School Bus Driver & Bus Aide Appreciation Day – Oct. 22 School Bus Safety Week – Oct. 20-24

October 21, 2014

Bus drivers and bus aides are a very important part of Suffolk Public Schools.  Without these dedicated transportation specialists, teachers would not have classrooms full of students eager to learn.

Thanks for all you do.

Absentee Calls for K-8 Students to Go Out Earlier, Starting Nov. 3, as Safety Precaution

October 13, 2014

As a safety precaution, the automated attendance calls sent when your child is absent from school will now be sent earlier in the day.  Starting Monday, November 3, attendance calls for elementary and middle school students will be pushed out at 10:45 a.m.

Parents are encouraged to review the telephone number that School Messenger currently uses for attendance calls.  The first phone number in the student information system is the default setting for receiving attendance calls.  Because that number might be a home number, parents might want to change the School Messenger setting to a daytime cell phone number.
For technical assistance, please email Bethanne Bradshaw at


College & Career Readiness Fair Set for Nov. 1 … Registration Open

September 18, 2014

WHAT:        College & Career Readiness Fair

WHO:          Students in Grades 7-12, and Parents

WHEN:        Saturday, November 1

WHERE:      King’s Fork Middle School


- 8 a.m.  Registration               

- 8:30 a.m. Opening Session

- 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m. – Workshops


Link here to REGISTER NOW.

Click here for a flyer.


College Info Booths:
Old Dominion University … Hampton University … Christopher Newport University … Tidewater Community College … ITT Technical Institute … Virginia Commonwealth University … Regent University … College of William and Mary … Norfolk State University … University of Virginia … Paul D. Camp Community College … Chowan University … Riverside School of Health Sciences … Virginia Wesleyan College


Workshop sessions:                                      

Preparing for High School

  • Specialty Programs  (International Baccalaureate, Project Lead the Way engineering, Governor’s School for the Arts, the Pruden Center for Industry & Technology)
  • Making the Transition to High School

 Planning for College

  • PSAT, SAT, ACT College Aptitude Tests
  • Advanced Studies Options: AP, Dual Credit, Honors
  • Preparing Your Pocketbook & Your Child for College

 Transitioning to the Workforce

  • Career Opportunities & Apprenticeships in Hampton Roads
  • Job Search Skills

These topics are only categories of workshops to be offered.

Need Money for College? Visit Scholarship Hub

September 18, 2014

The school division’s Scholarship Hub is an online, local resource for high school seniors searching for scholarships.

This central site can be searched by criteria, such as career, college major, GPA, and extracurricular activities. You can access Scholarship Hub at

High school guidance counselors will continue to distribute scholarships including those linked to specific colleges, athletic opportunities and other focused awards, not listed on the Hub.

Share Your Scholarship – If your community group has a scholarship suitable for Scholarship Hub, please send information by email to  For more information, call the School Administrative Offices at 925-6752.