Tussing Elementary School

City of Colonial Heights, Virginia

Welcome to Tussing Elementary School!

Central Registration Summer Hours

Do you need to register your child for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year?  The Central Registration Office, located in the Technical Center at 3451 Conduit Rd, has announced summer hours of operation. The Office is open 7:30am-3:00pm Mon-Thur with extended hours in August. Kindergarten registration is happening right now and Grades 1-12 registration will begin on July 5. 
Click the attached flyer for details.

June 14 and 15 are HALF DAYS - Dismissal will be at 11:30

June 14 and June 15, 2017 will be early release days. Dismissal will be at 11:30am.
The last day of school is June 15th.

Yearbook Distribution and Sale 2017

Yearbooks are in and will be distributed on June 12, 2017.  Additional yearbooks will also be for sale on the morning of June 12.  Click the link below for more information.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Early Childhood Development Program

Colonial Heights Public Schools is pleased to offer a prekindergarten program for four-year-old children.  The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children whose social or economic conditions may place them at risk for poor school performance.  Selection of students will be based on family need according to program guidelines for the Virginia Preschool Initiative.  Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors impacting their environment. All applications for the 4 year old Pre-K Program for the 2017-2018 school year are due by Friday, April 28th. Click to read more...


Colonial Heights Public Schools believes it is essential that our websites are accessible by all people.  The Division will modify its current websites in a manner consistent with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998 (29 U.S.C. § 794 (d)) to make our web content more accessible to people with disabilities.

Thanks a bunch !

Thanks a BUNCH Tussing!
Mr. James challenged Tussing students to collect 300 jars of peanut butter & jelly for the Colonial Heights Food Pantry.  If that challenge was met, Mr. James agreed to dress up as a banana for the day.  There was such a tremendous response, that we collected above that amount!

Teacher of the Year - 2016/2017

Congratulations to Jennifer English for being selected as Teacher of the Year at Tussing Elementary !

Tussing welcomed Katie Dupree from WRIC Channel 8

Tussing Elementary had a special visitor on January 20, 2017.  Meteorologist Katie Dupree from WRIC Channel 8 spoke with fourth grade students about weather.

"We Give Thanks" - Written by Mr. Souders sung by Tussing students

SCA Officers for 2016/2017

Congratulations to our new SCA Officers
President:              Ryleigh H.
Vice President:     McKenzie M.
Secretary:             Hunter R.
Treasurer:             Carson A.
Historian:             Madison M.


Registration for students takes place at the Central Registration Office. 
The Central Registration Office is located in the Colonial Heights Technical Center and office hours are from 7:30am-3:00pm.
This includes registration for all schools:
Lakeview Elementary
North Elementary 
Tussing Elementary School
Colonial Heights Middle School
Colonial Heights High School
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 

My School Bucks

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.

Our New Guidance Counselor - Amy Selfe

September 2016

Dear Parents:

                Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Tussing Elementary School.  We are happy to have your child at Tussing!

I would like to introduce myself to you all.  You may know that Mrs. Diane Corrigan retired last year.  I am the new school counselor at Tussing.  Some of you may already know me, because I worked for the last 9 years as one of the counselors at Colonial Heights Middle School.  I am really excited about this change to Tussing and look forward to working with you and your child. 

I will be starting several programs at Tussing.  I will be visiting every classroom once a month to talk to the students about various topics like responsibility, careers, good character, etc.  If you are interested, we would love to have you visit your child’s classroom and tell us about your career.  If you would like to sign up, please contact me. 

I will also begin group counseling sessions for students on various topics depending on need and availability.  These groups will run once a week for about 6-8 weeks, and they will run throughout the school year.   School counseling is available to students who may be having difficulty in school due to a specific concern like divorce, difficulty controlling anger, or other concerns.  These groups will discuss basic coping skills for various concerns and are educationally based with hands on lessons.  These groups are not meant to take the place of professional counseling if your child needs that service.  Please feel free to contact me if you are unsure of your child’s needs.  If you would like to sign your child up for a group, please contact me.

I am also available to meet with your child for short term individual counseling if your child has a more individual concern that is not easily discussed in a group setting.  Please contact me to discuss your concern if you would like me to see your child on an individual basis. 

Finally, we are starting something new this year at Tussing.  Daily attendance is crucial to your child’s learning.  Elementary school is the time when your child will be learning the basic building blocks that they will use over and over in their future education.  I will be talking to Tussing students about the importance of coming to school every day, and we will be offering simple contests and incentives for good attendance.   Please send your child to school unless he or she has a fever, is vomiting, has diarrhea, has been sent home by Mrs. Cooper, or has been excused from school by a doctor.   We really miss our Tussing Tigers when they are not at school!

Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have questions or concerns.  You can contact me by phone at 524-3440 or email at Amy_Selfe@colonialhts.net.  I am happy to help you in any way that I can.   I hope that you all have a wonderful school year.


Amy Selfe

School Counselor



To apply for free or reduced price meals, complete one application for ALL children in the household who are enrolled in Colonial Heights Public Schools.  Sign the application and return the application to any school in the school division. It may take up to 10 days for your application to be processed; during that time parents are responsible for purchasing meals. Parents are informed directly by Food Services if a child will receive free or reduced price meals.
Parents may use our online application system for Free and Reduced lunch Benefits. 

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 Supply List 2016/2017

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.

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.



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