Portsmouth Middle School

Charting the Course to Excellence

Common Sense School

Common Sense School

Distance Learning Plan

  • Distance Learning Important Dates

    Distance Learning will continue for Portsmouth and all RI Districts for the remainder of the 2019-20 School Year.  The following dates have been established as part of the new school calendar:

    May 20 - Teacher Planning Day (No Distance Learning for Students)
    May 25 - Memorial Day (No Distance Learning for Teachers or Students)
    June 1 - Teacher Planning Day (No Distance Learning for Students)
    June 18 - Our 180th Day
    Updated calendar for 2019-20 can be accessed here


     April 13th Video Message from Mr. Arruda

    Wireless Hotspot Info

    Verizon, AT&T, TMobile, and Sprint have all agreed to enable the hotspot feature on all smartphones at no cost. If you have internet service you are asked to not enable this feature on your smartphone as there is concern about the capacity of these systems.

     Letter of Support to Parents from School Nurses

    Attendance Plan for Students

    Please be sure to access your homeroom teacher's Google Classroom page daily between 9:00am - 9:15am. Once there, please join the homeroom hangout in order that we may properly track daily attendance. In addition, there is a Google Form that is to be filled out every morning by 9:30am.  Students will be able to access this form in their homeroom teacher's Google Classroom.  Thank you for your cooperation with this! 

    Distance Learning Assignments for Students

    Students should continue to check Google Classroom for up-to-date assignments and playlists.

    Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you have any difficulties with the process. 

    Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch

    ***Change of location starting Monday, April 27:

    The Portsmouth School Department is now offering free Grab and Go breakfast and lunch at Portsmouth High School, 120 Education Lane, Door 15, from 9:00-10:30am. To access PHS Door 15, please use the entrance off of Patriots Drive and turn right into the parking lot.  Door 15 is midway through the parking lot.  You'll see staff OUTSIDE DOOR 15.  Anyone aged 18 or under will receive a free meal. There are no ID or residency requirements.

    Please refer to the link below for a complete list of all food sites where Grab and Go meals are available.

    RI Department of Health Food Sites for Children

    Distance Learning Resources from Support Staff Members

    School Social Worker

    Speech Language Pathologist

    School Psychologist

    Student Assistance Counselor

    School Nurse


Welcome to PMS

  • Portsmouth Middle School Mission Statement

    The Mission of Portsmouth Middle School is to create a strong and safe learning environment: promote social, emotional and physical well-being and to provide opportunities for each student, to the best of his or her ability, to meet high academic standards, develop responsibility, and achieve the positive social values and behaviors to become productive citizens.

     Principal: João P. Arruda

    Assistant Principal: Lisa Goodwin

    Director of Student Services: Pamela Storme  



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  • Please note that all activities listed on our PMS Calendar from now through the end of the school year have been cancelled. Thank you!

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