New Student Registration

First Day of School

Welcome to Suffolk Public Schools!

We are very excited that your family might soon be joining our community of learning! The school division’s motto is “Every Child a Star … Together, We Help Them Shine!” As a parent considering a move to Suffolk, the importance of your child’s education is already evident because you’re doing your homework on Suffolk Public Schools. Families and schools must work together to help our children reach their full potential. We want families to be engaged in their children’s learning and involved in their schools. We look forward to your future involvement with Suffolk Public Schools!

Enrollment Process

Students entering Kindergarten must have reached their fifth birthday on or before September 30th of the year in which they enroll. Students must register at the school to which they are zoned before beginning classes.

At the time of registration, the parent or legal guardian (proof of guardianship required) must submit a photo identification and proof of residency in the City of Suffolk. Acceptable proofs of residency include, but are not limited to:

Utility bill (gas, water or electric) within the last two months for the current Suffolk address,
Rental lease, rental agreement, or mortgage contract for the current Suffolk address,

Out-of-Zone / Special Request Application
Request for out of zone placement should be completed using the Out of Zone/Special Request Application and returned to the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services.

To enroll a child in a public school division in Virginia, state law required the parent/guardian provide certain information to the school division:

Birth Certificate, original certificate of birth or certified copy
School Entrance Physical and Immunization Certificate completed by a physician. Kindergarten physical must be dated during the previous school year to the present.  This form may be obtained from any Suffolk public school, the Suffolk City Health Department, family practice medical office, or military medical clinic
Immunization Record
Expulsion Statement, if applicable
Link here for Virginia School Entrance Form

Immunizations Required by Virginia Law

4 DTP or DTaP – at least one dose after 4th birthday
4 Polio – at least one dose after 4th birthday
2 Measles – 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
2 Mumps – 1st on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
1 Rubella – on/after 12 months of age
Note: Measles, Mumps, Rubella requirements are also met with 2 MMR – 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
3 Hep B – (2 doses if Merck adult formulation given between 11 – 15 years of age)
2 Varicella – to susceptible children born on/after January 1, 1997; 1st dose on/after 12 months of age; 2nd dose prior to entering kindergarten
Additional Immunizations Required for Entry into Secondary Schools:
Tdap – booster required for entry beginning in 6th grade; if at least 5 years since last tetanus-containing vaccine

Register Online Here