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  • Principal's Weekly Announcment

    Posted by Ricardo Preciado on 10/20/2020
    Hello Southwest Family,
    Our principal has a message for our community you can find the links below in English and in Spanish to watch the Weekly Announcements video.
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  • Principal's message

    Posted by Ricardo Preciado on 7/27/2020
    A great big HELLO to our Southwest parents. It has been too long since we have been together, and we will have to wait until we know it is safe to return to our normal community interactions.
    We are very cognizant of all our troubles caused by this pandemic. We are also very aware of the dangers the virus presents. We are also eager to get back to the business of learning and teaching. Our goal, as always at SW, is to be safe physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
    As you may know our RSD schools are returning to the work of learning and teaching virtually until it is safe to do so in person. I am here to inform you that we have spent the summer learning how to do distance learning much more effectively. You will see big differences in our learning this Fall compared to last Spring.
    At SW we know that relationships are the key to successful learning and teaching. So as we re-open our school, we will focus on two ideas: building relationships and ensuring everyone is safe (physically and emotionally).
    At SW we will do this in two ways. The first is our "Back to School Night". We will have meetings individually or in small groups with your new teacher to make connections with your child, learn about the new grade expectations, and teach you and your child how to use your computer. We know by beginning to make a strong relationship and knowing how to use technology, our learning and teaching will be more successful.
    Our second way will be built into each and every "virtual day” and we have been practicing these at SW for years. Community Circle is a pillar of practice at our school and will continue to be virtually. We will learn how to “be present”, use our "voice", and share ideas and experiences in order to create our community of learners.
    Our teachers and parapros will be calling your to set up a meeting with your new teacher. The meeting will be for 20-30 minutes on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. During this meeting you will:
    - Get to know your teacher and the teacher you and your child.
    - Be introduced to the grade level standards and teacher expectations.
    - Learn how to use your child’s IPAD
    - Obtain workbooks, materials and guides
    - Schedules for learning.
    - Fill out and sign appropriate documents
    In order to ensure we are all safe, when you come on campus we are requiring:
    1. Only the child and the parent attending the meeting should enter the classroom. No additional individuals are allowed in the classroom.
    2. Everyone will wear a mask at all times while on campus.
    3. Practice social distancing, stay 6 feet away from others while in the hallways or waiting outside of a classroom.
    4. See only teachers you have scheduled an appointment with.
    5. Use our hand dispensers to frequently wash your hands.
    6. Please bring a strong bag or backpack to take home the learning materials you will receive.
    We know you have many choices of schools to attend. We are confident that Southwest School is the best place for your child. We have been here for over 30 years and we are committed to a quality education for ALL children. Southwest is a safe, caring and innovative school for your child.
    We look forward to seeing you this week.
    - Juan Sierra, Principal

    Un gran saludo a nuestros padres del suroeste. Ha pasado demasiado tiempo desde que hemos estado juntos, y tendremos que esperar hasta que sepamos que es seguro volver a nuestras interacciones comunitarias normales.


    Somos muy conscientes de todos nuestros problemas causados ​​por esta pandemia. También somos muy conscientes de los peligros que presenta el virus. También estamos ansiosos por volver al negocio del aprendizaje y la enseñanza. Nuestro objetivo, como siempre en SW, es estar seguros física, emocional e intelectualmente.


    Como sabrán, nuestras escuelas RSD están volviendo al trabajo de aprender y enseñar virtualmente hasta que sea seguro hacerlo en persona. Estoy aquí para informarles que hemos pasado el verano aprendiendo a hacer el aprendizaje a distancia de manera mucho más efectiva. Verá grandes diferencias en nuestro aprendizaje este otoño en comparación con la primavera pasada.


    En SW sabemos que las relaciones son la clave para un aprendizaje y una enseñanza exitosos. Entonces, cuando volvemos a abrir nuestra escuela, nos enfocaremos en dos ideas: construir relaciones y garantizar que todos estén seguros, física y emocionalmente.


    En SW haremos esto de dos maneras. El primero es nuestra Noche de Regreso a la Escuela. Tendremos reuniones individuales o en grupos pequeños con su nuevo maestro para establecer conexiones con su hijo, aprender sobre las nuevas expectativas de grado y enseñarle a usted y a su hijo cómo usar su computadora. Sabemos que al comenzar a establecer una relación sólida y al saber cómo usar la computadora, nuestro aprendizaje y enseñanza serán más exitosos.


     Nuestra segunda forma está integrada en cada "día virtual" que hemos estado practicando en SW durante años. Community Circle es un pilar de práctica en nuestra escuela y seguirá siéndolo virtualmente. Aprenderemos cómo “estar presentes”, usar nuestra voz y compartir ideas y experiencias para crear nuestra comunidad de estudiantes.


    Nuestros maestros y parapros lo llamarán para programar una reunión con su nuevo maestro. La reunión será por 20-30 minutos el miércoles o jueves de esta semana. Durante esta reunión usted:

    • Conozca a su maestro y al maestro usted y su hijo.
    • Ser presentado a los estándares de nivel de grado y las expectativas de los maestros.
    • Aprenda a usar el iPad de su hijo
    • Obtenga libros de trabajo, materiales y guías.
    • Horarios de aprendizaje.
    • Completar y firmar los documentos apropiados.


    Para garantizar que todos estemos seguros, cuando vengas al campus requerimos:

    • Una vez que el niño y el padre asisten a la reunión, no se permiten personas adicionales en el aula.
    • Todos usarán una máscara en todo momento mientras estén en el campus.
    • Practique el distanciamiento social, manténgase a 6 pies de distancia de los demás mientras se encuentra en los pasillos o esperando fuera del aula.
    • Vea solo a los maestros que ha programado una cita.
    • Use nuestros dispensadores de manos para lavarse las manos con frecuencia.
    • Por favor traiga una bolsa o mochila fuerte para llevar a casa los materiales de aprendizaje que recibirá.


    Sabemos que tiene muchas opciones de escuelas para asistir. Estamos seguros de que Southwest School es el mejor lugar para su hijo. Hemos estado aquí por más de 30 años y estamos comprometidos con una educación de calidad para TODOS los niños. Southwest es una escuela segura, cariñosa e innovadora para su hijo.


    Esperamos verte esta semana. Juan Sierra, director

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Welcome to Southwest Elementary School

  • Return to School Update

    The safety, health and well-being of our students, staff and community continues to remain our highest priority at the Roosevelt School District. As a result of a thorough review of the Maricopa County COVID-19 health data for our South Phoenix community -- we have made the decision to remain in a virtual learning setting at least until Winter Break. The most recent community level COVID data shows that there has been an increase in the positivity rates within some of our community’s zip codes over the past two weeks. Based on the Maricopa County Health recommendations, this increase in positivity rate is supportive of only virtual learning. Although our school district covers three zip codes and the data varies between the zip codes, we continue to make decisions based on the district as a whole. Therefore, the district believes that it is in the best and safest interest of all our students, staff and community to remain in a virtual learning setting. Our team will continue to prepare to offer an in-person learning setting option in January.  For additional details and information please visit our return to school page.

    Grab-and-Go Meal Distribution Update

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Roosevelt School District is happy to announce that we are now serving breakfast and lunch meals to all children under 18Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  A complete list of meal pick-up times and locations can be found on the food distribution page.  If you are unable to make it during the times listed, please call your school’s cafeteria to schedule a meal pick-up appointment from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. that is convenient for you.

     For more information on the food distribution program, click here.


Upcoming Events


  • Hello Southwest Family,

    Please complete the Return to School Survey below to let us know your preference.

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  • Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year will be submitted for the following schools:

    • Bernard Black Elementary School
    • T.G. Barr School
    • Irene Lopez School
    • V.H. Lassen Elementary School
    • Sunland School
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  • Hello Southwest Family,

    Check out our Virtual PBL EXPO by clicking the link below!


    PBL Videos

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  • Take the Family Engagement Survey Today!
    In an effort to better serve the needs of our students and families in our community we would like to solicit your input via this brief family engagement survey! The survey questions are about which type of FREE virtual classes and events you would like your school or the district to provide. We are here to serve you and would like to learn more about your needs. Take the survey here.
    ¡En un esfuerzo por atender mejor las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes y familias en nuestra comunidad, nos gustaría solicitar su opinión a través de esta breve encuesta de participación familiar! Las preguntas de la encuesta se refrieren sobre qué tipo de clases y eventos virtuales GRATUITOS le gustaría que su escuela o el distrito ofrecieran. Estamos aquí para servirle y nos gustaría saber más sobre sus necesidades. Realice la encuesta aquí.
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  • Breakfast and lunch will be packaged and served each day (Monday-Friday) from our campus from 7:30am-8:30am. Food will also be distributed to our students at the following bus stops each morning as well.
    7:00am 15th ave & Buist
    7:20am S. 1st Ave. and W. Piedmont
    7:40am S. Montezuma & W. La Mirada Ave.
    8:00am 19th Ave. & Beautiful Lane
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  • Southwest Virtual School

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  • Now Enrolling!

    Education is just the beginning at Roosevelt School District No. 66 (RSD No. 66). Our neighborhood schools, small class sizes and innovative curriculum are just a few of the reasons our students receive the best. Learn more about our schools and how to enroll.

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