Families Need to Plan Ahead

Plan ahead for possible delays/closures due to weather.


Emergency School Closings:

When a decision is made to close or delay opening of Suffolk Public Schools because of weather conditions, or to close a single school for other reasons, detailed information will be provided in the following places:

  • SPS Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/SuffolkVAPublicSchools/
  • 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 A recorded message will be available after hours at 925-6750.
  • Television stations … WVEC-13, WAVY-10, WTKR-3 … and their websites
  • Division Mobile App … Download on mobile device from app store. Select “YES” to receive Push Notifications, allowing your device to receive announcements.

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.

Delayed Opening:

Suffolk Public Schools will consider opening schools on a two-hour delay, due to inclement weather, hazardous conditions, power outages, or other emergency situations. Bus pick-ups for all students would begin either one hour or two hours later than normal pick-up times.

“Delayed Opening” means that any before-school child care will also open under the same delay. Breakfast would not be served on a delayed opening schedule. Lunch would be served. Dismissal time and after-school activities would remain the same unless otherwise note.

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