Sep 20

How Can Parents Email Their Child’s Teacher?

  The email addresses of a child’s teachers are available to parents in Home Access Center (HAC). 

  Click here to open the Home Access Center (HAC) info page.

  Signing up for a Home Access Center (HAC) account provides valuable information to families. It shares grades, email addresses, schedules, attendance, transcripts and state test scores. Parents can also update their own email address and phone numbers on HAC so teachers can also reach them.


Aug 30

Share the Road with School Buses

Back-to-School Lesson for Motorists … Keep our children safe when they are getting on and off the school bus. Motorists can be charged with Reckless Driving and get 6 demerit points on their DMV record if they pass a stopped school bus that has fl ashing red lights and an extended stop sign.
This safety message is sponsored by the Transportation Department of Suffolk Public Schools.

Aug 30

Get Social with Suffolk Public Schools

Connect now to the school division’s social media channels.
Twitter: … @SufVAschools
You Tube … @SuffolkSchools
Website …

Aug 30

Returning Volunteer? New Volunteer?

Did your child move to a new school this year? Do you want to try your hand at something new? Did you know? You can log into your Volunteer Connect account and edit your profile any time you want.  Change where you want to volunteer, the types of activities, your address, phone number… Anything… Anytime…
RETURNING VOLUNTEERS do NOT need to register again:
If you registered and were approved in 2015-16 through Volunteer Connect, you will be emailed on your application’s 1-year anniversary notifying you that your background check has expired and needs to be renewed. At that point, if you’d like to continue volunteering, you will need to sign back in to SPS Volunteer Connect and update your profile. There will be a mandatory question asking if you would like to continue volunteering. Please update your interest areas, as well as any changes to your contact information or schools where you’d like to volunteer.  
If you are no longer interested in volunteering, please sign in and indicate this on your profile so that we will discontinue our emails to you.

Aug 30

Your Choice: How & When Schools Communicate with You

Suffolk Public Schools needs to get permission to continue calling you with our School Messenger automated notification system for non-emergency school situations.  New FCC requirements for automated calling has made this change necessary.
Please visit this link for more information, a short video explaining the process, and links to the School Messenger website where you will need to provide consent:

Aug 29

Back-to-School Orientation

Orientation for Early Start and grades K-5 will be held Thursday, September 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Labeled supplies may be brought to school at this time. Kindergarten orientation will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Parents will have a brief overview by staff and then report to respective classrooms for meet and greet with assigned teacher. All other students and parents should report to their assigned classroom to visit and meet the teacher. Call the school at 934-6226 for more information.

Jul 11

Like our BTWES facebook page!

We now have a facebook page! Check us out at:

Jul 11

2016-2017 School Supply List

BTW Supply List 2016-2017

Jul 05

BTWES Summer Office Hours

The BTWES office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. –  5:30 p.m.  from June 20 through August 18, 2016. Our normal business hours of 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, will resume on Monday, August 22, 2016.

Jul 05

New SPARK! Video Series

Spark , a new original video series created by Suffolk Public Schools, is here. Intended to ignite curiosity, this new series offers families easy and fun ways to keep their children learning this summer.

These videos spark ideas for summer learning disguised as fun.  From at-home science experiments and reading fun … to computer coding, grocery math, and local family field trips, Spark offers ideas in simple, 90-second tidbits.

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

Check out Spark Video #1 here