November 5, 2015
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.
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.
November 18, 2015
A parent and student information session about Project Lead the Way – Biomedical Sciences program was held Monday, Nov. 9. This program is available to all eligible students enrolled in Suffolk Public Schools. Transportation is provided to students throughout the city, regardless of which high school attendance zone. This program is a four-year program which students begin in 9th grade. For more information, visit the organization’s national website www.pltw.org or speak with your middle school guidance counselor. Click here for flyer.
A parent and student information session about the International Baccalaureate program was held Monday, Nov. 16 at King’s Fork High School.
A parent and student information session about Project Lead the Way – Engineering program was held Tuesday, Nov. 17. This program is available to all eligible students enrolled in Suffolk Public Schools. Transportation is provided to students throughout the city, regardless of which high school attendance zone. This program is a four-year program which students begin in 9th grade. For more information, visit the organization’s national website www.pltw.org or speak with your middle school guidance counselor.
November 4, 2015
Next nomination deadline is December 15, 2015.
One of our most valuable resources is our children. Suffolk Public Schools is comprised of more than 2,000 employees whose sole purpose is to educate, feed, transport and administer to our children.To recognize the outstanding work and contributions of our employees, Suffolk Public Schools has established a Star Award.
All employees of Suffolk Public Schools are eligible to receive the Superintendent’s Star Award, including substitutes and part-time employees. Nominations will be considered from all Suffolk Public School employees, parents, and community.
December 15 … Top-scoring nominees will be recognized at a February reception
March 15 … Top-scoring nominees will be recognized at a May reception