2815 Eden Pkwy Lakeland, FL 33803. Phone 863-499-2840, Fax 863-499-2762



mms-parent-resource-centerMMS’s Mulberry Center is another example of our dedication to our students and families. We look forward to seeing you. The official PCSB Parent Information Resource Center site contains information about these centers.

The Mulberry Middle Parent Resource Center is open:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:00-3:30 and Tuesday,

Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Books Bridge Bus will be available every Tuesday from 1:30 – 4:30

Click to View MMS-Title-I-Parent Family-Resource-Center-Calendar-of-Events

Contact Information:

Contact Person- Nitza Ribot

Address – S.E. 3rd Place, Mulberry, FL 33860

Phone –  (863) 425-9288

Parent Center Website – www.polk-fl.net /parents/involvement/pirc.htm


Parent Communications Options

parent-communicationStay up to date with Southwest Middle School’s activities, schedules, and alerts using the options provided.


  1. https://schoolmessenger.com/start
  2. Remind (Text Message)                                                                                                                                                                               Enter this number (To): 81010 Message: (Choose Class Code)
    • @swmsall – All Students
    • @swms6th 6th Grade
    • @swms7th – 7th Grade
    • @swms8th – 8th Grade
    • @5e3064 – Parent involvement
  3. Likes us on Facebook – Southwest Middle Academy – @seminoles1957
  4. Follow us on Twitter – @seminoles1957
  5. Follow us on Instagram – @swma1957

Dad's Take your Child to School Day

On September 28, 2016, the Florida Department of Education will observe Dads Take Your Child to School Day statewide. This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for dads or other male role models to get involved in their child’s education and to highlight the significant difference they can make by taking a more active role.

downloadMore than 30 years of research supports the belief that a positive relationship endures between increased family engagement and student academic success. Additional research suggests that when fathers are actively involved in their child’s education, students:

·       Perform better academically;

·       Have fewer discipline problems; and

·       Become more responsible adults.

Southwest Middle School Upcoming Important Information

  1. Information click for more information
  2. Immunization – click for more information
  3. Important Dates:
  • T-Shirt Sales- Tuesday, August 2 5:30pm-7:00pm and Saturday, August 6th 9:00am-11:00am
  • Orientation- Thursday, August 11-6th grade 9:00 am- 10:30 am and 7th/8th grade 10:45 am-12:00pm
  • First Day of School – Monday,  August 15




Southwest Middle School Student Supply List


School supply List– Click to print



Parents are you missing out on important information from your students? Do you find out about events at the last minute? No more worries…sign up for our school’s Remind 101 account.

Text @5e3064 to 81010


SWMS 2015-2016 Teacher and Employee of the Year

Aguilar and RhodenPlease congratulate our Teacher of the Year, Xochil Aguilar and our School-Related Employee of the year Andrea Rhoden.

Immunizations and Schedules

Students entering 6th grade (or higher) cannot receive a schedule or attend classes unless immunization records are up-to-date. If your child’s immunizations are not complete, please be sure to take care of this before school starts so that there will be no delay in receiving a schedule.

Free Office Education Package for Secondary Students

We are pleased to announce that all secondary students now have access to the Office 365 Education package, which includes Office Suite Online, OneDrive cloud storage with the ability to collaborate and share documents, and 5 copies of Office 2013 for home download.  Students will not have access to Outlook email at this time; they will continue to use their Polk Gmail.  Because they are not using Microsoft email, and the Office 365 accounts reside within our domain, additional permission forms are not needed at this time.

A Student Guide has been created to use with your students and/ or include on your school web site.  It is also linked to the Teacher Technology Resource Site, under Microsoft > Office 365. Students can also access Office 365 using their mobile devices. Please see the Office 365 Guide to Mobile Devices.
You must have Windows 2007 or later version (with all the updates installed) and you must have internet access.

Student Guide on accessing Office 365 online and downloading onto PC

Guide to downloading Office 365 on Mobile Device

Students will log in through the polk-fl website by clicking on the Office 365 link on the bottom, left of the web page, under Tools & More.  Note: Students must use the Office 365 link, not the Student Portal or Webmail for Office 365 links.  

Their sign- in information is:


Password: Student portal password

This information should be the same as student computer access, with the addition of @polk-fl.net

Bring Your Own Device


To learn more click here

New Bell Schedule

1st Period – 9:00 – 9:51

Announcements 9:51 – 9:58

2nd Period – 10:02 – 10:53

*3rd Period – 10:57 – 11:48

*4th Period – 11:52 – 12:

*5th Period – 1:16 – 2:07

6th Period – 2:11 – 3:02

7th Period – 3:06 – 3:57

Announcements – 3:07 – 4:00

*Lunch Schedule

A Lunch – 10:57 – 11:22 B Lunch – 11:52 – 12:17 C Lunch 12:47 – 1:12
3rd Period – 11:26 – 12:17 3rd Period – 10:57 – 11:48 3rd Period – 10:57 – 11:48
4th Period – 12:21 – 1:12 4th Period – 12:21 – 1:12 4th Period – 11:52 – 1:12


Forms and Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Form clip art

Today your child received a packet with a numerous amount of forms to be filled out and turned in. Please sign and return these forms promptly.

Emergency Contact Form

It is very important that we have the most up to date Emergency Contact Information for your child on file. You can assist us by reviewing and updating this information by using one of the following methods:

  • Use Parent portal to make the necessary changes ( not need to return the hard copy back to the school) or
  • You can make the necessary changes to the hard copy that was sent home with the student the first day of school and then return it to school. Please use blue or red ink to help assist us in identifying the changes that have been made)

The My Polk Schools Parent Portal

Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The My Polk Schools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school.

Click here for more information on this exciting new service!