Principal's Message

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Dear Southwest Middle School families,

It is wonderful having our Sea Lions back on campus and meeting all of the families who came out for Sixth grade & New Student Orientation.  I would like to thank you all for your patience with buses and our car loop.  If your child is a car rider, please make sure that you move into the right lane for drop-off and pick up.  We have signs and yellow arrows painted on the pavement as reminders.  When you pick up or drop-off your child, please be sure to do that in the unloading zone in front of the building.  Please be sure to pull up behind the car in front of you so that we can move traffic through quickly.  If you are walking on or off campus, please be sure to use the crosswalk directly in front of the school.  We appreciate your support with helping us keep our students safe. 
Please know that we are still finalizing some schedules and making sure our classes have balanced numbers.  
Next week, we will start marking students tardy for being late to class.  Please talk to your child about the importance of being to class on time and not standing around talking with friends.  Students know that they can walk and talk with friends as they make their way to class.  
Soccer tryouts will begin on Monday, August 15th after school and continue the entire week.  Please make sure that your child submits a physical form to the front office before tryouts begin.  Students cannot try out without submitting a physical form.  If your child has a physical form on file with us that is less than a year old and does not expire during the soccer season, that form is still valid.  Information about the physical form can be found on our school’s website under the athletics tab.  Scroll down to the tab that says physicals.  
Thank you for your continued support of Southwest Middle School, and remember, GO SEA LIONS!


Please note: The following supply list is a general list and is NOT an individualized list for each class. Due to the general nature of this list, it is possible that your child's teacher will either require additional supplies OR not require some of the supplies listed. Please only use this list as a guide when buying supplies.

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Headphones/earbuds 
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Pens 
  • Ruled notebook paper
  • Folders with pockets 
  • Graph paper


  • Computer mouse (USB wireless recommended) 
  • Tissues 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Screen cleaning materials (cloth or wipe)



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Soccer tryouts for boys and girls will will be after school on Monday, August 15. All students must have a completed athletic physical on file before being allowed to tryout. Please make sure that your student submits an OCPS physical form to the front office before tryouts begin.
The OCPS Physical Packet can be found under the Athletics tab on the main page of this site.

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