Bethanne Bradshaw

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Dec 13

Take Your Legislators to School Day

Two state delegates who represent parts of Suffolk accepted the invitation to Take Your Legislators to School Day on Wednesday, Dec. 13.   Del. Cliff Hayes (third from right) posed for a photo at Hillpoint Elementary with school administrators, the Superintendent, and several School Board members.  Del. Chris Jones participated earlier before the tour, as the …

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Dec 12

Rezoning Timeline Updated: Dec. Input Session Added

The timeline for rezoning decisions has been revised: Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – Public Input Session #2 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – Preliminary drafts of options posted on division’s website. Thursday, January 11, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. — Public Input Session #3 Thursday, February 8, 2018 – Formal presentation to School Board Thursday, March …

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Dec 11

Holiday Greetings from the Superintendent

Enjoy viewing the annual holiday cards from Dr. Whitney, featuring SPS student artwork.    

Dec 07

Coming to Suffolk Public Schools in January 2018 …

The Quit for Life program can help you keep your New Year’s Resolution to stop smoking in 2018.  This nationally recognized program is offered by the American Cancer Society. If you enroll, you get powerful support to help you quit, including: Free nicotine patches or gum One-on-one phone coaching Quit Guide Text tips & reminders …

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Nov 27

Nominate a Colleague for the Superintendent’s Star Award

The next deadline is December 15, 2017 to Nominate a Colleague for a Star Award! A new web-based form is now available to make nominations for Star Awards easy as 1-2-3. Link here for details on the award program. Link here for the NOMINATION FORM. Deadlines for submission are December 15, 2017 for recognition in …

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Nov 21

Can You Spell F-U-N?

The 2nd annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee to benefit the Suffolk Education Foundation will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018. Click here to fill out a non-binding Interest Form.  Click  here for a printable PDF registration form.  Be sure to scroll below the 2-page flyer to see photos from last year’s event.         …

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Nov 20

Employee Wellness News …

Biometric screening registration is now available on Viverae Connect (click), the Viverae® app, or by phone (1-888-848-3723).  Biometric screening is worth 50 points toward your program goal. Reminder:  Complete the required MHA and Biometric Screening (or, annual physical screening) by 05/15/2018 to receive your $200 **taxable income** Wellness Award. Talk with your building Wellness Champion for more details. Click …

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Nov 14

REWIRED: State of the Schools 2017 Video

Suffolk Public Schools is REWIRED! From setting expectations and adopting innovation to strengthening instruction, we prepare all students to follow their passions and find success. A focus on integrating technology and project-based learning enhances lessons for every learning style. Watch the 2017 State of the Schools video, which made its debut at the annual Superintendent’s …

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Nov 14

Elementary Homework Changes Set for Jan. 2

Starting Jan. 2, 2018, elementary students will be assigned less homework. Kindergartners could get up to 10 minutes of homework, while first-graders could get 10 to 20 minutes. From there, the scale goes up 10 minutes per grade level. Second-graders – up to 20 minutes .. Third-graders – up to 30 minutes … Fourth-graders – …

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Nov 14

Congratulations …

The Suffolk School Board has appointed Andre Skinner as the Coordinator of Career & Technical Education and Adult Education, and Johnetta Vaughan as Supervisor of Math Instruction. Skinner has served Suffolk Public Schools for 12 years, starting as a special needs liaison, high school teacher, principal, and most recently as director of the College & Career …

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Oct 16

Wellness Program Kicks Off a New Year

Welcome to the 2018 Suffolk Public Schools Wellness Program. It’s time to get a fresh start on your journey to well-being!  Be on the lookout for incentive challenges to begin soon! Already a Member? Use your login from the previous school year   How to Register (New to Wellness Program) Visit, click Register, and enter: Last …

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Oct 09

Superintendent Encourages Your Support of United Way

Suffolk Public Schools believes it takes the whole community working together to reach our mutual goals.  Our community is what we make it and we have the power to choose to make a positive impact. For the past three years, our school division had the opportunity to directly see the impact that we make when …

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Sep 25

2018-19 Budget Process Underway

Click on the headline to view a visual explanation of the Annual Budget Process.  

Sep 14

Open Enrollment for Health & Dental Insurance – Sept. 18 to Oct. 6

Open enrollment will be held from September 18 to October 6 for your 2018 calendar year coverages.  Suffolk Public Schools has moved to a calendar year plan year for health, dental and supplemental insurances because of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This information was included in the Benefits Guide booklet distributed earlier this year. Each …

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