Classroom Information

  • Classroom/School Rules

    Be Responsible

    Exercise Self-Control

    Show Respect

    Treat Others Kindly

    Southwest Elementary will initiate the PBIS program this school year. It stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. It encourages students to always perform at their best behavior in all areas of the school day. Please see the brochure that will go home with Open House papers.


    Managing Behavior

    In our classroom, we will use Class Dojo. It is a communication system where parents can have more insight into their child's behavior, types of interactions, and progress within the classroom each day. It also provides a way for parents and the teacher to communicate easily. More information will be sent home at Open House.



    Each night students can expect to have a reading and a math assignment. Occasionally, students will have a vocabulary, Science, or Social Studies assignment. Late homework will be accepted with 10 points taken off per day missing. Students that are absent will have the same number of days they were out to complete their make-up work. Each student needs to have an agenda/planner book where homework assignments can be written down. Parents are asked to sign the planner each night. I will sign the planner each afternoon. I will make comments for the day as needed.


    Weekly Progress Reports and Folders

    Work folders will be sent home every Monday. The folder will contain student work. Please keep the work, sign the folder, and return it to school on Tuesday. An e-mailed newsletter will be sent weekly containing important notes and reminders for our classroom and the school. It will also describe what we learned throughout the week and what's coming up. I encourage each parent to sign up for the Parent Portal with PowerSchool. On this site, you can see your child's current grades for each subject. Assignments with the grade are listed individually. You can set up your account to e-mail you as often as you'd like with a report of your child's grades.  Parent Portal for PowerSchool



    We will have snack time daily. Please send in a healthy snack with your child. Water bottles are allowed throughout the day.


    Schedule Information

    • Arrival:
      • Arrive between 7:20-7:45 a.m.
      • Breakfast is served from 7:15-7:45 a.m.
      • Tardy bell rings at 7:45 a.m.
    • School Day:
      • 7:50-9:50 ELA
      • 9:50-11:20 Math
      • 11:20-11:45 Science/SS
      • 11:50-12:15 Lunch
      • 12:20-12:50 Recess
      • 12:55-1:40 Specials
      • 1:45-2:30 Intervention/Enrichment
    • Dismissal:
      • 2:30