Welcome to Portage Northern High School
PN Parents Compass Special Guest
Please join us for our next PN Parents Compass meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30am in our Community Rooms. Representatives from Prevention Works Task Force will be here to present on the dangers of vaping, e-cigarettes, substance abuse, etc. Please join us as we discuss what’s new and what’s trending in the lives of our teenagers.
Breadlift is coming November 23! In this annual event, students from Portage Northern and Portage Central go door to door in the greater Kalamazoo community offering a loaf of bread in exchange for a donation to the March of Dimes. This is the 54th anniversary of PNHS Breadlift. Huskies have raised over $425,000 so far and have a goal of $25,000 this year!
Breadlift will run from 9am-4pm on the 23rd. Parents or community members are welcome to stop by “Bread-quarters” in the Lower Commons that day to make a donation in person.
Holiday Dance: ‘Evergreen Gala’
Holiday Dance is coming up right after the holiday weekend. This is the only fundraiser for Graduation at Miller Auditorium, as well as the only fundraiser hosted by our PTO. More information will be coming soon regarding help needed (it does take a village…) but in the meantime, tickets will go on sale Monday Nov 25 during both lunches. Can you help with this? Here’s a SignUpGenius for details.
Seniors, are you keeping an eye on the Class of 2020 Senior Guide? It was designed to help both parents and students work through the seemingly endless to-do lists of these next short months. This guide will identify key tasks with a general monthly timeline as well as a more detailed counseling timeline. You’ll also find specific information about senior sign-out, graduation, senior cost summary, Josten’s contact information, Yearbook and PN Light senior spotlight options, along with some advice from last year’s seniors. We hope you find this tool valuable and keep this tool handy and refer to it throughout the school year.
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.
Retakes were done Monday October 7. If you have any questions, the photographer’s website is geskusphoto.com.
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.
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.