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
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.
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.
Portsmouth City Schools will be CLOSED Friday, February 19th 2021 for a Virtual Blizzard Bag Day. Please check your Google Classroom for Blizzard Bag assignment number 3.
Portsmouth City Schools will be CLOSED Thursday, February 18th 2021 for a Virtual Blizzard Bag Day. Please check your Google Classroom for Blizzard Bag assignment number 2.
Portsmouth City Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday, February 17th 2021 for a Virtual Blizzard Bag Day. Please check your Google Classroom for Blizzard Bag assignment.
Portsmouth City Schools will be CLOSED Tuesday, February 16th 2021.
Portsmouth City Schools will be CLOSED Friday, February 12th 2021.
Portsmouth City Schools will be CLOSED Thursday, February 11th 2021.
The PCSD food pantry will be open today (Tuesday, February 9th 2021) from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.
Portsmouth City Schools will be on a 2 HOUR DELAY Tuesday, February 9th.
Portsmouth City Schools will be on a 2 HOUR DELAY Wednesday, February 3rd. Students will need to do attendance and complete work as they would on any other Wednesday.
Portsmouth City Schools will be CLOSED Tuesday, February 2nd.
Portsmouth City Schools will be on a 2 HOUR DELAY Monday, February 1st.
Portsmouth City Schools will be CLOSED Thursday, January 28th.
Portsmouth City Schools will be on a 2 HOUR DELAY Monday, January 25th.
Portsmouth City Schools will return to our hybrid learning model beginning Monday, Jan 25, 2021. This means the Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday students will be back in school starting this Monday.
The River Days pageant will be held this Saturday December 19th at 3:30pm at Portsmouth High School. Due to COVID-19, only parents will be allowed to attend. However, you may purchase a live stream package for $25.99 if you want to watch our favorite candidate Lauren Albrecht! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miss-river-days-pageant-2020-tickets-133094391909
Dear Parents & Guardians, The focus of the Portsmouth City School District is to provide quality education in an environment that is as safe as possible for both students and staff. With the increasing cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations across our county and region, the district has made the decision to move to all remote learning starting on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Remote learning will continue through Friday, January 8, 2021. Christmas break will start on December 19, 2020, and continue through January 3, 2021. The district will use the week of January 4, 2021, to evaluate and make a decision on returning to our blended learning model. As of now, Scioto County Career Technical Center students still are attending school as scheduled. During this time of all remote learning, teachers will be available for office hours throughout the district. The office hours will be from 8:30am-10:30am and also from 12:30pm-2:30pm. The teachers can be reached through a phone call, email, or an available online platform such as GoGuardian. During these unprecedented times, we will continue to do our best to educate your children. These decisions never come easy and are never made without much consideration. As always, let’s continue to work together during these difficult times. Attention Seniors: Those seniors that are taking End of Course exams during December 2020, through January 8, 2021, continue to report to the High School during your required testing dates and times only. Portsmouth City Schools will continue providing meals each week for our students while they are learning from home. Breakfast and lunch packs will be distributed on the following dates: • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 • Monday, December 14, 2020 • Wednesday, December 16, 2020 • Monday, January 4, 2021 • Wednesday, January 6, 2021 You may pick up the food packs at the following locations on dates above: • Portsmouth High School- Student Parking Lot Entrance- (9th Street side) • Portsmouth Elementary School- Glover Street Side of building • East Portsmouth Elementary- back entrance You may also pick up the food packs from school buses located at: • Farley Square- 14th Street and Waller Street • Kendall Heights- Wayne Avenue close to main office • Pizza Hut Parking Lot- Scioto Trail • Apostolic Gospel Church Parking Lot- 2037 Jackson Avenue If you receive Power Packs- they will be distributed on Wednesdays at the locations above as well. 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.
Mylee's Mission Saturday, December 5th Groups at 11:00am and 1:00pm Parking Lot at PHS/PJHS (correction from previous post)
Congratulations to M. CONLEY AND M. DUNCAN for being selected as the 2020 Heisman Award for High School Scholar-Athletes The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance announce the 2020 School Winners for the Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance. The Heisman Trust Committee selected M. Conley and M. Duncan to represent their high school. National winners will be selected by Monday, November 9, 2020.
Today, Scioto County will move to RED in Ohio's COVID-19 advisory system. Portsmouth City Schools will remain on the current schedule of blended learning. Students coming to school in person will continue to come to school on their scheduled two days they are currently attending. Thanks!
This is a reminder that students need to check in online by 10:00am each day in order to not to be counted absent and also complete all assignments in their Google Classroom by the deadline set by your teacher.
The deadline to apply for College Credit Plus classes through Shawnee State University has been extended to AUGUST 1. Application may be found at shawnee.edu/areas-study/college-credit-plus. Please sign up for an appointment with an SSU advisor prior to applying: https://calendy.com/hbender
Attention Trojans going into 1st-6th grade next fall- The summer iReady challenge began June 15th! PES and EPE will be giving prizes to the top 3 students in each grade level who pass the most iReady quizzes between then and August 1st!!!! We will post weekly updates every Monday! Go Trojans! ❤️💙
The CAO summer farmers market is in the Portsmouth Elementary School’s cafeteria side parking lot. It will be available every Tuesday from 10am until it runs out. 🍎 🥦 🥕 🥛 🧀
Portsmouth Jr. High Cheer Tryouts! Anyone going into 7th or 8th grade who is interested in trying out for cheerleading, email email@example.com. Coach McGraw will contact you. You can cheer and still play other sports-soccer, volleyball, swim, etc. You cannot cheer and play basketball, but you can still cheer for football. Go Trojans ❤️📣
If there are any high school girls interested in playing on the girls tennis team in the Fall, please contact Coach Downey at: firstname.lastname@example.org Even if you have never played tennis before, you are encouraged to come and try it. A tennis racket will be provided for you if you do not have one. Thank you!
Below is the schedule for locker cleanout for PHS/PJHS. Students, please make sure you get all personal belongings and place all textbooks outside the teachers' room . Seniors- May 11th Juniors- May 18th Sophomores- May 19 Freshmen- May 20th 8th Grade- May 21st 7th Grade- May 22nd Students are to report in Grades 7-12 for locker cleanout as designated below: Time Last Name 9:00-9:15 A.M. A through B 9:15-9:30 A.M. C 9:30-9:45 A.M D through F 9:45-10:00 A.M. G through H 10:00-10:15 A.M. I through L 10:15-10:30 A.M. M through N 10:30-10:45 A.M. P through O 10:45-11:00 A.M R through S 11:00-11:15 A.M. T through Z (all students enter through the front door )
Spelling Bee Winners
Click here for information on our PTO! https://portsmouthtrojans.org/o/portsmouth-city-schools/page/pes-pto