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PN Parents Compass: Vaping Presentation

Our PN Parents Compass hosted a presentation on November 20 from Prevention Works Task Force on the dangers of vaping, e-cigarettes, substance abuse, etc. If you missed this valuable information, you can view their Vaping 101 presentation slides and their infographic on tobacco

holiday dance flyer

Holiday Dance:  ‘Evergreen Gala’

Holiday Dance is coming up right after the holiday weekend.  This is the only fundraiser for Graduation at Miller Auditorium, as well as the only fundraiser hosted by our PTO. It takes a big village to make this a beautiful event for our students, as well as a successful fundraiser.  Check their SignUpGenius links:

help decorate, clean up or chaperone the Evergreen Gala

donate supplies, refreshments and/or cookies.

Career Expo #2

Our next Career Expo is Wednesday December 11 during hours 2-3-4, this time with a focus on construction, architecture and skilled trades. What a great way for students to explore what they might want to be when they ‘grow up’!  In order to be excused from class to attend, students must return a signed permission slip and their top five presentation choices as soon as possible.  And if you can offer any help (food, funds or fun), check the details on SignUpGenius.

Senior Guide

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.

School Pictures

Retakes were done Monday October 7.  If you have any questions, the photographer’s website is geskusphoto.com.

Daily Announcements

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.

Are you on Facebook?  Did you know we have our own Page where you can get updates, news etc right in your news feed?  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PortageNorthern.


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

For more details and FAQs about attendance, visit our Attendance page or our Student Handbook.

Huskie Stadium Dedication Graphic

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.

Lunch Money

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Science Olympiad @ PNHS

December 14 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holiday Collage

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Collage

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Winter Break

December 23 - December 27

Winter Break

December 30, 2019 - January 3, 2020

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