Christine Lafferty

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Feb 08

Curriculum Writing Application

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is seeking applicants interested in working on curriculum committees for Kindergarten (all core content), English K-12, and Science – Anatomy and Physiology and Environmental Science.  Applications are due to Keesha Hicks by February 16th. Curriculum writing will begin in March. Contact the content supervisors with any questions.   2018 CurriculumDevelopmentApplication-K-12.docx …

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Feb 08

Suffolk Excellence in Education (SEEC) Planning Survey

Please complete this planning survey for the Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference (SEEC). SEEC Planning Survey

Jan 30

Elementary Summer Employment

Applications for the elementary summer programs are now available. Elementary summer school runs from June 25, 2018 to July 26, 2018. Complete applications are due to Pamela Connor on February 16, 2018. Summer School Teacher Application-2018 – Academics Enrichment Propsoal Form 2018 Summer School Teacher Application-2018- Enrichment 

Nov 03

2017-2018 Report Card Directions

Updated report card directions for the 2017-2018 school year are posted below. Elementary School Directions Report Card – Elementary Resource Report Card – Elementary Grade K Report Card – Elementary Grades 1-5 ONLY Middle School Directions Report Card – Middle School Report Card – Middle School Reading Foundations High School Directions Report Card – High …

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Nov 03

TAC Drop Lowest Grade Function

Teachers wanting to utilize the drop lowest grade feature of TAC must set up this feature before loading the MP1 report card grades. Please read and follow these directions carefully to apply this feature properly. Drop Lowest Grade

Oct 09

SRC Fall Mini Conference – Looking for Presenters

Suffolk Reading Council is searching for presenters for the fall mini conference at Hillpoint Elementary on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9:00 to 12:00. Presenter perk – FREE conference registration. Breakfast will be provided. Presenters will run 4 -30 minute sessions. If interested in presenting at the SRC Mini-Confernece complete this FORM.

Sep 28

Interim Progress Report Directions

Directions for the Interim Progress Reports (IPRs) are posted below. New this year and inlcuded in the directions is the load date for IPRs. The load date is two schools days before the IPR distribution. Here is a summary of these deadlines. Interim Progress Report Dates for 2017 – 2018   Marking Period Progress Report …

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Sep 28

Join the Suffolk Reading Council

When you join the Suffolk Reading Council you are doing so much and helping so many: Professional Organization Automatic membership in the Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA) Option to join the International Literacy Association (ILA) Professional development opportunities Work with others who share your passion for promoting literacy Access to a network of resources Opportunity …

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Sep 11

Getting Assistance for PowerSchool Issues

For issues in PowerSchool, please use LiveAssist after logging into PowerSchool. To access LiveAssist it may be necessary to turn off the pop-up blocker.   Launch LiveAssist from PowerSchool. In the address bar, click Pop-up blocked . Click the link for the pop-up window you’d like to see. To always see pop-ups for the site, select Always allow pop-ups …

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Sep 07

Student Computer and Email Credentials

Please see the following documents for information on getting students logged into the computer and into the GSuite account. These documents should NOT be printed and displayed publicly. This information is provided to support teachers and staff with the credentialing processes for students. Returning students have the same computer and email password they used last …

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Aug 30

HelpDesk Coverage and Division Issues

During this time of year there is a high volume of calls and HelpDesk staff are responsible for tasks other than answering the HelpDesk. If you are not able to reach someone on the HelpDesk, submit a TSR or email helpdesk@spsk12.net. Please be detailed with the information in the ticket or email.   There are …

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Aug 29

Connecting Your Computers

Computer 1: Hey, I hear people! Computer 2: Woo hoo, that must mean school is about to start! Computer 1: And it means someone is going to turn us around, brush the dust off us, and plug us in! Computer 2: Amen, because I am sick of looking at this wall.   Are your computers …

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Aug 23

“SEEC”ing Superheroes & Supersheroes

The Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference (SEEC) will be at King’s Fork High School on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 7:30 to 4:30. The featured workshop will be facilitated by Matt Miller, author of Ditch that Textbook. This FREE event includes dynamic sessions, breakfast and lunch, dancing, swag, door-prizes, re-certification points, costumes, and an opportunity …

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Jun 05

Updated Report Card Reminder

For the 2016-2017 school year, all components of the report card must be completed by the following dates: MP1 – November 10 MP2 – February 2 MP3 – April 18 MP4 – June 14 (elementary), June 12 (middle), June 16 (high) – PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED! For the 2016-2017 school year, the division …

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May 09

Try a Techie Resource

The end of the school year is a great time to experiment with an instructional technology resource. But there are so many cool techie resources and never enough time to learn them all. Maybe you would like help implementing a resource like Kahoot, Socrative, Poll Everywhere, or Google Classroom. Maybe you’d like to have your …

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Apr 21

Summer Curriculum Development Committees

Summer Curriculum Development Committees Location: King’s Fork Middle School Rate of Pay: $26.40 per hour 2017 Summer Curriculum Development Application-K-12 June 20-22, 2017 Middle/High Math June 20-22 and June 26-29, 2017Middle/High Science (Earth, Bio, Chem, Ecology and Ocean) June 20-22, 2017 Enriched Middle June 20-22, 2017 Foreign Language June 20-27, 2017 Middle English June 20-22, …

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Mar 27

“SEEC”ing Superheroes

Are you willing to share your teacher superpowers at the 2017 Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference (SEEC)? Mark your calendar for the Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The focus of the event will be student engagement with a dash of technology. If you are interested in presenting a session at …

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Feb 15

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Middle & High Summer School Jobs

Summer Employment opportunity for middle and high school teachers. Positions include: Middle School Summer School (LAUNCH) King’s Fork Middle School Teacher Dates: June 28, 2017 –August 3, 2017 Student Dates: July 5, 2017 – August 3, 2017 Teacher Work Day June 28th, 29th – 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. RATE OF PAY:    Teachers: $31.50 per hour   …

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Jan 24

2017 Elementary Summer School Employment Opportunities

The 2017 LEAP Elementary Summer School Program is seeking staff for its academic program and for its enrichment program to be held this year June 28 – July 27. The academic program is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The enrichment program is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The site is Hillpoint Elementary School **Pending Board …

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Jan 19

Updated Report Card Directions – Date Change for MP2

Updated Report Card directions for teachers are included in this post. Please, discard all prior versions. The only changes to the directions are the due date for completion of MP2 grades and the date the division will move to MP3.   For the 2016-2017 school year, all components of the report card must be completed …

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