SWAP Letter for Incoming Freshman
April 24, 2017
Dear Parents of Incoming Freshmen,
I am pleased to announce that SWAP applications are being taken for summer 2017 work. SWAP stands for Student Worker Assistance Program and allows students to work off their athletic fees by working various maintenance and custodial jobs, throughout the district. SWAP is a voluntary program offered to any Dixon Public School student in grades 9-12.
If your eighth grade student is interested in working with the SWAP program, please complete the enclosed, two-sided application. Applications can be returned to the RMS Main Office or to Mrs. Sward in Student Services.
The due date for SWAP applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Any applications received after this date will be put on a waiting list and are not guaranteed work during the summer.
A parent and student informational meeting will be held Thursday, May 18th
at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the DHS Auditorium
STUDENTS AND PARENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM
ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE TWO MEETINGS
Once the application is completed, signed, and turned in, students will be scheduled for work, in the order their application was received. Calls to schedule SWAP work will begin mid-May and continue throughout the summer. All work will be completed by 08/09/17. SWAP applications can also be found online at www.dps170.org
In short, students are “paid” $8 per hour of work toward their sport fees. Current sport fees for DHS are $125 for the first sport, $75 for the second sport and an additional $75 for the third sport. The cap of $300 includes fees for DHS and RMS family member athletes, living in the same household. A student is required to work 16 hours for one sport, 25 hours for two sports, 34 hours for three sports or 37.5 hours for the family cap.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 285-8858. We look forward to working with students interested in giving back to their school, community, and family with this valuable program.
Laura Sward, SWAP Coordinator