Welcome to Southwestern Elementary School

front of SWE school buildingMrs. Tiffany JohnsonMrs. Johnson (left), Mrs. Hudson (center), Mrs. Gould (right), Teacher of the Year, Reading of the Yearfrom left to right: Mrs. Phillips, Ms. Woods, Mrs. Lindsey, Mrs. DiAngelo, Ms, Waters, Ms. Felders, Mrs. Lofay, Ms. King, Mrs. Tyson, Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Baines, Mrs. SmithTwitter button



It’s Almost Book Fair Time!

It's time for our online book fair

Get ready to show your support for SWE by participating in our annual Scholastic online book fair.

The SWE online book fair will be open from March 1 – March 14. Stay tuned for more details.




NEW ParentVUE Absence Button

Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2021, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to report their student(s) as absent or tardy electronically in ParentVUE. Available in both the ParentVUE web access and mobile device app, this new feature will appear as a button on the home screen. parentvue powered by Synergy available beginning February 3, 2021, new feature report absence

The Report Absence feature allows parents and guardians to report absences up to seven days in advance and can accommodate single-day and multi-day absences. For each absence reported, parents and guardians must provide a short note to explain the reason. This note will help school attendance secretaries select the correct attendance code for the absence/tardy. If a doctor’s note or other documentation is available, there is an option to upload that resource when parents report the absence or tardy.

Parents and guardians will receive a confirmation message once an absence or tardy has been submitted successfully. Please be aware that parents and guardians cannot delete or modify reported absences/tardies. Any changes or cancellations must be communicated to the school attendance secretary by an email or phone call. Parents can review student attendance information, including any reported absences/tardies, by selecting the Attendance tab in ParentVUE. Parents and guardians will see the reported absence/tardy coded as “Unexcused” immediately after they submit an absence. Once the school attendance secretary reviews the parent-submitted absences/tardies, the parent will see the reported change to the correct attendance code.

This is the new preferred method for parents to report absences and tardies. This electronic notification would serve as the written notice required for student absences and tardies.

Scheduling for Rising Sixth Graders

light bulb on yellow post-it note, pinned to bulletin boardScheduling is underway for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Jolliff Middle School has created a very detailed informative video and Scheduling How-To sheet for our current 5th grade students and parents to review. The video includes directions for students to login to StudentVUE and how to enter courses for next year, so it is very important that students and parents take time to look and listen.  Students can begin entering 6th grade courses on Monday, January 25th – Sunday, February 7th.


Middle School Scheduling Directions

Middle School Course Catalog

UPDATES: Revised CPS Calendar

Elementary Option 1 students return to school for face to face learning on Tuesday, January 19.

Please be sure to review the revised CPS calendar.


January 27 Asynchronous learning day (all students) / No longer an early release day *

January 29 End of grading period / Asynchronous learning day (all students)

Feb 1-Feb 2 Teacher Workdays/In-Service Day

February 10 Asynchronous learning day (all students)

February 12 Asynchronous learning day (all students)

February 24 Asynchronous learning day (all students) / No longer an early release day *

February 26 Asynchronous learning day (all students)

Kiss and Ride Procedures

Safety is our primary goal. As a result of the increase in the number of
parents participating in drop off/pick up, we have had to make some significant
changes to our dismissal procedures.   For students who will be picked up daily, we
will assign each family with a specific number and car tag for identification of your
student.  There will be an identification check during your first end of day pick up and
then you will receive your car tag.  This will occur in the Kiss and Ride lane and NOT
inside the building.  Please be patient, identification checks will take some time.  We are asking parents to register for our parent pick up program in order to have a smooth and efficient dismissal process. 

Please complete the form to register your family.

Click here to complete the Kiss and Ride Form

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.