Finland Elementary School

1835 Finland Ave | Columbus, Ohio 43223

Phone: (614) 801-8125 | Fax: (614) 279-3241 | Attendance: (614) 801-8126

Brittney McDaniel, Principal

The 2020-2021 School Year begins REMOTELY

on Thursday, August 27, 2020

To access SWCSD's Back-to-School website, please CLICK HERE.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus (IC) is the District’s Internet-based student information system. Important features of IC are the Parent Portal and NEW Mobile App. Through the IC tools parents are able to access their child’s information, such as class schedules, attendance, academic reports, transportation information, coursework, and put funds in their child’s food service account online. Parents can also designate how and where they wish to receive emergency communications, attendance calls, general announcement messages, and e-mail messages from teachers, the school, and the school district.

To create an IC account, please go to:

If you already have an IC account, please update your emergency contact information at:

July 28, 2020

Dear South-Western Families,

In our most recent conversation with Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health, they shared current COVID-19 information. The positivity rates, case counts, and trendlines are not conducive to opening schools in a hybrid model. They are recommending a continuing trend of decreasing rates before blended learning takes place. In alignment with this guidance, we will be starting the 2020-2021 school year in a 100% remote learning model. For all practical purposes, our operations will mirror the protocols that existed in May and June.

Our instructional delivery models we have been preparing for will not need to change. We fundamentally believe that our students and schools will experience face-to-face learning at some point throughout the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any concerns about your child attending school in a face-to-face learning environment at any point during the school year or if this is not feasible for your family, please take advantage of the opportunity to sign your child(ren) up for our South-Western Virtual Learning Academy by August 7.

This will be a fluid situation and making the decisions regarding when to transition between learning scenarios is not easy, but we will continue to consider all of the guidance and data available to us. The time period in which we enter the different face-to-face learning scenarios will depend upon various local data points, circumstances, and agency recommendations at that particular point in time.

We recognize the anxiety and frustration this situation is causing. Our goal is to provide an optimal learning environment without compromising the health and safety of students and staff. More information will be provided over the next few weeks as we continue to keep you informed during this ever-changing time.

Stay healthy. Stay safe.

Dr. Bill Wise, Superintendent

To leave a voicemail in a teachers mailbox :

1. Call (614) 801-3190.

2. Enter the teacher's mailbox number.

If you don't know the mailbox number, you can search the directory by the teacher's last name.

Click the red bar above entitled "Teacher Telephone Extensions" to access the directory.

Please update your information in Infinite Campus

Follow the steps on the district website

or contact the school to update your information

mask wear help parent.pdf

(click on the underline words)

This website is full of fun activities for you and your students to check out

A message from one of our awesome kindergartners!


The most recent information regarding school closings, and electronic teaching and learning can be found on the homepage of our district Website at Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our students safe and learning.

School Starts at 8:00am Tardy Bell at 8:20am

Change in Dismissal plans no later than 2:00pm

Upcoming Events

  • Eagle Pride Assembly: Friday, February 28

  • Spring Pictures: Thursday, March 5

  • Third Grade Field Trip: Friday, March 13