Press Releases


Coffee and Conversation with Steve and George February 4th at PHS

January 30, 2019

Come join us Monday, February 4 at 6:30 in the Portsmouth High School Library for a discussion about budgetary priorities in the Portsmouth School District. We'll share how the School Board goals inform our budgeting vision, as well as how district initiatives factor in to the process. We'd love to hear your thoughts on priorities for the FY20 budget and beyond. Hope to see you there.


Drivers Urged to Use Caution at School Crossings

August 27, 2018

City Officials want to remind motorists to be aware that crossing guards will be stationed at positions throughout the City in conjunction with the start of the new school season Monday, August 27, 2018. Crossing guards assist students and parents walking and biking to school. Drivers are urged to use an abundance of caution near school neighborhoods, plan travel routes away from heavy school traffic, and obey posted school speed limits, and crossing guard signals.


In Appreciation of Portsmouth Staff Members

May 8, 2018

In honor of staff appreciation week, we’re posting school-specific electronic bulletin boards where we encourage all the members of our community: students, parents and guardians, administrators and fellow staff members to drop a note of appreciation to any of our dedicated staff members in the Portsmouth School Department.

The links below lead to each bulletin board. They are also posted on our district and school websites. To add a note to any of the pages, simply click the plus (+) sign in the lower right corner of the page.


Stark Street Bridge Closed Starting Monday, January 29th

January 29, 2018

The Stark Street Bridge will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning on Monday, January 29th. The bridge will be completely replaced and will not be reopen until Columbus Day. Temporary lane closures on the Route 1 Bypass will be permitted during working operations. Additionally, brief complete traffic shut downs will be allowed on the Bypass between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.


Core Values in Portsmouth Schools

November 21, 2017

Core Values in Portsmouth Schools

Over the last few weeks we have met with groups of parents, staff, and students to engage in a discussion about how we as a school system celebrate diversity and address any incidents where students, families or staff do not feel welcome in our school community.