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Welcome Class of 2021 Students & Families!

We are excited to meet you and get to know all our new Southwest Lakers!  We are working hard to make our classrooms and hallways sparkle and shine for your arrival.

Important dates and times:

August 28, Monday*           8:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 9th Grade Orientation (required for all 9th graders)

  • Students should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities

  • Bring a pen and pencil

  • Bring your lunch if you do not want a school lunch (BTW – our school lunches are awesome!)

August 29, Tuesday*           8:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 9th Grade Orientation (required for all 9th graders)

  • Bring your class schedule (you will receive your schedule on Monday)

  • Bring your smart phone, if you have one

  • Dress appropriately and bring pen, pencil and lunch (if you do not want school lunch)

*Breakfast and lunch will be served

August 30, Wednesday

First day of school for all students (9 – 12)          8:05 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

September 19, Tuesday

Southwest Open House and 9th grade                     

  • 5:00 p.m. 9th grade Parent Info

Parent Information Night:

  • 5:30 p.m. Administration Meet & Greet

  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Open House

Freshmen will get to “rule the school” during our 9th Grade Orientation.  August 28 & 29 are required orientation days for 9th grade students only. Breakfast and lunch will be available for students on both days.  9th graders will work with all of the Southwest staff and with our wonderful, welcoming, Link Crew!  Link Crew is made up of Southwest 11th and 12th grade students who have trained as mentors. We will have an information presentation for 9th grade parents and guardians on September 19 before our Open House. More details on this event will be communicated to you soon.

If you are eligible for transportation, Go To cards will be available for pick-up by students from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on August 24 & 25.  Students will also be able to get their Go To cards on August 28 & 29 during lunch.

Metro Transit will pick up students on regular MTC bus stops on Xerxes Ave. and France Ave. (#6 running North and South) and 50th St. (#46 running East and West) on August 28 & 29 at the end of the day.  Starting on August 30, Metro Transit will be in the front or the west side of the school at dismissal time (3:00 p.m.).

We are all looking forward to meeting you, getting to know you and supporting you to have a great first year at Southwest.  GO, LAKERS!



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