Independent Preschool-8th Grade

Back to School for 2019-2020

This is your one-stop location for everything you'll need to know to prepare for back to school.

SUMMER READING

For students entering Preschool - 2nd grade
For students entering 3rd - 8th grades

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

For students entering Preschool - 8th grades

 

DRESS CODE

Preschool and Prekindergarten: For both regular and special occasion dress, children in Preschool and Prekindergarten are expected to wear neat, comfortable, age-appropriate clothing suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Kindergarten-Grade 8:  The Swain uniform is meant to reflect pride in oneself and in the school community.  Students should be neat and well-groomed at all times. Please refer to the Dress Code guidelines for both Daily and Special Dress Uniforms.

Purchasing Uniforms:

Swain uniforms must be purchased from Lands’ End (800-963-4816 or www.landsend.com) or Flynn & O’Hara (610-231-3788 or https://www.flynnohara.com). Flynn & O’Hara also has a retail store in the Valley Plaza, 1876 Catasaqua Road, Allentown (shopping center by the AMC CLASSIC Allentown 16 Movie Theatre).

Both Lands’ End and Flynn & O’Hara have lists of approved items for the Swain Dress Code, and all purchases should be made from those lists of items. (For example, select only khaki pants from the approved Swain list, not any style khaki pants available from the retailer.)

The patch for the navy blazer and ties (optional for K-8) are available to purchase from the School Store (ties are also available from Lands End, above).

NOTE: When ordering Swain’s red plaid items from Lands’ End, select “Classic Navy Large Plaid”.

Used uniforms are also available in the Swain House and at the "Cougar Closet" which is managed by the Swain Association using the honor system.  Clean, gently used uniforms that you are willing to donate to the sale may be dropped off at the porch of the Swain House anytime. This is not an exchange service; you will need to pay a small fee for all items.

 

MEAL PLAN AND TRANSPORTATION FORMS

To be completed and submitted to Swain's Main Office - whether or not your child will be using these services:

Meal Plan Options (all students)
Bus Transportation (all K-8 students)

If you live in any of these school districts, complete and submit this form as well:

Bethlehem Area School District
Northampton Area School District
Parkland School District

 

HEALTH FORMS

Please log in to Magnus through your My Backpack account to access, revise or complete all forms electronically.

Although all completed and signed forms should be uploaded directly to Magnus, you may download the following health forms here for completion at any upcoming appointments:

  • Physical Form (for students entering Kindergarten and 6th grade, and all students new to Swain)
  • Dental Form (for students entering Kindergarten, 3rd grade and 7th grade, and all new K-8 students)
  • Physician Order for Individual Student Medications (for any students who need to receive prescription OR over-the-counter medications that are supplied by the family)
  • Athletics Form (for all 5th-8th grade students participating in Swain’s athletics program; everyone is required to participate in at least two of the three seasons unless they get an authorized waiver)

Forms should be printed, completed and signed, then uploaded as a pdf or photo directly to Magnus. Do not submit the forms to Swain.

Magnus instructions can be accessed here for

All forms will be due Wednesday, August 1. Pennsylvania law requires students to have their immunizations completed before they can attend school.

If you need assistance please contact us at 610-433-4542, ext. 110 or mainoffice@swain.org.