PTA Newsletter
Click on the link above to find out all the latest news from our PTA.

Gaston Family Health Services Online Enrollment
Did you know that your child can begin receiving behavioral health services at school?  Southwest is proudly partnering with Gaston Family Health Services to provide school based interventions to any child who may struggle with academics, developmental issues, relationships, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, behavioral concerns, grief, transition, and more.  These services are provided to any child regardless of insurance type or ability to pay.  No service will ever be denied.  Signing up is now easier than ever.  Simply fill out an enrollment packet or click the provided link below and you will be redirected to a secure enrollment form.

Sign Now Links:



2019 - 2020 / Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct

Please visit for an electronic version of the handbook and for Spanish or Hmong versions.



Optional Student Accident Insurance Coverage

Information and forms in English
Information and forms in Spanish

Hickory Shared Access

Now students can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video free from the Hickory Public Library using your Hickory Shared Access account.  Click on the following link to find out more information:  Hickory Shared Access.

Students can also use their Hickory Shared Access account to check out and read ebooks from the NCKids Digital Library by clicking on the following link:

Southwest Supply Lists for the 2019-2020 School Year
Click on the links below to find school supply lists for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

PreK Supply List
Kindergarten Supply List
First Grade Supply List
Second Grade Supply List ‚Äč

Early Dismissal Policy

Southwest has adopted a new Early Dismissal Policy.  Click here to find out more information.

Southwest Spirit Rock

Don't miss out on your chance to paint the rock!  Click here for details on how to sign up.

Southwest PTA needs you!

The PTA is seeking additional members.  We are also looking for parents willing to serve on the PTA Board.  If you are interested, please contact the school for more information.



Volunteer and make a difference!

Southwest is actively recruiting volunteers.  We would love to have you come be a lunch buddy with our students or be a reading buddy in a classroom or assist a teacher with things at your home.  If you are interested, you can complete the registration form at:  Volunteer Tracker.

School Calendar for 2019-2020

2019-2020 HPS Calendar