New Student Registration

Welcome to Our Schools

We are very excited that your family might soon be joining our community of learning!  The school division’s motto is “Every Child a Star … Together, We Help Them Shine!”  As a parent considering a move to Suffolk, the importance of your child’s education is already evident because you’re doing your homework on Suffolk Public Schools. Families and schools must work together to help our children reach their full potential.  We want families to be engaged in their children’s learning and involved in their schools. We look forward to your future involvement with Suffolk Public Schools!

 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.

At the time of registration, the parent or legal guardian (proof of guardianship required) must submit a photo identification and proof of residency in the City of Suffolk.  Acceptable proofs of residency include, but are not limited to:

  • Utility bill (gas, water or electric) within the last two months for the current Suffolk address,
  • Rental lease, rental agreement, deed or mortgage contract for the current Suffolk address,
  • Suffolk Driver’s License or Division of Motor Vehicles Identification Card with the current Suffolk address listed as residence

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

 Link here for Virginia School Entrance Form

Out-of-Zone /  Special Request Application

Request for out of zone placement should be completed using the Out of Zone/Special Request Application and returned to the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services.

APPLICATION for 2018 -19 Out-of-Zone Placement will be available May 1st (due by June 1, 2018)

  • Any request submitted after June 1st st may not receive a decision until after school begins.
  • NOTE:  These documents must be notarized by a Notary Public outside of the school division before being turned into the school division for consideration. All original notarized forms must be mailed or hand-delivered to Student Services, located at 100 N. Main Street, Suffolk, Virginia 23434.
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 is 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

Additional Immunizations Required for Entry into Secondary Schools:

  • Tdap – booster required for entry beginning in 6th grade; if at least 5 years since last tetanus-containing vaccine