Tussing Elementary School

City of Colonial Heights, Virginia

Welcome to Tussing Elementary School!

BSV Art Winner

Congratulations to Madison on being one of the winners in the 2015 Back to School Art Contest sponsored by the Bank of Southside Virginia.  Madison drew a beautiful picture and received a savings account, and Tussing Elementary received a check.  Congratulations!

Tussing Sock Drive

Great job Tussing Tigers!!  We worked together to collect 1,188 pairs of socks to donate to those in need. Thank you for the encouragement you give your students to see the importance of serving others.

My School Bucks - Changes

Beginning on November 1, 2015, the fee applied during checkout on MySchoolBucks.com will decrease from $2.50 to $1.95 and applied only to a single deposit and not per child. 
These changes bring fees in line with surrounding school systems and help to alleviate costs for Parents.  All fees are displayed at the time of payment prior to completing a transaction.
If you are not using MySchoolBucks, please consider this option for quick and secure updating of available funds for lunch and breakfast for your child. Additionally, you will receive access to transaction history, meal purchase history, and can receive low balance alerts. The process is very easy and you can use your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card to supply funds to your child's account. Visit MySchoolBucks.com to create an account.

Book Fair Dates

The Tussing Book Fair dates:
November 13 - 8:00am-3:00pm - Students can purchase items
November 13 - 5-8:00pm - Family Night
November 14 - 9:00am-12:00pm

SCA Officers 2015-2016

Congratulations to our SCA Officers for the 2015-2016 school year.
President - Grayson
Vice President - McKinley
Treasure - Cole
Secretary - Maddy
Historian - Ryleigh 

Tussing's Friendship Rock

Friendship Rock

If a student (or an adult) is lonely and doesn’t have anyone to play with during recess, they can go over and sit on the rock, and others will see them and go over to invite them to play.

A special thank you to the Colonial Heights Recreation Department and City of Colonial Heights Public Works for the donation of the rock and moving it to its location on our playground.


School portraits are on their way

Important Information for Parents

Tussing Elementary School School Pictures

Haven't ordered yet? Don't miss this year's school picture!

  1. Order online at photogifts.lifetouch.com
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code located in your picture package
Make up day is November 5 
Satisfaction Guaranteed:
Lifetouch will retake your portrait or you can return it for a full refund.

Election Day - Student Holiday - Professional Development Day

November 3, 2015
Election Day
Student Holiday/Professional Development Day

Welcome Back! 2015-2016


Welcome to the start of a brand new year at Tussing Elementary School!
Please see below for some important dates to remember:
Sept. 3rd, Thursday, 3:00-6:00 pm - Open House for students in grades 1-5
Sept. 4th, Friday, 10:00 am - Kindergarten Orientation
Sept. 8th, Tuesday - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!


The free and reduced application is now online for parents who wish to use this option instead of filling out a paper copy.
Click this link to begin your application.

School Supply List 2015/2016

Congratuations to Tussing's Teacher of the Year!

Kim Boyd was selected as Tussing's Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations Mrs. Boyd!



Central Registration for Elementary School students will begin Monday, February 2, 2015.  The Central Registration Office is located in the Colonial Heights Technical Center and office hours are from 7:30a-3:00p. 

Please contact Mrs. Denise Underhill, Central Registration Secretary, if you have any questions. 

Colonial Heights Technical Center 
3451 Conduit Road 
Colonial Heights,VA 23834 
Phone (804)526-0321 

Colonial Heights Schools Fully Accredited for the 2014-2015 school year

Click the link below to see the letter from the Colonial Heights School Board regarding Colonial Heights Schools being fully accredited.

Tussing serves grades K-5 and about 630 students. On September 7, 2010 Tussing Elementary began its 35th year, and has seen many changes over the years. Most recently the school was renovated by adding a new addition, which took place in 2008. We hope you enjoy visiting our website, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (804) 524-3440.

Memo Regarding Enterovirus D68

Recent media reports have described an increase in respiratory illnesses caused by Enterovirus D68 among pediatric patients.  While there not have been locally confirmed cases, we would like to share with you information form the Virginia State Health Department regarding symptoms and ways to prevent the spread of Enterovirus D68. 

Click to Read Memo Concerning Enterovirus D68

Colonial Heights Schools Fully Accredited

Click the link below to see a letter from the Colonial Heights School Board regarding Full Accreditation of all five Colonial Heights Public Schools.


Quick Links

Media Center

Videos and Slide Shows  


Tussing Elementary