Return to Learn Q+As and Selection Process
Portage Public Schools is offering three (3) options for fall instruction. These options provide flexibility for our families and were developed in alignment with the top-ranked values as determined by our school community; support the social-emotional well being, ensure the physical health and safety of our students and staff, and provide the academic rigor that Portage is known for.
We encourage Huskie households to review the Return-to-Learn Plan details and then complete the simple RtL Selection form to complete this process. All families are required to commit to one of the options provided by Monday August 10, 2020.
We have received many thoughtful questions about the Plan options and have compiled the answers by topic. Please look these over as many of our stakeholders have had very similar questions. If you find you still have questions that aren’t answered there, please submit yours here and we will continue to update the Q+A document.
If a student’s Chromebook needs repairs, please fill out this form. Our building IT specialist will reply shortly with the process for the next steps.
Students needing a work permit over the summer months can find the instructions on our PPS website at https://portageps.org/students/work-permits/.
Summer Reading Requirements
Our Honors and IB English classes have required summer reading assignments. View the appropriate flyer for each grade:
Honors English 9
Honors English 10
IB English 11
IB English 12
Students who are enrolled for AP Government will need to complete this reading assignment and bring it on the first full day of school.
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.
Skyward Family Access
Here is a direct link to 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.