To Parents of drop-off/picked-up students. Please read the following carefully. These are important guidelines to follow regarding the safety of your child.

1. Have your children ready when you pull up to the curb.

2. Please DO NOT park in handicap parking spaces.

3. DO NOT drop your children off in the middle of the parking spaces and have them walk through traffic. Students dropped off must be let out at the corner nearest the main office and the students must enter through the main office doors unless staff is on duty at door #10.

4. If you are coming into the building with your child, please park in a designated parking space, NOT in the drop-off lane.

5. DO NOT block the small lot by the cafeteria entrance door (door #9).

6. DO NOT park in the Bus lot.

7. Remember, children are NOT to walk to cars without a parent escort.

Most Importantly! Please remember to be patient and considerate of others.

Thank you for your cooperation in making morning arrivals and afternoon dismissals a safe and secure environment for all West Elementary students!

Nov. 16 > 2nd grade to SSU "James & the Giant Peach"

Nov. 22-24 > Thanksgiving Break (no school for students)

Nov. 29 > Math & Literacy Night-Preschool to 5th grade-5:30 to 7 pm.

Dec. 5 > Kindergarten Christmas Program, 6 pm

Dec. 6 > Kindergarten to the Cinema "Coco"

Dec. 7 > 1st & 2nd Christmas Program 6 pm

Dec 8 > 1st & 2nd to the Cinema "Coco"

Dec. 12 > 3rd & 4th Christmas Program 6 pm

Dec 13 > 3rd & 4th to the Cinema "Coco"

Dec. 15 > End of 2nd 9 weeks

Dec 16 - Jan 1 > Christmas Break (no school for students)

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held on Thursday, May 25th and Friday May 26th. If your child will be 5 on September 30, 2017 they are eligible for Kindergarten. Registration packets are available now at the Elementary building. Please come in or call 740-858-1116 for a registration packet. Registration will go much quicker if you complete the papers and return them as soon as possible. You can drop them off at the main office at the elementary and we will have them ready for you at sign-in on registration day. 

The packet also contains a "Student Health Examination Form" which can be used by your child's doctor for the Kindergarten physical. FYI: We will need a completed 2017 physical form, signed by your doctor, before your child can begin Kindergarten. However, you can register them on registration days. 

Registration Dates: Thursday, May 25th, 12 - 6 p.m: Friday, May 26th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please bring the items listed below with you to registration. Personnel will be available to make copies for you.

*Birth Certificate (a registered copy - not the hospital certificate)

*Child's Social Security Card

*Your identification

*Proof of Residency (driver's license, Ohio ID, mail)

*Custody/Court papers in applicable

*Insurance card

*Immunization Record (everyone new to Kindergarten must have their record - even our Preschool students)

If you do not have some of the items above, please come to registration anyway. We can work on getting them over the summer. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 740-858-1116.

Friday, March 31st, is Autism Awareness Day. Support PW students and WEAR BLUE on Friday!


The American Heart Association's 'Jump Rope for Heart' event kicked off last Tuesday at the elementary. This is the fifth year for the ACA fundraiser at the elementary. Students that participate with a $1 donation will be invited to the Jump Rope day in the gym on February 24th, the last day of the event.

Students that raise a minimum of $10 using the online ACA Jump Rope for Heart webpage will receive one free ticket to a Cincinnati Reds Game. Portsmouth West Elementary Jump Rope for Heart Webpage visit our JRFH page to donate today!



Congratulations to Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Belcher in being chosen Real Estate Gallery & pulseFM 98.3 Teacher of the Month! Each month the Real Estate Gallery & pulseFM accept nominations submitted by individuals throughout the local communities. Ms. Belcher was chosen as a result of multiple nominations explaining why she should be chosen for the honor.

Kudos to Ms. Lisa Belcher, Teacher of the Month! Thank you for your continued dedication in providing an awesome learning environment and experience!


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