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Exam Week is Coming!

Exams for 1st semester will be held January 17-20.  View all the details on this flyer.

PN Drama Presents ‘Peter and The Starcatcher’

The PN Drama department will be producing Peter and the Starcatcher this winter, opening January 21 and running for two weekends.

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher tells the century-old story of The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses limitless possibilities of the imagination to bring the story to life.

Tickets are available for regular seating as well as socially distanced options at pndrama.ludus.com.

December/January Huskie Tracks

Stay up to date with details and deadlines published in the December/January issue of our Huskies Tracks newsletter.

Attendance Policy Updated

We have an updated attendance policy this year, with a little more give in how absences are counted. Find it in our updated Student Handbook on pages 9-11.

Dress Code

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.

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 $2 cash to the main office before or after school for a monthly pass. We will confirm parents have completed the form and will issue the pass.

The pass will require a new sticker for each month. Stickers will go on sale during the last couple of days of each month for the following month – follow the daily Headlines for exact dates. The form does not need to be filled out again, but students should stop in the main office with $2 cash for a renewal sticker.

Senior Guide

Do you have a Huskie who will graduate this year? View/print the 2022 Senior Guide here. We encourage you to keep this handy as it is packed full of good info to guide you thru this important deadline-filled last year of high school.

Covid Protocols

Find details on our PN/PC high school mask protocols here and the full PPS protocols here.

Summary of Mask Protocols

Office Hours

Office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm. Visitors may only enter the building at the main office – please wear a mask!

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.

Work Permits

Minors under 18 years of age must obtain a work permit between the employer and the governing school district before starting work. If the minor changes jobs, a new work permit is required for the new employer. A work permit may be revoked for poor academic performance. A work permit is required even if the minor is home/cyber/virtual/online schooled, does not attend school, or is an out-of-state resident.

Here are the steps:

  1. Print a blank from these links, or can pick up a hard copy in the 3rd floor offices. Print the CA-6 Work Permit for minors under 16 years of age (landscape format) or Print the CA-7 Work Permit for minors 16 to 17 years of age (portrait format).
  2. Student completes the top portion.
  3. Employer completes the middle section.
  4. Student bring the completed form to the 3rd floor office and Mrs Clemens will complete the bottom portion. Bring a form of ID if you have it to speed up the process. We can use the school record to verify identity, but it will take a bit longer.
  5. We will make a copy to keep in the student’s file.
  6. Take the original completed work permit back to their employer.

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.

For more information on the State of Michigan’s Youth Employment Standards Act, please read more here.

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. 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.

Upcoming Events

Cocoa & Cram

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

1st Hour Exam

January 17 @ 7:40 am - 9:40 am

2nd Hour Exam

January 17 @ 9:50 am - 11:50 am

3rd Hour Exam

January 18 @ 7:40 am - 9:40 am

4th Hour Exam

January 18 @ 9:50 am - 11:50 am

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