Southwest Scuttle

September 2020

Spirit Gear Fundraiser!

Shop online at our Spirit Gear Drive fundraiser. All orders will be delievered for free to SWMS. Deadline to order is September 22nd.

Thank you for supporting our school!

Chromebook Insurance

Chromebook Insurance is availble to purchase for $23.00 for your student through Worth Ave. Group. To opt into the voluntary group program, please complete this process onine at:


Worth Ave. Group

Yearbooks have arrived!!!

Yearbooks that were purchased by current SWMS students have been or will be handed out very soon.


Yearbooks that were purchase by current HS students have been sent to the high school to be handed out.


If you are still interested in purchasing a yearbook we do have a very limited number of extra yearbooks that are available for purchase for $17.00 each. Please email Jill Luoma at jillann.luoma@alschools.org to reserve your copy.

SWMS COVID-19 Family Updates

Families can visit our COVID-19 webpage to stay updated on information relating to our hybrid learning models, health & safety protocols and more.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Procedures

  • Masks will be worn by all students and staff members during regular instruction, and anyone else who enters the building. If a student cannot wear a mask, we will work with the family to develop a solution in the best interests of the student. Masks will not be required for physical education classes.
  • Everyone will have their temperature checked through an automated scanning system at the main door when they enter the building.
  • Everyone will be asked screening questions related to COVID-19 on a daily basis.


Everyone who enters the building must enter through the main doors. Students will not be allowed in the building before 9:00 a.m. and must leave the building by 1:45 p.m., unless they are under supervision of a teacher or coach.

SMSW Calendar - Subject to change

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Lunch Payments

Lunch payments can be made online anytime at: www.k12paymentcenter.com. Lunches will be available for students who are off-site for hybrid and distance learning students. Distribution will be at Southwest and Albert Lea High School. At this point, families will be charged the normal lunch price when they pick up their food. Free and reduced students will qualify for a reduction in price based upon their financial needs. To sign up for free or reduced lunch, please click here. We encourage families to apply.

COCO-COLA GIVE

I hope you have been continuing to save your bottle caps and printed codes from the inside of the paper box packaging over the summer! These can be dropped off in the collection container outside in the Main Office at SW at any time!
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Note to Parents/Guardians

When or if there are changes to you and/or your student's contact information, such as an address change, new/different phone number(s), new/different email address(es), etc,. please contact Trista Partlow as soon as possible by calling 507-379-5243. Your assistance with keeping your student's records up to date is greatly appreciated.