Feb 01

Parent-Teacher Conferences by Appointment if Needed – Before or After School on Feb. 10, 11 or 12

Parent-Teacher Conferences by Appointment Only

Parent-Teacher Conferences for first-semester report cards will be held by appointment from Wednesday, February 10 through Friday, February 12

  • There will not be a designated day with a student “holiday” as in years past.
  • Parents are encouraged to first check their child’s grades using the online Home Access Center (HAC) to determine the need for a conference.
  • Teachers can meet with parents as needed before school or after school on those three days (Feb. 10, 11 and 12).  Students will be in school for a full day on each of these days.  Parents can then schedule conferences by emailing their child’s teacher, or calling the school.  The teachers’ emails are linked through Home Access Center.
  • Parents and guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ website (www.spsk12.net) and each school’s website.  All parents and guardians have access to their child’s academic performance in HAC with an account that was created by the division.  Parents that do not know their HAC credentials must contact one of the buildings their children attend for support in gaining access to the account. Additionally, all students have been provided with a student account to access their academic performance in HAC.  Students will use their SPS computer credentials to access their HAC account.
  • Report cards not picked up by a parent/guardian at a conference will be distributed Tuesday, February 16.
  • Call your child’s school for more information.

Feb 01

February Calendar for Parents

2016 February parent newsletter

Jan 27

Report Card Directions for Parents…

Parents/Guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ and building websites. 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 one of the buildings their children attend for support in gaining access to the account. 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.

Dec 18

BTWES Students Write Letters to Santa

Parents,

Students wrote letters to Santa from our 1st grade classes.  Please make sure you pick up a copy of today’s paper to get your own!

 

Dec 07

December Calendar

BTW December Parents

Dec 07

Just a Note…..

FYI…Winter Break is December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016.

A whole day on December 18th.  Have a safe and restful holiday season!

Nov 18

Coming Soon to Your Fingertips!!

No more lost forms and balled-up flyers in the bottom of the backpack …

Suffolk Public Schools will soon be moving away from printed flyers to a new Electronic Backpack system. Each of our schools will have its own web page where school information, calendars, information from enrichment providers, and school newsletters will be posted.
The best part is that these e-flyers will also be sent directly to your email — right to your fingertips.
The school division is working with a company called Peachjar on this new green iniative. Moving to e-flyers will save our schools tons of paper, reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars, and allow our staff to spend less time making copies and more time with students.
Just before Thanksgiving, parents will receive a welcome email from Peachjar. They will provide you a User Name and Password, giving you the opportunity to manage your account and e-flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to Peachjar to receive or view school e-flyers. You can use the school’s Peachjar web page just as easily.
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared be shared or used for any other purpose.More information about this initiative will be available soon. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed.

Nov 04

Federal Impact Aid Parent Survey Cards Equal More Money for Schools

Federal Impact Aid Parent Survey Cards Equal More Money for Schools

To clear up some parent questions about the green forms sent home with students on November 4:

  • EVERY student needs to return a completed and signed green form
  • It might mean all that applies is filling out the student’s name, address, and school. 
  • Don’t forget to sign the form and return it to school as soon as possible. 

Every year, Suffolk Public Schools applies for Federal Impact Aid funds from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are to compensate the school division for the loss of local tax dollars on tax-exempt federal property. Funds received from Federal Impact Aid are used for basic education programs district-wide.

Suffolk Public Schools received about $360,000 in Federal Impact Aid funding each year.

Suffolk Public Schools will distribute Federal Impact Aid Survey Forms with a November 4, 2015 survey date.  This year, the forms are green.

Parents need to complete and sign a form for each child, and return it to the school by December.

The forms have changed this year, there are three sections: 1. Civilians, non-military who work on Federal property;  2. Active duty uniformed services; and  3. Foreign military.

It is imperative that parents fill out a separate form for EACH child attending Suffolk Public Schools. Please be accurate and consistent when filling out multiple forms. It is essential that the forms be filled out completely with an original signature of the parent/guardian. The information provided is used ONLY to determine federal Impact aid allotments and is not shared with any other source.

Federal property and military locations include Naval Air Station Oceana, Naval Air Station Norfolk, NASA Langley Research Center, Naval Regional Hospital (Portsmouth Naval Hospital), Langley Air Force Base, Fort Eustis, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Fort Story, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, NOAA Ship Base, and Coast Guard Reserve Training Center.

Oct 13

Free Workshops, School Success: 7 Smart Things Parents Do to Help Their Children Succeed in School

Register in Advance for a Free Dinner and Childcare

Suffolk’s Parenting Network will host the first in a series of free workshops, School Success: 7 Smart Things Parents Do to Help Their Children Succeed in School. The workshop is open to everyone and will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at Nansemond River High School.  Free dinner and childcare will be available to those who pre-register.  Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by national keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Popkin from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..  Dr. Popkin founded Active Parenting Publishers in 1983. Soon after, he introduced the first video-based parenting education program, Active Parenting. His program has helped millions of parents develop cooperation, responsibility and courage in their children.  To register, visit www.spsk12.net or call 925-6752.

School-Success-Flyer_Oct-2015

Oct 05

October Parent Newsletter

october parent newsletter 2015

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