Welcome to Portage Northern High School

Office Hours

Our main office is open Monday-Friday 7am-4pm.

**Holiday Office Hours**

Our main office will be open over Winter Break (12/26-1/8) during the following dates/times:

Dec. 28-Dec. 30: 8:00am-12:00pm

Jan. 4-Jan. 6:  9:00am-1:00pm

Regular Hours resume Jan. 9, 2023

Attendance Policy

You can view our Attendance Policy in our Student Handbook on pages 9-11.

Dress Code Standards

The world of work requires a standard of dress, and so must schools.  Find ours here.  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.  Portage Northern reserves the right to make adjustments on proper attire and appearance during the course of the school year.


Students will be allowed to arrive late to class 7 times, without receiving disciplinary consequences (keep in mind that this does not mean 7 per class; 7 total). On the 8th tardy, and every subsequent third tardy after that (11th, 14th, 17th, etc.), the student will receive a one-hour after school detention. Failure to serve the after school detention will result in a one-day out-of-school suspension.

Lunch Passes

Off-campus lunch passes are available to all grades with parent permission – simply read and complete this form. The form does NOT need to be printed. The student then brings $10 cash to the 1st floor office before or after school for a pass. We will confirm parents have completed the form and will issue the pass.

The pass will require a new sticker for each semester. Stickers will go on sale during the last couple of days of the semester – follow the Headlines for exact dates. The form does not need to be filled out again, but students should stop in the 1st floor office with $10 cash for a renewal sticker.

Parking Passes

Students who will drive to school can purchase parking passes in the 1st floor office.  The form MUST be printed. Students must bring printed form and proper paperwork.

Chromebook Repairs

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.

Transcript Requests

All transcript requests for college or scholarship applications are processed directly via Parchment. If you have questions, contact [email protected].

link to Parchment

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. Zemlick.

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 Emily Zemlick by email or call 323-5466.

Senior Guide (Class of 2023)

Click here for a breakdown of important events and information for the Class of 2023.

Freshman Orientation-Parent Meeting (8/22)

Below is the slide deck from yesterday’s parent meeting for those who missed it or would like to take another look.

NHS - Freshman Parent_Guardian Orientation 2022-08 (2)

Upcoming Events

Winter Break

December 26, 2022 @ 12:00 am - January 8, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

CR A: PN Compass meeting

January 11, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Exam Week

January 16, 2023 @ 12:00 am - January 20, 2023 @ 12:00 am

No School

January 20, 2023 @ 12:00 am - January 21, 2023 @ 12:00 am

CR A: PN Compass meeting

February 8, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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