Port Washington-Saukville School District

We educate all children to reach their greatest potential

District Announcements

  • Click here to register for 2022-2023 School Year - Registration Opens 8-3-2022  (posted on 7-29-22) 

    Registration Now OPEN - click here for more information (posted on 8-3-22) 


    Please check out the updates to the ESSER funding page under the Department of Business Services.

    Find all the information about the updated ESSER funding plan, survey results and meeting feedback HERE.


    4K Enrollment is Open!!

    We are excited about opening 4-year-old kindergarten for the 2022/2023 school year! Please see the attached for more information. 


    NEW for 2022/2023 School Year

    The Port Washington-Saukville School District will be offering before and after school care for all elementary grade students in 4k-4th grade. 

    Before & After School Care - Information



    COVID-19 Response Team Message (8-8-22)

    PWSSD COVID Absence Protocol

    January 12, 2022
    Dear PWSSD Families,

    We have received notification that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is not able to obtain any more rapid antigen COVID-19 tests at this time. 
    Beginning now, the Summit Clinical Lab COVID-19 testing site that is located at Port Washington High School will only be performing the PCR COVID-19 tests for students and members of their same household. Results for this test typically take 24 - 48 hours to be returned. 
    When we receive notification that rapid tests are once again available, we will send out another correspondence to let you all know. 
    We appreciate your patience, support and continued efforts to keep our students and staff safe and in person.

    Best Regards, 
    Port Washington-Saukville School District COVID-19 Response Team

    COVID testing

    Testing Location:
    Port Washington High School Performing Arts Center (427 W. Jackson St, Port Washington - Enter through PAC doors)
    All PWSSD students and staff or family residing with PWSSD student(s) or staff are able to test at this site.
    Testing Hours: (Updated 6-7-2022)
    Monday - Friday 8:00am-3:00pm (Please note on holidays when the District buildings are closed, this testing site will not be available)

    To schedule a COVID-19 test
    , please visit https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/
    Please note, when registering, when prompted to enter a location, please choose "Test at non public site".  This will generate a QR code to bring with to the site.

    COVID-19 School-based testing consent form
      (All individuals under 18 must have this consent signed by a guardian)


    Free and Reduced Program - *New* features
    The PWSSD encourages any family who may be encountering a time in which assistance is needed to fill out the paperwork for the free and reduced program. Although the district is participating in the free lunch and breakfast program for all students; applying and qualifying for the free and reduced program can assist families by waiving district fees, lowering athletic/activity fees and becoming eligible (if desired) for confidential programs that may assist your children while they attend the Port Washington-Saukville School District.

    Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Superintendent’s Message


    July 1, 2021
    Dear Students, Staff, Families, and Community,
    With great excitement, I begin my tenure as the new Superintendent for the Port Washington-
    Saukville School District. I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Education for providing me with the privilege to work side-by-side with the Port Washington-Saukville learning community. I am looking forward to partnering with our students, staff, families, and community to ensure that we meet the district’s established mission and vision by continuing to build off of the many outstanding things already found in the Port Washington-Saukville School District. I look forward to meeting and getting to know many of you this summer and during the upcoming school year.  Please look for additional information on our district Facebook page and website regarding future opportunities for us to connect in the coming weeks.

    I want to begin by sharing a little bit about myself. My early educational experiences include teaching and coaching in Princeton, Wisconsin at the middle and high school level, serving the North Fond du Lac School District as a High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, and working as a Middle School Principal for the Waupun Area School District. I then spent close to a decade working for the Madison Metropolitan School District as an Assistant Principal, Principal, and District AVID Director and School Improvement Leader. More recently, I spent five years in the Twin Cities area as the Director of Instruction, Director of Secondary Schools, and the Assistant Superintendent for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District. For the last two plus years, I served as the Chief of Schools for the Saint Paul Public School District, overseeing more than 60 schools and programs serving roughly 38,000 students.

    My experiences as a classroom teacher, coach, building administrator, and district-level leader have instilled in me an unwavering belief that every single student can learn, grow and succeed, and deserves to be seen, heard, understood, and supported in ways that represent them individually. I am committed to working collaboratively with all the stakeholders in the Port Washington-Saukville School District to assure all our students have the essential skills to be college, career, and real-world ready. As we grow in our work together, I am confident that we will make informed decisions that build upon the strong foundation that already exists in the Port Washington-Saukville School District, while collectively finding ways to take our schools to the next level of excellence for the betterment of our students.

    Although my work with the Port Washington-Saukville School District is just beginning, I want you to know that over the last few weeks I have started to work with Dr. Weber and members of the administrative teams to take the necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition and to ground myself in the many strengths and potential opportunities found within the district. The Port Washington-Saukville students, staff, families, and community have many reasons to be proud of their communities and school district. I have been touched by the welcome I have received from those I have had the pleasure to meet, and it is clear the pride and dedication you hold for the success of each school community and all of our students. I look forward to our journey together in serving the students of the Port Washington-Saukville School District.
    Dave Watkins