Get Involved!

Strong schools contribute to strong communities. At Portsmouth Public Schools, we invite the community to partner with us in the education of students. Here's how:


There are many opportunities to help students and schools. Complete this application and return it to the school you’d like to help in. Volunteers will be screened by PPS staff. Based on school needs, principals will follow up about the next available volunteer opportunity.

Download the Volunteer Application here.



When parents and educators work together, good things happen. Check out the Portsmouth Council of PTAs and learn how to get involved. Visit the Portsmouth Council of PTAs webpage


Portsmouth Schools Foundation logo

The Portsmouth Schools Foundation supports students and schools in our city. Among many efforts, the Foundation provides scholarships to students and teachers to promote lifelong success.  

Visit the Portsmouth Schools Foundation here


Dr. Elie Bracy III always wants to engage with the community. Share great ideas with him, brag about a school program, share an opinion or ask a question. You can reach him at

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