Daily Announcements

Our daily Huskie Headlines will be send to all of our parents/guardians as well as all our students via Skyward in the afternoon each school day. If you have any general questions or comments regarding announcements, please contact Brenda Marsh at [email protected] or 323-5466.

If you saw something in the Headlines and now can’t find it again, here are all Headlines items that are current:

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LIBRARY ‘PASS’

We are excited to announce the Portage District Library and Portage Public Schools have entered into 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.

Have you logged into the Portage District Library’s digital library yet?

Go to portagelibrary.info/digital-library/ and login with:

Library card number = your PPS student ID number

PIN = last four digits of your family’s main phone number in Skyward

(if you need to confirm either of these, contact [email protected])

Virtual Learning Expectations

As we gain experience in virtual learning, we are seeing clear patterns of what helps students be more successful in this environment. In observing what’s working well and what areas need improvement, we have put together a list of student expectations for virtual learning. View it online or look over the attached document for some ideas to help you succeed in these unfamiliar times.

Hindsight 2020

Check out What PN Drama Department has planned for their winter production! They are now accepting student and staff written monologues and short scenes for this season’s Winter play. See all the details here.

Interact

If you missed their first meeting – no worries – join their Google Classroom with the code (nxypxjp) for more information.

College Visits

Find the full list here with the Meet links – it is updated often, so bookmark and check back often. Note that visits can only be accessed via a PPS email account.

Chromebook Repairs

If your Chromebook needs any kind of repair, simply fill out this form and our building expert will contact you.

Seniors + Jostens

Jostens has extended the fall deadline to November 1. Find the senior catalog and order info at Jostens.com. Note that the $42 cap and gown unit is the basic that Seniors will need for graduation and will include gown, mortar board (cap), tassel and stole – all others items are optional. If ordered by Nov1, there is no shipping charge (can+gown only, other items may have S&H). Questions? Call our Jostens sales rep, Jim Ross at 269-217-6969 or Jostens at 800-567-8367.

Graduation Date

The Class of 2021 graduation date is Wednesday May 26 at Miller Auditorium. It was on the district calendar as May 27 but has been shifted due to space availability. Be sure to keep your calendar up to date!

2021 Yearbook

You can find all the yearbook info, including the online store link, our school code, and other general info on the Yearbook page on our website: https://portageps.org/nhs/organizations/yearbook/.

Senior Portraits

Seniors, have you had senior pictures taken yet? The guidelines for senior pictures are available here. Senior photos will be due by December 1st this year, and must be submitted to our eShare site. If you are in need of information on our preferred photographers, need more information on guidelines, or are struggling to secure a senior photo, please email Ms.Wangler.

The Northern Light

Our journalism students are working hard and posting current articles at portagenorthernlight.com and on Instagram. Bookmark and/or follow, and download The Source app to keep up to date with PN student stories during our time of virtual learning.

Class Rings

You can view the digital catalog or go to Jostens.com. Choose your style and order online or by phone at 800-567-8367. From Jim Ross, our Jostens sales rep, if you order yours by Sept 18, you will receive a FREE custom ADIDAS Backpack. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Ross at 269-217-6936.

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