IB Information Meeting
Our annual IB Diploma Program Informational Evening is coming up via a Zoom meeting on Wednesday January 27th at 6:30 PM. Here is a link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81551358350?pwd=QXh1LzBRdW42SHdUNE0yNHZGaWN5Zz09
The evening will start with a general introduction to our IB Diploma Program at Portage Northern and then follow up with a question and answer session structured to orient you and your student to our IB Program offerings in their 11th and 12th years. This will provide a great opportunity for 8th, 9th, or 10th grade students who are considering earning an IB Diploma a chance to meet one another and ask questions that they might have about the IB Diploma process before selecting their schedule for Fall, 2021.
We are planning for the Face2Face transition to happen on Monday January 25. If your family selected to return to f2f learning, check your January 13 email for f2f protocols and details. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Tuesday Jan 26 is the administering of the PSAT10 for sophomores who previously signed up. All other students will be at home working asynchronously, including f2f students.
New Bell Schedule
Beginning Monday January 25, we will have a new bell schedule in order to facilitate the transition to Face2Face learning and giving time for desk cleaning protocols, etc. ALL students will follow this new hourly schedule, whether learning at home or in the building.
If a student has seminar 5th hour, their lunch period is based on the subject their seminar teacher normally teaches. For example, if a student has Mr Hill for 5th hour seminar, they would have 2nd lunch as Mr Hill teaches in the world languages department. If a student is unsure of the department of their seminar teacher, please ask [email protected].
PN Drama’s winter production of Hindsight 2020 will be offered as a professionally produced video, watchable online with a paid link. Tickets are on sale now with a cost of $20 for a household ticket. Patrons will receive a key code that will allow them to watch the video anytime Jan26-Feb7.
We are not able to accept any walk-in visitors, however our main office vestibule remains open for pre-arranged pickups and drop-offs Monday-Friday 8am-4pm on normally scheduled school days. The main office staff will be available ONLY by appointment Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm, on normally scheduled school days during the shutdown.
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. Also, find here some great troubleshooting topics and pointers.
Need a good book? The Portage District Library and Portage Public Schools have a partnership to provide Portage District Library memberships for ALL students enrolled at the Portage Public Schools. The membership is called the Library PASS (Portage Access for Student Success), and allows every student enrolled in PPS full access to the public library’s digital and physical materials. TONS of books and resources online! Find login instructions and details here.
Call our offices at 323-5400 to request a work permit form and it can then be left in our vestibule for you to pick up.
The student will complete the top portion, and the employer will complete the second section. Once both parts are complete, Contact us again at 323-5400 to set up an appointment to have it signed in person. The student needs to be present and should bring a form of ID with them to speed up the process. We can use the school record to verify identity, but it will take a bit longer.
Take the signed original permit back to the employer. We will keep a copy for the student file. Please note: All required fields (including signatures) must be legible, and all needed fields must be complete. (If a signature is not legible, please also print the name.) Incomplete or illegible permits will be delayed.
Note that we cannot accept drop in visits – appointments must be made in order to enter our offices.
All transcript requests for college or scholarship applications are processed directly via Parchment. Parchment also offers a great student “Tool Kit” – be sure to take a look. If you have questions, contact [email protected].
Note: Student’s unofficial transcripts can be found in their Skyward Portfolio (tab is on the left side of the student’s Skyward page).
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 contact Mrs. Marsh.
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.