Jul 12

Tidewater Regional Governor’s School

GiftedThe Tidewater Regional Governor’s School (TRGS) for Science and Technology will host an Open House Thursday, July 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Elementary School.

Students will share what they have learned during the Forensics – CSI (Capturing Students’ Imaginations) themed program in a forensic fair in the auditorium and main hall, with light refreshments in the media center.  The TRGS for Science and Technology is a two-week summer STEM program for identified rising fourth- to seventh-grade gifted students in Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Franklin City, and Southampton County.

For more information, contact Tim Kubinak, director at 925-5782 or timothykubinak@spsk12.net.

Jun 16

This week’s Spark video: Every discovery happens when we’re curious.


Summer is a great time to urge your kids to ask questions. Stop to smell the roses and even discover the parts of a flower. Suffolk is full of natural resources within arm’s reach to make summer learning fun!  Click the link below for ideas.

Make summer fun!

Jun 12

Reading Eggs – Summer

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Kilby Shores families, did you know you’re child has been working on a program this past school year called “Reading Eggs“?

To quote their website Reading Eggs is “The multi-award winning early learning resource supports your child’s learning to read journey with carefully designed online reading games and activities that are easy to follow, self-paced, and highly engaging for young learners.”

Keep you’re child on top of their reading skills this summer by simply letting them continue their Reading Eggs journey on a computer at home or the Public Library. Reading Eggs even has Apps available for Android and iPad devices.

Your child already knows how to access Reading Eggs, they just need the time and place to do it!

Kindergarten and First Grade teachers will send home the “note card” your student used to log in this year, so they can keep it up this summer.

Have a safe summer and we’ll see you in the Fall!

Jun 05

Early Dismissal…

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Friday, June 16th is the last day of school and also an Early Dismissal day at 1:05 p.m.

Students will be called for dismissal to the gym at approximately 12:55 p.m.

Have a safe summer!

Jun 02

Last Call for…

Labels for EdCampbells’ Labels for Education program is ending. The last day to collect these labels is Friday, June 16th.

The labels Must say “Labels for Education” and can have any amount of points.

Kilby Shores will NOT collect these next year as the program is discontinued by the company.

Thank you for your continued support of Kilby Shores Elementary and have a safe summer.

Jun 01

Summer Food Service Program

lunch tray smSuffolk Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided, on a first-come, first-served basis, at the sites listed below:

June 28 to July 27, 2017, Monday through Thursday: Hillpoint Elementary School

Breakfast-8:50-10:10 AM; Lunch- 11:30-12:30 PM.

July 5 to August 3, 2017, Monday through Thursday: King’s Fork Middle School

Breakfast-8:00-9:00 AM; Snack- 10:15-10:45 AM

July 5 to August 3, 2017, Monday through Thursday: Lakeland High School

Breakfast-7:00-8:00 AM   Breakfast only


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information, contact Food & Nutrition Services at 925-5789.

May 17

End of the School Year

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The end of the school year is drawing near… kids and teachers are ready to cheer, but parents are not so happy we fear.

Let’s see what’s happening until the end of the year:

Thursday, June 1st –  SOL 5th grade Math

Friday, June 2nd – SOL 4th grade Math

 – LAST day of Library. ALL books are due.

Monday, June 12th FIELD Day! Sneakers for all. Please note the following schedule:

3rd – 5th grades Games 9:30 – 12 noon.

K – 2nd grades Games 12:35 – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 13th – Preschool Closing Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 14th – Kindergarten Closing Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

  – 3rd and 4th Grade Closing Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 15th – 5th Grade Closing Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

       – 1st and 2nd Grade Closing Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, June 16th – LAST day of school. EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:05 p.m.  Students will be called for dismissal approximately 12:50 p.m.


 Enjoy your summer!

May 10

Bus Form 2017 – 2018

bus 2In order for Suffolk Public Schools to adequately plan for the 2017-2018 school year, we are requesting that you submit the Transportation form 2017 2018  to the Transportation Department, at 120 Forest Glen Dr, Suffolk, VA, 23434.

You may also complete the attached Transportation form 2017 2018 form and email it to annettemclamb@spsk12.net, or return it to your child’s school.

The forms are due by June 30, 2017, for currently enrolled students.  We will notify you only if we are unable to meet your request.

Any form received after August 11, 2017 will not be acted upon till September 20, 2017 in the order that they are received.

If you are requesting for your child to attend a daycare provider out of your assigned school zone, you will need to contact the Pupil Personal Department for Suffolk Public Schools at 925-6750.

If your child receives special needs transportation, please disregard this form as the special education department will be contacting you regarding your child’s transportation.



Again, thank you in advance for you willingness to provide Suffolk Public Schools with important information regarding your child’s transportation.

May 10

Plan ahead….

end of yr awards smCongratulations to all our students, parents and teachers for a wonderful school year, we made it!

Celebrating the hard work and earnest efforts of our Kilby Shores students will take place during the last few days of school. After each ceremony you’re welcome to take your child for continued celebrations at home or out in town.

Our closing ceremony schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June 13th – Preschool at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 14th – Kindergarten at 10:00 a.m.

  – 3rd and 4th Grades at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 15th  – 5th Grade at 10:00 a.m.

        – 1st and 2nd Grades at 2:00 p.m.

Special Note:  The last day of school, Friday, June 16th is early dismissal at 1:05 p.m. Students will be called for dismissal  starting around 12:50 p.m.



May 09

SPS Job Fairs

Now Hiring Button smSuffolk Public Schools is co-sponsoring the Teacher Job Fair for Western Tidewater on Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at King’s Fork High School (351 King’s Fork Rd, Suffolk VA 23434).  Applicants will have the opportunity to meet school officials from Franklin, Isle of Wight, SECEP and Suffolk Public Schools. For more information, visit http://www.spsk12.net/employment/ or call the Human Resources department at 925-6750.

Suffolk Public Schools will host a Bus Driver Job Fair on Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at King’s Fork Middle School (350 King’s Fork Rd, Suffolk VA 23434).  Transportation staff members will be on-site to answer any questions applicants may have. Applications can be completed prior to attending by logging onto www.spsk12.net/employment. Benefits include on site paid training, retirement plan and flexible hours.  Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, have three years of driving experience and have an acceptable driving record.  Current pay for substitute bus drivers is $11.20. Current pay for contracted bus drivers is $11.71. For more information, contact Human Resources at 925-6758.

Suffolk Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services will host a job fair on Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at King’s Fork Middle School (350 King’s Fork Rd, Suffolk VA 23434).  Food Services staff will be on-site to answer any questions applicants may have.  Applicants must possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia Food Services Employee Permit, be able to lift or carry approximately 20 pounds, and have any combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of the eighth grade.  Current pay for substitute food service staff is $8.33. Current pay for contracted food service staff is $9.76. For more information, contact Human Resources at 925-6758.