Student Registration

The Portsmouth School Department welcomes all new families to Portsmouth!  Please explore our Registration webpages to learn more about the registration process in Portsmouth Schools! We are excited that you’re here and happy to have you as a part of the Portsmouth community.

Required Documentation:

Birth Certificate/Passport

Health Requirements For School Entry

RI School Physical

Dental Form

Proof of Residency

Request of Student Records

Home Language Survey

Additional Documentation: Special Education Records, Court Documents: legal information stating custody or guadianship

Please review the information below before beginning the registration process.

Children must be five years old on or before September 1st for Kindergarten.

All Required Documentation must be uploaded to the Online Registration Portal under the Documents Tab. Registration will be considered incomplete if required documentation is missing and will be returned. If you do not have a document scanner you can use a smartphone to take an image of your required document and attach them to the document section. If needed, the documents can be scanned by the registrar.

Registration is done online through our Aspen Registration Portal. Then finalized at an in person appointment. Setting up the appointment: When the Aspen piece is complete, before hitting submit, click the link at the top of the page with the option to make an appointment in the registration calendar. Click for help. The student’s information must be entered in the Portsmouth School Department’s online Aspen registration portal prior to your appointment.

If you are new to the Portsmouth School Department, you will need to create an Aspen registration portal account to enroll your child. (please be sure to register for the correct school year)

A desktop/laptop computer must be used to set up a new Aspen account.  The new account cannot be created on a mobile device.

If you already have an existing Aspen account with a student in the district you can access the Online Registration Portal here by using that account. When logged in to Aspen proceed to Start a new New Student Registration > +Initiate. (please be sure to register for the correct school year)

Existing Aspen Account Sign In Page

New Aspen Account Instructions

Aspen User Step by Step Guide

For Aspen support email-

Home Schooling Information

CTE Programs at PHS

Preschool/Early Childhood - For information about Portsmouth Preschool and Early Childhood Education Program, please contact Lauren Buress; 401-683-1650 x. 5038

At this time, a face covering is recommended but not required. Your child(ren) need not be in attendance at the registration appointment.

All registration appointments take place at Portsmouth's Central Administration Office located at 29 Middle Road, Portsmouth, RI.   Please note, it can take up to two school days for your child to begin school after the registration is complete.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Daniela Abuisi
Portsmouth School Department
Ph: 401-683-1039 ext. 1010