March 7, 2014
Suffolk Public Schools will begin assessing 5th-grade students at the end of March for next year’s QUEST — the gifted program available to selected 6th-graders.
LINK HERE FOR A DETAILED FLYER, which explains the program and the assessment process. Fifth-grade teachers will send home printed information the week of March 10.
Parents must complete a permission form if they want their child assessed.
Click here for QUEST 5 permission form. Permission forms are due by March 15.
Current QUEST students do not to be reassessed.
The permission form is a Word document which you can fill out on your computer, then save with a new file name that includes your child’s name, and then attach it to an email to Carol Kennedy-Dickens (email@example.com).
For general information on gifted education programs, visit the division’s gifted blog – http://blogs.spsk12.net/spsgifted/
February 13, 2014
Administrators presented a second zoning option for Pioneer Elementary School to the School Board at its Feb. 13 meeting.
The details below the line below focus on Plan 1 as originally presented at the Board’s January meeting. After that presentation, the Board asked staff to develop a second option.
Click here for the PowerPoint on both of the two options.
Criteria for Both Options:
- Open Pioneer Elementary with approximately 575 students in September 2014
- Include the Southwestern student population of 490 students and expand the current Southwestern attendance zone to include approximately 85 additional students
- Maintain a contiguous attendance zone using established roadways, geographical features, and neighborhood boundaries to the greatest extent possible
- Respect established neighborhood boundaries where possible
- Reduce mobile unit usage at schools affected by rezoning
At the School Board’s next meeting on Thursday, March 13, the board is expected to vote on a final Pioneer Elementary zone. That meeting will be held in City Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 441 Market St.
Plan 1 details as presented in January follows:
Pioneer Elementary proposed zone:
- The green area is the existing Southwestern Elementary Zone.
- The blue area is a portion of the existing Kilby Shores Elementary zone that will be rezoned to Pioneer Elementary Zone.
- The green and blue combined is the proposed Pioneer Elementary Zone.
Enlarged view of Pioneer Elementary proposed zone:
The full list of addresses in the proposed zone can be found here
Pioneer Elementary Zoning Comments
Please submit any comments or concerns related to the Pioneer Elementary proposed zone using the form below:
February 13, 2014
The Superintendent’s Proposed 2014-15 Budget was presented to the Suffolk School Board at its February 13 meeting.
March 5, 2014
The community is invited to the annual State of the Schools Breakfast and Learning Fair, which begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn (downtown Suffolk).
Hear from Superintendent Dr. Deran R. Whitney about the challenges and successes of Suffolk Public Schools.
Enjoy a light breakfast while visiting the Learning Fair activity stations. Join students in exciting
A $15 donation at the door will support the Suffolk Education Foundation.
Kindly respond by March 14. Call 925-6752 or email RSVP@spsk12.net
March 6, 2014
The Suffolk School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 13 in the City Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, at 441 Market St.
The session will be cablecast live on the city’s channel (changed to Charter Channel 190). The meeting will be rebroadcast on WSPS-Cable Channel 189 – the school division’s educational access channel the following week and available online at www.spsk12.net in its video library. The agenda and board materials will be available to the public online at http://pesb.spsk12.net/ early in the week of the meeting.