Nov 17

Coming Soon to Your Fingertips


No more lost forms and balled-up flyers in the bottom of the backpack …

Suffolk Public Schools will soon be moving away from printed flyers to a new Electronic Backpack system. Each of our schools will have its own web page where school information, calendars, information from enrichment providers, and school newsletters will be posted.

The best part is that these e-flyers will also be sent directly to your email — right to your fingertips.

The school division is working with a company called Peachjar on this new green iniative. Moving to e-flyers will save our schools tons of paper, reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars, and allow our staff to spend less time making copies and more time with students.

Just before Thanksgiving, parents will receive a welcome email from Peachjar. They will provide you a User Name and Password, giving you the opportunity to manage your account and e-flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to Peachjar to receive or view school e-flyers. You can use the school’s Peachjar web page just as easily.

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared be shared or used for any other purpose.

More information about this initiative will be available soon. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed.

Nov 05

Federal Impact Aid Parent Survey Cards Equal More Money for Schools

Impact AidEvery year, Suffolk Public Schools applies for Federal Impact Aid funds from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are to compensate the school division for the loss of local tax dollars on tax-exempt federal property. Funds received from Federal Impact Aid are used for basic education programs district-wide.

Suffolk Public Schools received about $360,000 in Federal Impact Aid funding each year.

Suffolk Public Schools will distribute Federal Impact Aid Survey Forms with a November 4, 2015 survey date.  This year, the forms are green.

Parents need to complete and sign a form for each child, and return it to the school by December.

The forms have changed this year, there are three sections: 1. Civilians, non-military who work on Federal property;  2. Active duty uniformed services; and  3. Foreign military.

It is imperative that parents fill out a separate form for EACH child attending Suffolk Public Schools. Please be accurate and consistent when filling out multiple forms. It is essential that the forms be filled out completely with an original signature of the parent/guardian. The information provided is used ONLY to determine federal Impact aid allotments and is not shared with any other source.

Federal property and military locations include Naval Air Station Oceana, Naval Air Station Norfolk, NASA Langley Research Center, Naval Regional Hospital (Portsmouth Naval Hospital), Langley Air Force Base, Fort Eustis, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Fort Story, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, NOAA Ship Base, and Coast Guard Reserve Training Center.

  • EVERY student needs to return a completed and signed green form
  • It might mean all that applies is filling out the student’s name, address, and school.
  • Don’t forget to sign the form and return it to school as soon as possible.

Nov 02

Find Out More about the Governor’s School for the Arts – Nov. 19

  • Thursday, Nov. 19
  • 7 p.m.
  • King’s Fork Middle School

Learn about the programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Vocal Music, Theatre & Film, Musical Theater, and Instrumental Music.  Meet faculty and students.

For more information, visit the Governor’s School for the Arts website at or call (757) 451-4711