Jan 02

A Reminder of How SPS Announces Schedule Changes

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

For more details on closings and the changes it may involve to the school schedule, visit this SPS blog post.

Dec 15

SAVE THE DATE! JYMS PTSA Student Breakfast


JYMS PTSA Student Breakfast

Thursday January 11, 2018

               Jyms Cafeteria

               7th grade: 7:30-7:55

              8th grade: 8:00-8:20

6th grade: 8:25-8:45

Student members will receive an invitation

IF you would like to become a Ptsa member and join before December 20, 2017, you will also get an invite to the breakfast along with an opportunity to be involved with other fun student activities. (You can pay your $5 to the bookkeeper in the main office.)

Parents: IF you would like to volunteer or make a donation for this event please email jyms.ptsa@gmail.com .  Please keep an eye out for future volunteer opportunities.  Thanks!!!!!!

Dec 13

Personalize & Order Your Yearbook Now!

2017-2018 Yearbooks are now on sale!  Personalized orders are due by February 28, 2018, so make sure you order that now to get your unique yearbook in June!

All yearbook orders must be submitted by May 18, 2018, in order to lock in the low price of $35 (for the yearbook only, personalization is extra) and to make sure you have a pre-ordered yearbook just for you!

After May 18, yearbooks will be sold at a first come, first serve basis when they are sold in June, at a price of $40.

So click here to order your yearbook now! 

If you want to print out an order form, you may do so by clicking here and bringing the money (cash or checks made out to JYMS) to Ms. Moyers or Ms. O’Leary in the Library.


Dec 12

Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill for 12/8/17

Nov 27

Two-Minute Drill 11/27

Highlights from our State of the Schools event and much more!

Nov 17

SPS Specialty Programs Deadlines

Suffolk Public Schools’
Specialty Programs
Important Application Deadlines

Governor’s School for the Arts: Deadline —December 15, 2017
Application Information Link:

Suffolk Public Schools’ Specialty Programs
Common Application Link:


Project Lead the Way Engineering: Deadline— January 8, 2018
Application Information Link:

Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science: Deadline—January 8, 2018
Application Information Link:

International Baccalaureate: Deadline—January 8, 2018
Application Information Link:

For more information please see your school counselor or www.spsk12.net



Nov 16

Fall Book Fair Is Here!!

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! There are lots of great, NEW books for everyone! Take off on an adventure, make new friends, laugh your head off! Visit the Book Fair in the Library Conference Room from November 16th – November 29th!  We will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Friday, November 17th, until 4:15 pm.

Don’t have time to stop  in?  You can also shop online!  Click here to access our online shopping site and get your new treasures sent directly to school after November 25th.  Online shopping is open from Nov. 16 – Nov. 24 only!

So don’t miss out on stocking up on the new Wimpy Kid or getting some early holiday shopping done!  We will see you soon!

Nov 13

Make-Up Picture Day

Make-up picture day for JYMS is scheduled for:

Thursday, December 7, 2017.

This is the last chance to have your picture taken for the yearbook if you did not have it taken yet this school year.

Re-take pictures are only for people who have purchased pictures and want to re-take it.  The unwanted pictures must be turned in to the photographer on that day.

If you want to order pictures for the first time you can do so by turning in a completed order form to the photographer or the receipt from purchasing them online.

Click here to order pictures online.

Our Picture Day ID # VA147146Q1

Forms will also be handed out to interested students a week prior to picture day.

Nov 13

Parent-Teacher Conferences this Friday, November 17

ParentTeacher Conference will be held this Friday, November 17, 2017, from 12:15pm – 4:15pm.  Students will be released at 11:25 and lunch will be served for students.

Nov 02

2-Minute Drill 11/2/17

Technology, Rezoning and you!  Check out this week’s Superintendent 2-Minute Drill.