August 31, 2015
Message from the Superintendent:
We all know that our health is the most important asset we have. But despite our best intentions, we don’t always do what we should to maintain or improve our health.
For the 2015-2016 School Year, we are looking to change this trend by partnering with Viverae® for the Suffolk Public Schools Employee Wellness Program. Viverae® is a best-in-class provider of health management services and will help us by providing exciting challenges and the latest health and fitness content.
This year’s program offers you new ways to improve or maintain your health. It also helps us control our company’s health insurance costs, including the premiums paid by employees, so we can continue to offer a quality health benefits program.
Our daily lives are filled with constant messages about healthy eating, weight management, and physical activity. We all know what we should be doing. Our goal at Suffolk Public Schools is not to preach the same message, but to provide the tools and resources necessary for you to succeed. We also plan to mix in some fun competition, starting with the Hydr8te Challenge, which launches Monday, November 2, 2015. You’ll find all you need to know about this year’s program at www.myviverae.com, which has been launched and is now accessible.
Reducing health risks and improving quality of life requires commitment from both Suffolk Public Schools and its employees. We strongly encourage you to participate in the Suffolk Public Schools Employee Wellness Program. With your support, we can live better and, hopefully, have some fun and make new friends while we do it.
Please see your administrator for more information on how to create your MyViverae account.
NOTE: All programs are confidential and HIPAA-compliant. Any information shared with the Viverae team will not be disclosed except in accordance with HIPAA laws. Your Protected Health Information (PHI) will not be shared with your employer.
The following routes were created based on students registered on or before August 20, 2015.
The BUS ROUTE NUMBER are the digits before “AM”
Pick-up times of each bus stop can be estimated knowing that the time of the first pick-up is listed on the first address line, and the time the bus will arrive at school is listed on the final line.
Breakfast and lunch for ALL Booker T. Washington Elementary School students will be free. Money is only needed if they want to buy a snack out of the Cafeteria.
Treat your password like your toothbrush.
Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
Another wonderful kick-off by SPS staff … Click on the headline to see the photos.
We would like to welcome back our students, parents, and community back to the 2015-2016 school year. We hope you have had a restful summer. We will see you Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
The Google Apps for Education Summit is coming October 17 and 18, 2015, to King’s Fork High School. This two-day, high-intensity event will focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning. The division will send 125 staff members, free of charge, to the event through a lottery. The application to the lottery is now open. If you are committed to attending this event, please register below.
Congratulations to Demetrius Stitmon, Varsity Football player! He has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week.
Demetrius contributed to the Warriors’ 53-7 season-opening blowout of Menchville High School on Friday evening with a smothering defensive performance. Adjusting well to a shift from linebacker to defensive end, he recorded three of his team’s seven sacks and was in on four tackles for loss.
Vote by 7 p.m. Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to email@example.com. You can also vote at http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/category/sports/.
Welcome to my second grade class blog. I will use this blog to post homework and other important information.
Orientation is Thursday, September 3rd from 9-12. Please feel free to bring supplies in so you don’t have to weigh down those backpacks on the first day of school. I’m looking forward to meeting you!
* Your child has the opportunity to get a text reminder for upcoming quizzes/tests/projects. These codes will be given the first day of class and will be posted in the classroom.
* I will also provide your child with a Google classroom code for online activities and assessments. These codes will be given the first day of class and will be posted in the classroom.
* Honors Geometry students will be given an online code for their weekly assignment due each Friday. These will be recorded into PAC as a graded homework assignment.
* If your child does not have access to a computer, please notify me ASAP in writing so that we can make other arrangements.
* As always please feel free to contact me via email, call or write a note for me and I will respond within 48 hours!
Personnel from the Technology Department will be in the Library at Lakeland on Tuesday, September 22, 7:00a – 4:00p to help staff and students with connecting their personal devices to the school WIFI. Stop by with your personal device if you need assistance.
Welcome to the following staff members who are joining us for the 2015-16 school year!
Henry Brent Dean of Students
Jennifer Rascoe Media Specialist
Bernette Brock Academic Coach
Janice Rockett Special Ed Teacher
Theodosia Jones Special Ed Teacher
Erika Williams 3rd Grade Teacher
Jennifer Downs 4th Grade Teacher
Holly Wallis 4th Grade Teacher
Michelle Cyr 5th Grade Teacher
Beverly Phillips 5th Grade Teacher
Jan Montgomery Paraprofessional
Crystal Wallace Paraprofessional
Help us return items to their owners! Please label all lunchboxes, backpacks, jackets and sweaters on the inside with your student’s first initial and last name.
FBES Orientation for students will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 for Early Childhood SPED classes, Early Start, Kindergarten and First Grade from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Kindergarten parents will report to the cafeteria at 9 a.m. to meet with all kindergarten teachers. All other parents will report to their child’s homeroom class. Parents are encouraged to bring their supplies (labeled with student’s name) to orientation. Call the school at 923-4164 for more information.
KFHS will hold Open House on Thursday, September 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30. During this time you may meet your child’s teachers and the new administrative team. You may also purchase gym uniforms, $17 for S – XL, $19 for 2xl and up. Please bring exact change. If your child will be driving this year you may also purchase a parking decal for $35. You will need to provide proof of insurance, vehicle registration and the student’s license. There is a form to be signed by the parent. Schedules will NOT be provided during open house. We hope to see you there!