Pandemic-EBT Application

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a benefit called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) for children up to age 21 who received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year but their school is now closed. Your child must attend school in Texas to be eligible.

Who needs to apply for P-EBT?
  • If your family got SNAP benefits for the month of March this year and you have children between the ages of 5 and 18, YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPLY.
  • Everyone else must apply to get P-EBT benefits. (This includes if you applied for SNAP benefits in April or May.)
  • Complete the entire application to see if your child is eligible. Answering all questions will help us process your application more quickly.
  • Applications will be processed in the order they are received. The P-EBT amount for each eligible child is up to $285.00.
  • If your household currently receives SNAP and you are eligible for P-EBT benefits, they will be put on your current Lone Star Card. If you are not currently receiving SNAP, we will mail you a new card with P-EBT benefits.
  • A child is eligible for only one P-EBT benefit, even if they are a part of multiple households. P-EBT benefits are nontransferable.

SWS P-EBT app




Summer Manufacturing Camp

The Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs Summer Manufacturing Camp held this June provided 4th-9th grade students an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and math through exciting hands-on activities. Campers learned how to think link inventors, problem-solve, collaborate, and create using a 3D printer. At the end of each week students went on a field trip where they were able to make real-life connections to what they were learning in the camp. Check out the photos…

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Harvey Relief Efforts

Jackie Riquelme is a brand new Bissonnet teacher. Although she tried every possible route, she was unable to make it to school Fri, Sept 1st due to Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. Undaunted, Jackie set up a table at an event in her neighborhood and collected supplies for Southwest Schools. “I don’t know why I’m so lucky in finding the best staff, but I sure am grateful that I do.”

Many thanks to Jackie!

Jackie Riquelme Hurricane Harvey

Learn more about how you can donate to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at: https://www.swschools.org/harveyrelief/




August 28 – First Day of School

Welcome to another wonderful school year! It’s so hard to believe we’re getting ready for 2017-2018 to begin. It’s our hope that all our Southwest Schools families had a safe summer and are ready to begin an exciting school year.  The teachers and staff are looking forward to seeing everyone again and are eager to meet our new families in the community.

We’ll see you on the 28th!




Thank You To Our Teachers

Bissonnet Elementary is proud of and thankful for all of our amazing teachers and acknowledge the diverse group of immigrants on our staff who make our school so very special!

SWS Bissonnet Thank you Teachers




Now Enrolling for the 2017-2018 School Year

Welcome New Students!

Enrollment applications are now being accepted at all Southwest Schools campuses for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here to apply.

About Southwest Schools

Southwest Schools is a premier school district open to students in the Greater Houston Area. Small, safe campuses provide the perfect setting to help kids Pre-K through 12th grade learn, grow and prepare for their futures!