Welcome to Sweetwater Springs Elementary School, Home of the Skyhawks! 

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 2021-2022 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, Zones of Regulation, Positive Behavior Interventions, and collaborating in Professional Learning Communities so that we may ensure that all of our students succeed socially, emotionally, and academically.

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 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. Please reach out to Mrs. Odero in the main office to make sure that we have your most current email address, phone number, and physical address.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Don’t forget to follow the Skyhawks on Social Media –

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

Twitter: @SWS_LMSVSD

Warmest Regards,
Angelo Benedetto

School Announcements:

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Changes to Breakfast Routines

Students will now eat breakfast in the lunch area in the morning before school (except for on rainy days). There will not be assigned tables. The maximum number of students at each table is six. Here is the minute by minute schedule:

  • 7:40 am - Gates open for breakfast only. (Breakfast participants: Enter through Gate 2) 
    • Breakfast participants will stay in the breakfast area until at least 7:50 am.
  • 7:50 am - Gates open for students to enter and line-up at the classroom door. 
  • 7:55 am - Teachers open doors for early entry. 
  • 8:00 am – 2:20 pm
  • 8:00 am – 1:05 pm (Tuesdays only)

Changes to Pre-recess Snack Time

All teachers will bring their students just outside of their classrooms for a quick snack before recess (except for rainy or high heat days). This will help minimize the impact of contact tracing because the maskless snack time will be outdoors.

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COVID Guidelines for the 2021 – 2022 School Year

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Parent Engagement Policy

Please click on the link below to read through our Parent Engagement Policy for 2021 - 2022!

Districtwide Announcements:

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LMSV Virtual Learning Academy

Students who are placed on an Independent Study Agreement (ISA) are invited to attend our LMSV Virtual Academy. For an overview and frequently asked questions about Virtual Learning Academy, please click below

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Home School, Online, and Independent Study

Our Trust Blended Learning program offers families the opportunity to continue with distance learning in a format that works for them. The Trust program offers traditional homeschool, online-only, and blended learning options for families who prefer a less traditional or more home-based learning model. While each model is a bit different, all students enrolled in Trust will participate in daily virtual instruction in addition to independent learning activities.

New to LMSV? Enroll in Trust here. Already enrolled in an LMSV school? Enroll by completing this interest survey. Click here for more information about Trust. 

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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Mr. Benedetto’s Weekly Principal’s Bulletin

Mr. Benedetto’s Words of Wisdom

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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.

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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

Spotlight on Maryland Ave Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


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.


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