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PPS Thanksgiving break extended; more asynchronous days added to school year
PPS Thanksgiving break extended; more asynchronous days added to school year
Updated on 11/02/2021
Understanding that this year has presented a number of unique mental health stressors and concerns for staff, students and families alike, administration has re-evaluated this school year’s calendar to identify opportunities for more flexibility for staff and students. 
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PPS Superintendent Dr. Bracy elected President-Elect of national superintendents association
PPS Superintendent Dr. Bracy elected President-Elect of national superintendents association
Updated on 10/15/2021
Portsmouth Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracy, III has been elected to serve as the next President-Elect for the Urban Superintendents Association of America (USAA). 
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Portsmouth School Board passes resolution regarding middle and high school students participating in sports and extracurricular activities
PPS School Board passes resolution regarding middle and high school students participating in extracurricular activities
Updated on 10/15/2021
At its Oct. 14 Regular Meeting, the School Board of the City of Portsmouth passed a resolution mandating that all middle and high school students taking part in sports programs or extracurricular activities either show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing at the school. 
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Dec. 1- School Spirit ~ Flannel Shirt & Boots Day – wear a flannel shirt and/or boots

Dec. 2 - School Spirit ~ Bell or "Jingle" Day – wear a bell or something that “jingles” 

              DARE Lesson

Dec. 3 - School Spirit ~ SuperHero Day - wear a SuperHero shirt
Dec. 6 - School Spirit ~ Candy Cane Day – wear red and white strips and/or candy canes

Dec. 7 - School Spirit ~ Santa Hat Day - wear a Santa hat or any HOLIDAY hat

Dec. 8 - School Spirit ~ Elf Day – dress like an Elf or wear an ELF hat
Early Release Day @ 12:55 p.m.  for STUDENTS

Please make sure someone will be at the bus stop on time or

Someone will be at school to pick your child(ren) up on time!

Dec. 9 – DARE Lesson

              School Spirit ~ Holiday “headgear” Day – antlers, elf ears, ornaments, etc.

Dec. 10 - School Spirit ~ Wear jeans, jewelry or a jumper for the Letter J

Dec. 13 - School Spirit ~ Christmas Bow Day – wear a Christmas present bow

Dec. 14 - School Spirit~Light Up-Blinky/Flashy Day–wear something that lights up or blinks

Dec. 15 - School Spirit ~ Ugly Sweater Day –wear your ugliest sweater

Dec. 16 ~ School Spirit ~ Holiday Colors Day - wear holiday colors or something festive

Dec. 17 - School Spirit ~ Crazy Sock or Holiday Socks Day – wear crazy or holiday socks

Early Release Day @ 12:55 p.m.  for STUDENTS & STAFF

Please make sure someone will be at the bus stop on time or

Someone will be at school to pick your child(ren) up on time!


Dec. 20 – Jan. 2 – SCHOOL CLOSED

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY & WINTER BREAK

     Christmas Break


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NY 2022

Monday, January 3, 2021 – ALL

STUDENTS & STAFF RETURN








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