Welcome to Portage Northern High School
Homecoming week is September 18-23. Here is the daily rundown of fun traditions and activities:
Monday: Flannel Day
Tuesday: Superhero Day + Car push + Pie eating
Wednesday: Decades Day + Window painting
Thursday: Class Color Day (seniors wear black / juniors light blue / sophomores light pink / freshmen dark gray)
Friday: Huskie Spirit Day + Pep Assembly + Halftime Fun
Saturday: Homecoming Dance 8pm-11pm (semi-formal, tickets $10 at the door)
Chromebooks are Coming
We are excited that 1:1 Computing is coming to Northern! Thanks to the support of our Portage community, all our current Freshmen and Sophomores will soon be assigned a personal Chromebook. Distribution of these devices is scheduled in our building for September 26-28. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to take time to look over our Technology department’s 1:1 Computing Initiative for general information as well as the Frequently Asked Questions. On the Contracts page, you’ll find both the Student and Parent Contract (students should have brought these home this week). BOTH forms will need to be signed and returned to your student’s social studies teacher by Friday September 22.
If a student has been added to the roster of a sports team 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.
Stay in the Huskie Loop!
If you’re a parent 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 as your student, delivered right to your inbox every morning, plus other important notifications like when the Huskie Tracks is ready (around the first of every month). News will come right to you, ‘hot off the press’, into your e-mailbox. Just click on this link: portageps.org/parents/email
And speaking of Huskie Tracks, there is LOTS of good information in our August-September edition. Read it here.
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.
10th+12th grades, Mrs Mein: 323-5562
9th+11th grades, Mrs Augustine: 323-5471
Commemorative Brick Sale!
Here’s a fantastic opportunity to ‘Leave a Legacy, Brick by Brick’ on our new athletic campus — for families, alumni, community members and businesses, student organizations or clubs, sports teams, etc. You can also honor the memory of a loved one or maybe a beloved staff member with these personalized brick pavers.
We are proud that our students are a vital component in this brick campaign. Our business students have been a vital part of the design process, our marketing students will be practicing their skills out in the community, our website design class has designed and coded the order website, and our technical arts students will be engraving the actual bricks. We are very excited about the opportunity to include our students as we raise funds to beautify our campus with beautiful fixtures, lighting, banners, outdoor furniture etc, as the new athletic facilities come online, as well as bolster the departments and programs taking part. Please consider Leaving a Legacy, Brick by Brick, right here on Northern’s campus. Order at pnbricksale.com.
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.