2015-16 School Year Facility
Portage Public Schools will begin accepting applications for facility use
on July 1. All applications received prior to that date will be
stamped as July 1, 2015. At present, Portage Public Schools does
not have an instructional calendar. We cannot know when breaks,
conferences and record days might occur so we ask all organizations to
understand some dates may not be available.
Many of our school activities are already
planned and on the calendar (parent-teacher conferences, fall performances
and PTO annual events). Some school-related activities cannot be
scheduled until school starts in September. We will make every attempt
to accomodate your request. Though some applications will be
held until staff returns in the fall.
District regulation, please complete this
sign to apply for facility use in Portage Public Schools.
PPS athletic equipment can be available under certain circumstances for a
fee. All guests are allowed free access to our WiFi canopy but we are
unable to grant access to
computers or printers for non-school organizations.
Most PPS facilities are closed for mandatory cleaning and
maintenance in the summer. We are unable to rent gyms,
fields, classrooms or meeting rooms from mid-June through August as we
preparing our buildings for learning in September.
Portage Public Schools is fortunate to have exceptional facilities for
student and community learning. In order to efficiently schedule
building usage, organizations must contact their school building or Marti
Phelps at 323-6759. Marti can also be reached at
Did you know that:
Public Schools opens our multi-purpose gym facilities, the Stable and the
Doghouse, December - February for residents to indoor winter walking during
the winter. The 2015-16 hours are Tuesdays
from 6-8 pm at the CHS Stable and Thursdays from 6-8 pm at the NHS
•In 2014-15, 300+ outside groups scheduled meetings, classes or events in Portage Public Schools.
• We expect to schedule 40,000 events, most outside of the
school day, in Portage Public Schools this school year.
• Many groups such as Boy/Girl Scouts only pay a nominal annual fee to use our
• Community Education Enrichment classes are sponsored by Portage Public
Schools. These programs benefit adults and kids and a significant senior
• Groups such as athletic booster clubs, Bantam basketball or Kalamazoo Jr. Symphony Orchestra, who
don’t have a facility of their own, are a non-profit and work to benefit
kids are charged a very low rate to use our gyms & school spaces.
• Classroom rentals are limited until after 6 pm. This
preserves space for teachers for after-school planning, correcting papers,
parent meetings, etc.