Parents and Guardians of Portage Students:
Portage Public Schools, in partnership with Skyward, offers you electronic access to your students’ academic records, attendance, report cards, and other information. This portal also allows you self-service options to update email addresses, phone numbers, and other related items. The portal’s web address is http://skyward.portageps.org. What follows is a basic Q & A on accessing and using the portal.
How do I gain access to the Skyward Portal?
Skyward requires each parent wishing to access the Skyward Portal to have an active email address on file with the district. If you have never used the portal before, visit http://skyward.portageps.org and click the ‘Forgot your login/password’ link. Enter in your email address and click submit - you will receive a link with your login ID and instructions to reset your password. (If this process does not work, please contact your building office for assistance. They can verify your email and send you a reset link.)
What can I expect to access?
You will be able to access your children's grades, unofficial transcripts, attendance, schedules, emergency contacts, demographic data, and health information. You will be able to review the accuracy and submit corrections to the district via the portal. You can sign up for automated emails and adjust your alert settings for messages the district sends directly to your phones.
You will be able to access an online directory of the other families attending your school(s) (addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses). (Note, via settings you choose in the portal, families have the option to opt out of these directories if they wish.)
What about elementary access to assignments and grades?
Access to assignments and grades will be available in late November early December of 2015.
What information should I supply the school district?
As noted above, the Skyward portal will allow you to submit information to the district quickly and easily. Specifically, once you gain access you will want to check the following areas and update them accordingly:
Emergency Contacts - we ask that you add at least two current emergency contacts for each of your children.
Health Information - please review, and as needed, update the health information for your children.
Confirm Race/Ethnicity - you may be prompted to confirm the race/ethnicity of your children - this is required by state and federal regulations pertaining to the operation of public schools.
Directory Options - Portage Public Schools routinely provides directory information (which includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) for student and their parents/guardians for use by non-school entities. Examples include gifted and talented programs, summer programs, military recruiters, higher education recruitment offices, parent teacher organizations, and other parents with children enrolled in the same schools as your children. If you wish your child or family to be excluded from these directories, you may change your preferences on the portal.
You can get to all of these items by clicking on the Student Info button followed by the request changes link in the upper right hand portion of the portal window.
What information regarding my children can I change?
You can change just about everything. Some items, like phone numbers and email addresses, will update immediately. Other changes, such as home addresses and health information, will first be routed to the offices for verification.
How do my children gain access?
Your children have their own id's and passwords for the portal - never share yours with them, otherwise they will be able to change information you may not want them to. Once the portal is activated, student id's and passwords for Skyward are exactly the same as the id's and passwords they use to log onto our district computer network and related systems.
Daniel J. Vomastek, Director
Information and Technology Systems
Portage Public Schools
Skyward Portal technical support may be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org