What are the telephone numbers for South West?

  • Main Office: 617-984-8729

  • Principal: Courtney Mitchell - 617-984-8729

  • Assistant Principal: Ms. Susan Foley - 617-984-8729

  • Secretary: Mrs. Kristin Campbell - 617-984-8729

  • Guidance Counselor: Mr. Shane Abboud - 617-984-8959

  • Guidance Counselor: 617-984-8960

  • Nurse: Ms. Caitlin Coneran - 617-984-8648

  • Fax Number: 617-984-8640

What are the hours that school is in session?

8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakfast will be served during homeroom for Grades 5-8 from 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. - NOT before school begins. 

When are Early Release Days?

Grade 5 will have an Early Release Days every Wednesday. Grades 6-8 will have an Early Release Day twice per month. See district calendar for more details »

The hours on those days are 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Do you have questions about your child's lunch program? Please visit our Food Services site »

What if a student's address changes?

Students must report any change of address or home telephone number so that the correct information will be available in case of emergency.

What if my child needs to be dismissed from school?

A parent or guardian must write a note stating the date, time, and reason for dismissal. The parent or guardian has the responsibility of providing the necessary transportation for the student.

How do I meet with my child's teachers?

Parents wishing for a conference with their child's teaching teams should call the Guidance Office and make an appointment to meet during the team's preparation period. Families can also contact teachers directly - see the staff directory for email addresses. 

Do students get lockers ?

Each student is assigned a locker. It is the student's responsibility to provide a combination lock and to keep it locked at all times to safeguard his or her personal belongings. (We have locks here for families in need.) The students should not share their locker combinations with classmates. Students are permitted to use their lockers only at the times designated by their teaching teams.

Are MP3 players, cell phones, or other electronic devices permitted in school?

Students are not permitted to use electronic devices such as cell phones, radios, MP3, tablets (such as iPads), beepers, or other electronic communication devices during school hours. Students should place these items in their lockers at the start of the day, leave them there for the duration of the day, and retrieve them before they go home at dismissal. Students with repeated infractions will be subject to school discipline. 

What is the school cancellation policy?

If regularly scheduled classes are canceled or delayed for any reason, announcements will be made over AM radio stations WBZ (1030), WRKO (680), and Boston television channels 4, 5, and 7.

To learn more about cancellations and sign up for automatic notifications, please select QPS Info from the main menu, and then click on School Cancellation.

What is the policy regarding absences?

Students must bring their homeroom teacher absence notes for absences within two days following their absence. In addition to the note, parents are requested to call their child's absence in to the school on the day of the absence. Failure to provide a written explanation from a parent or guardian for absences may result in a suspension hearing or detention. Students accumulating 18 total absences or more (both excused AND unexcused) will be labeled as Chronically Absent - please strive to avoid this!

Is there a dress code?

Each student's hairstyle, appearance, and manner of dress are determined by the student and his/her parent or guardian, unless these present a danger to the student's health or safety, interfere with school work, or create a classroom or school disruption. Students may be sent home to change clothes. No hats, coats, hoods, or sunglasses may be worn inside the building.