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Summer Food Service Program to provide summer meals for children
Summer Food Service Program to provide summer meals for children
Updated on 06/15/2022
The Portsmouth Department of Parks & Recreation is once again sponsoring the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). 
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PPS earns state ‘Creating Excellence’ honor for Career & Technical Education
PPS earns state ‘Creating Excellence’ honor for Career & Technical Education
Updated on 06/13/2022
Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) is one of just 10 Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs in the state honored by the Virginia Department of Education and Virginia’s Community Colleges’ annual “Creating Excellence” awards program. 
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A message on school safety and mental health supports
A message on school safety and mental health supports
Updated on 05/25/2022
Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracy, III shares a message on school safety and mental health supports 
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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Simonsdale Elementary School PBIS staff is to foster a safe and positive school environment and facilitate academic achievement through supportive teacher-student relationships, effective teaching, and recognition of positive behavior.

At Simonsdale Elementary, we believe that:

  • All students have the ability to learn, achieve, and be successful.
  • Students learn best in a safe, caring and structured environment that promotes student learning.
  • A variety of instructional practices incorporated in an integrated curriculum will address the diverse learning styles of our students.
  • Students must maintain good attendance to promote academic excellence.
  • A quality education, continuous improvements, and positive communications, are the shared responsibility of all stakeholders (school staff, parents, and community).
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