The Portsmouth School Department will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 13th. There will be no school and district offices will be closed. Much gratitude to all Veterans for your service to America on Veterans Day and always.
The Portsmouth School District has several open teaching assistant positions. Come be part of our high-performing, award-winning district! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gNDOIyJ0-RIJMfYRhac9dHZVs_7ixArF/view?fbclid=IwAR2SIeZu3QOX8BrxKl1NThG5Lz_XDQ8S5X7iJtd2vXLTxzxOOAdUWDQUmww
Wednesday, October 18th, is recognized as Unity Day. This is a signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month and is a nation-wide anti-bullying day that is celebrated in grades K-12. The Portsmouth School District invites the community to wear orange along with our faculty, staff and students to show your support for bullying prevention.
Just a reminder that there will be no school and all offices will be closed on Monday, October 9th due to Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. On Tuesday, October 10th there is no school for students as it is a Staff Professional Development day. Please refer to the School Calendar for additional Staff PD Days and Holidays. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/2348/psd/3208924/SY_2023-2024_approved_6.27.23.pdf
We are thrilled to invite our community to come and support our robotics teams at an upcoming event in Providence. Date: Sat Sept 30th Time: 6pm - 9pm Event: Providence Waterfire - Robots on Fire Address: Washington Street Bridge, Providence
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.