Jan 24

Schedule Changes

Please note the following dates have been changed because of snow days:

Friday, January 26- full day

Monday, January 29th- full day
Friday, February 2- half day for students / clerical for teachers.  (End of the second nine weeks)
Monday, February 5- third nine weeks begins
Friday, February 16- full day  (This was Parent/Teacher Conference Day).
Monday, February 19-full day for students/report cards distributed (this is President’s Day)
Tuesday, March 6-full day for students/progress reports for 3rd nine weeks distributed  (this was a Professional Development Day)


Jan 24

Minutes Added to Our School Day

Due to the January 17-18 snow days, our school day will be extended by 10 minutes beginning February 5th.  New school hours will be:

Student drop off: 8:50

Instruction begins: 9:20

Bus dismissal: 3:45

This will be in effect until the end of the school year.

Jan 19

PTA Meeting Rescheduled for Jan. 23rd

The PTA meeting that was supposed to be on Tuesday, January 9th will be rescheduled for January 23rd. It will feature the 3rd grade program.

Jan 16

Schools Closed-Thursday, January 18th

Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 18, 2018 because of snow.

Please stay safe everyone!

Jan 11

Team Adrian Forever

Northern Shores will never forget you, Adrian! Thank you for forever affecting our lives with your smile.




Jan 10

School Delay: Thursday, January 11

Weather Update: School will open on a two hour delay.

Don’t forget to wear your green t-shirt in memory of Adrian.

Jan 09


Our Northern Shores community has a very heavy heart today. Adrian lost his fight with cancer last night. He was such a precious student who could bring a smile to anyone’s face.

In honor of him, we will be wearing our “Team Adrian” green shirts, or a green t-shirt, when we return to school.



Jan 03


Due to inclement weather, Northern Shores will be dismissing at 2:30 p.m. today. Please note that there is NO after school care.


Stay safe and warm!

Jan 02

5 Steps to Get Ready for the Winter Storm Watch

Take Steps to Be Ready for the Winter Storm Watch
With winter storms predicted, please take these steps now to be prepared.
1) Update your students about where to go when they get off the bus, should schools close early.
2) Remember, when schools are opening under a 1- or 2-hour delay, bus pickups begin 1 or 2 hours later than normal. With incredibly cold temperatures, please prepare students by dressing them in layers with hats and gloves.
3) Early dismissals, delays and school closings can affect before- and after-school care programs. Check with your provider now to learn about their winter weather plans. Note: No breakfast is served on days with delayed openings.
4) Make sure we know how you’d prefer to receive updates. Click the link below to confirm your phone numbers and emails are up to date.  School Messenger

Jan 02

Emergency School Closings, Delays & Early Dismissals

Families Need to Plan Ahead
If an early closing of school becomes necessary, students need to know what to do and where to go when they get off the school bus. There may be times that school dismissal will be delayed beyond regular school hours due to extreme weather conditions or for other reasons.
When a decision is made to alter the schedule of Suffolk Public Schools because of weather conditions or other emergencies, detailed information will be provided in the following places:

  • FASTEST WAY to GET UPDATES:  Use the SPS Facebook Page … www.facebook.com/SuffolkVAPublicSchools/
  • Television stations … WVEC-13, WAVY-10, WTKR-3 … and their websites
  • School Messenger … Automated phone calls with a recorded message will begin calling the homes of students and staff. The numbers called are based on the contact information stored in the division’s database.
  • SPS Website …www.spsk12.net
  • SPS Facebook … www.facebook.com/SuffolkVAPublicSchools/
  • A recorded message will be available after hours at 925-6750

Stay Informed about Weather and Changing Events
The time to prepare is now! Help us keep you informed of regular news and changing events by following our social media channels. Sites are updated regularly, especially when events are rapidly changing. Stay tuned!

For more information on closings and delays, click here.