Welcome to Southwestern Elementary School

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Internet Safety for Children

Internet Safety

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Option 1- On-Campus Continuum Update!

Families who selected option 1, the On-Campus Continuum, should review all of the information outlined in the slide deck below. This information includes checklists families should complete now and other important health and safety protocols families should incorporate into their daily school routine.

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Transportation Information

If your student will not ride a school bus to school, please adhere to this student drop off/pick up plan:

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Southwestern Elementary

Bus Arrival:

  1. Students will exit the bus, be greeted by their teachers, and escorted to class.

Parent Drop-Off Procedures (AM)

  1. Drop off begins at 7:15am each day.
  2. Enter the parking lot in front of the school from Ashton Street.
  3. Drive all the way through the parking lot, past the flag pole, to the end of the lot, where staff will be waiting to greet you and your child.
  4. Please have your child seated behind the DRIVER.
  5. A staff member will open your car door and help your child safely from the car and to the sidewalk, where another staff member will direct your child to the building.
  6. To keep traffic flowing, please give goodbye hugs and kisses before you enter the parking lot.

Parent Pick-Up Procedures (PM)

  1. Parent Pick-Up begins at 2:04 each day.
  2. Enter the parking lot in front of the school from Ashton Street.
  3. Drive all the way through the parking lot, past the flag pole, to the end of the lot. Look for the cone.
  4. Parents will display assigned number on their dashboard and have government issued identification readily available.
  5. To support safety and social distancing protocol, we ask all parents to remain in their vehicle.
  6. Students will be escorted to your vehicle by a staff member.

Student Online Registration 2020-2021

Laptop with a man on the screenStudents who are new to CPS and will begin kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year can register using the Student Online Registration starting on April 1, 2020.  Parents/Guardians can register online anytime, anywhere, and any required documents can be easily uploaded into the system.

Using a computer, CLICK to visit Chesapeake Public Schools website to start the registration process online. If you do not have internet access, stop by your child’s elementary school or visit your nearest public library for assistance.  For questions about the registration process, please contact the Office of Student Enrollment and Attendance at 757-547-0545.

Technology Corner

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As we have moved from face-to-face instruction to virtual learning, each of us has faced new challenges and obstacles to overcome. From trying to ensure each child in your family has adequate computer access for instruction and learning,  to making sure your child has all the necessary learning materials, to juggling working from home or balancing a new work schedule; it can feel overwhelming for both you and your child. During this time of new challenges and increased screen time, it is important to disconnect from the gadgets when possible. Hands-on activities like board games, shared reading times, or trying out a new recipe together are fun ways to disconnect from the devices and reconnect as a family.