Author Archives: Christine Lafferty

Suffolk Reading Council Presents

“Suffolk Roots for Literacy” Fall Mini Conference When: November 11th , 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ditch that Textbook Digital Summit

Did you participate in the Matt Miller, Ditch that Textbook Summit? Submit your certificates of participation on this form to receive credit in Edivate. The form will be available until Monday, January 23, 2017. Did you miss all or some … Continue reading

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Digital Summit

REGISTER for your ticket to Matt Miller’s Ditch that Textbook Digital Summit. This event will provide participants with FREE, online professional development. The Digital Summit begins on December 16, 2016 and ends December 24, 2016. Each day there will be an amazing presentation from … Continue reading

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