Communication Expectations

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We are inspired to be a community grounded in fostering strengths, growth, and lifelong learning. Every student. Every future.


Portage Public Schools communicates with staff, families and the community using a variety of methods.

From snow days, social media and emergency notifications, we strive to provide timely and accurate communication to students, staff and families. Please review the Communications Expectations by browsing below.


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On a new app and website, students and their families can read the latest news, locate staff contact info, review upcoming events, and find important documents. Families can receive information on the app and website in their language of choice by using the Translate menu.

The Portage Public Schools app is available to download free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.

Critical Communications

In order to communicate critical information to families and staff, PPS must have up-to-date contact information. Please be sure to update your phone number in Skyward and download the Portage Public Schools app to stay connected.

Portage Public Schools encourages our students to stay safe and report anything that threatens student or school safety.
Visit OK2SAY to report.

Ok2SAY stop the silence, end the violence

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Peachjar is an electronic flyer distribution system that allows community organizations and internal PPS organizations to share about upcoming events or program offerings with parents and students via email. Both internal and external groups must follow the District’s policies surrounding advertising and promotion

Are you a PPS staff member looking to advertise a PPS event? Please click here to learn more.

Connect with PPS on social media

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to hear about upcoming events and help us celebrate the great things our staff and students are doing. 

  • Do you want your child’s photo published on the District social media, website or other publications? In Skyward, families can opt-out from having their child’s photo used publicly. Not sure
    how it may be used? Check in with us and we can help explain! 

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