Community Relations

Department Contacts
Contact Position Phone
Sarah Baker Community Relations Manager 269.323.5162


Back-to-school time can be exciting and the school supply sales seem to start earlier and earlier.  For those of you who wish to start shopping in the summer, please link to SAMPLE school supply lists.  These are suggested supplies but are not required.  These lists are not intended to be all-inclusive.  Your classroom teacher may have additional or different requests.

Sample K-5 supply list
Sample Middle School supply list
High School supply lists will be shared during the first week of school.


How Are We Doing?

Results of the 2014-15 New Family Survey
Results of the 2013-14 New Family Survey
Results of the 2012-13 New Family Survey

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
If you have a FOIA request for documents, please send your request by mail or e-mail to
Sarah Baker, FOIA Coordinator, Portage Public Schools, 8111 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage MI  49002 or via Feel free to call Sarah Baker at (269) 323-5162 with questions about this process.

Media Coverage
From time to time, Portage Public Schools will invite local media (newspaper and television) into our schools to cover events and activities.  This is done in an effort to make the public aware of the outstanding learning and positive activities that occur in our schools.  Please know PPS is very sensitive to pupil privacy and monitors situation in which any student image is used in a publication.  In addition, stidents' images will not be identified on any of the school district websites.

Links to the 2012 open-ended questions on the parent survey:
Volunteering (29 pages)
Continuous improvement (60 pages)

Research for 2010-2011 School-Year:

Read the 2011 Community Survey.

Read the 2011 Parents' Focus Group Summary.
Read the 2011 Community Focus Group Summary.

Read the 2010 Parent Survey Results.

Flyers for elementary students

Beginning in January 2012, the District will no longer send home paper flyers with our students, but instead will be posting them onto a flyer web page and will provide the information in school parent newsletters.

- National School Public Relations Association
- Michigan School Public Relations Association

Community Relations Pages
Community Relations Home
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Electronic Flyers

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