Welcome to Portage Northern High School
Wednesday October 2 is our Count Day, the day that our attendance and absences are meticulously audited by the state of Michigan. Please make every attempt to have all students here all day. If a student is gone for all or part of the day, we will need WRITTEN verification from home – a phone call nor email will suffice. Thanks so much for your help on this!
Financial Aid Night
Monday October 7, join us in the Auditorium at 6:30pm for lots of practical information on Financial Aid, FAFSA, scholarships, grants, etc. Not just for Seniors, this event will be helpful for all parents/students with college in their future.
All students had their school pictures taken for the yearbook on September 3 regardless if an order was placed — seniors included. Parents can order at anytime during the school year online at geskusphoto.com. (‘Teacher’ field can be left blank.) 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.
Retakes are scheduled for Monday October 7.
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.
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
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.
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.