Swift River Elementary School

Swift River Elementary School

57 State Street
Belchertown, MA 01007

Our Mission: The mission of the Belchertown Public Schools is to ensure that every student meets with success every day. To that end, we pledge to ensure that we have rigorous, standards-based curriculum; instruction designed to meet the needs of diverse learners in every classroom; and access the global learning community via state-of-the art technology in schools that are communities of respect and civility for all.

Big Changes for Parent Pick-Up


 Big News for Parent pick up

Change in Dismissal Procedure

Starting on Monday, October 27th, the dismissal process will change. The parent pick up room, which was accessed through the front of the building will now be accessed through the clearly marked back exterior door nearest the playground. This change will give parents additional parking, between 40 to 50 extra parking spaces as well as address safety concerns created by the volume of traffic at the end of the school day. The exterior door will be unlocked at 2:55PM allowing students to transition through the hallways safely.

Parents will enter and exit the back parking lot one of two ways, using the State Street access road or the road nearest to Little Fenway baseball field.

As you enter the back of the building you will enter the C side cafeteria which is a short distance from the exit door. The pick-up room will be reversed and parents will be able to sit at the first four tables as you enter.

IMPORTANT: NO changes will be made to the morning drop off. Parents will drop their child off as usual at the front entrance where Mrs. Farrington and Mr. Kuhn stand.

Below you will find a map of the traffic pattern around the school during dismissal time. The location of the Student Pick-Up Room is identified with a star on the map.

Please note, parents that need to pick their child up earlier than dismissal time will park in front to access the Main Office. Please be aware not to park in the fire lanes, however use the visitor parking to walk in. Thank you in advance for respecting our process.


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  Pick up map



Swift River Elementary School

Grades 1, 2 and 3



 Assistant Principal:

Robert Kuhn

Eileen Farrington

Main Phone:   413-323-0471; 413-323-0472
Fax: (413) 323-0492 Absentee Call-in Line: 323-0455
Office Hours:  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Nurse: Ms. Janas 323-0474
Guidance: Ms. Sharma 323-0475 (Gr. 2 & 3)
  Mrs. Evans   323-0446 (Gr. 1)

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