Welcome to Portage Northern High School
While our schools are closed, our staff remains active on email, and we will also stay current on social media. Please continue to watch your email for information, and we also encourage you and your student to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, if you are active there.
Northern Light: April Issue
Congratulations to the staff of the Northern Light on getting their April issue out on deadline while working remotely and it is fantastic! Here’s their promo: “This special edition, released on April Fool’s Day, has two parts – the first part, which is the traditional Northern Light, and the second part, which is the satirical (fake news) Northern Dark. This edition is near and dear to our hearts because we published it for the students at NHS while the school was closed due to Covid-19. In print, the satire portion would have been upside down and the cover would have been the “back” cover, so that readers could read the edition from whatever side they chose.”
Senior Yard Signs
Regarding the Senior yard signs that the Parent Compass offered in February/March, though the initial deadline has passed, the local company that will be printing them is temporarily closed per Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order. This means even though we don’t have a delivery date, signs can still be ordered on their website. Once we all get back up and running, they will formulate a pickup plan. This is a great tangible way to honor our seniors and create a unique keepsake.
Current students who have transcript questions or need to send a transcript can email [email protected] with any questions but will need to make the request from Parchment as outlined here. Student’s first semester transcripts (unofficial) can be found in their Skyward Portfolio (tab is on the left side of the student’s Skyward page).
If you need a transcript for college or scholarship applications, here is a link directly to the Parchment site. To apply to all in-state colleges, students must request their PN transcript thru Parchment. Out-of-state transcript requests can be requested via email to [email protected]
Click here for a great student “Tool Kit” from Parchment.
For PNHS graduates, the PPS website has complete instructions to request transcripts.
Eighth Grade Parent Night
If you have a Huskie that will be starting 9th grade in the fall of 2020 and were not able to join us on February 19, we encourage you to take a look at the information booklet that was shared at the event. Welcome to the Class of 2024!
Social-Emotional Learning Dog Program
We are very excited to be moving forward on getting a Social Emotional Learning Dog in our building. Donations are needed to purchase and certify the trained dog. Donations can be made by check in our main office or online. You can even make a donation ‘in honor of’ the animal lover in your life, or even your pet.
Seniors, are you keeping an eye on the Class of 2020 Senior Guide? It was designed to help both parents and students work through the seemingly endless to-do lists of these next short months. This guide will identify key tasks with a general monthly timeline as well as a more detailed counseling timeline. You’ll also find specific information about senior sign-out, graduation, senior cost summary, Josten’s contact information, Yearbook and PN Light senior spotlight options, along with some advice from last year’s seniors. We hope you find this tool valuable and keep this tool handy and refer to it throughout the school year.
Dress Code Standards
The world of work requires a standard of dress, and so must schools. Find ours here. Portage Northern reserves the right to make adjustments on proper attire and appearance during the course of the school year. No dress code can itemize every item of dress that is unacceptable for school. We ask students to use common sense, have an attitude of cooperation, a concern for modesty and a realization that some clothing is not appropriate for the school setting.
If you’re a parent or student who likes to know what’s going on around here, you’ll want to opt-in to receive our daily announcements. You’ll get the same information that is presented daily in the building, delivered right to your inbox every morning. Visit our email sign-up page or contact Brenda Marsh.
If your student needs to arrive late, leave early, is going to be away from school for just a few minutes or will be gone all day, thanks for keeping us in the loop. You may either call your attendance office OR send a note with your student.
For the 2019-2020 school year:
10th+12th grades, Mrs Fern: 323-5562
9th+11th grades, Mrs Clemens: 323-5471
Huskie Stadium Legacy Bricks
Have you seen the personalized legacy bricks at Huskie Field and Huskie Stadium? You can still purchase your own brick for installation at either location. New bricks ordered will be installed in the spring or fall following the order deadline for that season’s installation. The next installation available is fall of 2019 and those bricks can be ordered at pnbricksale.com.
If a student has been added to the roster of a sports team, musical cast/crew or other activity, there may be Pay-to-Participate fees that are due. View the Pay-to-Participate information and worksheet for complete details. Additionally, here are instructions to pay athletic or activity fees via Skyward.
If you’d like to see our daily menus, nutritional information or add money to your student’s account, visit the PPS Food Services page.
Skyward Family Access
Students login with their firstname. lastname that matches their PPS email and their network password. If your student does not know or does not remember their password, they can check in at their grade office or see Brenda Marsh in the 3rd floor offices.
Parents, if you don’t know your password, here are easy instructions to reset:
1. Make sure your email is on file and up to date with your school. This should have been included with your enrollment information.
2. Navigate to skyward.portageps.org to access the log in screen.
3. Click on the “Forgot Password” link, which is just underneath the ‘Sign In’ button.
4. Enter the email you have on file with your school and click “submit”.
5. You will receive a link in your email inbox with a Login ID and instructions to reset your password.
If you have other questions about Skyward, please contact Brenda Marsh by email or call 323-5466.