-teen-with-double-lung-transplant-from-vaping-warning-his-peers
7th graders at the Midland Center for the Arts - Hall of Ideas and Science of Fear exhibit. @youthart #michiganyoutharts www.facebook.com/michiganyoutharts
Swan Valley Schools are OPEN for Thursday 2/13/2020
Swan Valley School District is hiring Substitute School Bus Drivers. Back ground check required. Will train for CDL with pay. Starting pay $15.26. Apply in person at Swan Valley Administration Building 8380 O’Hern Road, Saginaw, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Congratulations Lady Vikes on big basketball win over Standish!
Congratulations to Mr. Deming and the High School Band members who competed in band Solo & Ensemble on Saturday. 16 students earned "1 ratings" and 3 received "2 ratings!"
Reminder to our Preschool Parents: Our Valentines Parties are next week. Please be sure you have paid the $10 for your child to do pottery, bring in your decorated shoe box, and your valentines treat along with anything you signed up for through the teachers to bring in as well. Also another reminder that the deadline for Cap & Gown orders is coming up pretty soon if you have not paid & filled a form out for that, I recommend you do that ASAP. Thank you and have a great weekend lets hope for no snow and some warm weather!!
Swan Valley High School NCAA National Football Signing Day, Wed. February 5th @ 2:30 SVHS Library
Tri-Valley Titans Hockey v. FNV Griffins @ Saginaw Bay Ice Arena, 7:00 Hope to see all there!
Live Events January 28, 2020 SWAN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL | Saginaw, MI Girls Varsity Basketball vs Alma | 6:00 PM East Boys Varsity Basketball vs Alma | 7:30 PM East
NFHS Network Watch Your School's Events Live Live Events January 21, 2020 Here are the links to watch your events today on the NFHS Network: SWAN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL | Saginaw, MI Girls Varsity Basketball vs BCW | 5:30 PM East Boys Varsity Basketball vs BCW | 7:00 PM East
We are so happy to be working with Apptegy for a new website and mobile app for our school district. More info coming very soon!