Welcome to Southwestern Elementary School

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Safe Routes to School

Welcome military families

Military Resources

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Internet Safety for Children

Internet Safety

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Impact Aid Survey 2020

Return your
Federal Impact Aid Survey Card.
Look for it in the mail.
Federal Impact Aid is designed to assist local school districts that have
lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal
property, or that have experienced increased expenditures due to the
enrollment of federally connected students.

Please complete the card, sign, date, and return it to
your student’s school in the pre-addressed, stamped
envelope provided.

Scholastic Book Fair!!


Shop From Home Online

November 9 – November 22

Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You’ll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It’s a new school year… let’s instill a new-found love of reading!

Check out the online flyer for more information. SWE Scholastic Book Fair Online Flyer

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.

Kiss and Ride Form

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.