Back-To-School Year Info

2023-2024 Back To School Guide

Student Device Distribution Dates

7th grade students-Thursday, August 3rd
8th grade students-Friday, August 4th
6th grade students-Monday, August 7th

Devices will be distributed in the cafeteria from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. 

6th Grade and New Student Orientation

6th Grade & New Student Orientation will be on Tuesday, August 8th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.

General School Supply List 

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)

Student Devices

If your child is withdrawing to attend another OCPS school or another county/state, please set an appointment to return their device to Southwest Middle School prior to the completion of the withdrawal process.

Skyward Family Access

See below to see the steps on how to access Skyward. 

Family Access Quick Reference


OCPS parents of rising 7th grade students, the state of Florida requires that all students entering 7th grade must have the Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) immunization. Your child MUST have this immunization in order to start the 7th grade. For more information, visit the

Florida Department of Health in Orange County site.

Sports Physical

If your child plans on trying out for soccer, volleyball, basketball, or track next year, then a complete OCPS Annual Sports Physical is required every year. All students participating in a sport at SWMS must complete a satisfactory medical examination during each academic school year in which they plan to participate. The physical is good for one entire school year, so we recommend that you get it completed over the summer and turn it in early to the front office. For further information, click on the Athletics tab on the school website.