Weekly Review

Week of May 24, 2021


As many of you may know, the state has provided Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds III to cover costs and address the impact of COVID-19 on school districts. Your input is extremely important and we’re asking for your feedback through a survey posted on the front of our website. Please take some time to fill this survey out to help us determine the best way to use these funds to help our students impacted by COVID-19. 


For the eleventh year in a row, two lucky seniors had the opportunity to win a brand new car courtesy of North Park Toyota. This year, Southwest Legacy High School Senior Cristal Altamirano and Southwest High School Senior Jacob Ybarra drew the winning keys to two 2021 Toyota Corollas. To win, both students had to meet specific attendance and academic criteria. Congratulations to both students on this amazing achievement and a big thank you to North Park Toyota for their generous donations. In total, North Park has donated 18 cars to Southwest. 


Also, we are proud to announce the designation of Sky Harbour Elementary as a Blue Ribbon Beacon School. Being a Blue Ribbon Beacon School acknowledges that the campus has demonstrated more than 80% of the 120 indicators used to award a National Blue Ribbon School. The Blue Ribbon process is extremely competitive and encompasses many standards of excellence. This is the first campus in more than 20 years to meet this level of national recognition and validation that they are well on their way to becoming a National Blue Ribbon designation in the near future. Congratulations to Principal Acuna, and her teachers & staff on this recognition.



I want to wrap up this weekly message by recognizing the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. This Memorial Weekend let's take the time to reflect and honor our nation’s heroes.

Thanks for watching your weekly review. We appreciate all you do and We Are Southwest!

Dr. Verstuyft
Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft SWISD Superintendent of Schools