Welcome to Portage Northern High School

Summer Office Hours

The main office will be open with summer hours thru August 22:  Monday-Thursday, open 8am-11:30am and 1-3pm, closed Fridays.

On Monday August 26, regular hours resume: Monday-Friday 7am-noon, 12:30-3:30pm.

Due to scheduling changes, hours may be subject to change. Please call ahead 323-5461 or email Samantha Mein.

Welcome Back Huskie Tracks

The August/September issue of our Huskie household newsletter can be viewed on our website and was also mailed via US mail with our summer packets to all enrolled families.

Freshman and New Student Orientation

For students in the Class of 2023, we strongly encourage attendance at the Freshmen Orientation Day on Monday August 26, 8am–12 noon in the Igloo (our gymnasium).

For new non-freshman students to Portage Northern, we will be hosting a New Student Orientation that same morning 10:30am-12 noon.

Parents, please join us for a new parent orientation at 11am in the auditorium for important information and a great Q&A time. This will last until dismissal for all students at 12 noon.

Schedule Summary: August 26, 2018 – New Student Orientation

8am-12 noon – Freshmen, enter at the main entrance of the building

10:30-12 noon – Non-freshman new students, enter at the main entrance of the building

11:00-12 noon – New parent orientation, enter at the Auditorium doors.

Traffic Conditions at North Middle and Northern High

All roads to Northern are now open!  While construction is wrapping up at North Middle, there will be paving happening which might call for very brief occasional closures on Oregon,

Summer Reading – English

Click the links below for summer reading information:

Honors English 9
Honors English 10
IB English 1
IB English 2

Summer Reading – Social Studies

Incoming freshmen should have received a copy of the summer reading text “The 9/11 Report”, a graphic adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon.  This is the document with the assignments due upon arrival at school.  For students enrolled in AP Government, summer reading lists were shared with you prior to departing for the school year.

School Pictures

Check one task off the back-to-school list by ordering school pictures now.  All students will have their school pictures taken for the yearbook on September 3 regardless if an order is placed — seniors included.

NOTE:  If a senior submits a senior portrait for the yearbook by the appropriate deadline, that will take precedence, but if no senior portrait is submitted, this first-day photo will be used. 

Parents can either:

  1. Order online at geskusphoto.com.  (‘Teacher’ and ‘PIN’ fields can be left blank.)
  2. If you prefer to not order online, each student will receive a personal order form via US mail with their individual information before the start of school.  Complete this form and your student can bring it the first day or drop it in the office until September 10.
  3. Prints can also be ordered throughout the school year at geskusphoto.com/fallorders using this same code.

Retakes are scheduled for Monday October 7.

Class of 1979 Reunion

See our Alumni page for all the details as this class celebrates their 40th reunion  #HuskiesforLife

Stay in the Huskie Loop!

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.

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.


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

Freshman Orientation Class of 2023

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Picture Day!

September 3 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Picture Day!

September 3 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

First Day of School!

September 3 @ 7:40 am - 10:55 am

Home football v Lakeshore

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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