There will also be a community presentation on Rachel's Challenge on Sept 20th from 6-7pm in the PHS Auditorium. Parents/guardians and students are invited: https://tinyurl.com/55cbtpbw
Dr. Kenworthy's welcome message for the 2023-24 school year can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ycyr2b5b
We are excited to welcome students to the 2023-24 school year next week! Elementary classroom placement letters were mailed home at the beginning of this week. The Aspen Family Portal will be open to view middle and high school schedules at noon on Friday 8/25.
The 2023-2024 school year bus route schedule has been posted. Please visit the link below to view the pickup/dropoff time for your student(s). https://www.portsmouthschoolsri.org/documents/parents/fy24-bus-routes/246163
Working Permits for students can be completed and dropped off at the Portsmouth School Department's Central Administration Office. Please visit https://www.portsmouthschoolsri.org/article/1174367 for more information and the appropriate forms needed to complete the process.
The Portsmouth Police will be conducting training today, June 26th at the Portsmouth Middle School on Jepson Lane The area may be congested with several police vehicles and officers during the day. THERE IS NO THREAT, THIS IS ONLY A TRAINING EXERCISE!
Reminder, there is no school on Monday, June 19th and offices will be closed in observance of Juneteenth.
Congratulations to the Class of 2023 !! As a reminder, graduation will be indoors at the PHS Field House. We are looking forward to celebrating your students’ achievement with you at 6:00pm in the field house. Doors open at 5:00 pm and tickets are required. The event is being streamed live on https://www.youtube.com/WPHSLIVE. We encourage all families to carpool! Portsmouth Police are allowing cars to park on ONE side of Patriots Drive & Education Lane. Memorial drive (the one-way off Turnpike) will have parking on both sides & there will be access to parking on the fields.
Due to the predicted inclement weather forecast for Friday and the recent air quality alerts, the decision has been made to host graduation indoors in the PHS Field House. The health & well-being of our graduates, families, and community members are our number one priority. A ticket is required for entry. The event is being streamed live on https://www.youtube.com/WPHSLIVE.
Wednesday, June 7th is an early release day for students. Dismissal times are as follows: Elementary - 2:15 ; PMS - 1:30; PHS - 12:55
An Air Quality Alert has been issued for today, Wednesday, June 7th by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. We have suspended outdoor recess and physical education activities for today.
Dear Members of PSD Community - An Air Quality Alert has been issued for today, Tuesday, June 6th by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. We have suspended outdoor recess and physical education activities for today. Thank you.
The 2023-24 Portsmouth Preschool Application is now open with some morning and afternoon spots available!! Apply using the Google Form link provided below or on our website under the Preschool/ Early Childhood page. Please contact Lauren Buress, firstname.lastname@example.org at 401-683-1650 ext. 5039 with any questions. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNab8UWftgRVJr4pdBCxp0fSc5ncKaPpKyRt9wADKPLlcccg/viewform
Thank you to the Portsmouth Town Council for their unanimous approval of our PSD FY24 budget request. This preliminary approval will allow us to move forward with our planning for next school year while we await final approval of the Town Budget in June. Last night’s Council approval was the culmination of much hard work and collaboration. Thank you to all who contributed and supported us in these efforts!
On April 17, 2023, the PSD School Committee hosted a State Funding Formula workshop with state and local officials to brainstorm ways for Portsmouth to better position itself for future budget cycles. If you were not able to attend or tune in, click on the news article on the left for the link to the presentation.
The Rhode Island Department of Education, is focusing on expanding Food Access among children and youth through the Summer Meals program. This program is a FREE resource for our families, and it is available across the State of Rhode Island in more than 200 meal sites of distribution during the summer months. Please call 211 for locations.
Portsmouth Middle School presents Moana Jr: Thursday, March 30th at 6pm Friday, March 31st at 6pm Saturday, April 1st at 3:00pm & 6:00pm Tickets are remaining and can be purchased at the door for $5.00 each via cash or check payable to Portsmouth Middle School (PMS).
Due to forecasted weather conditions, all afternoon and evening activities in the PSD are canceled for Tuesday, March 14, 2023. This includes tonight’s School Committee meeting which will be rescheduled for Monday, March 20th. Thank you and please stay safe this evening.
Monday, March 13th is a statewide Professional Development day for teachers and an asynchronous Distance Learning day for students. Please reach out to your students school for more information.
Due to forecasted weather conditions, all Portsmouth schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 28th. This will be a traditional snow day which will be made up at the end of the school year. Thank you and stay safe.