Drop Off Breakfast and Lunch Plans

posted Mar 23, 2020, 5:03 PM by SWR5 Web Sites

RoboCall sent March 23, 2020.

This is Tosha Tilford, Superintendent of the Southwest Schools. This call is to let
you know that tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24th the district will start dropping-off
breakfast and lunch sacks through the bus routes.

Since the safety of everyone is extremely important, the district is using a minimal
contact protocol. The bus will pull-up to the regular morning pick-up point, and the
driver will honk the bus horn.

If you want the food sacks for your children, please signal to the bus by waving from
the porch, then return to your house. The bus helper will bring the food sacks to the
porch and leave them. At this point, it is fine for you to get the food. If you have a
dog running loose, please get the animal put away or bus will not be stopping.

If the morning pick-up for your child is down a lane from the house, the bus will be
stopping at the normal place. You will need to have someone waiting at that stop for
the food to be dropped-off.

These procedures will be used each day. If you miss a day, the bus will not stop
again unless you call the Central Office 417-826-5410 to get put back on the route.

The estimated time for the food delivery is approximately one hour 30 minutes later
than the normal morning pick-up time.

The other locations for food distribution are at the People’s Bank of Seligman and
the People’s Bank of Washburn. The distribution time at these locations is from
8:40 am to 10:00 am.

Food will be distributed on regularly scheduled school days and will keep running as
long as needed to help during these troubled times. Updates will be provided
through the district webpage, emails, robocalls, and Facebook pages.

Everyone, please remember that health and safety is most important.

Thank you,

Tosha Tilford

Wellness Break Announced

posted Mar 16, 2020, 10:16 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

The Southwest R-5 School District in conjunction with other area school districts and the Barry County Health Department is going on a Wellness Break as of Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, April 3.

All extracurricular and co-curricular events, practices, and meetings will be suspended or postponed. This includes the band concert scheduled for tonight, March 16th. It will be rescheduled for a later date in the spring.

In addition, Parent.Teacher Conferences will be completed via telephone, FaceTime, or emails. There will be no Parent. Teacher Conference drop-in time on Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm. This time will not be made-up so please be prepared to use a different type of communication with the teachers.

The district is evaluating food service options based on health department guidance. There is a possible pick-up and go option which the district may implement so that students will have meals available during the wellness break.

All office staff including principals, secretaries, and counselors will report during the Wellness Break. Custodians, bus drivers, and cooks will report for deep cleaning as well as other duties. Teachers will also report according to the schedule provided by the superintendent.

Some of the hours missed for the Wellness Break will need to be made-up so the 2019-2020 District Attendance Calendar will be modified. The new calendar will be communicated once the Wellness Break is over and all attendance days are calculated.

The district is doing everything it can to keep the students, staff members, and community safe during this time of concern.

COVID-19 Information

posted Mar 13, 2020, 8:39 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Please read the below links which include information about COVID-19.

2020 Southwest Yearbooks on Sale Now

posted Feb 24, 2020, 9:09 AM by Dan Shelton

The 2020 Southwest yearbooks are on sale now. The cost is $25 and the deadline to order is May 31. If a student wants his/her name to personalize the book, there's an additional $5 fee. The same $5 fee applies to icons for athletics and clubs. The yearbooks will be delivered in August. Make checks payable to Southwest High School Yearbook or students can pay in cash. Just fill out the order forms. For more information, contact Mr. Voyak at

Southwest Marching Trojan Band Takes Three First Place Trophies

posted Dec 11, 2019, 5:54 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Congratulations to our SW Marching Trojan Band and Colorguard for their recent Christmas Parade Competition Wins this past weekend Saturday and Sunday!

Washburn Parade: 1st Place Trophy and $100.00 cash

Exeter Parade: 1st Place Trophy

Cassville: 1st Place Trophy

Next parades are Saturday, December 14: 

Seligman: 2:00 pm.

Wheaton: 6:00pm.

Thanks to all who came out and cheered us on along the Parade routes!

Thank you for your continued support!

Glenda Dalton, Band Director

Thanksgiving Dinner at Southwest High Nov. 24

posted Nov 13, 2019, 5:33 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

A Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Southwest High School on Sunday, Nov. 24. The event, sponsored by Project Graduation, runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $6. The dinner includes all the favorites of the traditional holiday meal.

Southwest Middle School Online Newspaper

posted Nov 7, 2019, 9:13 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

The Southwest Middle School, under the teaching of Melanie Hooten, has published an online newspaper. To access the newspaper, please click here. The newspaper can also be reached on the MS Home Page.

2019 Yearbooks for Sale for $25

posted Aug 27, 2019, 7:52 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

2019 yearbooks are still available for just $25. Contact Mr. Voyak, or the any of the staff, if you still like to purchase one.

Sports Physicals Taking Place August 9

posted Jul 23, 2019, 2:55 PM by SWR5 Web Sites

Sports Physicals will take place at 8:30am on Friday, August 9, our second day of school. Cost is $5.00 and the physicals are good for two years now.

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