Sep 07

2-Minute Drill

Check out our most recent 2-Minute Drill here. Look for regular updates throughout the year to keep you updated on all that’s happening. Let’s make it a great year! Link:

Jul 30

2017-2018 Transportation Form Required

In order for Suffolk Public Schools to adequately plan for the 2017-2018 school year, parents/guardians must fill out the 2017-2018 Transportation Form.

If you did not complete this form before school ended,  we are requesting that you submit the attached form to the Transportation Department, at 120 Forest Glen Dr, Suffolk, VA, 23434.

You may also complete the attached form and email it to, or return it to your child’s school.

The forms were due by June 30, 2017, for currently enrolled students.  We will notify you only if we are unable to meet your request.

Any form received after August 11, 2017 will not be acted upon till September 20, 2017 in the order that they are received.


2017-18 Transportation Form to print — click here

Jul 07

2017-2018 BTWES School Supply List

2017-2018 BTW School Supply List

Jul 07

Spark Computer Coding–An Introduction

Check out the latest video from Sparks!

Jun 19

A Summer Learning Series…

Spark, an original video series created by Suffolk Public Schools, is intended to ignite curiosity and keep students learning this summer. From at-home science experiments and reading fun to computer coding and everyday math, Spark is 90 seconds of simple, easy ideas.

Subscribe to the Suffolk Public Schools You Tube Channel or follow Suffolk VA Public Schools on Facebook for weekly Spark videos this summer.


Spark 1- Set Summer Reading Goals:


Spark 2 – Computer Coding-An Introduction:


May 09

Relay for Life of Suffolk

LetterHometoParents for March of Dimes 2017

May 03

May and June Calendars

May and June Calendars

Mar 16

Kindergarten Registration – May 10

Kindergarten Registration – May 10

KINDERGARTEN Registration for 2017-18 …  Link here for informational brochure on Kindergarten.

Focus Dates for Kindergarten Registration — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NOTE:  After these to dates, you can register a kindergarten student at any time.  Call your zoned school first to ensure you bring the needed documents.


Enrollment Process

Students entering Kindergarten must have reached their fifth birthday on or before September 30th of the year in which they enroll.

Students must register at the school to which they are zoned before beginning classes. School attendance zones can be found using the “School Messenger” tab to the right.  A specific street number and street address must be used after you link to the SCHOOL ZONE LOCATOR. 

At the time of registration, the parent or legal guardian (proof of guardianship required) must submit two (2) proofs of residency in the City of Suffolk.  Post office boxes and drivers’ licenses are not considered proofs of residency.  Acceptable proofs of residency include, but are not limited to:

  • Utility company statement,
  • Rental lease, rental agreement, deed or mortgage contract,
  • City of Suffolk receipt for paid personal property taxes

To enroll a child in a public school division in Virginia, state law required the parent/guardian provide certain information to the school division:

    • Birth Certificate, original certificate of birth or certified copy
    • School Entrance Physical and Immunization Certificate completed by a physician. This form may be obtained from any Suffolk public school, the Suffolk City Health Department, family practice medical office, or military medical clinic
    • Immunization Record
    • Expulsion Statement, if applicable


Immunizations Required by Virginia Law

  • 4 DTP or DTaP – at least one dose after 4th birthday
  • 4 Polio – at least one dose after 4th birthday
  • 2 Measles – 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
  • 2 Mumps – 1st on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
  • 1 Rubella – on/after 12 months of age
  • Note: Measles, Mumps, Rubella requirements are also met with 2 MMR – 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
  • 3 Hep B – (2 doses if Merck adult formulation given between 11 – 15 years of age)
  • 2 Varicella – to susceptible children born on/after January 1, 1997; 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten

Feb 09

Sick Alert!!

Because the height of flu season is predicted to continue through the end of February, we wanted to share a few reminders for parents.

Suffolk Public Schools follows Health Dept. guidelines on when a child should stay home from school and when they can return.

Please keep your child at home if he or she has has a persistent or heavy cough, a persistent nasal discharge, any vomiting or diarrhea, or a temperature of 100.0.

Your child should NOT return to school until they have been without a fever for 24 hours.

Please note that our custodial staff is paying extra attention to sanitize classrooms and other areas that students and staff often touch.

It would also help if you would remind your child to cover their coughs and sneezes, and to model proper hand washing techniques.

Thank you.

Feb 08

Parent / Teacher Conference?

Parent-Teacher Conferences are to be scheduled on an as needed basis before, during, or after school from Tuesday, Feb. 14 through Friday, Feb. 17.

Elementary school students’ report cards will be available to parents beginning Feb. 14th.  Parents/Guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ and our website. All guardians have access to academic performance in HAC with an account that was created by the division. Parents that do not know their HAC credentials must contact the school their child attends for support in gaining access to the account. Please check  HAC to determine the need for a conference.

Additionally, all students have been provided with an account to access their academic performance in HAC. Students will use their SPS computer credentials to access their HAC account. If you have any other questions, please contact the Booker T. Washington main office at 934-6226.

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