Christine Lafferty

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FREE Online Educational Summit

This August join educators from around the world in the first ever #HiveSummit. This event is a free, 14 day virtual educational conference featuring nine speakers. Information: The #HiveSummit will release one new video a day, for the first nine days of August. All videos will stay open in the summit for 14 days. After that …

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VDOE-sponsored Online Professional Development for Technology Integration

This summer, VDOE will offer several six-week online courses on the integrate of technology into classroom instruction. These courses are at no cost to  Virginia educators. Courses are conducted online (no face-to-face meetings) and take approximately 30 hours, or 5 hours per week, to complete. Courses are facilitated by Virginia educators. Participants will receive a …

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World Language Textbook Adoption

Suffolk Public Schools is collecting public input for an adoption of World Language textbooks for the upcoming school year.  The public is welcome to review the considered textbooks at the North Suffolk Public Library and Morgan Memorial Library during regular library hours.  Participants may review textbooks and complete the survey linked below to provide feedback …

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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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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.

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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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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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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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 Please be detailed with the information in the ticket or email.   There are …

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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Google Classroom Guardian Feature

Teachers using Google Classroom may want more information about the Guardian feature. Classroom Support  provides this information for teachers, students and guardians. Teacher Resource – Communicate with guardianss Student Resource – About guardian email summaries Guardian Resource – Classroom email summaries for guardians If one teacher adds a student guardian email address, that guardian will receive email summaries …

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Suffolk Roots for Literacy Winter Mini Reading Conference

The Suffolk Reading Council is sponsoring a mini-conference on Saturday, Feb. 4  The theme is “Literacy: The Root to All Learning.” Nansemond River High School 9 am to 12 noon Keyonte Speaker:  Newport News Public Schools’ Reading Teacher of the Year Thomas Swords $5 for Suffolk Reading Council Members $10 for Non-Members Pay in cash the …

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Report Card Directions

Updated Report Card directions for teachers are included in this post. Please, discard all prior versions.   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 16 (high school buildings) For …

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eSchool, TAC, HAC, IEPPlus and Cognos Outage

eSchoolPlus and all Sungard applications used in Suffolk Public Schools will go off-line to users at 4 PM, Sunday October 16 and will remain inaccessible until noon on Monday, October 17.  eSchool, TAC, HAC, IEPPlus and Cognos will not be available during this time period.  This planned outage is required to migrate Suffolk Public Schools to version 4.0 of eSchoolPlus and upgrade the …

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Professional Development Opportunity Saturday, October 15, 2016

There are a few seats left for the Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference. Navigate to the SEEC website for more information about the event or to register.