August 12, 2022

BVSW Newsletter

welcome back southwest!

School-wide events and the calendar for the first quarter are also available in this document. As we plan and have more details available, we will update this document.

Click on THIS link to learn more!

Canvas information and help

Do you need a refresher on Canvas, (our learning management system for grades K-12), or are you looking to set up a new account? We’ve got you covered! Check out how to access or set up your Canvas Observer account as a parent, or review this Canvas Parent/Guardian Orientation. Remember, Canvas courses won’t appear until teachers publish them after the school year has started.

Tuesday, august 16th Freshmen Orientation

We are so excited to welcome the class of 2026 to Southwest on Tuesday, August 16th from 7:40-10:30am for Freshmen Orientation. When you arrive, report to the PAC. Students will then have an opportunity to visit their classes and familiarize themselves with the building. Freshmen will also receive their MacBooks.

Bus transportation will take place that day for bus riders, and families should look for communication from Durham.

2022-23 School supplies

There is not a school supply list provided for high school students. Your student will learn what they need for class when they meet their teachers!

Where to find the BVSW calendar and bell schedules


- want to know what the bell schedule looks like?

- want to know if it is an even or odd or all class type of day?

- want to know what activities/athletics are going on this week?

Go to the BVSW website front page and check out our calendar and bell schedule!

*changes may be made so check it periodically

BVSW Girls Volleyball Families

Below is the flier for the BVSW Girls Volleyball Tryout Registration Form. This is for any girl who may be interested in trying out this season.

Here is a link to the Form as well.

As a reminder, tryouts will be held 6-8PM @ BVSW Gymnasium 8/13, 8/14, and 8/15.

Prospective Player/Parent Meeting

8/10, 630PM-730PM @ BVSW in the Fixed Forum

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Austin Isham, Varsity Head Coach

Blue Valley Southwest Girls Volleyball

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Fall Athletes

The following correspondence is in regards to families who have submitted participation packets via the new on-line platform. There has been a learning curve involved for all of us and we certainly appreciate the patience and flexibility families have shown. There have been several occurrences where the system itself has “crashed” which has prevented us from reviewing and approving pending packets in a timely manner. We want to ensure that students who have the appropriate paperwork submitted are able to participate on day one, August 15. We would like to create a system of checks and balances should the system “crash” again over the course of the next few days which again prevents us from reviewing packets.

We are asking that ALL FALL ATHLETES take a picture of each of the 4 physical evaluation pages required for participation and have them ready to show on their phone on Monday. Fall coaches will have a list of all athletes who have been approved. This way, if your son or daughter has submitted their packet but has been affected by the platform delay, they can simply show the pictures of their physical and they will be sent to the athletic office. We will personally review the physical for appropriate date & signatures and they will be permitted to practice. Families will still receive the final “approved email” once their packet has been reviewed in its entirety.

Thank you and again we sincerely appreciate your patience.

2023 yearbook senior ads early bird deadline August 26

Parents of the Class of 2023,

It is time to start planning the Blue Valley Southwest 2022-23 yearbook, which will be distributed in May 2023. As the parent of a 2023 senior, you have the special opportunity to place a congratulatory tribute in the book for your student. Deadlines are as follows:

EARLY BIRD ($50 DISCOUNT) - 2 p.m. Aug. 26, 2022

FINAL DEADLINE - 2 p.m. Sept. 16, 2022

Please note that all materials (photos, message, and payment) will need to be received by the above dates to qualify for the discount or to reserve an ad space. There will be no exceptions.

Order form:

Sizes, prices, and answers to FAQs:

BVSW parents - order your 2023 yearbook!

Don’t forget to pre-order your 2023 yearbook when registering your student. Cost is $50 and you can order online through Synergy ParentVue. Deadline to order is Jan. 11, 2023. This is the ONLY way to ensure you will receive a yearbook in May. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Counseling Coffee Talk Dates

ATTENTION Parents/Guardians

Enjoy a cup of coffee while the Counseling Team covers helpful topics related to our BVSW Students. September's topic will be: Navigating BVSW Resources
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Dance Team Car Wash

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BVSW Bands

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BVSW Little Cheer Clinic


Please contact Jody Buchman,, with any questions

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The PTO store is OPEN!

The PTO has a new website and a store filled with items you want to fill your cart with!

  • Yard Signs & Activity Plates for your student
  • Rally Flags
  • Senior Paw Prints
  • PTO Membership
  • Invest in Southwest

Go check it out so you're ready to display your SW spirit!

Senior Paw Prints

What started in the fall of 2021 has now become something our students look forward to when they finally reach their senior year! Paw Prints are back and ready for you to personalize. Click on the link below to get registered to paint your paw print or have a talented National Art Honor Society student do it for you.

PTO Membership

BVSW has an active PTO where all parents are welcome. The PTO's sole mission is to support staff and students. Your PTO membership dollars directly support our school! Even if you don't have time to attend meetings or volunteer, your membership dollars are valuable. Purchase your PTO membership here.

Invest in Southwest

Investing in Southwest contributes to all of PTO's causes: teacher grants, staff appreciation, senior activities, freshman class shirts, class events, community spirit events, campus improvements and more! This is how we get to do really cool things for our staff and students. You can decide the amount you'd like to contribute -- every dollar matters! Invest in Southwest here!

Keep up to date with what is happening at BVSW!

All Activities and School Events can be found on the Eastern Kansas League website. Go to BVSW homepage, click on calendar, then click on the Eastern Kansas League website or click on the following:

Newsletters may also be found on our BVSW website - About Us - News

Check out the official student media of BVSW:

Want to include something in our Friday newsletter during the school year?

The deadline for submissions to the Friday weekly newsletter is Thursday noon. Any fundraisers must be pre-approved before they may be added to the newsletter. Fundraiser questions, contact Kim Rich at