Huskies Online 2021-22
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend our March 3 meeting to share online options for the 21.22 school year. For those unable to attend, here are some links you might find helpful.
Full recording of the meeting (~52 minutes)
Presentation slides shared at the March 3 meeting
Classes that will be offered online for 21.22
FAQ including questions asked before and during the meeting
Still have questions? Submit them here and check back to the FAQ for answers
Senior Yard Signs
Our PN Parents Compass is once again offering these cool yard signs to honor your Class of 2021 graduate! Find all the details and order information here.
We are very excited with this year’s selection for CommuniTeen Read! View our full flyer with registration links.
“Antiracism & You: Online Conversation w Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely” : Hear two authors who have inspired and lifted movement towards racial justice with their honest and powerful storytelling. This event is co-hosted by Portage Public Schools, Portage District Library, and this is a bookstore | Bookbug. Last year, students throughout Portage read and discussed “Long Way Down,” written by Jason Reynolds in anticipation of hosting him for a March 2020 Portage CommuniTeen event. Though that event could not take place, the enthusiasm for Jason’s work was palpable from both youth themselves and a broad scope of the CommuniTeen community, which welcomes all families, educators, and individuals across Kalamazoo County into conversations inspired by a single book. We are now thrilled to welcome Jason back for a newly-envisioned format and a dedicated live online conversation with his close friend and co-author of “All American Boys“, Brendan Kiely.
Jason and Brendan will speak to their experience of both creating a necessary story and their charge to build better understanding across distinct American coming-of-age experiences. Their conversation will offer a peek into their friendship, creative collaboration, and continued work towards greater racial justice in America. Please join us online for a free virtual conversation.
Office Hours, Deliveries, Pickups
Visitors: We are not yet able to accept any walk-in visitors. If you need to meet with any of our office staff, please contact them to make an appointment.
General Deliveries, Pickups: Our main office vestibule remains open for pre-arranged pickups and drop-offs to/from staff (ex: class materials, tech repairs, etc) Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm on normally scheduled school days.
Deliveries for F2F Students: Parents/guardians may deliver urgent items to the table in the main office. Items must be pre-labeled with name and signed in. Parent/guardian should then notify their student via email or text that their item is in the office and available to be picked up, as we will NOT be sending passes or messages to alert the student. Students can come between classes or at lunch to sign for and pick up their delivery. Any item not picked up within 48 hours will be placed in the lost and found. NOTE: Do NOT deliver lunches, coffee, hot cocoa etc, as these will be discarded immediately for safety reasons.
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.