Swain County Health Department in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to be able to offer expanded no-cost COVID-19 virus testing capacity as part of a partnership between the state of North Carolina and OptumServe. This new community testing site builds on North Carolina’s ongoing work to increase access to testing and slow viral spread in key locations and reduce the burden on public and private local healthcare providers.
Rapid and PCR Testing will begin on October 1, 2021 in Swain County at the Swain County Recreation Center (old Pepsi building) ), 30 Recreation Park Drive Bryson City NC 28713. This testing site will be open Tuesdays from 8am to 2pm and Fridays from 11am to 6 pm (subject to change based on need and availability). Anyone can be tested, with or without symptoms, including those who have no insurance, undocumented and homeless individuals. While walk-ins are accepted, we encourage residents to register and schedule an appointment at lhi.care/covidtesting or call (877)562-4850. Curbside testing will be available for those who are unable to leave their vehicle.
Swain County Schools will be closed for Veterans' Day on Thursday, November 11. Schools will also be closed for students on Friday, November 12 for a mandated PLC day.
Swain County Health Department will be offering a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children age 5-17 years. The event will be held in the gym at West Elementary School on Wednesday November 10th, 2021 from 4-6pm. Please call 828.488.3198 ASAP to pre-register your child for a vaccine. Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
Swain County Schools Reopening Information for 2021-22 School Year
****CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION: 101 MITCHELL ST, BRYSON CITY, NC 28713****
The Swain County Board of Education Meeting will be Monday, October 11, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Swain County Administration Building, 101 Mitchell St,
Bryson City, NC 28713.
The meeting will be broadcast on the school system YouTube link at Maroon Devil Network.
To submit a public comment go to: https://forms.gle/pUfSVr8sPkUHbS1t8
The Swain County School District calendar has been updated. Download your copy at https://bit.ly/2122SCSCalendarRev1
Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps protect you, your family, and your community
All Plan B Elementary Students (K-5) will begin 4 days a week of in person instruction beginning on February 22, 2021. The new schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for in person instruction in the classroom. Wednesday will continue to be a remote learning day. This change will not affect Elementary Plan C students (Virtual Learning Students) or High School, Middle School or Bright Adventures students.
Bright Adventures After School applications are here! Your child must be enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year at Bright Adventures to be eligible. Acceptance will be prioritized by need as spaces are limited. Applications close on August 24th and acceptance letters will be sent home on August 26th. After School at Bright Adventures will begin August 31st, is free, and is open 3-5:30 Monday-Friday on regular school days.
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
Parents may wish to consider purchasing the voluntary Student Accident Insurance available online at www.k12studentinsurance.com. There are various options and coverages available. The voluntary coverage is a primary coverage and you may apply for this coverage on-line or by mail using the applications below. Please click on link for instructions and applications: https://www.swain.k12.nc.us/apps/pages/studentaccidentinsurance