Welcome to Sweetwater Springs Elementary School, Home of the Skyhawks! I am Angelo Benedetto, your new principal. I am honored and excited to be joining Sweetwater Springs Elementary as well as the La Mesa-Spring Valley family. Those of you whom I have already had the privilege of meeting have made me feel right at home.

We at Sweetwater Springs are student-centered and believe that we can guide each and every child to high levels of achievement and emotional well-being. The staff at Sweetwater Springs is preparing for an exciting 2020-2021 school year. Our work will be grounded in best practices that provide our students with a learning environment that is both safe and nurturing. We will continue our work with restorative practices and collaborating in Professional Learning Communities so that we may ensure that all of our students succeed.

At Sweetwater Springs, we are committed to:

  • Providing a rigorous curriculum aligned with essential content standards.
  • Setting high performance expectations for all of our students.
  • Assessing students throughout their learning.
  • Providing grade-level interventions when students are struggling with content.
  • Collaborating with colleagues, families, and students.

We recognize that in order to achieve success, it takes a strong partnership between our school and the families of our students. We have several opportunities for parents to get involved. The following are just a few committees that involve parents and/or community members: School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee, and Parent Teacher Student Association. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer in the classroom. Parent involvement is vital in the success of our students.

This year, you can expect to hear from me at least once a week via email and phone message as I send out a weekly Principal Bulletin. I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you.

Follow the Skyhawks on Social Media –

Facebook: Hit “Like” at Sweetwater-Springs-Community-School
Twitter: @SWS_LMSVSD

Warmest Regards,

Angelo Benedetto

Districtwide Announcements:

LMSV We Got This

We invite you to watch this special video from our teachers to their students.


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Report Cards

Trimester 1 report cards are coming out this Friday, November 20, 2020. For information about the information on the report cards, take a look at the attached "Parent Guides" in English and Spanish. 

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School Site COVID 19 Prevention Plan

Click for our school site plan.

Distance Learning

What does Distance Learning look like at Sweetwater Springs? Take a look at the video below as Mr. Benedetto highlights our Distance Learning program.

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School Lunch Program During Distance Learning

The designated lunch time during Distance Learning for SWS will be from 11:30 am-12:10 pmFree multi meal packs that include meals for five days are available for ALL students, no matter their family income level, every Monday from 11:30 am-12:10 pm. These free meals packs are available to ALL students through December 31, 2020.

Families will enter the bus circle (off Avenida Bosques) through the North entrance.

-Station 1 will be a check-in. As you drive up, place a sheet of paper with your student's first and last name and their grade. Staff will direct you to the food pick-up stations (2 and 3). You will see a few tables with kitchen staff waiting for you.

For continued meal assistance beyond December 31, 2020: We encourage all families to complete the Free/Reduced Application for school year 2020/21 at www.schoolcafe.com or come into the main office for a paper copy of the application.  

Why You'll Love Sweetwater Springs

  • Located in a quiet neighborhood in Spring Valley across from Monte Vista High School
  • Warm, beautiful campus opened in 1993
  • Rigorous and engaging curriculum and instruction
  • A caring and connected community
  • Dedicated and experienced staff
  • Strong PTSA involvement
  • Focus on social-emotional learning
  • Before and after school care

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Important Information:

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Box Tops

Box Tops can now be done digitally. When you make purchases at the store that include Box Tops, you can scan the receipt and the QR code found on the attached flyer using your cell phone camera. Remember, funds raised through Box Tops go back to our students through field trips, activities, resources, and supplies. Take a look at the flyer for more information.


Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year

Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year can now be completed entirely online at www.lmsvschools.org/enroll.  In addition to completing the online forms, you will need to upload a scanned copy or a photo of the following documents in order to complete enrollment:

  • Copy of your child’s immunization record 
  • Two proof of residency verification documents
  • Copy of Birth certificate 
  • For Kindergarten ONLY- Physical Exam Form (Due before 90th day of first grade) and Dental Exam Form (Due May 31st of first year in public school)
  • If Applicable- Most Recent IEP
  • If Applicable- Most Recent 504

To promote health and safety, online enrollment is highly encouraged. However, if you need in-person assistance, our school office will also be open from 7:30am to 3:30pm daily.  Families who are unable to enroll online may visit the school on those days, pick up an enrollment packet to complete, and bring required documentation in person to the school.  Health and social distancing protocols will apply.  For enrollment questions, please contact Sweetwater Springs at 619-668-5895 or EnrollSWS@lmsvsd.net.

For information regarding Transfers, click HERE, then scroll down to "Transfers for the 2020-2021 School Year."

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Title 1 Parent Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact

Title 1 Parent Engagement Policy:  This document outlines our commitment to communicating and training parents regarding our Title 1 Program.  Please take a look at this document  by clicking on the attachment provided.

School - Parent Compact: This document describes the shared responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Please take a look at this document by clicking on the attachment provided. 

Hard copies of these documents can be found in our main office.

District Spotlight

Academy Program Offerings Dazzle with Music at Spring Valley Academy

Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Extended School Services in LMSV Rocks!

Extended School Services (ESS) provides students an outstanding childcare experience before and after school. Students get homework help, engage in games, projects and field trips. ESS provides grants for families who qualify and low cost options.