Virtual YMCA Now Open!

A gigantic thank you goes to the YMCA for offering free Online Fitness Programming for our SPS Staff!

We are excited to provide resources for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle anytime, anywhere. We are just getting started, and new content will be added daily, including: Y360 Workout Videos, Local YMCA Instructor Workouts, MOSSA Move At-Home Fitness, Fun Activities for Kids Plus, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more.

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Wellness Updates

SPS Staff,

Click on Newsletters on the top menu and then March to read all about it!

We want to encourage you to be active while at home.  We are looking for staff to highlight in the coming newsletters as well as activities that you can share with others during this time?  Send a picture and description to

Important Pulse Wellness Information:

  • Due to the changes in our world, the biometrics component has been removed from the the $200 (taxable) end of year wellness incentive.
  • Current $200 (taxable) Incentive Requirements include: Completion of the Health Risk Assessment Survey (HRA) as well as a total of 40,000 points by May 15, 2020.

Questions? Contact:

SPS Employees:

Twitter: @SPSK12Wellness


1,000 Point Wellness Challenge

We encourage you to stay healthy and check out the Hand Wash Challenge.  This activity is worth 1,000 points!  Attached is a poster that describes more details.
Registration Through Pulse Begins: 3/20/20Challenge Dates: 3/23 – 4/5/20****Points for this challenge will not post automatically.  They will be entered for each individual (who completed) manually.  Please allow time for this process to take place.
***Remember to login to Pulse everyday, there are a lot of ways to earn points with regular use.  Examples are below:

  • Complete 20 Daily Cards in a month = 200 points
  • Track Healthy Habits 20 Days in a month = 300 Points
  • 7,000 steps for 20 Days in a month = 400 Points

Twitter: @SPSK12Wellness


Looking for More Wellness Points?

SPS Staff,
Are you looking for more ways to earn Wellness Points?

  • Login to Pulse
  • Click on Programs and then “All”
  • Scroll Down to Whil – Emotional Intelligence
  • Complete 20 Whil Sessions in one month for 200 points!


  • Login to Pulse
  • Click on Your Profile Picture
  • Then click on Recipes and Deals OR login directly by going to and using your Pulse login.
  • Track calories for 20 days in a month for 300 points!

May 15, 2020 is program completion day.  Staff with 40,000 points, completed biometrics, and completed RHA (initial health survey) will earn a $200 (Taxable) reward.

Smart Dollar

Smart Dollar’s annual February global contest is back again . . . and Smart Dollar has bigger cash prizes than ever before! Every week in February, Smart Dollar will be drawing two $500 winners. At the end of the month, Smart Dollar will be drawing one lucky winner for the grand prize—$5,000! That amount of money can put a dent in any Baby Step. But as always, consistent budgeting and tracking in SmartDollar is the ultimate goal for long-lasting results and a happier, healthier lifestyle. 
This contest will run from February 3 to February 28. There is no eligibility deadline—anyone can create an account and jump in at any time before the end of the contest. Users who sign in and complete an activity to earn SmartDollar Points will automatically earn entries! 

Get started by creating your FREE SmartDollar account at or text Suffolk to 33789 for your enrollment  

Flu Vaccine – Are You Covered?

It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine! We still have the following on-site locations:
(Please bring your insurance card with you!)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
John F. Kennedy: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
John Yeates: 7:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
Florence Bowser: 9:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Hillpoint: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Nansemond River: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Elephant’s Fork: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Nansemond Parkway: 1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
King’s Fork Middle: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
King’s Fork High: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CCAP: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Not able to get the flu vaccine but still want to do your part to help fight the flu?
We realize that some people are not able to receive the vaccine for various reasons. Check out these helpful flu prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control located at

Register for Pulse

Virgin Pulse registration is now open.

To join, use the register link below and enter your name & employee ID. For point earning opportunities, visit How to Earn under the Reward Tab on the site or the Program Details on the mobile APP.

$200 and YMCA Membership Incentive are Considered Taxable Income.  

ID for Employees:
Add (0) or (00) before ID to Equal 6 Digits

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Registration Link

Mammo Van

The Chesapeake Regional Mammo Van is coming to NRHS on November 5th. Registration is now open. Registration is highly suggested to save a space. **Click on the link below, scroll down and click on SPS-Nansemond River High School- November 5, 2019-Suffolk.

Screening Details: You must be 40+ and have not had a screening mammogram within the past calendar year.  All insurances pay 100% for 2D screening.  All insurances with the exception of Tricare and Medicaid and Medicaid replacement plan will pay at 100% for the 3D.  If someone has Tricare for example, it would cost them $96.60 for the screening and $103.00 for the Radiologist fee. If a patient has Medicaid and chooses to have a 3D screening they would have to fill out a financial assistance application.   

Wellness Spotlight

During pre-service meetings, staff members wrote their wellness goals on exercise shapes and decorated a bulletin board. The Gators also have a morning walking group and afternoon wellness activities.

Goooooo Gator Goals!