Dear Trojan Families: Portsmouth City Schools is returning to our original policy on masks that we had at the beginning of the school year and "Strongly Recommending" masks in our buildings and school grounds. We realize that the cold and flu season will soon be upon us adding to the COVID-19 concerns that we already face, which could require a mask mandate once again. We will continue to evaluate things as we move forward and update you as needed. Thanks, PCSD
Dear Trojan Families: Portsmouth City Schools will continue to mandate masks during school hours and other indoor activities for another week (Oct. 4th through Oct. 8th). It is our hope that the number of positive cases throughout our district and county will continue to decrease so that this mandate can be lifted after this week. We will continue to monitor and update you as things progress. We appreciate your understanding.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness for October, it will be a "Pink Out" at Friday's Varsity Football Game. Please wear Pink Friday October 1st! The Portsmouth Athletic Boosters will be collecting money at home games in October to donate to the Compassion Fund at SOMC. Thanks!!!!
Hello Trojan Families, Due to the large amount of COVID-19 cases that continue to be present in our schools and local area, we will remain with mandatory masking indoors for school and events through next Friday, October 1. The decision to wear masks moving forward will be re-evaluated each week. Thank you again for your continued understanding and flexibility. Best regards, PCSD
PHS/PJHS Remote Learning for the week of 9-13-21 to 9-17-21. While on remote learning, students will be expected to follow their normal time schedule. Attendance will be done much like we are in person, with the first-period teacher posting a Google Form asking the student if he/she is present. Students must log in to the form by 7:45 each morning to be counted present, and then they will follow their regular schedule. They will access their lessons through each teacher’s google classroom, and teachers will be in their classrooms ready to assist and available to answer any questions. Thank you for your flexibility and we look forward to seeing you in person again soon. Junior High School Tardy Bell 7:45 1st Period 7:48-8:33 2nd Period 8:36-9:21 3rd Period 9:24-10:09 4th Period 10:45-12:06 5th Period 12:09-12:54 6th Period 12:57-1:42 7th Period 1:45-2:30 High School Tardy Bell 7:45 1st Period 7:48-8:33 2nd Period 8:36-9:21 3rd Period 9:24-10:09 4th Period 10:45-11:30 5th Period 11:33-12:54 6th Period 12:57-1:42 7th Period 1:45-2:30
Portsmouth City Schools will be providing at-home meals for students next week (September 13th - 17th). The meals will be distributed at the locations below from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 14th, and Thursday, September 16th. Families with children that attend the Portsmouth City School District will need to show up to one of the locations listed to receive meals for their children. Portsmouth High School- Student Parking Lot Entrance - (9th Street side of PHS) Portsmouth Elementary School - Glover Street Side of building East Portsmouth Elementary - back entrance Also, look for school buses and vans at these mobile sites from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Farley Square - 14th Street and Waller Kendall Heights Apartment Area - 17th Street Armory Parking Lot Apostolic Gospel Church Parking Lot - 2037 Jackson Avenue We remain committed to providing meals for our students while they learn from home. If you have questions, please contact Portsmouth City Schools at 740-354-5663.
This week we have been experiencing a large increase in the number of absences from students as well as staff. With much consideration, we have come up with the following plan of action: Next week, Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17th the district will be 100% virtual/online learning. No students are to report to school, but will be required to complete work via Chromebooks/Google Classroom or what your students' teachers assign. This Friday, September 10th will be a waiver day for students. All staff will report on regular schedule. We will return to 100% in-person instruction on Monday, September 20th. When we return to in-person instruction, we will return to mandatory masks for students and staff from September 20th - 24th. We will reevaluate our mandatory mask situation on Friday, September 24th. Please check the district webpage and/or Facebook for updates. Thank you, again for your cooperation and understanding, Portsmouth City School District
Portsmouth City Schools has seen an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases and, as a result, we will be mandating masks throughout our district for all staff, students, and visitors beginning Tuesday, September 7. The district will re-evaluate again after 10 days which is Friday, September 17. We will continue to update as things proceed. Thanks for you cooperation, Scott Dutey
The Portsmouth City School district is following the Ohio Department of Health guidelines for close contact to a COVID positive person. Please reference the following chart from ODH.
Substitute Custodians The Portsmouth City School District is seeking applicants for substitute custodians. Qualifications: · High school diploma or equivalent · State & FBI background checks Interested applicants should submit an application to: Portsmouth City School District Personnel Office 724 Findlay Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662 Equal Opportunity Employer
Cooks - Food Service The Portsmouth City School District is seeking applicants for cooks to work 4 to 5 hours per day. Qualifications: · High school diploma or equivalent · State & FBI background checks Interested applicants should submit an application to: Portsmouth City School District Personnel Office 724 Findlay Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662 Equal Opportunity Employer
Portsmouth Elementary School 8-9-2021 It's that time again when a new school year is beginning. We have worked very hard to prepare for a happy, healthy and safe start of school. Kindergarten: If you have enrolled your child for Kindergarten, your child’s teacher will be calling you the week of August 16th-20th to set up a 30-45 minute testing appointment for the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the following week (August 23rd-25th). At your child's appointment time, you will be able to meet the teacher, see the classroom and receive all drop off and pick up information. Kindergarten will have phase in days as follows: Boys only- Thursday, August 26th Girls only- Friday, August 27th All K students- Monday, August 30th 1st & 2nd Grade: 1st and 2nd grade will have phase in days as follows: Boys only- August 23rd & August 24th Girls only- August 25th & August 26th All 1st & 2nd grade students- August 27th All other PES grade levels: Start Times and Locations Our school start time is 8:00am. The tardy bell will ring at 8:30am. Instruction starts promptly at 8:30am, so it is imperative that your child arrive on time to receive all necessary instruction. If your child would like breakfast, it begins at 8:00am and continues being served until 8:25am. We are very happy to announce that our school breakfast and lunch will be free this school year for ALL students! All students in Grades 1-6 are to be dropped off in the morning at the main entrance of the building on Union Street no earlier than 8:00am. Students must stay in the car with their ride until they reach the front of the school building. Dismissal Times and Locations -Students who are picked up in Preschool and Kindergarten are dismissed at 2:20pm from their classroom door. -Students who are picked up in grades 1, 2, and 3 will start dismissing at 2:35pm. You will receive a car mirror tag on the first day of school as you drop them off that will identify what children you bring and pick up from school with an assigned number. We will provide you an extra car mirror tag as needed for people you list on the emergency medical form as being allowed to pick your child up from school. You must arrive between 2:35pm and 2:50pm, pull into a numbered spot, wait in your vehicle and wait for your child to come to the vehicle. We will have adults, as well as traffic scouts, to help the children get to their car safely. Your patience through this process will be greatly appreciated as we are sure there will be kinks to work out at the beginning. -Students who are picked up in grades 4, 5 and 6 will start dismissing at 2:45 pm. You will receive a car mirror tag on the first day of school as you drop them off that will identify what children you bring and pick up from school with an assigned number. We will provide you an extra car mirror tag as needed for people you list on the emergency medical form as being allowed to pick your child up from school. You must arrive between 2:45pm and 3:00pm, pull into a numbered spot, wait in your vehicle and wait for your child to come to the vehicle. We will have adults, as well as traffic scouts, to help the children get to their car safely. Your patience through this new process will be greatly appreciated as we are sure there will be kinks to work out at the beginning. - Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 who walk home will exit from the door closest to Gallia Street. Any student younger than 4th grade will need an older sibling or an adult to walk them home. Please be extremely careful and alert when dropping off and picking up your children. Safety First☺ Important Reminder: If your child needs to ride the bus home from school- please send them on the bus to school so that we know what bus they need to ride home. If you bring them to school, you will also need to pick them up. Bus stop information will be posted very soon. Although we will not have a traditional Open House this school year, your child’s homeroom teacher will be calling you the week of August 16th-20th to touch base and answer any questions you may have. If your phone number has changed, please call 740-353-6719 to update it for our records. We look forward to a great school year!
Portsmouth City Schools is currently looking for a Bus Driver. 6 hours/day - 180 work days/school year. CDL Class B required. Please visit The Administrative Office at 724 Findlay St., or call (740) 354-5663 for more information.
PES Honor Roll Assembly livestream. https://youtu.be/mdcDCR7yDXk
PHS Class of 2021 Graduation Livestream. https://youtu.be/EG1U3dpuIW8
Portsmouth Elementary School Trojan Express Presents … Aladdin Kids Thursday Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjTdC7x4AqE
Any student that is in person or TVA that missed their Math, Science or Social Studies tests, makeups will be every day this week except for Wednesday. TVA students will take their American History and Government tests on Wednesday.
Students that attend in-person will be taking the ELA 2 TEST on Monday and Thursday of this week. You will arrive at the school at regular time. Students not taking the ELA 2 TEST will be on a 2-hour delay and must report to school. The tardy bell will ring at 9:45am. For Trojan Virtual Academy students will be taking the ELA 2 TEST on Wednesday, April 14th. Please report to the cafeteria no later than 7:40am. Please bring your fully charged Chromebook.
Any Jr. High girl interested in running track needs to contact Coach VanDeusen by email or at the school. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Practices will begin after school starting March 8th.
After a week of snow days, Portsmouth City Schools will be back on our regular hybrid learning schedule as before starting Monday 2/22/2021.