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Saturday Academy

Good morning, SPS Families,

Applications for the Suffolk Public Schools Saturday Academy Session for March 9th are NOW AVAILABLE!

The purpose of the SPS Saturday Academy is to offer remediation and acceleration sessions for students. SPS teachers and staff will provide hands-on, interactive instruction and additional support based on recently taught content. Instruction will reinforce identified power skills within specific content areas' Standards of Learning.

This application is for the March 9th session ONLY. A separate registration must be completed for each session. This application closes on Monday, March 4, 2024. Due to the planning required for the Saturday sessions, late applications will NOT be accepted. Students who do not register and receive a notice of acceptance will not be allowed to attend. Registration caps will be locked at a maximum of 15 students per class.

To apply, please complete the form by using the links provided below:

In-person Saturday Academy: https://forms.gle/SbPByojN1Be59DHt9
*In-person sessions will be held at Booker T. Washington Elementary School (K-5) and John F. Kennedy Middle School (6-12). Students in grades 3-8 must bring their fully charged Chromebook and charger to each session.

Virtual Saturday Academy: https://forms.gle/Jjo6Xq3yXyu5Fqur8
*Virtual Tutoring Services will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, following the same schedule as in-person learners. Students can apply for live virtual sessions with qualified tutors in available content areas. Students must apply, receive a notice of acceptance, and have reliable internet to participate and ensure a quality session.

Sessions will be held roughly every other Saturday through April 27, 2024, with holiday adjustments. Please see the 2023-2024 SPS Saturday Academy schedule below: 

Session Dates:
2023 - 10/14, 10/28, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16
2024 - 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 2/10, 2/24, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1 - 9:00 AM-10:20 AM
Break/Transition 10:20 AM-10:40 AM
Session II - 10:40 AM-12:00 PM

Locations: 
Booker T. Washington ES for grades K-5
John F. Kennedy MS for middle and high school

Content Focus:
Elementary K-5 - Math and Reading/Writing
Middle 6-8 - English 6/7/8, Math 6/7/8, Algebra I, Civics, Science 7
High 9-12 - Algebra I, Biology, English 9-11, Geometry, World History I

Will SPS Provide Transportation?
SPS will provide transportation to and from regional bus stops. Times and locations can be found here.

Can Parents Pick-Up/Drop-Off Their Students?
Yes,  parents electing to provide transportation for their child will receive a drop-off/pickup document via email. The document should be displayed on the car dashboard. Students can be dropped off for breakfast at 8:45 AM and must be picked up at 12:00 PM. Parents providing transportation for their child must do so for BOTH drop-off AND pick-up. Alternatively, SPS will provide transportation to and from regional bus stops. Bus schedules and locations are linked here. If a student is not approved to attend SPS Saturday Academy (via email prior to each session), he/she will not be permitted to ride the bus. Secondary students can attend two sessions during the day but must be dropped off and picked up at the appropriate session time or picked up according to the bus schedule. Violations of the drop-off and pick-up times (school or bus stop) will result in the student not being allowed to attend future sessions.

Will SPS Provide Food?
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Will Make-Up Work Be Provided?
Make-Up Work will NOT be provided.

For more information or additional questions, please contact the School Administrative Offices at 757-925-6750 or email Douglas Wagoner, Coordinator of Auxiliary Programs, at  douglaswagoner@spsk12.net

Thank you,
Communications and Community Engagement
Suffolk Public Schools