See Something, Say Something

Our district offers several communications platforms that provide students, parents, and staff the opportunity to engage in a two-way dialogue.

Quick Tip logo
Quick Tip is an anonymous way to make school administrators aware of a specific safety concern.

Let's Talk logo
Send the school district your questions, concerns, suggestions, and or compliments through Let’s Talk.

Chesapeake Crime Line logo
Chesapeake Crime Line provides a way for citizens to report criminal activity to local authorities.

Additional guidance on how to express a concern for personal concerns is available to our students and their parents.
For emergencies, please call 911

Purple Star Designation Award

image of a purple star with the words "Virginia distinguished purple star school for supporting military connected students" circling around it

Southwestern Elementary has been selected to receive the School Year 2021-2022 Purple Star Designation Award. In the coming days, we will receive a Resolution of Recognition from the Virginia Council and an award coin. Way to go team! Let’s give a special round of applause to Mrs. Annette Thompson, School Counselor, for leading the charge, gathering information, and submitting our school’s application.


cartoon of US military members dressed in uniform to represent each branch

SWE is in awe of our service members and their families. Every day, every month, every year you make the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country. And we want you to know how thankful we are for your courage and wisdom. Thank you much for your sacrifices. You, along with your service member, are the heroes of this country. Your dedication and service to our country is invaluable to the freedom of America. You are appreciated and we thank you for everything that you do.

Click here to see 2021 Discounts for Military Family Appreciation Month



school bus hub

Chesapeake Public Schools is now using the School Bus Hub App to provide families with the ability to track their children’s school buses to their designated bus stops. The School Bus Hub Parent App is a secure, online portal for parents. Once families sign up, they can receive real-time bus location information. If you are interested in getting your child’s school bus location information, you can sign up in the app or a web browser. More information and directions to create your account are available on our Transportation website. Please note, last-minute bus changes may cause delays to your child’s bus information.

The Southwestern Elementary PTA Needs Your Support. Join Today!

Our Southwestern Elementary PTA is so excited to welcome you to the 2021/2022 school year! The Parent-Teacher Association strives to make every child’s potential a reality. We are thrilled to welcome parents back into the building this year, and have many opportunities for you to get involved. Please click on this link join our Southwestern PTA – it’s only $5 per person!

Every Friday is SPIRIT DAY for all students and staff. The link below will direct you to the PTA store where you can purchase spirit wear:

You can also support our PTA when you shop on Amazon

Please use this search term. There is more than one SWE: Southwestern Elem PTA

We look forward to you joining us for an amazing school year! 

Please follow us on our PTA Facebook for the latest news and happenings:

Your 2021/2022 PTA Executive Board Volunteers:

President-Angela Lindsey

1st Vice/ Fundraising- Mandy Phillips

2nd Vice/Membership-Veronica Scott

Treasurer-Shannon Partain

Secretary-Mary Cross

K-2 Faculty Representative/Reflections-Kimberly Hudson

3-5 Faculty Representative-Jackie Smyers