News & Announcements

Student Accident Insurance Available

Young Insurance Group is offering voluntary student accident insurance for the 2022-2023 school year. Information is posted under the For Parents section under the Student Accident Insurance link. You can apply on-line or by mail. Applications are available on the school website at

2022-23 School Calendar

The 2022-2023 Swain County Schools' District calendar is available for download at

Swain County Schools Summer Camps

Elementary Students @ West Elementary - July 5-8, 11-14, 18-21 from 8AM-3PM
Middle/High Students @ Swain High - July 5-8, 11-14, 18-21 from 8AM-3PM

End of the School Year

Please remember, Wednesday, June 1, is a half day for students at East and West Elementary, Swain Middle School, and Swain High School. There will be no school for Bright Adventures Pre k. Buses will leave Swain High School at 11:00. Thank you for a very successful school year. We look forward to starting again for all students on August 22. Have a safe summer.

Family Masking/Face Covering Update

Most of you have already begun to hear that change is in the air. Our School Board has reviewed the data, read guidelines, listened to concerned families, and has made the decision to move our schools to masking optional settings beginning February 21, 2022. The motion made by the Board is not intended to override any CDC directions and face masks are encouraged while community transmission levels remain high and substantial.

Lockdown lifted

At approximately 7:45 this morning a teacher at East Elementary School was notified by a student of a potential gun in another student’s backpack. The teacher opened the backpack and saw what she believed to be a handgun. The teacher immediately notified East Elementary Principal Amanda Sutton who secured the bag and placed the school on lockdown. Our School Resource Officer then took the bag, and upon initial observation believed it to be a handgun. Once he took it out of the backpack, he discovered that it was an airsoft gun. At this time, with the airsoft gun secured, there was no further threat and the lockdown, and perimeter lockdown of our Swain County Schools, was lifted and all activities have returned to normal. The investigation into the incident by Swain County Schools is ongoing at this time.
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