Welcome to Southwest Elementary School
Thank you for visiting our Southwest Elementary website!
We hope you will find it informative and helpful. We are extremely proud of the program offered here for our students and families and we encourage you and your child to participate as fully as possible.
We are looking forward to the 2015-2016 school year to be another wonderful year at Southwest Elementary!
Mission Statement: Southwest Elementary will nurture academic excellence and integrity by promoting a passion for learning in a safe environment.
Important Testing Information
FSA parent letter and testing dates
Department of Education letter - computer-based Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 5 ELA Reading/Mathematics.
Department of Education letter - paper-based Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 5 ELA Reading/Mathematics.
Latest News2015-2016 Supply List
2015-2016 Dress Code
Section 1010.215 of the Florida Statutes requires school districts to report to parents and to the public certain financial information in the form of a yearly school financial report addendum. The 2012-2013 School Financial Report Addendum has now been added to your individual school's website. In order to comply with the statute requiring us to properly notify parents of the availability of this report we are requesting that you include the location of the report in your next monthly newsletter or school communication. Please also include that paper copies are available at school site and district office. (Click here to view report.)
Polk County Public Schools is proud to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). All students who attend Southwest Elementary will be served breakfasts and lunches at no charge without having to fill out an application for the free and reduced meal program.
How YOU can help our school:
Business and Community Partnerships - click here for more information about joining our school as a partner.
Digital Wish- Digital Wish is a non-profit with a unique mission to modernize K-12 classrooms and prepare students for tomorrow's workforce. Like a gift registry, teachers create wish lists of technology products for their classroom. Donors then connect with their favorite schools and grant classroom wishes through online cash or product donations - thus improving the access to modern technology in classrooms.
8/20/15 ~ Orientation 4:00-6:00
8/24/15~ First day of school for students
9/7/15 ~ Student, Teacher, Para Holiday (Labor Day)
9/28/15 ~ Staff Development Day (Data Day) Student/Para Holiday
10/19/15 ~ Teacher Work Day/Student/Paraeducator Holiday
10/28/15 ~ End of 1st 9-Week Grading Period