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; instruc

tion 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.




 PTO Bulletin Board Committee



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:           8:30-3:30 Ms. Janas 323-0474
Guidance:      8:30-3:30 Ms. Sharma 323-0475 (Gr. 2 & 3)
part time                Ms. Ablicki 323-0471 (Gr. 1)

Parent pick up

Dismissal Procedure

Families new to the dismissal procedure please read through these guidelines. The parent pick up room during dismissal time, 3:00PM, will be accessed at the back of the school building using the exterior door nearest the playground. The door will be clearly marked the first week of school with signs and balloons. This will give parents additional parking, between 40 to 50, 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 for parent access.

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: Morning drop off, parents will drop their child off at the front main entrance to Swift River 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, parent(s) that needs 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, instead use the visitor parking to walk in. Thank you in advance for respecting our process.

Pick up map