Welcome to Swift Water Elementary


We are a welcoming community of learners who inspire and empower each other to lead, and dream. 

We empower learners to be...

- Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, Critical Thinkers
- Effective Communicators, Reflective Goal Setters and Self-Advocates
- Innovators Who Wonder, Create, and Inspire
- Contributors and Caretakers of the Community
- Inclusive, Valuing Diversity and Different Perspectives

Because we value...

- Kindness and Empathy
- Creativity
- Growth Mindset
- Courage
- Curiosity
- Collaboration
- Resiliency



10811 Harbor Hill Drive 
Gig Harbor, WA 98332



School Leadership

David Brooks - Principal



School News

School Calendar Feedback Requested

We value your input and are committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning environment in the Peninsula School District. As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the overall experience for students, parents, and staff, we invite you to participate in our school calendar survey.

No School Nov. 22 through Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, a reminder there is no school from Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24. 

District buildings will be closed to the public on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. School resumes for students on Monday, Nov. 27. 

Veteran's Day Video

We would like to honor Veterans/Military members past and present by making a slideshow. If you have a Veteran that you would like to honor, please send their picture in a .jpeg format to Mr. Wilson (our amazing music teacher), at wilsonjd@psd401.net Please note in the email who we are celebrating, branch and rank and which Swift Water student they are connected to. The deadline for photos is October 31. 

Veteran's Day Performance

Swift Water's first and third grades and our Honor Choir will be performing a Verteran's Day Concert on Wednesday, November 8. Doors will open at 6:15 for students to head down to their classrooms to wait for their time to perform. Families will be able to find seating at 6:15 and our performance will start at 6:30 pm. 


We hope to see you all on Wednesday, November 8!

male photographer with camera and lighting

Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7 in the morning. 

If you didn't like your student's photo, please send the picture packet back to school and send a ParentSquare message to your student's teacher. This will let us know that your student needs to be re-photographed.

If your student was absent on picture day and you'd like to purchase school pictures, please go to mydorian.com to order

Don't Be Late

Don't be Late!  There's no late start on Wednesday, October 25. School starts at 9:00 AM!

School Calendar