Southwest PoliciesAttendanceThe school day starts are 8:10AM and ends at 2:40PM. To be considered in attendance, a student must be present in the school for at least one-half of the school day (11:30am) or at a place other than the school with the approval of the approriate school official to attend an authorized school activity. Such activities would include field trips, students conventions, music festivals, etc. IMPORTANT: After any absence, a written excuse should be sent to the school stating the reason for the absence and should be signed by the parent or guardian. AR 5110 Attendance and Make-up WorkGuidelines for DisciplineSouthwest Elementary School provides each student with the maximum opportunity to acquire an education. No student has the right to interfere with this opportunity by his actions, poor manners, or lack of consideration. Southwest has implemented the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) model. All rules and regulations are developed and enforced with this thought and student safety in mind. School rules apply on the school grounds, going to and from school, and at any event where our school is represented regardless of location. Students who are able to keep the few simple rules that have been established will be the ones who will enjoy school and will be considered good school citizens.
AR 5131 Guidelines for Discipline
Bus Rider Safety
At Southwest Elementary School, we are particularly concerned about the safety of your child on the school bus. It is important the the home and school work together on this matter. We ask that you sit down with your child and discuss how he or she can help the bus driver transport all students safely. Students who do not follow the rules of good bus behavior will receive bus conduct notices, and will be referred to the principal or assistant principal for disciplinary action. Students who do not follow the rules may have their bus riding privileges suspended. A loss of bus privileges does not constitute grounds for an excused absence.
AR 5131.1 Discipline on School Buses
Car Rider Safety
Car riders will be dropped off and picked up in the parking lot at the end of the covered walkway. Do not try to pick up your child from other areas including the annex building, mobile classroom areas, or side doors. All afternoon car riders should be in the cafeteria by 2:30 each day. Parents need to stay in your car in the car line. EVERY DAY display the Southwest car rider placard on your rear view mirror. A staff member will radio your child's name to the cafeteria where your child will be called and given the assigned pickup station number. You will be given this number when the staff member reads the name on your Southwest placard. When you pull into the loading area, stop at the number you were given. If you do not have your Southwest placard, you will be asked to park and come into the building to sign out your child. Thank you for your wonderful cooperation!