Our district staff understands the decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served both academically and socially by being in school. As always, our top priority is the safety of our students.
Portsmouth School District utilizes Blackboard Connect (formerly AlertNOW) system to notify parents and staff via phone or email in the event of emergencies and weather related school delays and closings. It is important for families to supply their current contact information so the database used for emergency calls and emails is accurate. To make any changes to your information, please contact the school secretary of the school your child attends.
In addition to Blackboard Connect, announcements will be made on the following:
The Portsmouth School District App
Do you want to receive school cancellation and delay notifications on your mobile device? Download the Portsmouth School District App! The Portsmouth School District App is now available to download free on your smartphone or tablet.