2815 Eden Parkway Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone 863-499-2840 Fax 863-499-2762





      In an effort to minimize distractions and increase learning, this year at Southwest Middle School all cell phones and other electronic devices are to be away in a backpack while on campus. Electronics may be used for educational purposes during class if the teacher has allowed it.  Any emergency communications can be made by calling the office.


Parents please remember that students should arrive on campus each morning starting at 8:15 not before.



Emergency Contact and Other Forms

Emergency Form clip art

Your child will receive a packet with numerous forms to be filled out when school starts.   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 this information via the PARENT PORTAL to make the necessary changes ( no need to return the hard copy back to the school) or  make the necessary changes to the hard copy given in the packet, using blue or black ink.

For information regarding documents

  • Click How to ENROLL your student
  • Click  IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS to view immunization requirements for 2017-2018.
    • Note:  Parents of Upcoming 7th graders,  make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date for school starting in August.

       7th grade students cannot be given a schedule or attend school until vaccinations are up to date.  

      The Florida Department of Health requires 7th graders to have the following immunization:  

      Tdap (1dose) – Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis



MMS’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. mms-parent-resource-center

The Books Bridge Bus will be available every Tuesday from1:30 – 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

Stay up to date with Southwest Middle School’s activities, schedules, and alerts.

Click School Messenger for instructions connectmediasites

Remind Uses Text Messages. Enter 81010 , Message@ ____ (Class Code) @swmsall   (All Students) @swms6th (6th Grade ) @swms7th  (7th Grade) @swms8th  (8th Grade) @5e3064    (Parental involvement)


FacebookSouthwest Middle Academy – @seminoles1957

Twitter – @seminoles1957

Instagram – @swma1957

Important Information

Uniforms : Click here for more information.


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.  Click here for more information.





2018-2019 Teacher and Employee of the Year

Please congratulate Southwest Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, Katrina Lynn and our School-Related Employee of the year, Jose Soto.

Microsoft Office 365 is available to all secondary students FREE OF CHARGE

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 student.  Students can also access Office 365 using their mobile devices. Please see the Office 365 Guide to Mobile Devices.

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

New Bell Schedule

1st Period – 9:00 – 9:58

2nd Period – 10:02 – 10:53

*3rd Period – 10:57 – 11:48

*4th Period – 11:52 – 1:12

*5th Period – 1:16 – 2:07

6th Period – 2:11 – 3:02

7th Period – 3:06 – 3:57

Announcements – 3:57 – 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


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!


Bullying Form

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