Welcome to Portage Northern High School

Senior Updates

Graduation Live Stream!  Graduation will be live streamed on the PPS YouTube channel.  Link directly here or anyone can go to youtube.com and search for ‘Portage Public Schools’. 

Graduation Day!!!  Wednesday May 26 or Saturday May 29

    • 12pm weather decision will be made by noon
    • 4-6pm One Last Walk thru the Halls of PNHS featuring free professional photos
    • 6pm gates open for Graduation
    • 7pm Ceremony begins  #wootwoot  
    • And then the last party all together – GRAD BASH!  (note Grad Bash will be on the 26th regardless of weather!)

Grad Bash   We’ve sold a LOT of tickets so we are able to extend the ticket deadline right up to May 26 to the remaining seniors who missed the original deadline. Here are links to Buy Your TicketPrint your Permission Slip.  NOTE that even if graduation has to be moved to Saturday due to weather, Grad Bash will still happen on the 26th!!

Last Day of School  

The last full day of school is Monday June 7 for ALL 9-10-11th graders, with exams on Tue-Fri that week.  Find the bell schedule for exams on our Building Calendar. Students will be informed by each of their teachers if they need to report to exams, based on their 3rd and 4th quarter grades. 

New to our Campus?

If you are a virtual learner and haven’t been to our campus, find a map of our entire site plus full building maps here.


Did you order your copy of the 2021 Legend yearbook yet? We still have copies available – order yours here.  If you’re not sure if you already ordered one (let’s be real, it’s been a long year), email Ms Wangler to check. 

Office Hours, Deliveries, Pickups

Visitors: We are not yet able to accept any walk-in visitors. If you need to meet with any of our office staff, please contact them to make an appointment.

General Deliveries, Pickups: Our main office vestibule remains open for pre-arranged pickups and drop-offs to/from staff (ex: class materials, tech repairs, etc) Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm on normally scheduled school days.

Deliveries for F2F Students: Parents/guardians may deliver urgent items to the table in the main office. Items must be pre-labeled with name and signed in. Parent/guardian should then notify their student via email or text that their item is in the office and available to be picked up, as we will NOT be sending passes or messages to alert the student. Students can come between classes or at lunch to sign for and pick up their delivery. Any item not picked up within 48 hours will be placed in the lost and found. NOTE: Do NOT deliver lunches, coffee, hot cocoa etc, as these will be discarded immediately for safety reasons.

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.

Library ‘PASS’

Need a good book? The Portage District Library and Portage Public Schools have a partnership to provide Portage District Library memberships for ALL students enrolled at the Portage Public Schools. The membership is called the Library PASS (Portage Access for Student Success), and allows every student enrolled in PPS full access to the public library’s digital and physical materials. TONS of books and resources online! Find login instructions and details here.

Work Permits

Minors under 18 years of age still 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. Portage students seeking a work permit may print one frome these links, or if preferred, call our offices at 323-5400 to request a hard copy be left in the vestibule for pickup.

Print the CA-6 Work Permit for minors under 16 years of age (landscape format).
Print the CA-7 Work Permit for minors 16 to 17 years of age (portrait format).

The student will complete the top portion, and the employer will complete the middle section. Once both parts are complete, contact our main office at 323-5400 make an appointment to have the bottom portion completed. The student needs to be present and should bring a form of ID with them to speed up the process. We can use the school record to verify identity, but it will take a bit longer. The student will take the original completed work permit to their employer, and we will keep a copy for the student file. 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.

Note that we cannot accept drop in visits – appointments must be made in order to enter our offices.

Transcript Requests

All transcript requests for college or scholarship applications are processed directly via Parchment. Parchment also offers a great student “Tool Kit” – be sure to take a look. 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

Senior Exams

May 24 @ 12:00 am - May 26 @ 12:00 am

Senior Exams

May 25 @ 7:40 am - 2:45 pm

“One Last Walk” for Seniors

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PNHS Graduation

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“One Last Walk” (weather date)

May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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