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 – up to 40 minutes … Fifth-graders – up to 50 minutes.
Suffolk’s former regulation allowed for the largest potential amount of nightly homework for elementary students of any surrounding school division. It permitted teachers to assign up to 30 minutes’ worth of homework for kindergarten students, up to 45 minutes for first-graders, up to 60 minutes for second-graders and up to 90 minutes for third- through fifth-graders.
Parents are encouraged to let their child’s teacher know if homework regularly takes longer than the time listed in the regulation. The school division’s annual parent survey will also ask about the amount of homework their child receives.
The new policy will be implemented beginning Jan. 2.
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
High School Directions
“Suffolk Roots for Literacy” Fall Mini Conference
- When: November 18th , 9:00-12:00
- Where: Hillpoint Elementary School
- Why: “Literacy is the Root of all Learning!” 3 STAR/Recertification Points
- *Keynote Speaker* – Mrs. Cathy Collier (Former VSRA President)
- $5 for SRC Members
- $10 for Non Members
- Breakfast will be provided.
- Registration begins Oct. 31st
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Payment will be taken on the day of the conference. Cash & check accepted (Checks made payable to SRC). Space is limited.
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 connect.viverae.com, click Register, and enter: Last Name and Date of Birth (DOB)
Identifier: SPS User Number and Registration Code: suffolk
Head to connect.viverae.com to complete your Member Health Assessment (MHA), Biometric Screening OR Annual Exam by 5/15/18 to earn your 200 points and a $200 Wellness Reward.
Don’t forget to download the Viverae® app for free by searching “Viverae” in the App Store or Google Play! Questions? Call Viverae at 888-VIVERAE (848-3723).
https://wellness.spsk12.net/ for more details.
ACCESS College Foundation is now supported by United Way of South Hampton Roads. ACCESS College Foundation provides advisors in our high schools and some of our middle schools – helping students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to successfully take the path to attend college.
Suffolk Public Schools and its employees and community members care. We care about our work, we care about each other, and we care about our community. So does United Way. United Way advances our community by creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on Education, Financial Stability, and Health – building blocks for a good quality of life.
This year, Suffolk Public Schools wants to continue to grow in its staff and student fundraising for United Way. Our 2016-17 campaign increased by 26 percent, with total donations close to $47,000. We cannot do it without you being an active participant in the campaign, showing your support and passion for our students and our community. Each school has a campaign coordinator, who can provide you with your personalized pledge card.
Please invest in the future of our community and join me by giving as generously as you can. United Way invites you to join the movement. Change only happens if we all work together.
Directions for the Interim Progress Reports (IPRs) are posted below.
Interim Progress Report Dates for 2017 – 2018
Progress Report Distribution Date
Teacher Progress Report Load Date
When you join the Suffolk Reading Council you are doing so much and helping so many:
- 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 to attend the Virginia State Reading Conference
Members are Eligible for:
- Undergraduate Scholarship (recipient must be a member or relative of a member)
- Graduate Scholarship
- VSRA Conference Fee Scholarship
- SRC Banquet Discount
- Reading Teacher of the Year
- James D. Mullins Award (administrator)
We are now up and running! Find our website on the staff portal.
The cost to join is $30 and can be done through the vsra.org website.
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 school office will have a schedule that lists the dates that the enroller will be in the buildings, and an additional schedule of when Finance Department staff will be in the buildings for assistance with health benefit questions.
Employees are encouraged to use the ALEX online tool to assist in selecting a health plan that best meets their healthcare needs before they meet with an enroller. Please make every effort to meet this schedule because the time the enrollers will be available to assist employees is limited.
- Click here for the news slider about accessing ALEX.
- Click here for the news slider about new health plan options for 2018.
For more information or questions regarding open enrollment, please contact the Finance department.
Enrollers Schedule for Signing Up for 2018 Coverage:
|HES, MBES, CES
(starting at 12 noon)
|HES, MBES, CES||HES, MBES, CES||DES, NSES, KSES||NSES, KSES, FGMS, TWS|
|NPES, OES, SAO||SAO, EFES, JKMS||EFES, KFMS, JYMS||KFMS, JYMS, BTES||KFMS, JYMS, BTES|
|KFHS, NRHS, LHS||KFHS, NRHS, LHS||KFHS, NRHS, LHS||NRHS, PES, TECH||NRHS|
Finance Department Staff Schedule for On-Site Assistance:
|HES 12pm-1pm MBES 2pm-3pm CES 3:30pm-4:30pm||MBES 8:30am-10am
|NSES 8:30am -10:30am DES 11:00am-1:00pm KSES 1:30pm-3:30pm||FGMS 7:00am-8:00am KSES 8:30am -10:30am TWS 11:00am-1:00pm NSES 1:30pm-3:30pm|
|NPES 8:30am-noon OES 1:00pm -4:00pm SAO -Melissa/Ty||EFES 8:30am -10:30am
|KFMS 8:30am -10:30am EFES 11:00am-12:30pm JYMS 1:00pm-3:00pm||JYMS 8:30am -10:30am KFMS 11:00am-12:30pm BTWES 1:00-3:00pm||BTWES 8:30am -10:30am JYMS 11:00am-12:30pm KFMS 1:00-3:00pm|
|LHS 8:00am-10:00am KFHS 10:30am-12:30pm NRHS 1:00pm-3:00pm||KFHS 8:00am-10:00am NRHS 10:30am-12:30pm LHS 1:00pm-3:00pm||NRHS 8:00am-10:00am LHS 10:30am-12:30pm KFHS 1:00pm-3:00pm||PES 10:00am-noon|